As a Section 21 company, SADGA is bound to the principles of Corporate Governance, including transparency, disclosure and sound ethical conduct. To this end, we have a Board of Directors who are appointed on a voluntary basis to enforce these principles.
Legal Structures of the Board
- Association Incorporation under section 21-Reg.#2004/015161/08
- The Board meets 3/4 times per year
- The Board ensures that all its properties are fully managed and regulated.
- The Board recognises the importance of maintaining transparency and accountability.
- The Board approves all policies of the SADGA.
- The Board decides on the salary increases, bonuses and job descriptions.
Members of the Board
Chairman of the Board: Enver Hassen
Enver is an Education Specialist and is passionate about sport, particularly providing opportunities for PDI’s (Previously Disadvantaged Individuals). He has been involved with Golf Development initiatives in the Western Province Golf Union since 1995. He served as President of the South African Golf Association after having served as President of WPGU.
As a qualified R & A Rules official, he has been active at the South African Open Championship, one of the SA Tours major championships.
Financial Director: Alan Locketz
Alan has been a keen supporter of disabled golf for a number of years and when asked in 2004 to fulfill the task of Financial Director, he accepted with enthusiasm. Alan has been in private practice as a Chartered Accountant (SA) since 1985 and owns AML Financial Services.
Director: Trevor Reich
Trevor, a below knee amputee, is one of our most capable disabled players, playing off a six handicap and has competed in disabled golf tournaments at the top level both locally and internationally. Having played golf since the age 12 Trevor has invaluable knowledge of golf. He is a respected businessman in Cape Town and together with his partners owns one of the largest party-hire businesses in Cape Town.
Director: Ralph Nortje
Ralph Nortje was formerly the Chairman of the board of South African Disabled Golf. Ralph is currently working for Bidvest Automotive as the Franchise Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the BMW, Mini and McCarthy Premium Pre-owned Group. Ralph holds an MBA degree which he obtained through the Open University of the United Kingdom and UNISA.
Ralph became disabled due to a serious car accident in 1988 which led to the amputation of his right arm. Although Ralph has been a keen golfer prior to his accident, he started playing golf soon after his accident as an amputee and has been part of disabled golf for more than 6 years. He has developed an all consuming passion for the game and is truly a competitive participant, and he won the category for one arm amputee stableford at the 2009 and 2012 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open.
Ralph believes in the Essence of Golf - "Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented"
Director: Koos Ellis
Koos has been one of our most loyal supporters on and off the golf course. Koos was the regional manager for Xerox in the Western Cape and through his network of businesses and people, has added immeasurable value to the SADGA.