Taylor takes helm at South African Golf Association

The Senior Vice-President Geoff Taylor will take office as the acting President of the South African Golf Association (SAGA) following the resignation of its President Gerhard Conradie on Wednesday, 3 February 2016.

Second Vice-President Naadir Agherdien will assume the mantle of acting Senior-Vice President with immediate effect.

“Gerhard has resigned his presidency on the advice of his physician,” Taylor said. “He has had a very long association with SAGA, having served on the SAGA Executive Committee for 13 years.

“We thank him for his service and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Conradie said the decision was a difficult one, but he leaves SAGA in competent hands.

“This decision has not been taken lightly, but after much consideration I am stepping down as the president of SAGA and its associated offices,” Conradie said.

“I have enjoyed the opportunity of contributing to amateur golf through SAGA, but it is no secret that I have been struggling with my health for the past two years. A recent consultation revealed that the challenges, workload and pressure of the last two years has put a lot of strain on my general well-being.

“I was offered an opportunity to pursue a business venture within golf and, while I will only have a small role, I do not believe that I could commit to that opportunity while serving as president of SAGA.

“I take great pride in having helped the SAGA move towards a professional structure through the establishment of GolfRSA and I will be available to assist SAGA, as well as the CEO of GolfRSA on a voluntary basis.

“I wish all those involved at SAGA and GolfRSA much success with the growth of golf and I thank you for the privilege of being able to serve as president during such exciting times.”

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