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Congratulations To Sergio Agarcia Arries: A Story Of Pursuing Dreams

Oudtshoorn, 07 May 2024 The Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality wants to congratulate Sergio Agarcia Arries for winning the Oudtshoorn Golf Club Championship after he won second place two years in a row. Arries was part of the Southern Cape Provincial Team for two years as well as the Southern Cape Golf Development Team for under 18s.  In both these two years, he was the top player of the Southern Cape.

Arries’ passion is a testament to his talent and perseverance. His journey began in 2022 when he was recognized as the newcomer of the year, receiving support from the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality in the form of new golf clubs. At the 2023 Mayor’s Sports Awards, he was honored as the Junior Sportsman of the Year, marking another milestone in his career.

From humble beginnings in the Hopeville informal settlement, Sergio Arries has consistently defied expectations, securing victories and setting records along the way. In 2022, he was the winner of the Mossel Bay and Riversdale Junior Golf Open as a first-timer, runner-up in the Oudtshoorn Club Championships, ranked 15th in the Southern Cape junior rankings, selected to represent Southern Cape in the SA inter-provincials in Mbombela and also set a new course record of 65 at the Ladismith Golf Course. Arries’s success is a reflection of his passion, the support of his community and the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality. As he continues to pursue his passion for golf, Sergio’s story serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes everywhere.

At just 18 years old, his journey is one of a young man chasing his dreams, and today, we celebrate his achievements with utmost pride.  From the tender age of 12, he discovered his profound love for golf after he started playing golf with his father. It was a realization that sparked a fire within him, moving him towards a path of excellence in the sport.

Reflecting on his journey, Arries recalls how a twist of fate led him to discover his calling. An injury at the age of 12 redirected him towards the golf course, where he found his great love, golf. Since then, there has been no turning back for him, whose life revolves around the game he loves.  He also extends his gratitude to the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality for being part of this journey.

Arries’ parents, Jacobus and Sarah Arries, are very proud of their son’s achievements. Their support has been instrumental in his journey so far.

Currently balancing his studies with his dedication to golf, he is pursuing his Matric online through UCT. Sergio envisions attending TGSE Academy in Cape Town, where he aims to immerse himself fully in golf. Arries said his role model is Ricky Fowler as his humility and sportsmanship are qualities that he admires.

In words of encouragement to the youth, Arries urges them to prioritize education, find their passion, and live for it.

As we celebrate Arries’s accomplishments, let us be reminded of the power of passion, perseverance, and unwavering determination. The Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality do not doubt that his journey will continue to inspire a lot of youth.