Cape Town, 3 March 2022: A date is yet to be set for the 2022 SADGA Provincial Challenge with its staging this year hinging on the SADGA’s ability to source the necessary funding.
The SADGA Provincial Challenge has been a fixture on the calendar for more than a decade and features the finest disabled golfers from the Northern and Southern regions of the country.
The event has undergone various changes over the years but in recent years but has always been a wonderful showcase of the immense depth of talent within the country.
Though the status of this year’s event is uncertain, SADGA Chairman Enver Hassen implored the SADGA’s membership to play as often as possible.
“While we can’t say for certain whether the SADGA Provincial Challenge will take place in 2022, I encourage all of our members to play in as many of our Regional Days as possible in the coming months,” said Hassen.
“Regional Day participation has always been a consideration when selecting Provincial Challenge teams and this year is no different.
“Should the Provincial Challenge take place, golfers ought to be ready to answer their captain’s call.”
Hassen also announced two exciting alterations to the Provincial Day structures which will add new dimensions to the Provincial Challenge going forward.
“In consultation with GolfRSA, the SADGA Board has cleared SADGA members who are PGA Professionals to participate in our Provincial Days. This will not only give the Provincial Day fields greater depth but allow Provincial Challenge captains to select their strongest possible teams thus enhancing the quality of the event even further.
“Furthermore, we are aware that golfers living in remote areas struggle to attend our monthly Regional Days. As such, any golfer who lives over 100 kilometres from a Regional Day venue can now play a round with a marker on the second Sunday of every month.
“They are then required to submit their scorecards to Johan Du Plooy. The points accumulated from these rounds will be factored into team selection and also count towards the Race To The Challenge Cup rankings.”
Further information regarding the status of the 2022 SADGA Provincial Challenge will be communicated in due course.
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