Hello April!


This past month EOGA Golf Academy had the opportunity to present at Bryanston Country Club at the Club Managers Association of South Africa Yearly Golf Day.

Etienne (from Steenberg Golf Club) and Chalton (from Killarney Country Club) met the General Managers and Golf Directors of many golf clubs around South Africa. EOGA showcased their latest technologies such as FlightScope and Boditrack, and also presented their Short Golf kit that is used for our junior classes.

 

This was a fantastic opportunity for EOGA Golf Academy to display our philosophy and work ethic to many golf directors around the country and potentially open the door to more golf sites where we can be involved and develop our love of coaching keen golfers.

On the topic of fantastic opportunities to talk about our passion, Etienne Olivier, founder of EOGA Golf Academy, was on the SABC 3 Expresso show on Monday morning at 7.30am. If you want to see a young man who loves what he’s doing and is comfortable talking about it on screen, then you must try and catch the episode. As soon as we have the link, be sure that we will post it. Etienne’s relaxed manner will make you want to go and grab a golf club – even at 7am!

 
 

Steenberg


During the school holidays, David organised a Junior Holiday Clinic. As always the juniors were challenged, coached and well entertained. Their skills were practiced and their golf improved, making the step into term 2 very smooth.
 

The EOGA Steenberg Prentice Series has started. David is also involved in this great tournament that is taking place each month throughout the year. Check out the dates if you are interested in joining. The first event has taken place but there is still time to join.
 
 
Daniel Roos playing off Ladies tee,
first time in these events!
Riccardo Pizzocri lining up a birdie
putt on the 17th hole at Steenberg

With the winter season approaching, coach David is offering a special to make sure that you get not only the best coaching for your golfing needs, but that you also take the time needed to practice your skills on the course. Contact him to book your lessons!
 

EOGA organised a Masters Waterskipping Challenge. While we don’t usually aim to get the ball in the water, we had a very good reason to do so this time as this was a fundraiser for Matt Durham, our coach who is still into rehabilitation after a motorbike accident at the beginning of the year.
 

EOGA is creating another fundraising event for Matt. We are organising a raffle for a beautiful print with famous golfers’ signature on it. Each ticket is R50. Please take part in this raffle, we are missing Matt in our team as I’m sure you and your kids are too and would love for him to heal soon and come back fast! You can get tickets from our office at Steenberg EOGA.

The winner will be announced on via our social media, so make sure that you follow our
Instagram and Facebook accounts!
 
*coach not included in the raffle prize
 

Erinvale


Our fantastic John keeps working his magic with our Juniors. The kids are growing, they are happy, they love John and they are becoming friends!
 

John also organised a Junior Holiday Clinic and the kids couldn’t have found a better way to fill their school holidays!
 

Erinvale had their Target 36 launch. The ladies and the juniors had a really great time and Murray and John are excited to see how much they can grow their golf through this meaningful initiative.
 

Here’s a reminder of the following dates. If you haven’t signed up yet, it isn’t too late. Contact Murray for bookings.
 
 

Westlake

 
 
We have a new coach helping Alec out during the weekends: Brent Kirstein.

Reaching a handicap of 0 by the age of 15, Brent has always loved the game of golf. He has represented WP at U15, U18, U23 and mid am levels as well as going to America on a golf scholarship where he made the All American Team.

When returning to South Africa he pursued a career as a golf coach at the Jamie Gough School under Wayne Bradley. He learned all aspects of coaching, from a beginner level holding a club for the first time to an experienced golfer looking to save a few shots.
 
A highlight for Brent, while doing his PGA coaching certificate, was to play in the Cape Town Open where he made the 36 hole cut. He grew a lot through his experience of playing with some of the best golfers in South Africa, knowledge that he loves to apply on course coaching lessons.

EOGA is excited to be in partnership with Brent. Welcome to the team!

Alec carries on with the Ladies’ Clinic and the regular junior classes in partnership with our schools.

Also, EOGA Westlake now has its own FlightScope! We love to use the best technology to make sure you get the best coaching!

 
Make sure to book your private
Flightscope session with Alec
Alec is coaching little Aaryan.
All smiles after his lesson!
 

Arabella


André has been keeping himself very busy with the weekly Ladies’ Clinics, the juniors weekly lessons, their holiday bootcamps and now the new Pilates classes!

Pilates is essential to develop a strong body and will enable you to play a better golf. In a class of only 6 people, you will get excellent coaching from our instructor.

 

These are the fabulous Ladies of the Ladies’ Clinic. Sadly many of them have left for a different country. What a fun bunch of ladies they are! But the Ladies’ Clinic continues! Every Thursday – 9am to 10am!
 

Our Juniors’ pick-ups in style! They are a great team to work with and are taking their golf very seriously!
 

Here is the schedule for the next 4 weeks. Don’t delay, join the team!
 

Pictured below is the stunning 9th hole that André played with Willy and Heidi on their last lesson before they left for Germany. Heidi and Willy booked a few lessons and made great progress.
 

André continues his outreach every Friday at the Fellowship church. They combine our golf coaching with some preaching. What an opportunity to reach the disadvantaged youth and being able to teach them some golf! A highlight of our week!
 

André is working this Easter weekend. Don’t be shy, contact him and make the most of the long weekend by booking your lesson with him!
 
 

Killarney


Chalton has been working hard to make our studio look fresh and new. This is our putting corner, very useful on those rainy days!
 

Fareed was our first ever client to use our SAM Puttlab for his putting session. It is so fulfilling when everything comes into place! It’s been put to good use since then!

EOGA Killarney is also proud to be the new owner of Boditrack and FlightScope. At EOGA we settle for nothing less than world-class golf coaching!

 
Here’s another client using Boditrack and FlightScope
as part of his one-on-one golf tuition!

When there aren’t thunderstorm threats and lightning happening in Jo’burg, Chalton is developing golf at Killarney. After a few failed attempts at launching Target 36 (because storms!), we finally had our first event and it was worth the wait! The cocktails afterwards were very welcome too!
 

EOGA is planning for another big Target 36 launch, this time with the juniors as they couldn’t join in the first event. This event is planned for May so keep your eyes on our social media to save the date as soon as it’s out!

Chalton organised a Masters Waterskipping Challenge. Again the rain threatened but some of the guys braved the weather! The aim was to bounce the ball over the water and into the hole.

 
 

Awards’ Corner


Bosman Franks is the 11 year old Champion of the Australian Open for US Kids Golf. He is now qualified for World Champs at Pinehurst, North Carolina in August. We are so proud of him!
 

Our very own coach at Arabella, André Loots, shot a hole-in-one while coaching one of our Steenberg clients for the day. That’s taking coaching to the next level! Well done André!
 

Morne has done it again at Somerset West. He won his division by 9 shots! What a champ!
 

Gary played an excellent 78 in Hermanus and he followed that good golf with a win finishing first in the Monthly Medal at Arabella.
 
 

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Photos: Nico van Blerk


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