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Western Province eye four in a row

Preparation for the 2019 SADGA Provincial Challenge at Magalies Park Golf Club can begin in earnest after the lineups for the March 1-3 event were finalised.

This year’s event carries extra significance. 2019 will mark the tenth-playing of the Provincial Challenge which features teams from Western Province, Gauteng and the Rest of the Country respectively.

The top six available players are selected from the South African Disabled Golf Association Rankings based on the players’ Handicap Indices as of 1 January 2019. This year, all three six-man teams will be required to have at least one deaf and one blind golfer in their ranks, a change which SADGA Operations Manager Lily Reich is thrilled about.

“South African disabled golf is in a great place at the moment and the inclusion of blind golfers in the Provincial Challenge is a testament to our continued growth,” says Reich.

“Inclusivity is the cornerstone of our philosophy and so allowing blind golfers the opportunity to represent their provinces was the logical next step in the evolution of the Provincial Challenge.”

Three-time defending champions Western Province will be skippered by Pieter Verwey while Reinard Schuhknecht and Louis Fortmann will lead Gauteng and the ROCS teams respectively.

Western Province’s firm grip on the trophy in recent years means their counterparts will need to dig deep over the two rounds if they are to deny the men from the Cape a fourth successive triumph.

Western Province

Pieter Verwey (Captain)

Physically Disabled -

Trevor Reich (King David Mowbray Golf Club)

Bossie Bosman (Kuils River GC)

Ignation Douries (King David Mowbray Golf Club)

Morne Cronje (King David Mowbray Golf Club)

Deaf - Cedric Touzard (Clovelly Country Club)

Blind - Garrett Slattery (Stellenbosch Golf Club)

Gauteng

Reinard Schuhknecht (Captain)

Physically Disabled -

James Hourigan (Glendower Golf Club)

Dean Ferreira (Zwartkop Country Club)

Conrad Stoltz (Pretoria Golf Club)

Frans Smit (Pretoria Golf Club)

Deaf - Raymond Graaff (The Els Club Copperleaf)

Blind - Ernst Conradie (Glendower Golf Club)

Rest of Country

Ludwig Fortmann (Captain)

Physically Disabled -

Rupert Fortmann (Noodsber Country Club)

Christo De Jager (Uitenhage Golf Club)

Robin Singh (Mount Edgecombe Country Club)

Jabu Price Moor (Underberg Country Club)

Blind - Given Holose (Kei Mouth Golf Club)

Deaf - Morne Els (Mossel Bay Golf Club)