Getting my handicap to single figures has been a long but fun journey and whether you were teaching me in Cape Town, London, Scotland, Europe or America I’ve always enjoyed every minute on the range or the course.

Full Time Golf

Full Time Golf – Become a Champion

The institute offers a Full-Time coaching program to players wanting to either become top amateurs or to prepare them for tour school.   Players receive regular lessons with Grant Hepburn’s coaching team.  The program includes the following:

Supervised practice sessions with experts.

Unlimited access to video analysis

Playing lessons

Membership at a golf club

Membership at River Club practice facility

For information on this program email:

PGA Diploma

We offer a 3 year PGA diploma that is internationally recognised.  This program is specifically for people that would like to make golf a career.  Students will be coached by Grant Hepburn’s team on an individual and group basis.  Our Education partner, ETA will provide our education support and accreditation.

Amateurs retain their amateur status during the course of their studies.  This ensures that you can still compete for your province or country before turning professional.

Our world class coaches and experts in life skills will prepare you for a playing career in the professional ranks.

For those that fall short of the skills required to make it as a tour playing professional the PGA subjects will prepare and qualify you for a career in the golf industry. The PGA qualification is recognised in over 40 countries worldwide.

Career paths include:

  • Green Keeping
  • Golf Club Management
  • Golf Events Co-ordinator
  • Coaching
  • Retail
  • Golf Tourism
  • Golf Course Architect
  • Golf Consultant
  • Tournament Official

High Performance Program

Golfers will focus their efforts on becoming good enough to play at a high level, perhaps even becoming a touring professional.  They will enjoy a competitive group environment with supervised practice and coaching sessions.  Coaches will accompany the golfers on practice rounds to record stats, advise on shot selection and also to monitor technique under playing conditions.

The SA Golf Institute will manage the group in terms of advising them on schedules and planning as well as accompanying them to various tournaments.

Nutrition, Fitness and Sports Psychology advice will also be available through our expert partners in the relevant fields.  This area of development is important and we will manage and supervise the program for the golfers.

Junior or Part Time High Performance

This is mostly for school-going children who cannot do golf full time.  They will be able to practice and play in a group environment and receive unlimited coaching in their sessions.  As with the Full Time High Performance Program they will receive on course coaching at scheduled SA Golf Institute practice rounds and we will keep a record of their stats and monitor their progress through regular skills tests.

For those that require chaperoning to tournaments, especially in the case of events that are outside of Cape Town we will be able to provide that service.  This option will be an extra cost and is especially helpful for advanced juniors playing in Order of Merit tournaments.  We will accompany groups of our players to these tournaments, which will save the parents the time and cost of having to travel with their children to the events.

For more information on any of these specialized Programs please email us on


Tel: 021 300 0140

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