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Improvement Programmes

Coach: Erich Kliem (PGA Head Professional)

Breaking Barriers

Ability levels: Intermediate or advanced

Duration: 6 or 10 sessions of either a half hour or one hour each.

Programme Content: This programme’s goal is to help the player to start “breaking scoring barriers” that the player would like to work toward eg 100, 95, 90, 80 and so forth. The programme starts with an assessment and follows a dedicated plan.

  • Session 1: Assessment of all elements of your game in order to set up the improvement plan according to strengths and weaknesses. This assessment ideally takes place on the course.
  • Sessions 2 to 5 / 9: Dedicated to improvement via simple corrections in mainly the fundamentals, making sure the player knows what and how to practice. The coach will also make sure the player is practicing correctly even when it is not part of lesson time. The latest technology is made use of.
  • Session 6 / 10: Follow-up in order to assess improvements. Ideally takes place after at least 4 practice sessions have taken place. The “breaking” factor is on-going however, with the contact remaining between player and coach in order to evaluate when the goal has been reached.

Number of participants: Can be taken individually or in pairs, or in a group of up to 5.

Times: Weekdays at flexible times as well as on alternate weekends. On-course sessions are subject to course availability.

Cost: Individual (half hour sessions) - R2100 / R3500; Individual (hour sessions) - R3500 / R5850; Pairs (half hour sessions) - R2700 / R4500; Pairs (hour sessions) - R4200 / R7000. Please contact me if you wish to arrange group sessions. All rates include range balls, equipment if needed and any time spent on the golf course.


Master the Short Game

Ability levels: Intermediate or advanced

Duration: 6 sessions of either half hour or one hour each

Programme Content: As the name suggests, this programme really aims to get the player improving vastly at the vital short game elements ie bunker play, pitching, chipping and putting. It involves an assessment as well as a correcting and drills element.

  • Session 1: Assessment to ascertain biggest weaknesses and to set up the most effective improvement plan.
  • Sessions 2 to 5: Discussions and corrections of all short game elements (pitching, chipping, bunker play and putting) starting with your weakest element.
  • Session 6: Follow-up on improvements made – preferably after at least 3 practice sessions have taken place.

Number of participants: Can be taken individually or in pairs, or in a group of up to 5.

Times: Weekdays at flexible times as well as on alternate weekends. On-course sessions are subject to course availability.

Cost: Individual (half hour sessions) - R2100; Individual (hour sessions) - R3500; Pairs (half hour sessions) - R2700; Pairs (hour sessions) - R4200. Please contact me if you wish to arrange group sessions.All rates include range balls, equipment if needed and any time spent on the golf course.


Hit it Longer

Ability levels: Intermediate or advanced

Duration: 4 sessions of a half hour each. Group sessions will be for an hour.

Programme Content: This programme obviously aims at getting the player to hit the ball a longer distance in general, but especially off the tee. An assessment is followed by 2 dedicated sessions as well as a follow-up session.

  • Session 1: Assessment in order to ascertain where distance is lost. This includes an assessment of your current equipment.
  • Sessions 2 & 3: Dedicated to showing you how to hit the ball further. The sessions may include equipment demonstrations.
  • Session 4: Follow-up to assess improvement. Should ideally take place after at least 2 practice sessions.

Number of participants: Can be taken individually or in pairs, or in a group of up to 5.

Times: Weekdays at flexible times as well as on alternate weekends. On-course sessions are subject to course availability.

Cost: R1560 (individual); R2000 (pair). Please contact me if you wish to arrange group sessions.All rates include range balls, equipment if needed and any time spent on the golf course.


Hit it Straighter

Ability levels: Intermediate or advanced

Duration: 4 sessions of a half hour each. Group sessions will run for an hour.

Programme Content: This programme is dedicated to getting you hitting the ball straighter much more regularly! An assessment is followed by 2 dedicated sessions as well as a follow-up.

  • Session 1: Assessment to ascertain why you are not hitting the ball straight regularly enough. This includes an assessment of your equipment.
  • Sessions 2 & 3: Dedicated sessions showing you how you can hit the ball straighter on a more regular basis. The sessions may include equipment demonstrations.
  • Session 4: Follow-up to assess improvement. Should ideally take place after at least 2 practice sessions.

Number of participants: Can be taken individually or in pairs, or in a group of up to 5.

Times: Weekdays at flexible times as well as on alternate weekends. On-course sessions are subject to course availability.

Cost: R1560 (individual); R2000 (pair). Please contact me if you wish to arrange group sessions.All rates include range balls, equipment if needed and any time spent on the golf course.


Complete Golfer

Ability levels: Intermediate or advanced

Duration: 10 sessions of either half hour or one hour each.

Programme Content: As the name suggests, this programme’s goal is to guide the player toward becoming a “complete golfer” by following a dedicated, well worked out plan covering all aspects, starting with the player’s weakest elements. The programme starts with a thorough assessment and follows a dedicated plan. This programme is also ideal for the off-season or as a year-long programme where you have constant guidance with you.

  • Session 1: Thorough assessment of all elements of your game in order to set up the improvement plan according to strengths and weaknesses. This assessment ideally takes place on the course.
  • Sessions 2 to 8: Dedicated to improvement via simple corrections in mainly the fundamentals, making sure the player knows what and how to practice. The coach will also make sure the player is practicing correctly even when it is not part of lesson time. The latest technology is made use of. Where possible, course and range sessions can be alternated.
  • Session 9 & 10: Follow-up in order to assess improvements. The contact between player and coach remains in order to evaluate when various goals and objectives have been reached.

Number of participants: Can be taken individually or in pairs, or in a group of up to 5.

Times: Weekdays at flexible times as well as on alternate weekends. On-course sessions are subject to course availability.

Cost: Individual (half hour sessions): R3500; Individual (hour sessions): R5850; Pairs (half hour sessions): R4500; Pairs (hour sessions): R7000. Add-on lessons to this package will be charged at the package rate. Please contact me if you wish to arrange group sessions.All rates include range balls, equipment if needed and any time spent on the golf course.


Managing the Course

Ability levels: Intermediate or advanced

Duration: 3 sessions of an hour each

Programme Content: This programme is dedicated to showing you how you can improve your score by doing nothing other than making better decisions while playing. An assessment is followed by a dedicated session and a follow-up.

  • Session 1: Assessment on the course in order to set up an effective improvement plan.
  • Session 2: Dedicated on-course session showing you how better decision making can lead to much better scoring without technical changes.
  • Session 3: Follow-up session to review improvements. Ideally takes place after at least 2 rounds.

Number of participants: Can be taken individually or in pairs, or in a group of up to 5.

Times: Weekdays at flexible times as well as on alternate weekends. On-course sessions are subject to course availability.

Cost: R1950 (Individual); R2340 (Pair). Please contact me if you wish to arrange group sessions. All rates include equipment if needed and any time spent on the golf course.


Play with the Pro

Ability levels: Intermediate or advanced

Duration: 2 hours (9 holes) or 4 hours (18 holes)

Programme Content: A fun programme during which you get to play with the professional. Even though this is not a pure course management session, you will still learn a lot from seeing which decision the professional makes in which circumstances, and he will also be able to help you with sound course management advice.

Number of participants: Individually or up to 3 persons.

Times: Weekdays at flexible times as well as on alternate weekends. On-course sessions are subject to course availability.

Cost: R650 per hour (individual); R780 per hour (pair); R880 per hour (3 players). All rates include equipment if needed and any time spent on the golf course.

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