Cape Town – Andre Pieterse was appointed as the new president of the South African Golf Association (SAGA) at the Associationâ€™s Annual General Meeting held in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
Pieterse will take over from the current incumbent, Colin Burger, and in terms of the SAGAâ€™s constitution, will serve a two year term commencing Saturday, 22 September 2012.
Outgoing president Colin Burger said he leaves the SAGA in competent hands.
â€œAndre has been on the SAGA Executive Committee for six years and, having served two years as the second vice president and two as senior vice president, has proven himself as an experienced and competent administrator with a unwavering passion for the organisation,â€? said Burger. â€œI wish him well for the term of his presidency.â€?
Speaking from the 52nd South African Inter Provincial tournament, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire, at Port Elizabeth Golf Club, Pieterse said it was an honour to be elected.
â€œIâ€™m looking forward to the taking over the mantle of the SAGA,â€? he said. â€œI have played the game for many years and in this time I have moved through the ranks and served at various levels and my passion for the game and the administration thereof is as strong