Do you dream of attending a Golf College? If you have a passion for golf and want to make a career out of the game you love, then this 3-year course / golf qualification is for you.

  • Receive elite performance training to prepare you for a playing career;
  • Study golf-specific PGA subjects to prepare and qualify you for a career in golf;
  • Gain practical industry experience, including the chance of 8 weeks coaching in USA;
  • Retain your amateur status throughout your studies to enable you to compete on the amateur circuit, represent your province or even your country.

Do you want to train at the leading golf institute in South Africa?

The TGSE Academy offers intensive elite performance training in a dynamic learning environment, to prepare talented players for a successful professional playing career.

The academy structure is proving to be the most successful modern-day route to a tour career, as talented students are able to concentrate fully on their golf with a full support before turning pro.

TGSE opened the 1st full-time elite performance academy in South Africa, in 2004, and our experience has kept us as the No 1 academy for producing professional golfers.

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      Learners receive elite performance training from the TGSE coaching team, using the Total Golf Coaching System. Skills training and technical coaching comes in the form of both individual and squad sessions.

      Fitness training is provided twice weekly at our custom made on-site fitness centre. Golf-fitness levels are assessed each cycle using the Titleist Performance Institute’s screening methods. Each student receives individual fitness training programmes based on these results.

      Students train at first class facilities at each campus. They also play a full tournament schedule at top-rated golf courses, such as Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC and Bellville GC, where they become members and receive unlimited prepaid rounds of golf.

      An Order of Merit is formed from the regular 18 & 72-hole tournaments. All vital stats are recorded and used to form the student’s development process. Fantastic prizes are awarded for the leading players on the Order of Merit.

      • Learners study the academic component of the PGA qualification. The Diploma is registered with SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) under the title: National Diploma – Club Professional Golfing (SAQA ID: 73209), which carries an NQF level 5. South Africa’s leading golf experts mentor learners in each of the PGA subjects:

        1. Golf Coaching
        2. Sports Psychology
        3. Skills Acquisition
        4. Club Management & Retail
        5. Tournament Organisation
        6. Rules of Golf
        7. Equipment Technology
        8. Business Finance
        9. Business Law
        10. Anatomy & Physiology
        11. Personal Career Development
      • The learning process includes a large practical element to compliment the theory. Students participate in weekly coaching workshops and gain experience through coaching programmes such as the Special Olympics. The students organise golf tournaments such as charity golf days and a Pro/Am events.
        The students also gain experience by working at certain Sunshine Tour events such as the PGA Championship and Jo-burg Open.

      • Learners with a passion for golf, who want to attend a golf college and want a career in golf.
        Talented golfers who want to pursue a playing career and give themselves additional career options by attending the leading golf institution with world class expertise.

        Enrolment Requirement

        1. Matriculation Certificate or equivalent
        2. Interview with Programme Director
        3. Game Assessment Session *

        * ZAR500 interview & assessment fee payable.
      • The PGA Diploma is the benchmark qualification for the golf industry.

        Graduates wishing to become members of the PGA of SA are required to pass both playing and teaching ability tests, attain a 5 handicap or below and fulfil minimum hours work experience, half of which can be logged whilst studying. Students can retain their amateur status throughout the study period.

      • Learners are trained as ‘all-rounders’ and graduate equipped to enter all areas of the golf industry. PGA members once qualified will typically specialise in the area of the choice.

        Examples of career choices for the modern PGA Professional include:

        1. Tournament Professional
        2. PGA Coach
        3. Director of Golf
        4. Club Professional
        5. Golf Retailer
        6. Club Manager
        7. General Manager
        8. Course Superintendent
        9. Golf Entrepreneur
        10. Tournament Official
        11. Golf Tour Operator
        12. Golf Events Coordinator
        13. Golf Agency Owner
        14. Golf Consultant

      • PGA Diploma graduates automatically gain life membership of the TGSE Alumni Club.  One of the main benefits is exclusive access to information about worldwide job opportunities.

        TGSE graduates have gained employment in the golf industry in USA, Asia and Great Britain as well as all over South Africa and the African continent.

      • The PGA of SA is affiliated to the PGA’s of Europe and the PGA membership is recognised in over 40 countries worldwide. TGSE has a vast network within the golf industry both locally and around the globe, to help source employment for graduates.

        The Golf School of Excellence is accredited with CATHSSETA as an accredited provider (Registration Number 613/P/000216/2012) to present the National Diploma – Club Professional Golfing, SAQA qualification ID: 73209.


      Technical Training

      Players receive world class training from a coaching team led by Performance Director, Paul Mackenzie, following the unique Total Golf Coaching System.  Full use is made of the latest coaching technology such as Flightscope and training aids to accelerate the improvement process.

      Golf Fitness

      Players receive intense twice-weekly squad training from TGSE’s Biokineticist and Strength & Conditioning Specialist Marlene Lategan, as well as golf-specific testing every cycle and a personal fitness programs to follow in between sessions.

      • Players receive 1-on-1 sessions with one of our team of Mental Coaches.  The sessions are built around each learner’s specific individual needs, and can relate to factors such as; maintaining focus, acceptance of bad shots, performing under pressure, staying in the present, pre shot routine and many more.

      • Players receive weekly course strategy sessions designed to enhance the thinking and playability of the player on the course.

      • TGSE hosts a full schedule of exclusive tournaments, which form the basis of the TGSE Order of Merit.  Tournaments include strokeplay medals and a number of 72-hole championships.  All vital statistics are analysed to help form the student’s Performance Development Programme. Matchplay also form a vital part of the programme with an internal championship and matches against other competitive teams.  Students also compete in local and national amateur tournaments to gain additional experience.

      • Students train at first class facilities at each campus.  They also play a full tournament schedule at top-rated golf courses, such as Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC and Bellville GC, where they become members and receive unlimited prepaid rounds of golf.

      • Talented golfers who are looking for world-class expertise and a disciplined environment to help them to achieve their dreams of a successful playing career.
        Players who wish to give themselves that extra edge over the competition that can make the difference between success and failure

        Enrolment Requirements: 3 handicap or below

        All applicants must undergo:

        1. Interview with Elite Performance Director
        2. Game Assessment Session *
        3. Personality Profile Test

        * ZAR500 interview & assessment fee payable.

        Only 12 applicants are accepted per year.

      • Parents or sponsors receive reports at the end of each cycle containing tournament scores, vital statistics and attitude assessments.  These are viewed through a password-protected personal student profile on our website. Each learner’s scores and statistics are also updated on the profile on a weekly basis, calculated by our unique statistics system.