SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Charles Williams to the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park
De La Bat College graduate Charles Williams was the first learner from the South African Disabled Golf Association’s First Swing Golf Programme (FSP) to earn national colours and undoubtedly one of its success stories.
The 23-year-old from Lavender Hill in the Western Cape plays...
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...
Carlo Kok and the Southern Cape Golf Union FSP golfers from Carpe Diem were treated to the day at the Di Data Pro tournament
On Thursday 23rd June the SADGA hosted the inaugural Canon FSP Gauteng Inter Schools golf tournament at Witz driving range
The participating schools were Hope School, West Rand School, Prinshof School, and Alma School.
The Inter Schools was made up of Registration, Welcome and Warm ups.
Then the schools were split into 6 groups who went through the 5 hole course as well as a grip...
ASTRA school for the disabled were treated to an outing at King David Mowbray Golf Course
The SADGA FSP run 7 golf sessions per week at the ASTRA school for the disabled and once a term the golfers get to go on an outing to the GC. This morning, 60 of the Level 1-2 golfers came to King David Mowbray Golf Course to come and see what happens at the golf course.
FSP coaches in action in May
Thanks @Carmia Van Wyk for the Pretoria School photos, @Jaco Neethling for the videos of the Bloemfontein Juniors and @Andrew Corthing with the Hope School Juniors playing 9 holes mashie at Creek 9 Rooseveldt Park. All practicing for the upcoming CANON FSP Junior Interschools on the 23rd...
Scanlans gives more kids a chance with golf
TSHWANE, 3 May 2016 – What would you expect to happen if you stuck a cheque of R500 000 in someone’s hand? Definitely a shriek of surprise and delight; certainly some hugs and kisses and probably tears. Neil Inman got all that and much more at the 2016 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open on...
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).
FSP Road Show – June Nichols School Vanderbijlpark
SADGA ran a road show at the June Nichols School in Vanderbijlpark last week.
Our thanks to Coaches Andrew Corthing, Carmia Van Wyk and Reinard Schuhknecht.
Reinard will be running weekly sessions at the school from now on.
SADGA FSP training camp for the Western Province Level 4-5’s
SADGA FSP ran a training camp for the Western Province Level 4-5’s who will be participating in the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open in May 2016.
The training camp consisted of golf training, practicing, evaluations at the @thegolflab and a visit to the @ProShop.
The treat of...
Astra school FSP golfers came to King David Mowbray golf course
Astra school FSP golfers came to King David Mowbray golf course as an end of term outing today. The outing was a reward for the golfers that attend regular golf sessions at the school. The juniors were divided into 5 groups and taken through the different SNAG sessions set up by our coaches....
FSP Children visit to Fancourt
Coach Carlo Kok took his most talented juniors to Fancourt yesterday to watch the Dimension Data Challenge. They had an amazing time and spent half the day watching the pros in action.
Kids Loved it and we spent almost 2 1/2 hours there .
Douries makes dream start at Zwartkop
TSWHANE, 6 January 2016 – Ignation Douries made a dream debut for Western Province in the South African Disabled Golf Association’s Hollard Provincial Challenge, hosted by ReichmansCapital, at Zwartkop Country Club on Saturday.
The 17-year-old disabled golfer...
Thank you Brimstone for taking our First Swing Program juniors to the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open to see the Pros in action.
NOMADS FSP Deaf Junior Interprovincials
It was a great week for the Deaf Juniors from Free State, Gauteng, Western Province and Boland who attended the Interprovincials.
Eugene Vorster said at prize giving that this week , ‘a whole new world has opened for the FSP deaf juniors, but I think the SADGA team...
Welcome to our Nomads FSP deaf junior inter school at Langebaan Country Estate
Charl Theron for once again winning the WPGU Disabled Golfer of the year at the Awards
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 Coach Carlo Kok for the FSP 2 day Camp run for the talented Juniors from Carpe Diem in George this week.
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...
NOMADS FSP Interschools Competition 2015
Well done to all the schools that participated in the Interschools this morning at King David Golf Club. The schools that participated were:
WPGU - Astra , Filia, Thembalethu, Eros
BGU – Eden School
SCGU – Carpe Diem
The competition was for...
Fun Outing for the FSP children at King David GC
The SADGA FSP have put together a prototype program of structured sessions for the coaches of the severely disabled Level 1-2 children, which take place at the school. The program consists of 9 weeks of SNAG and LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) which we make golf specific.
Andrew Corthing report on the FSP Interschools
The 1st of September was officially Spring Day for quite a few people, but for the children of Hope School, West Rand School and Pretoria School, it was a Spring Day to remember.
Andrew Corthing laid out a short 4 hole course on his driving range and the children...
More caps for the FSP Juniors from Carpe Diem in George
In the latest issue of SA Junior Golfer
In the latest issue of SA Junior Golfer, we talk to Ignation Douries, Charl Theron and pay homage to the nine First Swing Programme players that participated in the 2015 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open at Zwartkops Country Club.
My only handicap is golf, says Theron
TSHWANE, 3 May 2015 - Arthrogryposis. Suffering from this incurable congenital joint disease is like living with a death sentence, but for 17-year-old Charl Theron, being born with frozen muscles was just another of life’s challenges to overcome.
On the eve of the 2015...
Douries primed to ignite at SA Disabled Golf Open
CAPE TOWN, 30 April 2015 - Walking is something most of us take for granted. It is as simple as breathing; we don’t think about it, we just do it.
But not a day passes that 16-year-old Citrusdal golfer Ignation Douries doesn’t pause to marvel at the...
CANON does it again !!!!
Entrenching its commitment to the First Swing Program, Canon SA has this year donated more printers and ink cartridges to aid the administration of the First Swing Program in 5 more schools which cater for children with disabilities. Last year CANON donated 11 printers to other SADGA...
FSP Outing to Fancourt
The disabled Golfers From the FSP of Carpe Diem School, went to the Di Data tournamnet at Fancourt to see the Pro's play. They all enjoyed it very much being a first for them attending such a big event. They each got 3 golf balls from local and international golfers like Branden Grace , George...
Orangedene Golf Course welcomes Godfrey Baloyi
Godfrey Baloyi from the FSP has joined Orangedene Golf Course and plays regularly to get ready for the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open 2015
NOMADS FSP Road Show at St Vincents School for the Deaf
On Monday , the SADGA team went to St Vincents School for the Deaf to introduce the children to golf in a NOMADs FSP Road Show. The children loved the introduction to golf and we have already identified some talent. SADGA Coach Andrew Corthing will now continue at the school with weekly sessions...
Nomads FSP Road Show at Martie Du Plessis in Bloemfontein
On the 2nd February Coach Andrew Corthing , Jaco Neethling and the SADGA CEO , Eugene Vorster , went to Martie Du Plessis school in Bloemfontein to run a NOMADs FSP Road Show to the children. This road show is an introduction to golf. Great fun was had by all the children and we are...
NOMADS FSP COACHES WORKSHOP 2015
During January the SADGA FSP coaches got together at Zwartkop Country Club to discuss the way forward with the FSP. It was great to have all the coaches in one room sharing ideas and learning from each other. Our main objective was to make this program fun while teaching the Juniors to play golf...
SADGA ready to build on success
JOHANNESBURG (12 January 2015) – The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) enjoyed incredible growth in 2014, with young stars such as Reinard Schuhknecht and Charl Theron also challenging for honours alongside established names such as Daniel Slabbert and Iglin...