The SwingFit Performance Academy

PGA Diploma Programme

The programme includes:

  • All lectures, handbooks and practical training.
  • Unlimited Play & Practice membership at Stellenbosch GC.
  • Five hours a week of guided gym (movement) training.
  • Twice a month Sport psychology and Life Skills training.
  • Bootcamp week with European Tour coach Rob Watts.
  • Access to flightscope and Bio Mech Putting technology.
  • Academy Uniform
  • Year long order of merit and Inter Academy Matchplay?

Click here to view the full programme layout

This could be you!

Adrian Buchner - Head of Pearl Valley Junior Academy

While at school I played rugby, cricket, hockey and golf. It was during my high school days when I decided I wanted take my golf seriously and further my passion for the game.

In 2013 I joined SwingFit to study my 3 year PGA Diploma. My main goal was to try and turn Professional and play golf on Tour and use my PGA Diploma as a backup if I was unable to reach my goals.

During my 3 years my golf improved drastically, however I developed a keen interest in coaching. After passing my PGA Diploma in 2015, I was lucky enough to do my apprenticeship under James Wade at Pearl Valley. This created a new pathway for me to become a PGA Coach working with some of the best coaches in the country.

I completed my Apprenticeship in 2016. thereafter I was employed full-time by SwingFit to be part of the coaching team based at Pearl Valley. SwingFit has provided me with excellent tools and experience to be the best PGA professional I could possibly be.

I am currently still working at SwingFit, heading up the Pearl Valley Junior Academy, as well coaching & lecturing our current crop of PGA Diploma students.

Take your first step to being a Golf Professional