About us

Brief History

Visually impaired golfers in South Africa have participated in the competitions organised by the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) since the early 2000’s. The South African Blind Golf Association (SABGA) was itself formed in 2006.

The top South African blind golfers have participated in international events for the visually impaired, with much success. We have had golfers participating in the (biennial) IBGA World Championships since 2008.

SABGA has a growing base of dedicated players, and stages a South African Blind Golf Open annually.

National Colours

Players (and their sighted guides) who participate in international team competitions are eligible for the award of National Protea Colours. The following such awards have been made:
Garrett Slattery
2007 (Phoenix Cup, Canada)
2008 (World Championships, Northern Ireland)
2010 (World Championships, England)
2012 (World Championships, Canada)
2014 (World Championships, Australia)
Leon Strydom
2007 (Phoenix Cup, Canada)
2008 (World Championships, Northern Ireland)
2010 (World Championships, England)
2014 (World Championships, Australia)
   

Johan Kotze
2007 (Phoenix Cup, Canada)
2010 (World Championships, England)

Pieta le Roux
2007 (Phoenix Cup, Canada)
2008 (World Championships, Northern Ireland)