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Dominican Defeat Mary Kihn

Dominican Defeat Mary Kihn 


Dominican School For The Deaf defeated Mary Kihn School For The Partially Hearing 21-15 in a nine-hole team match played at Rondebosch Golf Club on Friday.


The fixture - which featured three golfers from the respective...

Outdoor Net Unveiled At Dominican School For The Deaf

Cape Town, 10 March 2022: 

A fantastic outdoor golf net for use by our First Swing Program golfers was unveiled at Dominican School For The Deaf on Tuesday.


With Western Province Golf GM of Operations Robbie Scott and WPG Executive Paul Slater as well as...

Bongi Kondlo Joins SADGA FSP Academy

The South African Disabled Golf Association is delighted to announce that Bongi Kondlo has joined the First Swing Program Academy in the Western Cape.


Kondlo is something of a trailblazer in South African disabled golf as she becomes the first female to join the FSP academy. ...

SADGA FSP Coaching Off To Strong Start In 2021

The SADGA’s First Swing Program is off to a very successful start in 2021 with coaching sessions underway in many different parts of the country.


Mary Kihn pupil Uzu Kroti has been receiving coaching from Alan Michel at Clovelly Country Club while Simo Mdudu has been assisting...

Putting Area Unveiled At St Vincent

A fantastic new putting area has been opened at St Vincent School For the Deaf in Johannesburg - a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent academic year.


2020 has been fraught with disruptions and stumbling blocks as teachers and students alike grapple with the challenges of...

Kotze Makes Steady Progress

First Swing Program golfer Jontey Kotze’s game is improving steadily, thanks in large part to a new pitching technique.


It is often said that a sound short-game can save you shots and hold rounds together. As such, Kotze, who is blind,  has been hard at work with coach Justin...

Mthulu Takes First Swing

There is nothing quite like that first golf lesson. Learning how to grip the club and taking that first swing at the golf ball. Thanks to the First Swing Program coaches, Anda Mthulu got his first taste of the game on a memorable Friday at King David Mowbray Golf Club.



JoLiam Momberg receives first official handicap


For a golfer just starting out, there is nothing quite like receiving that first official handicap. Thanks to the financial contribution from the National Lotteries Commission and after steady progress over the past few weeks and months - SADGA FSP golfer JoLiam Momberg experienced...

SADGA and Canon South Africa welcomes Charles Williams to the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open 2018 at Magalies Park


De La Bat College graduate Charles Williams was the first learner from the South African Disabled Golf Association’s First Swing Golf Programme (FSP) to earn national colours and undoubtedly one of its success stories.

The 23-year-old from Lavender Hill in the Western Cape plays...

Canon FSP Interschools


A great day was had at the Canon South Africa FSP Interschools at Rondebosch Golf Club.

Schools that...

Canon South African FSP Interschools took place at Zwartkop Country Club


The Canon South African FSP Interschools took place at Zwartkop Country Club where a modified...

What a great time the FSP children had in Kwa Zulu Natal in the Festival week


Canon South Africa FSP Interschools in KZN was a huge success with our schools taking part in a modified golf environment at...

Carlo Kok and the Southern Cape Golf Union FSP golfers from Carpe Diem were treated to the day at the Di Data Pro tournament

On Thursday 23rd June the SADGA hosted the inaugural Canon FSP Gauteng Inter Schools golf tournament at Witz driving range


The participating schools were Hope School, West Rand School, Prinshof School, and Alma School.


The Inter Schools was made up of Registration, Welcome and Warm ups.

Then the schools were split into 6 groups who went through the 5 hole course as well as a grip...

ASTRA school for the disabled were treated to an outing at King David Mowbray Golf Course


The SADGA FSP run 7 golf sessions per week at the ASTRA school for the disabled and once a term the golfers get to go on an outing to the GC. This morning, 60 of the Level 1-2 golfers came to King David Mowbray Golf Course to come and see what happens at the golf course.



FSP coaches in action in May

Thanks @Carmia Van Wyk for the Pretoria School photos, @Jaco Neethling for the videos of the Bloemfontein Juniors and @Andrew Corthing with the Hope School Juniors playing 9 holes mashie at Creek 9 Rooseveldt Park. All practicing for the upcoming CANON FSP Junior Interschools on the 23rd...

Scanlans gives more kids a chance with golf


TSHWANE, 3 May 2016 – What would you expect to happen if you stuck a cheque of R500 000 in someone’s hand? Definitely a shriek of surprise and delight; certainly some hugs and kisses and probably tears. Neil Inman got all that and much more at the 2016 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open on...

Well done to our FSP playing in the King David Mowbray Club Championships.


Raylen De Wee for coming 2nd (in a count out) in the C division. Played over 2 rounds, Raylen (24 handicap) made 33 and 43 Stableford points.

Charles Williams who played in the A division , playing medal over 3 rounds came 5th  (91,84,83).

FSP Road Show – June Nichols School Vanderbijlpark


SADGA ran a road show at the June Nichols School in Vanderbijlpark last week.

Our thanks to Coaches Andrew Corthing, Carmia Van Wyk and Reinard Schuhknecht.

Reinard will be running weekly sessions at the school from now on.

SADGA FSP training camp for the Western Province Level 4-5’s


SADGA FSP ran a training camp for the Western Province Level 4-5’s who will be participating in the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open in May 2016.

The training camp consisted of golf training, practicing, evaluations at the @thegolflab and a visit to the @ProShop.

The treat of...

Astra school FSP golfers came to King David Mowbray golf course

Astra school FSP golfers came to King David Mowbray golf course as an end of term outing today. The outing was a reward for the golfers that attend regular golf sessions at the school. The juniors were divided into 5 groups and taken through the different SNAG sessions set up by our coaches....

FSP Children visit to Fancourt



Coach Carlo Kok took his most talented juniors to Fancourt yesterday to watch the Dimension Data Challenge. They had an amazing time and spent half the day watching the pros in action.

Kids Loved it and we spent almost 2 1/2 hours there .


Each child...

Douries makes dream start at Zwartkop

Lali Stander


TSWHANE, 6 January 2016 – Ignation Douries made a dream debut for Western Province in the South African Disabled Golf Association’s Hollard Provincial Challenge, hosted by ReichmansCapital, at Zwartkop Country Club on Saturday.

The 17-year-old disabled golfer...

Thank you Brimstone for taking our First Swing Program juniors to the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open to see the Pros in action.

NOMADS FSP Deaf Junior Interprovincials


It was a great week for the Deaf Juniors from Free State, Gauteng, Western Province and Boland who attended the Interprovincials.


Eugene Vorster said at prize giving that this week , ‘a whole new world has opened for the FSP deaf juniors, but I think the SADGA team...

Welcome to our Nomads FSP deaf junior inter school at Langebaan Country Estate

Charl Theron for once again winning the WPGU Disabled Golfer of the year at the Awards


Chairman of the SADGA Board, Enver Hassen and Trevor Reich congratulate Charl Theron for once again winning the WPGU Disabled Golfer of the year at the Awards dinner last night at Royal Cape GC. Charl was the top WPGU player at the SA Disabled Golf Open 2015 and is currently lying first...

Thanks to Coach Carlo Kok for the FSP 2 day Camp run for the talented Juniors from Carpe Diem in George this week.

Charl Theron Interschools


Charl took part in the Interschools for Paul Roos against Grey College from Bloemfontein last weekend at Devonvale GC.  He represented his school’s 1st golf team and played one of his best rounds ever. He was playing no 2 for Paul Roos and won his first doubles match play...

NOMADS FSP Interschools Competition 2015


Well done to all the schools that participated in the Interschools this morning at King David Golf Club. The schools that participated were:


WPGU -  Astra , Filia, Thembalethu, Eros

BGU – Eden School

SCGU – Carpe Diem


The competition was for...

Fun Outing for the FSP children at King David GC


The SADGA FSP have put together a prototype program of structured sessions for the coaches of the severely disabled Level 1-2 children, which take place at the school. The program consists of 9 weeks of SNAG and LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) which we make golf specific.


Andrew Corthing report on the FSP Interschools


The 1st of September was officially Spring Day for quite a few people, but for the children of Hope School, West Rand School and Pretoria School, it was a Spring Day to remember.

Andrew Corthing laid out a short 4 hole course on his driving range and the children...

More caps for the FSP Juniors from Carpe Diem in George


Thanks to Louis Oosthuizen

In the latest issue of SA Junior Golfer


In the latest issue of SA Junior Golfer, we talk to Ignation Douries, Charl Theron and pay homage to the nine First Swing Programme players that participated in the 2015 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open at Zwartkops Country Club.


My only handicap is golf, says Theron


TSHWANE, 3 May 2015 - Arthrogryposis. Suffering from this incurable congenital joint disease is like living with a death sentence, but for 17-year-old Charl Theron, being born with frozen muscles was just another of life’s challenges to overcome.

On the eve of the 2015...

Douries primed to ignite at SA Disabled Golf Open


Lali Stander


CAPE TOWN, 30 April 2015 - Walking is something most of us take for granted. It is as simple as breathing; we don’t think about it, we just do it.

But not a day passes that 16-year-old Citrusdal golfer Ignation Douries doesn’t pause to marvel at the...

CANON does it again !!!!


Entrenching its commitment to the First Swing Program, Canon SA has this year donated more printers and ink cartridges to aid the administration of the First Swing Program in 5 more schools which cater for children with disabilities. Last year CANON donated 11 printers to other SADGA...

FSP Outing to Fancourt

The disabled Golfers From the FSP of Carpe Diem School, went to the Di Data tournamnet at Fancourt to see the Pro's play. They all enjoyed it very much being a first for them attending such a big event. They each got 3 golf balls from local and international golfers like Branden Grace , George...

Orangedene Golf Course welcomes Godfrey Baloyi

Godfrey Baloyi from the FSP has joined Orangedene Golf Course and plays regularly to get ready for the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open 2015

NOMADS FSP Road Show at St Vincents School for the Deaf

On Monday , the SADGA team went to St Vincents School for the Deaf to introduce the children to golf in a NOMADs FSP Road Show. The children loved the introduction to golf and we have already identified some talent. SADGA Coach Andrew Corthing will now continue at the school with weekly sessions...

Nomads FSP Road Show at Martie Du Plessis in Bloemfontein

On the 2nd February  Coach Andrew Corthing , Jaco Neethling and the SADGA CEO , Eugene Vorster , went to Martie Du Plessis school in Bloemfontein to run a NOMADs FSP Road Show to the children. This road show is an introduction to golf. Great fun was had by all the children and we are...


During January the SADGA FSP coaches got together at Zwartkop Country Club to discuss the way forward with the FSP. It was great to have all the coaches in one room sharing ideas and learning from each other. Our main objective was to make this program fun while teaching the Juniors to play golf...

SADGA ready to build on success

JOHANNESBURG (12 January 2015) – The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) enjoyed incredible growth in 2014, with young stars such as Reinard Schuhknecht and Charl Theron also challenging for honours alongside established names such as Daniel Slabbert and Iglin...

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