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South Africa and Zimbabwe' Special Olympics golfers come together

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The athletes of the Special Olympics teeing off at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in the Special Olympics SA National Golf Championship. Photo Credit: Jimmy Masina
In a year in which golf made its return to the Olympic Games, South Africa and Zimbabwe's Special Olympics golfers once again showed how the game is still thriving at this level of competition. Golf is a key sport in the Special Olympics programme and the PGA of South Africa supports this through its association with the Special Olympics SA National Golf Championship, which was played at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club last month. Over 160 golfers took part in the tournament, and the golfers were all from the greater Gauteng area. There was also a team of Special Olympics athletes representing Special Olympics Zimbabwe. “Special Olympics helps us to transform more lives through the power of sport, and golf in particular. It is a key focus area for the PGA of South Africa in terms of our vision of ‘Touching Lives through the Game of Golf’,” said Ivano Ficalbi, the Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa.

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