Month: July 2008
The SADC Open, for which the President's Team was chosen, has been postponed.
The SADC Open was planned to coincide with the SADC Meeting which was to be held in Zambia next week and which is Chaired by the Zambian President who is unfortunately, at present, in a semi-comatose state in the intensive care unit of a military hospital in Paris.
As of yet no alternative date has been decided upon.
Bruce Younge, the South African Golf Association's (SAGA) Executive Director, has been invited by the R & A to officiate at the 137th Open Championship which starts on Thursday, 17th July 2008, at Royal Birkdale, just outside the town of Southport in Lancashire on the west coast of England.
The South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced the names of eight players for the President's Team to play in the inaugural SADC Armature Open Championship. This amateur golf event will be played at the Lusaka Golf Club, Zambia, from 2nd to 3rd August 2008.
"The team represents some of our talented young players who will be exposed to international competition for the first time," said Neale Kunhardt, President of the SAGA who will also be the team's manager.
The first ever South African Golf Association Squad training sessions were held this week when nineteen of South Africa's leading amateurs congregated at the World of Golf in Woodmead, Johannesburg on Monday for three days of golf analysis.