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Junior Golf Programmes

Par Programme

Coaches: Pierre de Villiers (PGA Trainee) & Johan du Buisson (PGA Trainee). Overseen by Erich Kliem (PGA Head 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.

Cost: R550 per child per term.

Please find an accompanying enrolment form for this programme in order to enter your child.


Birdi Programme

Coach: Erich Kliem (Head PGA Teaching Professional) and Pierre de Villiers (PGA Trainee)

Ages: 13 - 18

Ability levels: Emphasis on intermediates but beginners are also welcome.

Duration: Runs quarterly and on an on-going basis with the option to enter the Eagle or High Performance Programmes. 8 x 40 minute sessions (Pierre) or 8 x 30 minute sessions (Erich) 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 pupils are taken onto the golf course as often as possible. More exposure is given to the older pupils 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 between 15h00 and 17h00.

Number of participants: Individually or in pairs in order to maintain efficiency.

Cost: Please refer to the price lists or contact us for the fees. The fees will include range balls, equipment, video analysis if needed as well as any time spent on the golf course. The Head PGA Professional can also include launch monitor analysis.

Please find an accompanying enrolment form for this programme in order to enter your child.


Eagle Programme

Coach: Erich Kliem (Head PGA Teaching Professional)

Ages: According to ability

Ability levels: Handicap of 15 or below

Duration: Runs monthly with option to renew each year and/or move to the High Performance programme. At least 4 sessions per month, playing & practice programme included.

Programme Content: While still making sure the fun remains, much more emphasis is now placed on the child’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. Ideally done individually but can also be done in pairs.

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

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 accompanying enrolment form for this programme in order to enter your child.


High Performance Programme

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

Ages: 15 - 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 and other instructors at least once per week and 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 6 qualifying paid participants.

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 accompanying enrolment form for this programme in order to enter your child.