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Lifestyle Golf & WPGA Golf Development Programme

Launched in 2021 alongside the Standard Bank Pro-am Series, which ran until the end of 2023, the aim of which is to empower talented South African professional female golfers by creating more playing opportunities to hone their skills further enabling them to progress onto fully fledged tours, the Standard Bank Golf Development Programme supported these objectives by introducing young girls to the sport.
Standard Bank Shield & TextThanks to Standard Bank, Lifestyle Golf in association with the WPGA, over the last 3 years, have successfully accomplished grassroots golf development in 5 nodes of the country namely, Eastern & Western Cape and Gauteng (Orange Farm, Serengeti & West Rand) and is fast becoming a wide-reaching grassroots national programme.

These programmes are designed with longevity in mind as continuity is key for growth and development of the game with the goal being to retain most of these children within the golfing environment in some shape or form, a key component being integrating them into the formal amateur Women’s Golf structures whilst recruiting new learners along the way.

Driving the development and growth of female players at all levels assists in equipping them for future roles within the golfing and business environments which in turn benefits societal and economic development. WPGA Golf Development main photo
Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to Standard Bank for creating the opportunity for grassroots level exposure and training which is much needed within the women’s game in Southern Africa.
Upon completion of Year 1, 2 and 3 of the Standard Bank Golf Development Programme, the goals and objectives of the programme have been attained, the waiting list continues to grow, and the learners progress has far exceeded all expectations.

Two elite learners received personalised coaching sessions and one received training with a golf specific biokineticist to assist with strength and muscle imbalances.

Three incumbents were enrolled into yearlong sponsored learnerships which they all passed with flying colours and are currently being enrolled into their second year whilst an additional three are undergoing evaluation for enrolment.

In trying to play our part in growing the game, this programme not only benefits the children, but it also provides much needed work opportunities for our WPGA lady professionals to whom we pay homage for their coaching skills, dedication, and care in encouraging and nurturing the next generation along their life’s journey.

To our partners, we are so very proud to be associated with likeminded individuals who walk by our side on this journey of making a difference in South African children’s lives and for showing them that with a little bit of hard work, dedication, and commitment anything is possible!

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Would you like to become a partner?

As the Women Professional Golf Association (WPGA) is an Non-Profit Organisation, we simply cannot do it alone, so we are heavily reliant on our partners and sponsors to pursue and grow these initiatives.

We welcome any assistance however great or small which then enables us to extend our reach and hopefully change more lives.

Lifestyle Golf and the WPGA would like to continue with the programmes, especially now that all the structures are in place, but it is all dependent on funding from partners and sponsors.

If you would be interested in sponsoring or participating in some way, please send us a note on the form alongside and we will be in touch right away.

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