We are delighted to welcome Les Autres golfer Pierre Kotze to the SADGA family!
From birth, the muscles in Pierre’s left-arm did not fully develop. Nevertheless the 16-year-old didn’t let his disability stop him from participating in sport such as rugby and cricket.
“It did not really have a impact on my ability to play sports, because I love sports I was always driven to play and compete,” says Kotze.
At the beginning of 2020, the Villiersdorp resident took up golf. He has been receiving coaching at his school De Villiers Graaff High School and currently holds a Handicap Index of 21.0.
For someone who has only recently taken up the game, Kotze appears to have a good sense of his strengths as well as the areas in need of a bit more work.
“My driver is definitely my strength but I can still work on it. I am starting to work and pay attention to my short game.
“I try to improve my game every day and thats my goal.”
To date, Pierre’s best score is 90 according to his Handicap record sheet and he showed evidence of his promise during the South squad’s practice day at Pearl Valley Golf Estate.
Kotze says that what he loves about golf is that unlike team sports, golf presents a personal challenge.
“I enjoy it because it is a personal sport unlike many team sports you are challenging yourself and trying to beat your previous record.”
With maturity beyond his years and talent that is very apparent, look for Pierre Kotze to make a name for himself within the SADGA in the months and years to come.
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