Du Plooy Chasing Consistency At CT Disabled Open
Cape Town, 21 September 2021: Johan Du Plooy is hoping to card two consistent rounds of golf when the Cape Town Disabled Open hosted by The City of Cape Town tees off at King David Mowbray Golf Club.
After biting his tongue around the age of 1-years-old where an external bleed became an internal bleed, Johan’s parents were given the news that he was a haemophiliac. As fate would have it, Johan’s brother Pieter too suffers from haemophilia yet neither of them has allowed the condition to stop them from living a full life.
Johan attended mainstream school throughout primary and high school, earning provincial colours in both tennis and chess while also receiving recognition at school for his academic and musical exploits. He parlayed his affinity for academics into a degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pretoria.
It was while studying that Johan discovered yet another talent – table tennis. He made rapid progress with paddle in hand, earning his provincial colours at U/21 level before receiving University colours as the second-best player in the country.