Junior disabled golfers enjoy Cape Town Open clinic

15_SUN_CTO_RD1_FEA1Fun was the focus at a coaching clinic for juniors from the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) at the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open on Thursday.

The clinic aimed to provide young disabled golfers with the chance to see a professional tournament first-hand and engage with some of the players.

“For a lot of these kids the opportunities don’t come along often,” said Eugene Vorster, the SADGA CEO. “It’s great to let the children have some fun and to be exposed to something they normally wouldn’t experience. They’ve been looking forward to this clinic for a very long time.”


More than 30 primary and high school learners were bussed out to Royal Cape Golf Club and enjoyed some time on the putting green, helped out by golfing prodigy Brandon Stone.

It was a special day for the youngsters, who got to try a few practice drills on a sunny day in the Mother City.

“It’s great for us to have the platform, via the tournament organisers and Lion of Africa, to come and experience this,” said Vorster. “We’re very fortunate in South Africa that there is such a good understanding between the Sunshine Tour, the amateur bodies, and the disabled organisation that caters for kids who want to play golf.”

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