Cape Town, 23 December 2022: The South African Disabled Golf Association is delighted to announce David Watts as its newest ambassador.
Having joined the SADGA earlier in the year, Watts wasted no time in making his mark on disabled golf in South Africa as he won all five SADGA Opens he contested in 2022. The trophy-laden success David has enjoyed is a product of not only his fantastic talent but a tireless work ethic.
SADGA Chairman Enver Hassen congratulated David on his ambassadorship and highlighted two qualities in particular which he feels make David the perfect person for the role.
“David embodies all that we as an association encourage: An unwavering dedication to improve oneself both and off the course and to do so in a humble and sincere manner at all times,” commented Hassen.
“David has shown himself to be a wonderful role model not just for our First Swing Program golfers but for our broader membership too. On behalf of the SADGA Board of Directors, I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to David on his selection and I have every confidence that our partnership will be both fruitful and mutually-beneficial.
Watts’ role will be multifaceted, the 35-year-old charged with raising awareness for the SADGA and disabled golf in general. He will also be on hand at a number of FSP coaching sessions which will no doubt serve to inspire our next generation of golfers to realise their full potential.
David will also fly the SADGA flag at various golf days going forward which will demonstrate to the general public and potential members not only the talent the SADGA possesses but the core values our members play by.
On his appointment, Watts says he hopes to build on the incredible work done by the SADGA in promoting disabled golf particularly as it relates to the First Swing Program.
“It’s an honour and privilege to represent SADGA as an ambassador, they do an incredible job promoting disabled golf in South Africa and I hope to be able to build on that and raise awareness for disabled golf,” said Watts.
“One thing that really stands out for me is the work they have put in with severely disabled children through the First Swing Program. As a golfer, you enter a tournament, show up and play – hopefully do well and then move onto the next event.
“SADGA does so much more than just organising tournaments. Through the game of golf they have enriched so many young people’s lives who have been dealt a very difficult hand and seeing this first hand at the Inter-Schools at the Cape Town Disabled Open was very special.”
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