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North squad hone short-game skills

 

A very successful training session for the North squad and made possible by the National Lotteries Commission was held at Zwartkop Country Club on Friday.

 

The funding from the NLC towards skills development afforded the golfers the opportunity to receive coaching from Elsabe Hefer and Justin Godfrey. 

 

Hefer and Godfrey emphasised the role that a sound short-game can play in shooting lower scores. The Zwartkop Country Club Teaching Professional praised the players’ appetite for knowledge. 

 

“It is amazing how keen the squad is to improve despite their handicaps,” said Hefer. 

 

“They were hanging on to every word I said and were especially interested in lowering their scores with better short game basics.”

 

Hefer reserved special praise for the visually-impaired duo of Ernst Conradie and Charlene Pienaar and believes they are capable of rapid improvement. 

 

“The two blind golfers I worked with, Ernst and Charlene show huge potential.  If they could get some consistent coaching on their basics they could halve their golf handicaps quite easily,” remarked Hefer.

 

The SADGA wishes to thank both Elsabe and Justin for giving of their time and helping to develop the disabled golf talent in the Northern Gauteng region. To our fantastic patron Dale Hayes - thank you for being such a great supporter of the SADGA and for allowing our golfers to use the Zwartkop Country Club to take their game to even greater heights. As always your kindness and generosity is much appreciated, Dale. 

 

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