Old-timer Christo de Jager returns to SA Disabled Golf Open

Christo de Jager, 2018 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open, Magalies Park Golf Club

Christo de Jager, a veteran of South African disabled golf, will share the field with local and international golfers with disabilities at the 2018 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open. The 20th edition of the tournament will take place at the Magalies Park Golf Club from May 13 to 18.

The event attracts top golfers from around the world. De Jager will be attending for the 11th time. Reinard Schuhknecht, brand ambassador for the South Africa Disabled Golf Association (SADGA), notes: “We are pleased that de Jager will be competing at the Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open once again.

“A valued member of the SADGA family, Christo is also a very talented golfer and we are thrilled to have him representing SADGA. We wish him a lucky number 11.” De Jager is a favourite on the disabled golf scene because of his friendly attitude and sense of humour, making him an inspiration to other golfers with disabilities.

Christo de Jager, 2018 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open, Magalies Park Golf Club

The father of two competes in the Les Autres division, which is designed for players who have a limb that doesn’t function properly, as well as for golfers with cerebral palsy and hemiplegics.

Playing golf since 2006, De Jager established himself in the Disabled Golf community in 2010 when he came second in the British Disabled Golf Open.

By 2015, he was representing South Africa at the Swedish Invitational, where he ranked 15th in the tournament. In the following year he won the Les Autres Division at the South African Disabled Golf Open.

Canon South Africa, which has been a proud sponsor of SADGA for many years, is now the official sponsor of the South African Disabled Golf Open until 2020. Michelle Janse van Vuuren, marketing director at Canon South Africa, says: “We are honoured to be associated with this highly anticipated and well-respected tournament. We are looking forward to seeing the golfers in action in May.”

For more information on the event visit the SADGA website here.

Read about the youngsters with disabilities who are heading to the 2018 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open here.

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