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Junior Golf Programmes

Par Programme

Coach: Erich Kliem (Head PGA Professional) & Johan du Buisson (Assistant Professional)

Ages: 5 – 12

Ability levels: Beginners & Intermediates. As far as possible, groups are arranged according to skill levels.

Duration: Termly and on an on-going basis. 8 x 40 minute sessions per term, of which at least 2 take place on the course.

Programme Content: All aspects of golf are coached, with emphasis on the child mainly experiencing it all as being fun, hereby fostering their interest in the game. The basics of all shots are coached (full swing, putting, chipping & pitching, bunker play), as well as the basics of good etiquette, which also aids in the child’s overall personal development. Fun & games are held!

The children are taken onto the golf course as often as possible. Holiday camps are presented as an extra enjoyment incentive and to introduce new juniors into the programme. The kids are also encouraged to take part in fun competitions eg SA Kids Golf. Their progression is closely monitored, with clear and attainable progressive skill levels set for each child to achieve termly and annually.

Number of participants: Maximum of 8 per group, minimum of 4.

Times: Suitable weekday afternoons starting at 15h00. Currently taking place on Thursday afternoons with Johan du Buisson.

Cost: R550 per child per term.

Please find an enrolment form on the side or below.


Birdi Programme

Coach: Erich Kliem (Head PGA Teaching Professional)

Ages: 13 - 18

Ability levels: Emphasis on intermediates but beginnersarealso welcome. As far as possible, groups are arranged according to ablity levels.

Duration: Termly and on an on-going basis. 8 x 50 minute sessions per term, of which at least 2 take place on the course.

Programme Content: Covers all aspects of golf, with emphasis starting to shift slightly toward sound technique and ability, hereby still nurturing their interest in the game. The basics of all shots are coached in slightly more detail (full swing, putting, chipping & pitching, bunker play), and good etiquette is also developed further.

The teenagers are taken onto the golf course as often as possible. More exposure is given to the teenagers in terms of tournament participation, particularly those organized by the Boland Golf Union. Their progression is closely monitored, with clear and attainable progressive skill levels set for each child to achieve termly and annually.

Times: Suitable weekday afternoons starting at 15h00.

Number of participants: Maximum of 5 per group to maintain efficiency.

Cost: R850 per child per term.

Please find an enrolment form on the side or below.


Eagle Programme

Coach: Erich Kliem (Head PGA Teaching Professional)

Ages: 16 - 18

Ability levels: Handicap of 15 or below

Duration: Runs annually with option to renew each year and/or move to the high performance programme. 8 x 60 minute session per term, playing & practice programme included.

Programme Content: While still making sure the fun remains, much more emphasis is now placed on the teenager’s development as a player and competitor in this programme. Constant assessments are repeated in order to evaluate where weaknesses lie and what is to be done to address them, using the latest technology. Experts from the fields of physical & mental conditioning can be made available for liaison. The children’s tournament schedule will be planned with them and evaluations will take place after each tournament.

Number of participants: Limited to the first 10 qualifying paid participants. These will be organised into 2 groups of 5 each in order to maintain efficiency.

Times: Suitable weekday afternoons from 15h00.

Cost: Please contact me for the coaching fee structures. On request a taylor made package including unlimited practice balls, club membership and/or conditioning programmes can also be made available. Please contact me on 083 3355 378 or pgacoach@stbgolf.com.

Please find an enrolment form on the side or below.


High Performance Programme

Coach: Erich Kliem (Head Teaching Professional) assisted by a team of professionals.

Ages: 16 to 22

Entrance requirements: 7 handicap or below. Short CV or interview is mandatory.

Duration: Annual with the option to renew every year. The pupils will see their coach at least twice per week andother instructors at least once per weekend have a set minimum standard of practice and tournament schedules set out for them.

Programme Content: This is a high performance programme. The students are provided with the latest and best technology available, as well as the best sports science experts available in order for them to reach their potentials.

Number of participants: Limited to first 10 qualifying paid participants. Two groups of five students will be formed to maintain efficiency.

Times: Will vary depending on school or student rosters.

Cost: Please contact me for the coaching fee structure. On request a taylor made package including unlimited practice balls, club membership and/or conditioning programmes can also be made available. Please contact me on 083 3355 378 or pgacoach@stbgolf.com.

Please find an enrolment form on the side or below.


Individual Programme

Coach: Erich Kliem (Head Teaching Professional)

Ages: 5 – 18
(See High Performance Programme)

Ability levels: Beginners, intermediate, advanced and high performance. The High performance programme entry requirement is 7 handicap or below.

Duration: Taken on a termly basis. Pupils should stay in the programme for at least one year to benefit. The length and number of sessions will depend on age and ability level eg youngsters & intermediates at least 8 x 30 minutes/term and higher performance pupils at least one hour per week.

Programme Content: Will depend on the junior’s ability level. Beginners are taken through the basics step by step, while intermediates and advanced juniors are assessed and supervised closely in order to develop to the best of their ability. The fun element of the game is always highlighted, while exposure to skill level based competitions is encouraged and organized. Experts from the fields of physical & mental conditioning can be made available for liaison for the more advanced individuals. The advanced children’s tournament schedule will be planned with them and evaluations will take place after each tournament.

Number of participants: Limited to 10. High Performance individuals limited to 5.

Times: Suitable weekday afternoons from 15h00 as well as on alternate weekends.

Cost: R2000 per term. The Individual High Performance Programme cost is available on request.

This is the coaching fee only – On request a taylor made package including unlimited practice balls, club membership and/or conditioning programmes can also be made available. Please contact me on 083 3355 378 or pgacoach@stbgolf.com.

Please find an enrolment form on the side or below.

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