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Carlo Kok did two on course sessions with the kids at Glenwood Short course and also Kingswood Golf estate.

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Julien Jansen Working on his Putting technique

We played on course at Glenwood and we did short game coaching with the kids at Kingswood where I focuses on both techniques for Short and long putting.  Chipping and Pitching was also worked on.

Then I did one swing lesson with Morne Els and main focus in this lesson was  squaring the club up at impact and also making the angle of attack less shallow.  ( He hits down very steep causing an outside in swinpath making him it a fade )

At school Carlo Kok had 3 sessions two with the B group and one with the A –group . They mainly did Full swing.

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Alexander Africa making sure his balls is well displayed and ready to be hit ….

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B group of Golfers.

From left: Elzane Gerdzen, Lucreatia Abrahams, Keanu Harmse,
Dante October, Sue Ellen Solomons, Alexander Africa and Sipho Counter.

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B Group hitting at the School field: From front Sipho Counter, Elzane Gertzen, Sue Ellen Solomons and Lucreatia Abrahams.

We will be doing an end of year Camp for the kids in Early December before the School close .

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Kfc Lunch on our way to Cape town from right …. Carlo kok (Coach) , Ruwaan Stroebel , Dillian van Hansen , Julian Jansen , John Lee de Boer , Jearome ( Carpe diem Driver ) At Mowbray King David Golf club , Morning of the Interschools . From Front left Jearome (Driver) Julian Jansen . Lily Reich (SADGA), Dillian Van Hansen ,John Lee De Boer , Ruwaan Stroebel , back Angela Nielson (Carpe Diem Teacher ) Carlo Kok (Coach )
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At Prize Giving at the Interschool’s :

From Left : Charles (SADGA Coach ) Raylin (SADGA Coach ) Dillian van Hansen ;Darren (SADGA Coach )  Julian Janzen; John Lee De boer ; Danna ( Canon main Sponsor ) Ruwaan Stroebel ; Carlo Kok ( Coach)

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Signal Hill Outing with Table Mountain in the back  :

From left Dillian Van Hansen ; Jerome (Driver ) Ruwaan Stroebel ;Carlo Kok (coach ) Julian Janzen ; John Lee De boer

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 Julian Jansen having a chill moment before we leave for Home  Various People During the Warm up at King David& Mowbray  .
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At the AQUARIUM : from left  Carlo Kok ( coach )  Julian Hidding in the back ; Jerome ( Driver ) John Lee de Boer ; Dillian Van Hansen and Front Ruwaan Stroebel .  

The FSP members from the Southern Cape have been working hard over the past month to lay the foundation for a sound short-game.

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Under the guidance of FSP coach Carlo Kok, the kids were taught the fundamentals of chipping and pitching. A vital component of this is to teach the golfers how to gauge the distance of the shots they need to hit. To this end, a bucket was placed on the green into which the golfers had to fly their balls. This is a fantastic drill to help develop the golfers feel around the greens.

“I want the kids to get a good understanding that they don’t need a lot of power for the shots around the green as they want to hit the ball as hard and far as possible”, Kok says.

Chipping the ball well is only half the battle won though ── to get up and down successfully, one needs to hole putts. Kok thus spent time teaching the golfers how to setup correctly and stroke the ball well. As is the case with chipping, feel is of the utmost importance. The golfers were thus tasked with hitting lag putts which needed to finish within a block of 4 tees.

As always, one of the big focuses of the FSP coaching is to inject an aspect of fun into the practices. Kok therefore gave the children the chance to pit their putting skills against one another in a game of putt-putt.

“At the school we also made use of the putt putt course which the kids Love as I always make a little competition. It’s always nice to help the kids and give them information and speak to them about golf. Even if they are disabled they still love to compete and learn new skills through golf.”

Thank you to Carlo for giving his time to help develop the skills of our FSP members and to the Southern Cape Golf Union for their continued support of the FSP and the SADGA.

MAGALIESPARK, 16 May 2018 – Former British soldier Mike Browne showed the nerves and composure of a true champion when he claimed a breakthrough victory in wire-to-wire style at the Canon South African Disabled Golf Open on Wednesday.

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PHOTOS – English leg-amputee Mike Browne lifted the 20th Canon South African Disabled Golf Open title in wire-to-wire style with rounds of 78, 78 and 76 at Magalies Park Golf Club; credit Abri Kriegler.

Competing in first disabled championship, the 38-year-old leg-amputee from England carded successive rounds of 78 to head into the final round at the Magalies Park Golf Club with a 10 shot lead over former two-time champion Iglin Grobberlaar.

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Browne let a few shots slip during the round, but his magic touch around the greens netted him a birdie at 17 and he parred the final hole for a four-over-par 76 to close out a 12 shot victory on 232.

“This is fantastic,” said the elated winner. “It’s pretty cool to be one-for-one in victories. I was apprehensive when I came out to South Africa, because I’ve never played in a disabled tournament before but I had an absolutely amazing time.

“I gained so much more from this experience than just the trophy. I’ve played against other amputees before, but here I met people with disabilities I’ve never seen before. They competed just as hard as I did and it was heart-warming to see their enthusiasm and spirit.

“I was especially impressed with the kids I met from the First Swing Programme. To hear their stories and to watch see them compete was a very humbling experience. I feel incredibly honoured to be the champion of this tournament. I’ve said it before this week; any disabled person who loves golf should try to play in this championship.”

Browne didn’t have the greatest starts, but playing the pro circuit for the last 18 months has taught the scratch golfer to never give up.

“I hit a 4-iron off the tee and 8-iron in, but it flew the green and hit the road at the back,” said Browne. “I got the two shots back with birdies at three and five. Then I made another double when I put it in the bunker at six. My trap shot hit a tree, I finished dead behind another tree and had to chip out. I turned two over, and had bogeys at 12 15 and 16, but I nearly eagled 17. I hit 5-wood and the ball pitched on the green and rolled off the back. I had about 35 foot to the pin and nearly holed it.”

Browne hit it close again on 18, but the birdie putt shaved the hole, leaving him a tap pin for par and victory.

Grobberlaar and Daniel Slabbert both posted final rounds of 78, but the Clovelly golfer edged out four-time champion Slabbert by one stroke for second on 244. Grobberlaar also won the Les Autrés Medal Competition, edging out 19-year-old Iglin Douries for the victory.

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Hernan Garcia from Chile finished fourth overall on 248 and lifted the Arm-Amputee Medal title with rounds of 89, 82 and 77.

Double leg-amputee James Hourigan from Ireland closed with a 79 to round out the top five on 251.

First Swing Programme coaches, Daren Hanekom and Charles Williams had to put their friendship on ice as they challenged for the Deaf Medal Competition title. Williams won the race with a final round 87 to triumph on 258.

Garreth Slattery successfully defended his title in the Visually Impaired Medal Competition on 285 and arm-amputee Chris Wood from Namibia won the Senior Medal Competition on 254.

The various Stableford winners included Albano dos Santos (Deaf), Manel Usher (Rookies Deaf Nine-Holes), Charlene Pienaar (Ladies), Raylen de Wee (Physically Disabled U-23), Kwazi Mahlangu (Deaf U-23), Simu Mdudu (Leg-Amputee) and former Sunshine Tour professional Brandon Shaw, who won the Physically Disabled Overall Competition and the Les Autrés Division.

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