Gauteng hunting SADGA Provincial Challenge glory
JOHANNESBURG (11 November 2014) – World One-Arm golf champion Reinard Schuhknecht will lead a strong Gauteng team in the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) Provincial Challenge at Zwartkop Country Club from 30 January to 1 February 2015.
The Provincial Challenge, sponsored by RAM Hand-to-Hand couriers and hosted by ReichmansCapital, will be contested by the three teams of Gauteng, Western Province and a Rest of Country (ROC) team playing two days of singles match play. Each team will include four physically disabled golfers, one deaf golfer and one non-playing captain.
The official practice rounds will be played on 30 January, with the two rounds of the tournament taking place on 31 January and 1 February. And Gauteng will be hard to beat, bringing a team loaded with the stars of South African disabled golf. Apart from Schuhknecht, the team includes multiple Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open champions Daniel Slabbert and Iglin Grobbelaar, as well as Conrad Stoltz, who along with Slabbert and Schuhknecht represented South Africa in the inaugural World Cup of Disabled Golf this year. Slabbert, Schuhknecht and Grobbelaar finished second, third and fourth respectively at this year’s Nedbank South African Disabled Golf Open. And Schuhknecht has also been invited to play in the official pro-am at December’s Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. The Western Province team will rely heavily on the young talent of Western Province Golf Union Disabled Golf of the Year Charl Theron and the experience of Trevor Reich. And the ROC team includes South African disabled golf stalwart Ben van Zyl.
“The nationwide depth of South African disabled golf is going to be on show at this tournament. In the last two years, many of these players have made incredible improvements in their games, and I think this will be reflected in some exciting matches,” said Eugene Vorster, CEO of SADGA.
TEAMS Gauteng: Daniel Slabbert, Iglin Grobbelaar, Reinard Schuhknecht, Conrad Stoltz, Herman Bear (deaf). Captain – Francois Anderson. Western Province: Charl Theron, Trevor Reich, Morne Cronje, Riaan Spreeth, Cedric Touzard (deaf). Captain – Pieter Verwey. ROC (Rest of the Country): Rupert Fortmann, Ben Van Zyl, Chris Wood, Christo De Jager, Given Holose (deaf). Captain – Andrew Corthing.
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