With the field at its biggest to date for a Gauteng provincial day 53 players (19 disabled, 6 deaf and 28 Abled supporters). Woodhill truly pulled out all the Stops, welcomed with refreshments and light snacks, given half way house and a drink, then to top it off given a prize giving evening...
Report from Jodi Schultz on the Provincial Day at Woodhill Country Club
Disabled players regarding National Rankings
In line with the new handicap system, the disabled National Rankings will be based on Handicap Index going forward. Penalty rounds will however still not be considered for Handicap purposes. Handicap Indexes for players with penalty rounds will be recalculated. Adjusted gross scores...
The KZN Festival week continued with the SADGA Watchesunlimited golf day which took place at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate last week
Once again the SADGA team open up a new modified golf environment at our schools
The Canon FSP Interschool at Mount Edgecombe Country Club
Nedbank SADGA Golf Day hosted by Dale Hayes
Canon FSP Interschools Gauteng
The Canon FSP Interschools Gauteng event took place at Zwartkop Country Club on Thursday the 30th of August. The event saw participants from Alma School, Pretoria School, Hope School, and Westrand School respectively test their skills against one another over four holes of mashie golf....
Congratulations to Trevor Reich
Congratulations to Trevor Reich on capping a successful three weeks abroad with a third consecutive Top-10 at the 70th annual NAGA tournament and USAGA International para golf championship. After round 1 was washed out, Reich...
FSP ACADEMY HOME ESTABLISHED
The South African Disabled Golf Association is delighted to announce the establishment of an Academy home to be used by our First Swing Programme Elite squad.
We have been working tirelessly for some time to secure safe and comfortable accommodation for our Elite squad that is...
The Western Province Provincial Day was held at Milnerton Golf Club on Sunday
Question marks loomed over the weather in the days leading up to the event with showers predicted to arrive in the late-morning and continue for much of the afternoon. Fortunately, however, the rain stayed away and instead cloudy skies and a light breeze were the order of the day.
Thanks to Johan du Plooy for this report on the Pretoria Provincial Day which took place at Pretoria Country Club
The 6th provincial day was held at the home of the Tshwane Open.
With the course undergoing a major revamp on their greens, the course played to a rating of 68. The weather cooperated as the cold stayed away with the occasional wind blowing to keep it a test for golf. With the shortness...
German International Men’s Championship
Well done to Trevor Reich on finishing T-8 at the German International Men’s Championship courtesy of rounds of 81 & 86. Best of luck as he prepares for the Canadian Disabled Open which begins on...
TROPHY OF HOPE DONATED TO THE SADGA
King David Mowbray and the SADGA have enjoyed an immensely symbiotic relationship since the home of South African disabled golf moved to the historic club in January 2015 following the merger between King David and Mowbray GC. KDM has been fantastic in its support of the Association ──...
Well done to Olwethu Tyibilika on placing second in his division at the East London Men's Closed Championship at West Bank GC
Thanks to Jeff bartlett for this report on the KZN provincial day
Our monthly competition was held at the picturesque Cotswold Downs on Sunday 29 July. We were treated to great weather on a well-manicured course with lightning greens that really tested the average golfer.
Everybody was looking forward to try and hole out on the Par-3 5th hole...
Thanks to Jodi Schultz for this report on the Gauteng Provincial Day
Glendower Golf Club is the home of the SA Open and with good reason ── it’s a true test of golf even in dry, cold and firm conditions. The results showed few posting sub handicap scores.
FSP Members sharpen short-games
The FSP members from the Southern Cape have been working hard over the past month to lay the foundation for a sound short-game.
Under the guidance of FSP coach Carlo Kok , the kids were taught...
Thanks to Craig Stirton for this report on the Western Province Provincial Day
The Western Province Provincial day was held at the beautiful Stellenbosch Golf Club on Sunday. The golfers could not have asked for a better day with hardly a breath of wind and a golf course that was in great condition.
Morne Cronje made best use of the benign conditions, picking the...
Rhino continues World One-Armed rampage
Six Years. Four Long Drive titles. Four One-Armed Championships. Suffice it to say, Reinard Schuhknecht has become a dominant force on the international disabled golf stage. In an exclusive with the South African Disabled Golf Association’s Craig Stirton, “Rhino” chats...
Nedbank SADGA Golf Day
SADGA’s aspiring coaches hone skills
Yesterday the curtain came down on a tremendously successful training camp for the SADGA’s aspiring coaches held at King David Mowbray Golf Club.
The week got off to a wet and windy start as the quartet of Ignation Douries, Charles Williams, Raylen De Wee and Daren Hanekom teed it...
SADGA Watches Unlimited Fundraising Golf Day on the 6th September at Mount Edgecombe CC
Please join us at the SADGA Watches Unlimited Fundraising Golf Day on the 6th September at...
Thanks to Jeff Bartlett for this report on the Provincial Day in KZN
Our day was held at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate - on Sunday 3rd June.
A very small field of only 2 x 3balls tested their skills in the blustery conditions around Course 1 which has...
Our thanks to the NOMADs for the invitation to attend the Imperial / MFC Challenge
Our thanks to the NOMADs for the invitation to attend the Imperial / MFC Challenge at Champagne Sports Resort Resort this past weekend. Coach...
THANK YOU MAGALIES PARK
Thank you very much to Golf Manager, William van Mierlo from Magalies Park for offering all the...
Brilliant Browne seals graduation with Canon SA Open title
MAGALIESPARK, 16 May 2018 – Former British soldier Mike Browne showed the nerves and composure of a true champion when he claimed a breakthrough victory in wire-to-wire style at the Canon South African Disabled Golf Open on Wednesday.
Competing in first...
Juniors looking to impress at Canon SA Disabled Golf Open
HARTEBEESPOORT, 11 May 2018 – Four teenagers are among a large group of youngsters champing at the bit to start the 20th Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park Country Club from 14-16 May.
Deaf golfers Tembalani Mweli and Shangile Shange from...
SA duo chasing Brown in Disabled SA Open
MAGALIES PARK, 15 May 2018 – Thick mist wrapped itself around the Magalies Park Golf Club like goose feather duvet and forced a two-hour delayed start to the second round of the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open, but there was smiles all around when the fog lifted to...
Douries books date with Brown at SA Disabled Open
MAGALIESPARK, 14 May 2018 – Citrusdal golfer Ignation Douries gets pretty mad when he has a three-putt during a competitive round. However, nothing could wipe the smile off his face after an opening 13-over-par 85 landed Douries among the leaders in the 20th Canon...
SA’s One-Arm star set to strike at SA Disabled Golf Open
HARTEBEESPOORT, 10 May 2018 – Three-time World One-Arm champion Reinard Schuhknecht hopes to convert a series of top five finishes into success when he leads a power-packed field in the 20th Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park Country Club...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dana Eitzen
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Blind golfer Morne Els to the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park
Morne was born with his disability and played in his first tournament in 2002 and has played in 3 SA Disabled Golf Opens.
Besides golf, his other hobbies are mountain hiking, fishing and hunting.
Morne comes from Mosselbay where he is a member at the...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes SA Disabled Golf Open Champion Daniël Slabbert to the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park
Daniel is no stranger to the SA Disabled Golf Open. He was the Overall Champion in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
When Daniel was fourteen years old , he was jumping on a trampoline alongside the family farmhouse in the Northern Cape when he landed slightly off balance. This shot him...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Daren Hanekom to the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park
Daren was in an accident at the age of 3 where he lost his hearing
Daren is a King David Mowbray Golf Club member and is a great sportsman and mentor to the children that he coaches in the...
Thank you very much to ERPM GOLF CLUB for the hospitality and free use of the course for our FSP Elite squad to practice for the Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park from the 14-17th May. Special thanks to Papa J (jackturton)
The SADGA ran and All Abilities Caddie Course at Magalies Park this week to prepare the caddies for the Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open 2018
The 14 caddies will be working for the SADGA throughout the tournament as caddies for some of the Juniors and Blind golfers as well as in the eventing department.
The course consisted of explanations on what we do and what to expect from the tournament. Explaining to them the...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Andrew Boltman to the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park
Here is Andrew’s story…..
I was born with cerebral palsy, which affects my lower body, balance and mobility. I Started playing golf at the age of 8 and by age 11 was introduced to SADGA by Ian Gielink and SADGA legend and close friend, NicoWentzel. I have been the youngest member...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes SADGA Brand Ambassador Reinard Schuhknecht to his 12th consecutive Canon South African Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park
26 year old Reinard, also known as Rhino, just finished a 2 year stint as the golf operations manager at San Lameer Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal. He received his...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Johan Gouws to the Canon South African Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park
Johan is 61 years young with a current handicap of 16 at Blue Valley Golf & Country Club. He is divorced and has 2 daughters and 4 grand children.
Johan started playing golf at...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes SADGA Brand Ambassador Ignation Douries to his XX consecutive Canon South African Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park
Ignation started on the FSP 7 years ago as an 11 year old with loads of enthusiasm and love for the game of golf. He has always overcome his physical hardships and tried to excel in all fields of his life and he is a huge inspiration to the other children on the FSP whom he regularly motivates...
Watch a profile on Ben Van Zyl tonight on Pasella at 19:30 on SABC2
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Trevor Reich to the Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open Magalies Park in May
20 years ago on Boxing day , Trevor lost his leg in a boating accident. Shortly after that, Trevor took part in the SA Disabled Golf Open at Spier and has not missed a tournament since then.
Trevor was one of the founder members of SADGA in 2004 and was a SADGA board director...
Well Done Charles Williams
Our sincere thanks to the Ladies of Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate and the KZN Golf Union for the awesome nets for the FSP golfing students at Kwanthintwa school
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Graeme Mazur to the Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open Magalies Park in May
Here is Graeme’s story……..
‘From a young age, I always wanted to become a professional golfer and my first membership was at Tenterton Golf Club in 1996 when I was 11 years old. After 3 years of constant practice and hard work, I reduced my handicap to 9.6 and was going to be...
Pretoria School for the Cerebral Palsied opening of its indoor modified golf environment took place
This project was sponsored by NOMADs in their Furtherance of Golf Program.
At the opening, the children were treated to a road show with the different stations focusing on therapeutic exercise while teaching them the basic life skills that golf brings through the animals on the...
Media Release from Canon: Junior Deaf Golfers will prove their mettle at the 2018 Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2018 - In the spirit of inclusion that characterises the Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open, aspiring young deaf golfers from the South African Disabled Golf Association’s (SADGA) First Swing Program (FSP), will have the opportunity to play in this...
SADGA and Canon welcome Vennita Wirth to the Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park
62 year old Vennita Wirth had a stroke 7 years ago which caused her one side of her body to be affected. She started playing golf a year later at her home club of ...
The Nomads SADGA FSP Coaches workshop took place this weekend at King David Mowbray Golf Club during the Cape Town Open.
On behalf of the Nomads for the furtherance of golf, Ronnie Kingwell handed the SADGA FSP Elite squad TaylorMade Golf bags as well as clothing for all the coaches.
Great support from the...
SADGA FSP Schools came out to support the Professionals at the Sunshine Tour Cape Town Open at King David Mowbray Golf Club.
Special thanks to the Pros for all the gifts and attention they gave the children and to King David Mowbray Golf Club Golf Director, Cameron , for saving the day with water for the children....
The SADGA FSP golfers were treated to a day out to spend time with the Professionals taking part in the Cape Town Open at King David Mowbray Golf Club
Special thanks to all the Pros who came to spend time with the FSP as well as the Sunshine Tour for arranging as well as...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Jabu Price Moore to the Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park in May
Jabu is 17 years old and has been playing golf for 5 years. In 2017 he entered the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open as a 14 handicap and this year after loads of practice and working really hard on his golf, he is down to a 10 handicap.
When Jabu was 1 years old he was involved in a...
SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Piet Dreyer to the Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open Magalies Park in May
Piet started playing golf in 1996, 9 years after losing his leg.
This will be his 6th SA Disabled Golf Open and he is currently a member at Mooinooi Golf Club, playing off an 18 handicap....
SADGA and CANON welcome Nico Schmulian , member at Bronkhorstspruit Golf Club to the Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park in May
Nico started playing golf in 1992, a year after losing his arm in his matric year in a farming accident.
Nico has not missed any of the SA Opens that have taken place in the Gauteng area and has only missed the tournaments which have taken place in Cape Town. He is a regular at...
SADGA and Canon welcomes Oupa Christo De Jager to the 20th Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park
This will be Christo’s 10th Open and he has been 8 times in the top 10 Overall Division. Last year Christo came 5th overall and was also the top South African.
Christo has made the Provincial team many times and will be playing for the Rest of the Country in March at...
SADGA Welcomes SA Team Player, Ben Van Zyl to the Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 Magalies Park in May
SADGA Welcomes SA Team Player, Ben Van Zyl to the Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open 2018...
Andrew Boltman Hole in one
Well done Andrew Boltman for his fluke shot – a hole in one at the 2nd hole at his home club Royal Durban.
It was perfect conditions at Royal Durban when he played the 150m hole. This is Andrew’s...
SADGA welcomes Jeff Bartlett to his first Canon South Africa SA Disabled Golf Open Magalies Park
58 yr old, born and bred in Durban, now living in Summerveld an equestrian estate outside Hillcrest.
Jeff has been in the motor trade all his life and currently employed at a motor dealership in Pinetown as a finance & insurance consultant.
Over and above his current...
The email arrived saying ‘the Dutchies are coming’
Canon South Africa and SADGA are happy & honoured to welcome the Dutch to the Canon SA Disabled Open 2018...
Sunshine Ladies Tour
SADGA Provincial Challenge hosted by ReichmansCapital
Congratulations to the following players who have made their Provincial team to play in the Provincial Challenge from 9-11 March 2018 at Magalies Park
Captain Pieter Verwey...
Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 Entry Forms
Dear Friends of the SADGA
We have had an extremely exciting year in 2017 both on and off the golf course.
The start of 2017 saw the Western Province team retain their title in the Provincial Championships at Zwartkop Country Club. The next Challenge will be taking place at Magalies Park from the...
Carpe Diem Camp
Thanks Coach Carlo Kok for the camp with the Carpe Diem children who played Sedge Links, went to McDonalds and then went to play pool at Mount View Resort.
Well done to Iglin Grobbelaar
Well done to Iglin Grobbelaar for winning the WPGU disabled golfer of the year at the 2017 WP Golf Annual Awards Dinner.
Iglin (handicap 6) won the award by winning the...
Well done to Kwanthitwa School in Inchanga KZN for winning the Canon South Africa Deaf FSP Interprovincials.
In the Elite Squad individual tournament, Worcestor U23 Shane Le Roux came first with our only Female Deaf FSP, Moloko Aralaat ,member at Zwartkop Country Club, coming second.
The Canon FSP Deaf Junior Interschools at Langebaan Country Estate
Provincial Day - Bloemfontein Golf Club
VI Golfer, Koos Bierman and FSP Coach, Terence Salo organized the 2nd provincial golf day for disabled golfers in Bloemfontein at the Bloemfontein Golf Club on 29 October 2017. The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) Free State branch assisted with the organizing of the event and was...
CANON SA DISABLED GOLF OPEN 2018
The Sports Trust Challenge at Sun City
The FSP WP Elite Squad had their PGA training camp at King David Mowbray Golf Club this week
Canon FSP Interschools
Western Province Provincial day at Westlake GC
The Western Province Provincial Day at Westlake Golf Club was held this past Sunday.
What looked like a beautiful sunny day turned out to be rainy and stormy for a few holes, so well done to...
Canon FSP Interschools Western Cape
South African Blind Golf Association (SABGA) ISPS Handa SA Open – 2017
The 2017 ISPS Handa SA Blind Golf Open was staged at the Woodhill Golf Club in late August.
The field included the defending B2 champion Garrett Slattery and B3 champion Morne Els, as well as Graham Coulton from Australia (the 2010 British Open net champion).
SCANLANS SADGA Golf Day
What a fantastic day we had Kingswood raising money for the First Swing Program. Great weather and exceptional service from Wayne Thornton and his staff.
Our thanks to the players from...
The FSP Elite Squad who are training to become PGA coaches
The FSP Elite Squad who are training to become PGA coaches had their training course this week at King David Mowbray Golf Club with...
SADGA Watches Unlimited Golf Day
Our first fundraiser at our home of disabled golf in KZN, Mount Edgecombe CC was a huge success with a great turnout of sponsors.
Winners of the day.
Top 4 teams names
1st -H Chalupsky,Richard,Byron Calvert,Bhyat
2nd -Ttanner,D Mcdermind,J De Silva ,R Pringle
What a great time the FSP children had in Kwa Zulu Natal in the Festival week.
Canon South Africa FSP Interschools in KZN was a huge success with our schools taking part in a modified golf environment at...
The Canon South African FSP Interschools at Zwartkop Country Club
Nedbank SADGA Golf Day hosted by Zwartkop Country Club
A great day was had at the Nedbank SADGA golf day. Thank you NEDBANK !!!!!
In Dale’s absence, our thanks to Adam Hayes for taking the mic and making the auction a success.
As always our...
Canon FSP Interschools KwaZulu-Natal
Canon FSP Interschools Western Cape
CANON SA DISABLED GOLF OPEN 2017 – PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
Congratulations to ….
Luke Kincaid – Amateur competition winning a Canon PowerShot SX620 and TS8040 printer.
Thinus Maritz Photography – Professional photographer wins a...
Please join us at the NEDBANK SADGA Golf Day hosted by Dale Hayes on the 28th July 2017
SADGA Festival Week
Last Chance to enter your photographs in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open Competition
For professional photographers, there is a Canon EOS 80D camera and PRO100 printer to be won.
Amateur photographers can put themselves in line to win a Canon PowerShot SX620 and TS8040 printer.
The photo must have been taken during the 3 days of the Canon SA Disabled Golf...
Sweet 16 celebrates SA Open hat-trick
CAPE TOWN, 22 May 2017 – While American Chad Pfeifer stole the limelight with is successful title defence in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open, a young teenager from Bloemfontein quietly scaled the heights to record a hat-trick of wins last week.
Enrique van Wyk was diagnosed with...
US sweeps to World Cup of Disabled Golf glory
CAPE TOWN, 19 May 2017 – American Chad Pfeifer will have to buy an extra suitcase to take his trophy haul home to Boise, Idaho after he and partner Kenny Bontz marched to a colossal 42 stroke victory in the World Cup of Disabled Golf at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Friday.
The US pair...
Pfeifer doubles his SA Open delight
By Lali Stander and Grant Winter
CAPE TOWN, 17 May 2017 - American Chad Pfeifer called on his magical short-stick one last time and sunk a 20-footer for birdie from just off the 18th green at King David Mowbray Golf Club to win the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open for the...
Pfeifer poised to pounce at SA Open
CAPE TOWN, 16 May 2017 - Chad Pfeifer will go in search of a second successive Canon South African Disabled Golf Open title after another stunning two-under-par 70 earned the American a three shot lead over first round pacesetter Juan Postigo from Spain on Tuesday.
Little Kwazi stuns world’s top golfers at Canon SA Open
CAPE TOWN, 16 May 2017 - The 2017 Canon SA Disabled Golf Open at King David Mowbray Golf Club in Cape Town features 21 of the world’s finest disabled golfers and the top local talent, but the South African Disabled Golf Association also reserved some spots for the rising stars in their...
Canon South African Disabled Golf Day 2017 - Score Day 1
US pair primed for disabled dog-fight
CAPE TOWN, 14 May 2017: Team America say they intend to "kick butt" in the 54-hole Canon SA Disabled Golf Open, which tees off alongside the 12-nation World Cup of Disabled Golf in Cape Town on Monday.
Members watching Chad Pfeifer and Kenny Bontz during the official practice round at...
Williams targets SA Open double
CAPE TOWN, 13 May 2017 - Josh Williams from Canada plays off scratch, Kenny Bontz from the United States is a one handicap, and his fellow American Chad Pfeiffer is off two.
Nothing extraordinary about this on the surface, except that these guys are among the 83 golfers from 13 nations...
Douries ready to battle Goliaths in SA Open
CAPE TOWN, 11 May 2017 – Ignation Douries is not just targeting success in the Les Autres* Division at this year’s Canon SA Disabled Golf Open. The 18-year-old from Citrusdal is aiming for the overall prize and the prospect of facing global champions at King David Mowbray Golf Club from...
MacDermott leads foreign charge at SA Disabled Open
CAPE TOWN, 11 May 2017 – Reigning World Disabled Golf champion Bob MacDermott flew into the City of Cape Town ahead of a whole slew of global winners arriving this weekend to do battle in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open from 15-17 May.
A total of 22 international competitors from 12...
Pfeifer ready to fire in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN, 9 May 2017 – Big-hitting American Chad Pfeifer is primed to start his title defence in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open at King David Mowbray Golf Club from 15-18 May.
“Six days to kick off and I’m already champing at the bit to get on that plane to Cape Town,” said the leg-...
The Canon SA Disabled Golf Open Media dare took place at King david Mowbray Golf course and we were so happy to have so many media at the dare
After arrival , the media were warmed up by SADGA head coach Andrew Corthing. The media were teamed up with the SA Team , Disabled Golfers and FSP graduates who are playing in the Canon SA...
The SA Team taking part in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open
The SA Team taking part in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open and World Cup of Disabled Golf got together for a training and team building weekend. They also received their Blazers & Ties – a very proud and exciting moment for all.
NOMADS FSP Coaches Workshop
This week all 20 SADGA FSP coaches got together at king david Mowbray Golf club for the annual NOMADS FSP Coaches Workshop. This workshop is about sharing disability training methods, team building and setting objectives. The SADGA FSP coaches will be stepping it up in their regions by creating...
16 Year Old Enrique van Wyk is ready to compete at the 2017 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2017- 16 Year old Enrique van Wyk from Bloemfontein is one of the youngest competitors to participate in the prestigious 2017 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open in May 2017. This will be the fourth time that young Van Wyk will be participating in the...
Charles Williams to pit his skills against the world’s best golfers
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2017 - Charles Williams, undeniably the best deaf junior golfer in South Africa, boasting a handicap of 7, will compete in his third Canon South African Disabled Golf Open in May this year. The 23 year old, who rose through the South African Disabled...
Simonstown’s Riaan Spreeth to compete in 2017 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2017-One of South Africa’s top ten leg amputee golfers, Riaan Spreeth joins the diverse field of competitors in the 2017 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open taking place in Cape Town from the 15th to the 17th of May 2017.
Spreeth, who hails...
Michaelhouse’s Jabu Price Moor amongst the youngest competitors in the 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2017 - One of the youngest competitors confirmed for the upcoming Canon South African Disabled Golf Open, Jabu (Cameron) Price Moor, has been working hard to improve his handicap in time for his second appearance in the prestigious tournament which...
Reinard Schuhknecht gears up for his eleventh Canon South African Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2017 - Widely considered one of South Africa’s best disabled golfers, Reinard Schuhknecht is gearing up to compete in his eleventh consecutive Canon South African Disabled Golf Open in Cape Town in May 2017. The event, now in its 19th year, is hosted...
Ireland’s Cian Arthur a tough contender in the 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. February 2017 - The number of international players competing in the 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open continues to burgeon, with players from France, England and the United States in the mix for the tournament in Cape Town in May 2017. Irish arm...
South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) welcomes Frenchman George Mecs to the Open field
South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) welcomes Frenchman George Mecs to the Open field
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2017 - The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) and Canon South Africa are pleased to announce that French amputee George Mecs...
NOMADS FSP Roadshow at Sizwile School for the Deaf
Last week the SADGA FSP team went to introduce the First Swing Program to the 302 Primary and High School children at the Sizwile school for the deaf in Soweto.
Just before the start of the roadshow massive clouds started building up which forced us to reset up the...
Durban’s Emil Maehler set to inspire at 2017 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2017 - Durban born and raised Emil Maehler continues to inspire young disabled people through his role as an ambassador of the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) and will once again show, through his participation in the 2017 Canon South...
Port Elizabeth born Shaun Bakker back in SA in May for the 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. February 2017 - Port Elizabeth-born and raised amputee, Shaun Bakker will return home to South Africa from the United Kingdom to compete in the prestigious 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open, which takes place in Cape Town in May. He has confirmed...
Chairman of the board, Enver Hassen, announced that two of our long serving directors have resigned from the board - Trevor Reich and Ralph Nortje. ‘Both have been passionate about disabled golf and words cannot describe the impact they have made and the indelible footprint left behind. I want...
Congratulations to Western Province for winning the Hollard Provincial Challenge sponsored by Reichmanscapital over the weekend on 24-26 February.
Unfortunately the course was so wet from all the rain that the Sponsors Day was cancelled. The Challenge then took place over 9 holes for Round 1 and 18 holes for Round 2. Our sincere thanks to Joseph Phiri and Greenkeeper Jannie Venter...
United Kingdom’s Martin Williams to compete in fourth Canon South African Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. February 2017 - United Kingdom based golfer, Martin Williams has confirmed that he will compete in the prestigious 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open, which takes place in May. His participation in this year’s tournament will be his fourth.
Inspiring Canadian, Bob MacDermott will compete in 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. February 2017 - Canadian Bob MacDermott, a double amputee and touted amongst the world’s most inspiring golfers, is confirmed to participate in the 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open taking place in Cape Town in May. Hosted annually by SADGA, the...
Thank you to the KZN Golf Union
From all the children in the First Swing Program in KZN, we would like to thank the KZNGU for coming on board to sponsor the full coaching costs of the First Swing Program in KZN. The schools that will benefit from the golf coaching program are physically disabled schools RP Moodley,...
Young disabled golfers’ “papa” to compete in 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open
Johannesburg, South Africa. February 2017 - Rushdi Sylvestor joins the field of talented local and international golfers confirmed to compete in the prestigious the 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open taking place in Cape Town in May. Sylvestor, who is keenly involved with the...
The “oupa” of South African disabled golf marks a decade of Opens
Johannesburg, South Africa. February 2017 - The “oupa” of South African disabled golf, Christo de Jager, takes pride of place in the field of top local and international golfers competing in the prestigious 2017 Canon South African Disabled Golf Open, which takes place in Cape Town in May. His...
Level 1 PGA Coaching course for the FSP
This week at King David Mowbray GC, head coach Andrew Corthing, conducted the Level 1 PGA Coaching course for the FSP graduates. Charles Williams and Daren Hanekom will be doing the coaching for the Western Province Level 2-3’s at KDM and Shane Le Roux is an assistant coach in Worcestor...
Scanlans SADGA Golf Day Invitation -15th September 2017
Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2017
Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2017 - Media Release
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SOUTH AFRICAN BLIND GOLF ASSOCIATION (SABGA)
International Blind Golf Association (IBGA) ISPS Handa
World Championships & Japanese Blind Open - 2016
The 2016 ISPS Handa Japanese Blind Golf Open and the 2016 ISPS Handa World Blind Golf Championships took place at the...
End Of Year Message
From the SADGA Board of Directors, Staff and Coaches we would like to thank you for your support throughout 2016.
We wish you and yours a happy holiday, and hope you have a good rest and stay safe on the roads.
Our offices are closing from the 22nd December...
Great day had by all at the KZN Golf Day at Simbithi Country Club.
1st : Shelvin Kraemer 33 Pts
2nd : Jabu Moore 27 Pts
1st : Dube Moore 28 Pts
Great day had by all at the KZN Golf Day at Simbithi Eco Estate Country...
CANON FSP Deaf Junior Interprovincials 2016
The children of the FSP had the most amazing time at the IPT’s Langebaan Country Estate last week.
We were ecstatic to announce that Marchello Koopman and Gregory Adelaar...
Canon FSP Deaf Junior Interprovincials 2016
Canon FSP Deaf Junior Interprovincials 2016 The IPT's for the Deaf Juniors at Langebaan Country Estate started yesterday.
The golfers are divided into 2 groups -...
Charl Theron for once again taking the WPGU Disabled Golfer of the Year award
Chairman of the SADGA board, Enver Hassen congratulates Charl Theron for once again taking the WPGU Disabled Golfer of the Year award at the WPGU Awards Dinner last night at Erinvale.
SADGA salutes Eugene Vorster
CAPE TOWN, 2 December 2016 – South African Disabled Golf Association chairman Enver Hassen announced on Friday that CEO Eugene Vorster will be leaving the organisation at the end of 2016 to pursue new interests.
“I regretfully announce Eugene’s resignation from SADGA,” Hassen said. “This...
Lion Of Africa Cape Town Open 2016
Hollard Provincial Challenge hosted by Reichmans Capital 2017
Congratulations to the following players who have made the teams for the Provincial Challenge which will be taking place at Zwartkop Country Club from
Friday the 24th of February – Sunday the 26th of February
Western Province – Captain Pieter Verwey
WP Provincial Day at Westlake Golf Club
Huge thanks to Westlake Golf Club for their support and ongoing contribution to the SADGA - Thank you for sponsoring our Provincial Day !!!
Big thanks also to one of...
Kloof Country Club Provincial Day 6th November 7, 2016
The result were as as follows :
 Robin Singh 32 points gross 86
 Andrew Boltman 24 points gross 92
 Shelvin Kramer 23 points gross 99
 Carey Boltman 23 points gross 112
The Sportstrust Handover
If you missed the The Sportstrust handover of FSP equipment on SuperSport, click here
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
18 OCTOBER 2016
City and partner open golf environment for children living with disabilities
The City of Cape Town’s Sports, Recreation and Amenities Department, in partnership with the South African Disabled Golf...
CANON FSP Inter Schools at king David Mowbray GC
“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desires, you can achieve.”
- Norman Vincent Peale
There is probably nothing more rewarding than to see a child, bold enough to believe, achieve what few imagined was possible. This year...
The SADGA are devastated on the loss of former SA Open Champion NicoWentzel
The SADGA are devastated on the loss of former SA Open Champion @NicoWentzel.
Nico has been battling cancer for the past few months and passed away yesterday morning.
Nico, has been involved in SADGA since it’s inception and has always supported the SADGA and co-ordinates...
Reinard Schuhknecht is taking part in the The Fightmaster Cup
Our SADGA Golfer , Reinard Schuhknecht is taking part in the The Fightmaster Cup , which is a "Ryder-Cup" inspired golf competition between the elite one-armed golfers from North America represented by the...
Well done to Charles Williams on being a great ambassador for disabled golf. Check out this link of a SABC broadcast of him at the SA Disabled Golf Open which was recently shown on deafTV
SADGA Watches Unlimited Golf Day 2016
SADGA’s ambassador, Emil Maehler, hosted the Watches Unlimited Golf Day at Zimbali Country Club
A great day was had by all – the course was immaculate and the staff...
SCANLANS SADGA Charity Golf Day – 8th September 2016
What a great day it was at the SCANLANS SADGA Charity Golf Day Burhill Golf Club – Perfect Weather on the magnificent Old Course which was enjoyed by all.
Results of the...
Good Luck to our Blind Golfers for the SA Blind Golf Open 2016
SADGA wishes all the SA Blind Golf members who will be taking part in this year’s ISPS Handa SA Blind Golf Open 2016. The event will take place at the Durbanville Golf Course on Sunday 4 Sep from 13.00 (Practice round); Monday 5 Sep (from 11.30) – round 1; Tuesday 6 Sep (from 8.30) –...
Nedbank Charity Golf Day Hosted by Dale Hayes at Zwartkop CC
Nedbank Charity Golf Day hosted by Dale Hayes at Zwartkop Country Club
As always Zwartkop Country Club’s hospitality, golf course and food were excellent and all our guests were made to feel very...
Sports Trust donation a major boost for disabled golf
PRETORIA (16 August 2016) – The Nedbank Golf Challenge has made another significant impact on South African golf development with the donation of R250 000 from The Sports Trust, Nedbank and Sun International to the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA)....
Western Province Provincial Day King David Mowbray GC – 14 Aug 2016
On a stormy Cape Town day our brave golfers took to a very wet course.
We were very happy to have iglingrobbelaar join the WP Provincial Days after his relocation to Cape Town.
Thanks to kingdavidmowbray for the preferential rates and hospitality.
Eastern Cape Provincial Day
Our thanks to ex-paralympian, Michael Louwrens who has taken over the running of the Port Elizabeth Provincial Days. On Saturday they had their first PD at a windy at Walmer country Club.
John Spies - 34 points
Michael Lourens - 25 points...
World Deaf Golf Championship
Well done to Cedric Touzard who took part in the World Deaf Golf Championships in Denmark and came 15th out of 55 players. Cedric said that the golf course was beautiful, but very difficult and narrow with many lakes and slopes. The competitors took 6 hours each of the 4 days...
SADGA Watches Umlimited Golf Day - 2016
SADGA FSP Holiday Training Camps
The SADGA Level 3-5’s have been practicing hard these holidays. The deaf juniors from St Vincents school in Gauteng attended training sessions at the Witz Driving Range in preparation for the canon Deaf Junior Interprovincials in December. The WP and Boland FSP attended a 3 day camp at...
Nedbank Charity Golf Day hosted by Dale Hayes - 2016
Provincial Day – Milnerton 10th July 2016
Milnerton Golf Course is in immaculate condition and we had a rare wind free Milnerton day.
Winner of the disabled section was newcomer to the FSP Level 4 , Lorenzo Jansen. Lorenzo has been practicing very hard and will be registered at Riverside Golf Course this week....
Report and results from Nico Wentzel on the KZN Provincial Day Cato Ridge
A turnout of 5 disabled players and 1 Supporter at Cato Ridge Country Club, 34 km from Durban , the course is very dry but good condition.
The greens were firm and fast wind conditions 7 km/h SE .
The weather was very very cold ....
Society of One Armed Golfers World Championship Knockout Competition
The top 16 golfers from the World One Armed Championships go through to a Knockout competition.
In Round 1 @Reinard.Schuhknecht beat Kirster Munther from Sweden 5/4 followed by a win in the afternoon Quarter finals against Paul Takkunen 3/2.
In the semi final today he will...
79th World One Armed Championships
Well done to Reinard.Schuhknecht who came 3rd in the Strokeplay event at Cragielaw Golf Club in Scotland, 2 shots behind the winner Alexander Hjalmarsson from Sweden.
A rest day today for Rhino and then the start of the Matchplay event for the top 16 tomorrow...
Well done to Reinard.Schuhknecht
Well done to Reinard.Schuhknecht who yesterday won the Long Drive competition in Scotland at the Craiglaw Golf Club in the 79th World One Armed Championships with a whopping 366 yards (334 metres) , second best drive was 333 yards (304 meters).
In the first...
KZN Provincial Day 12th June - Kloof Country Club
Thanks to Nico Wentzel for the report back of the KZN Provincial Day on the 12th June .
A good turnout of 7 disabled players , 7 Supporters for Kloof...
Zwartkop CC Provincial Day - 12th June 2016
It was a cold and windy day at Zwartkop Country Club, but the golf was still a big success.
We would like to welcome our new golfers Albano Dos Santos, Kobus Oeschger and Deon van Niekerk.
Winners in the disabled division: Herman van Wyk with 44 points...
Rondebosch Provincial Day – 12th June 2016
Our thanks to RondeboschGC for a fantastic day. The golf course is in immaculate condition. The staff are extremely efficient, professional and service orientated. It was an absolute pleasure to play at the course. The weather played its part in Cape Town with sunshine and blue skies.
Pfeifer and Theron share SA Open delight
TSHWANE, 4 May 2016 – American Chad Pfeifer rolled in a clutch putt for par at the final hole to celebrate a wire-to-wire victory in the Nedbank SA Disabled Open, while 19-year-old Stellenbosch University student Charl Theron upstaged South Africa’s big guns to top the local challenge...
Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open - 2016
Greetings SA Open participants
As the new South African handicaps are updated on the 1st of each month, the time sheet for round 1 on Monday 2nd May will only be available at registration and on facebook and the SADGA website (...
Slabbert and Player inspire Grand Slammer Houdet
JOHANNESBURG, 15 April 2016 - Who would have guessed that the world’s number one ranked wheelchair tennis player Stephane Houdet would find his golf swing between back-to-back victories on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour in South Africa?
It was a...
Well done to our FSP playing in the King David Mowbray Club Championships.
Raylen De Wee for coming 2nd (in a count out) in the C division. Played over 2 rounds, Raylen (24 handicap) made 33 and 43 Stableford points.
Charles Williams who played in the A division , playing medal over 3 rounds came 5th (91,84,83).
Provincial Day at Durbaville GC 3rd April
Thanks to Durbanville Golf Club for the preferential rates and hospitality.
Well done to our winners
Provincial Day - Akasia Golf Club on 3rd April
Akasia Golf Club has arguably the friendliest golf course staff in the country!
Our players were greeted as if we were world famous golf pros. If there were golfers who had bad rounds, the weather and the course could not be blamed. Eugene Vorster returned to the winners circle...
KZN PD Bluff National Park 13 March 2016 07h00 tee off report back from Nico Wentzel
A good turnout of 5 disabled players and 3 Supporter for Bluff , 24 km south from Durban , the course is in fair condition at the moment greens were not cut short and a bit slow . The weather was hot and wind conditions slight SE turning later to be very strong .
SADGA King David Mowbray Golf Day 3rd March 2016
A great day was had by all at the SADGA King David Mowbray golf day.
Our patron, Dale Hayes, kept the golfer entertained in the evening and raised...
SADGA once again welcomes Martin Williams to the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open 2016
Martin Williams, right leg below knee amputee, 7 handicap, will be coming from the UK together with his caddie Phil Long.
Martin played his first Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open at Zebula in 2014 and has since become a fan and supporter of the SADGA and especially the...
Attention : All South African Amputees
Stand with Stan is busy creating an amputee database of all the amputees across South Africa. This database, along with a group/forum/platform that Stand with Stan is busy developing, will be used for all amputees to be able to communicate with each other. The database will eventually also serve...
DISABLED GOLF - WP wins titanic battle to take Provincial Challenge hat-trick
WP wins titanic battle to take Provincial Challenge hat-trick
TSHWANE, 7 January 2016 – Western Province proved yet again that golf is played on grass, not paper, as the four bankers and 17-year-old rookie Ignation Douries from...
Hollard Provincial Challenge hosted by ReichmansCapital 2016 Sponsors Day.
Winners of the Betterball competition
Brian Algar and Warren Britz – 46 points
Carmia Van Wyk and Danie Jordaan – 43 points
Conrad Stoltz and Nico Wentzel – 43 points oco
In the disabled vs abled competition
Disabled Golfers – 315...
Congratulations to SADGA Patron #Branden Grace successfully defended his Qatar Masters title by 2 shots.
Branden is the first player to do so since the tournament began in 1998.
Branden shot a three-under-par 69 on another windswept day at Doha Golf Club to win the second leg of the European Tour’s so-called “Desert Swing” by two shots over Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello (70) and Denmark’s...
NOMADS FSP Coaches Workshop 2016
The Coaches Workshop took place at Zwartkop Country Club this week, with 17 of the FSP coaches attending. The workshops which have been sponsored by NOMADS for the past 5 years is of great value to the SADGA and its coaches.
Guest speakers at the workshop were...
Team Selected to represent South Africa in the World Deaf Golf Championships 2016
The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) together with the South African Deaf Golf Association (SADeafGA) has pleasure in announcing the team selected to participate in the WDGC, to take place at the Royal Golf Club I Copenhagen Denmark 26-29 July 2016
Results of the SA Deaf Golf Trials held at Boschenmeer in December
Day 1 Day 2 Total
1 Ryan Lotz (2) 79 75 154
2 Cedric Touzard (6) 77 78 155
Message from Eugene
As we look back at 2015 the ROCs (Rest of the Country) retained the Provincial Challenge, Daniel Slabbert took the SA Disabled Open trophy back from Canada, Reinhard Schuhknecht retained his World One Arm title and the First Swing Program is thundering on at 33 schools in South Africa....
Congratulations to the SADGA Chairman of the Board, Enver Hassen
Congratulations to the SADGA Chairman of the Board, Enver Hassen, who won an award from the department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in recognition of the unselfish contribution that he has made in shaping sport in the Western Cape.
Well done Enver – we are so proud and...
The last Western Province Provincial Day took place at @SomersetWestGolfCourse
We welcomed Reinard Henning, who is a new bk amputee learning golf through Coach Carlo Kok in George. This was Reinards first Provincial Day and also the first time he is not playing on his home course, Kingswood GC – so well done Reinard.
Eugene Vorster at the Nedbank Golf Challenge handing our SADGA patrons, Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace certificates.
Charl Theron for once again winning the WPGU Disabled Golfer of the year Award
Chairman of the SADGA Board, Enver Hassen and Trevor Reich congratulate Charl Theron for once again winning the WPGU Disabled Golfer of the year at the Awards dinner last night at Royal Cape GC. Charl was the top WPGU player at the SA Disabled Golf Open 2015 and is currently lying first...
Thanks to @SportsTrustSA for the wonderful Donation
Thanks to @SportsTrustSA for the wonderful donation of R 250 000 towards the SADGA First Swing Program. Part of the donation was used to transform the Lonwabo and Reubin Birin modified golf environment into an amazing place for the children to learn to play golf. Clothing and @snaggolf...
Thank you Titleist for yet another generous donation to the SADGA.
Dale Hayes becomes a patron of SADGA at the Burhill Golf Day Sponsored by Zurich Plc – 2nd October 2015
The highlight of the London golf day was the announcement that Dale Hayes was becoming a patron of SADGA, where Francois Pienaar handed over the SADGA blazer.
Dale has been supporting SADGA for many years with passion and dedication. He has opened up his golf course Zwartkop CC to all...
SADGA Golf Day sponsored by Zurich Plc – Burhill London 2nd October 2015
In an unbelievable summers day at Burhill GC on Friday, the SADGA had its annual London golf day, this year generously sponsored by Zurich Plc.
We were happy to have our world one armed champion, Reinard Schuhknecht join us at the golf day together with 14 of our UK disabled...
Excited for the SADGA Golf Day sponsored by Zurich Insurance Plc at Burhill golf club.
SA Disabled Golf Open 2016
Please note the date change of the SA Disabled Golf Open 2016 at Zwartkop Country Club .
2 May 2016 : Practice Round
3 May, 4 May, 5 May : Tournament Day 1,2,3
6 May : Sponsors Day
SADGA Watches Unlimited Golf Day 2015
Huge thanks to our sponsors, Watches Unlimited and everyone who participated in our golf day at Zimbali Country Club. It was a great day and enjoyed by all who attended.
Thanks to our Sponsors
Zimbali Country Estate
Charl Theron Interschools
Charl took part in the Interschools for Paul Roos against Grey College from Bloemfontein last weekend at Devonvale GC. He represented his school’s 1st golf team and played one of his best rounds ever. He was playing no 2 for Paul Roos and won his first doubles match play...
SOUTH AFRICAN BLIND GOLF ASSOCIATION (SABGA)
IBGA Vision Cup (International Team Matchplay) – 2015
At the end of June 2015 the International Blind Golf Association (IBGA) staged its second international team matchplay event along the lines of the famous Ryder Cup. Competition was between the North American...
Provincial Day at Pretoria Golf Club on the 9th August
The battle between the Bulls and the Lions is intensifying! The Lions are two games up but early predictions of this Sunday’s action is that the Bulls will take the honours. Pretoria Golf Club treated SADGA like royalty again and the weather was sublime. Congratulations to Johan Venter...
Provincial Day at Stellenbosch Golf Club on the 9th August
Freezing cold start to the Stellenbosch Provincial Day didn’t stop our golfers from going out and playing some great golf. It was great to have our FSP ASTRA coaches Ben and Teacher Afrika join us for the first time at a Provincial Day.
Kulk Martinus who came first in...
Good Luck to Reinard Schuhknecht, Daniel Slabbert, Christo De Jager, Iglin Grobbelaar and Conrad Stoltz who will be taking part in the Swedish Invitational Golf Challenge at Bokskogen Golf Club outside Mamo, Sweden this week 6-8 August.
WELL DONE TO James Hourigan who came first in the British Disabled Open 2015 which took place this past weekend at Ufford Park, Suffolk.
For all the results, click this link http://disabledbritishopen.org.uk/
Branden Grace signs up as a Patron of SADGA (South African Disabled Golf Association).
Branden, who has 6 International victories and is currently 29th on the Official World Golf Rankings is excited to support the SADGA.
Branden came into contact with the SADGA First Swing Program at the recent Canon Pro Series at Centurion in May this year and was...
KZN PD at Cato Ridge GC
Report from Nico Wentzel - A good turnout of 7 disabled players and 1 Supporter for Cato Ridge Golf Club, 44 km from Durban , the course is very dry and very hard . The weather was hot and berg wind conditions slight SE.
A Big Welcome back to John Minaar from Knee...
Provincial Day - Wingate Park Country Club 12 July 2015
35 golfers decended on Wingate Park for the July Provincial Golf Day. Gauteng blessed us again with a pearl of a day so nobody could have blamed the weather.
There is a saying of cream always rises to the top…
Daniel Slabbert and Johan van Wyk won the better ball competition with...
Parow Provincial Day – 12th July 2015
On icy Sunday morning at 8am the WP Golfers tee-ed off for the Parow Provincial Day.
The greens were slow and difficult but the course was in very good condition.
We welcomed new golfer Michiel Elema.
Well done to the winner of the Titliest lucky...
Zurich SADGA London Golf Day Invitation - 2015
Winner of the SuperSport SA Open Production was Adam Hayes. In the photo, Eugene hands over his winning Titleist Fairway Rescue Club. Well Done Adam and thank you for liking our page.
The next Provincial Days will be held on Sunday 12th July