Thorne Joins SADGA Team
The South African Disabled Golf Association is thrilled to announce that Ben Thorne will serve as a coach and mentor within the Western Cape First Swing Program.
Thorne – a Professional Golfers Association of South Africa graduate – will oversee the First Swing Program coaching sessions. His core function, however, will be as a mentor for PGA of South Africa students Charles Williams and Daren Hanekom. Thorne will aid the Deaf pair’s development as PGA coaches whilst assisting them with the theoretical aspects of their studies.
Thorne is thrilled to be putting his background in the game to good use and praised the work of the SADGA.
“The fact that you are making a difference and enriching people’s lives by providing opportunities to those who would not usually be exposed to things like golf, and to be able to use my golfing background to help people is just brilliant,” said Thorne.
“It is truly rewarding work and I believe in the SADGA ethos and the work we do.”
Asked what his favourite aspect of the job is thus far, Thorne pointed to seeing the enjoyment that the First Swing Program golfers derive from practice sessions.
“I think working with the schools we do, seeing how much they enjoy their experience here and how much fun they have. I think the SADGA team I work with is great, so I have enjoyed every day so far.”
Everyone at the SADGA welcomes Ben to the association and wishes to say a collective thank you for positively impacting the lives of the First Swing Program golfers and coaches.