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….
18 YEARS OLD MATRICULATED
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
Our initiation week runs from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th January.
We invite you to come along for a day to experience Swingfit
18 YEARS OLD MATRICULATED
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 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
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
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
- 10 month program (Feb – Nov)
- Time 2.30 – 4.30pm Tuesday – Thursday inclusive
- Location Pearl Valley Golf course at Val de Vie estate