swingfit Programs


18 years old matriculated



This is our flagship program Which provides a great gateway for a career in golf, whether to play or to coach or to start a golf related business.


The official name is the PGA diploma in club golfing which we offer in partnership with the South African Golf Institute. It is accredited by the PGA of South Africa and internationally recognised in over 40 countries.



  • A 3 year program

  • NQF level 5 diploma

  • Retain your amateur status

  • Benefit from excellent training facilities at Stellenbosch Academy of Sport and Golf Club

  • Gain excellent industry insights through our work experience programs


What makes Swingfit different?

  • The focus on optimising tournament performance

  • The quality and experience of our coaching team

  • The small student groups in each year

  • Our goal to develop each individual to reach their potential


Whilst at Swingfit why not….

  • Learn how we coach children at our weekly clinics

  • Gain an insight into performance coaching through our work with the provincial squads

  • Help organize Swingfit junior tournaments

  • Gain an insight into tournament organisation and course set-up

  • Assist with corporate and fundraising events


If you really impress us as a student, we will offer you a job at the end of the program….





Elite Program

Elite young amateurs who are preparing for American college life or considering a career as a tour player


This is a full one year program of intensive training and tournaments.


  • Initial performance assessment by Rob Watts who is head England U/18 coach

  • incredible training environment and facilities at Stellenbosch Academy of Sport

  • Full membership of Stellenbosch Golf Club with playing and practice rights

  • Individual coaching covering all factors of performance

  • A personalised training program


Why choose Swingfit ?:

  • Our initial “boot camp” training week

  • Our focus on improving tournament performance

  • Our competitive training environment

  • Our small group sizes



Individuals must be 18 years old and have matriculated


Swingfit recommends

Our initiation week runs from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th January.

We invite you to come along for a day to experience Swingfit





International Greenkeeping PRogram

young, motivated individuals, who are keen to develop their knowledge of greenkeeping and acquire an internationally recognised national certificate


The International Greenkeeping Qualification is a two year full time programme endorsed by the R&A which provides successful students with an internationally recognised National Certificate in Greenkeeping from Elmwood College St Andrews Scotland.

Swingfit Education Academy is delighted to partner with African Turf Academy to offer this program in the Western Cape from 2018. The program offers 9 Greenkeeping modules and in addition, through our Tour player development program which provides extensive coaching in mind body and swing and a competitive tournament schedule, students will have the opportunity to develop their playing skills.


Why International Greenkeeping ?

Greenkeepers are in great demand worldwide. It is our mission to find young, motivated individuals, who are keen to develop their knowledge of greenkeeping. We will train and develop them over 2 years and give them the skills they require for an exciting career in the golfing world.

  • The 9 Greenkeeping Modules: (needs bullets)

  • Golf Course Maintenance

  • Golf Machinery Maintenance

  • Turfgrass Identification & Production

  • Sportsturf Nutrition

  • Plant Husbandry

  • Sportsturf Soils & Rootzones

  • Golf Course Design & Construction

  • Golf Course Drainage & Irrigation

  • Tournament Preparation, Etiquette & Rules


The Tour Player Development Programme Highlights:

  • Membership at Stellenbosch

  • Excellent coaching program covering all factors of performance

  • Course Strategy sessions & performance statistics

  • Swingfit Order of Merit

  • Excellent Tournament program



18 year olds

<=2 Handicap

Warm Weather Training

An intensive program, tailor made to the individual, aimed at elite players from the northern hemisphere to extend their season with excellent practice facilities and world ranking tournaments



  • State of the art residential academy in Stellenbosch

  • Full membership at Stellenbosch Golf Club with playing and practicing rights

  • Holistic performance assessment by Rob Watts, England Golf’s director of coaching

  • Individual program with allocated training and playing sessions

  • Excellent tournament program including SA matchplay and strokeplay championships


What makes us different?

  • We periodize your training program around your tournament schedule

  • We observe your performance regularly at amateur events



  • A 2 handicap or better

  • 18 years old


Swingfit recommends:

The program starts mid-January. We recommend a minimum of 8 weeks to see the full benefits



High school Students

Junior Elite Academy

We are excited to introduce a new junior elite academy for youngsters who want to take their game to the next level.


What’s the focus?

At Swingfit, we have identified 5 performance pillars of world class players:

  • World Class Putting
  • Outstanding short game skills
  • Precise wedge game
  • Ball flight control
  • Course Strategy


The monthly coaching…in a nutshell:

  • 4 individual coaching sessions, each 30 minutes
  • 4 Group coaching sessions  (2 hours each)
  • 4 nine hole on course sessions (2 hours each)
  • 4 structured practice sessions with skills tests


Why choose this program?

  • Each youngster will build a personalised development plan (PDP) with coach
  • Swingfit will travel to local tournaments to observe the youngsters
  • We will periodise training plans on an individual basis


Program essentials:

  • 10 month program (Feb – Nov)
  • Time 2.30 – 4.30pm Tuesday – Thursday inclusive
  • Location Pearl Valley Golf course at Val de Vie estate




All Swingfit programs take place at Stellenbosch Golf Club


Junior Elite Academy takes place at Pearl Valley Golf Course