The SwingFit Performance Academy

International Greenkeeping Programme

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Our Mission

It was our belief that not enough good young golfers were becoming Golf
Course Managers and Green Keepers. It is our mission therefore to find good young
aspiring professional golfers become Golf Course Managers.

Our Vision

To provide high-quality, international standard, Golf and Greenkeeping instruction and
training in order to play a significant role in the advancement of the industry for the benefit of South Africa and the African continent.

Our International Greenkeeping Programme specifically targets young aspiring professional golfers who are keen on understanding the management of the golf course.

We provide the only internationally recognised greenkeeping qualifications in Africa and our full time academy programme is designed for aspiring young professional golfers who are passionate about the understanding of managing a golf course while pursuing their dreams of playing on the professional golf tours.

The International Greenkeeping Qualification is a two year full time programme of study running in conjunction with the “Elite Golf ProgramME”. On successful completion of the International Greenkeeping Qualification students receive an internationally recognised National Certificate in Greenkeeping from Elmwood College St Andrews Scotland.

The programme includes:

  • All handbooks, lectures & practical work experience
  • An unlimited Play & Practice membership at Stellenbosch Golf Club (play & practice as much as you want)
  • Weekly coaching/contact time with your PGA Professional
  • Boot camp week with European Tour coach Rob Watts
  • Sport psychology and life skills classes
  • Movement developement
  • Level 1 Rules Certificate
  • Daily short-game, putting and skills development
  • Flightscope analysis
  • Inter-academy tournaments
  • Yearlong Order of Merit

See where our students apply their trade today

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