The South African golfing community has been in recovery mode since the resumption of golf in the country after the Covid-19 lockdown. Yet amid all of the uncertainty, the KZN Golf Union remains one of the SADGA’s most generous benefactors – donating R287 000 to the association along with a car for FSP coach Sandile Msimango.
Such a hefty donation will allow the SADGA to do some wonderful things in the KZN region. A putting green at St Vincent School is to be built, our FSP Academy golfers will be given more opportunities to develop their games and coaching at all four FSP schools will now be possible. Moreover, our KZN SADGA members will benefit too which is great!
Such a tremendous display of generosity from the union is certainly nothing new. The KZN Golf Union has made sizeable financial contributions to the SADGA over the past couple of years and has even aided players’ participation at events from the Canon SA Deaf Interschools to the Canon SA Disabled Open.
In May of this year, when South African golf’s future was at the mercy of the coronavirus, KZN went above and beyond by sponsoring Msimango’s PGA studies for the second consecutive year. The union also helped the Academy golfers through the trying lockdown period by paying their stipends which helped cover food and basic living expenses.
This latest contribution shows that KZN’s benevolence truly knows no bounds. The car will allow Sandile to transport his First Swing Program golfers to and from the golf course on practice days.
SADGA Executive Director Craig Moorgas said that the SADGA feels privileged to have such unbelievable support from the union.
“The generosity shown by the KZN Golf Union is absolutely fantastic and incredibly humbling,” said Moorgas.
“Time and again KZN seems to one-up itself which is very impressive to see. Sandile is a deserving recipient of the vehicle and it will certainly make transport logistics a great deal easier for our golfers.
“Moreover, KZN disabled golf will benefit a great deal from the generous monetary donation and it will certainly raise the profile of our KZN golfing talent which will be great to see.
“The SADGA feels very privileged to have such an unbelievable supporter in the KZN Golf Union,” he concluded.
A huge thank you once again to the KZN Golf Union for the enthusiastic and ongoing support. It means a great deal to all of us at the South African Disabled Golf Association.
Written and released by Craig Stirton on behalf of the South African Disabled Golf Association
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