Stellenbosch Golf Club We are here to help you play better golf
The magic begins with an assessment
The magic of increasing your fun and enjoyment on the course begins with a thorough assessment of your entire game. The outcome of this assessment we can then use to set time-based goals and design an improvement programme, specifically suited for your goals. This is a great method to achieve effective improvement, instead of blindly starting to change things randomly without the necessary background information and possibly causing more harm than good.
There are also other types of assessments:
You would like to find out exactly how far you hit each of your clubs on average, finally taking all the guesswork out;
You just want to confirm whether you driver is set on the most optimum setting;
You would like to compare two clubs with each other to see which one performs better for you;
You would like to assess yourself while practicing on FlightScope.
More information about these types of assessments appear further below.
Following is a brief synopsis of the various programmes we present:
Anyone interested in starting golf should be advised not to try starting on their own, or even be coached by a friend/relative, or even worse via the internet, as it is extremely important to learn the basics/fundamentals correctly and orderly. These fundamentals are not as straight-forward as one may think, and they need to be understood together with the effect they have on a person’s technique.
If this is not the case and you carry on by yourself, you will develop further faults while subconsciously trying to fix the fundamental faults and so fall into a vicious cycle. By the time you do come for a lesson, it will often take longer and be more expensive to fix the faults than if you would have learnt correctly right from the start.
Our beginner programs are therefore a thorough introduction into this great yet complex game, starting with the fundamentals and moving through all the various golf shots, as well as the most important rules & etiquette elements, which are also best explained by a trained professional! Time on the golf course is always included.
Nobody can tell me that anyone playing golf does not want to try and improve at it in order to make the game more enjoyable for themselves. Sadly, many golfers believe they cannot improve much, or think they are either too old, or have played too long to be able to improve further, so they settle for average. You may have noticed that some small things can make a big difference in this great game, and this is certainly the case with lessons.
There could be something you’ve been missing, whether it be a small adjustment in your setup position or a minor adjustment in your technique (especially in your short game), or even something in your course management strategies, which can bring your scores tumbling down and make your fun and enjoyment levels increase tremendously.
We are all different, so there are no fixed improvement programmes. Rather, I always begin with a complimentary assessment as described above, after which we set time-based goals, and based on this we design a programme specifically made for you.
Our junior programs follow a logical order – youngsters from as young as 5 years are drafted into cost effective, age and ability relevant groups at first. Here the onus is on them having as much fun as possible, and to encourage them to reach realistic goals step by step as they learn the great game.
An innovative new programme called Target 36 helps us to help your junior achieve these goals in a structured way. Please click here to learn more about this.
As they get older and progress, the groups can either get smaller so that the amount of individual attention is increased, or if they want to take it more seriously, they can take individual lessons. An elite coaching programme including all aspects of high-performance golf can even be designed for the aspiring teenager.
In either case, there will be a solution for your junior, simply bring them to me in so that I can assess where best to place him or her.
Group Coaching / Clinics
You may prefer taking lessons in a group environment?
No problem - just let us know and bring your friends along! We also present regular ladies’ clinics on an ongoing basis on Monday and Thursday mornings.
Platzreife in Stellenbosch
In most European countries, one must pass the “Platzreife” (course license) before being allowed to play or become a member of a club.
I am excited to announce that I can now offer you the opportunity to be able to follow this course with me right here at our beautiful club and in fluent German if you so wish. You will even be offered an included membership of a German golf club in order to gain your first handicap.
FlightScope Practice Sessions
I’m sure a lot of people would like to do some practicing on the FlightScope launch monitor, which is the ultimate form of constructive practice.
Even though this is not a lesson, I would be on hand to answer a few questions.
These valuable sessions are available at specific times, and the rate is the same as the 45-minute assessment rate described below, and the sessions can be shared.
Please contact me to book your times!
What do the people say?
"Thanks for today Erich. Going to learn to launch it high!" - David Frost, SA Open winner 1999 at Stellenbosch Golf Club and multiple PGA Tour and Champions Tour winner.
Guidelines about the rates
You will have noticed that I have not included a price list. As mentioned, every individual is unique and therefore requires a unique program, hence there are no fixed programmes set in stone, as also described above. The programmes are however based on the rate of R560 per 45 minute session.
Various discounts apply for scholars & students, the number of sessions needed, weather you pre-pay for the lessons or not, weather you are taking lessons individually or sharing, as well as weather you will be taking the sessions with me or with one of my assistants.
All this is discussed after the initial assessment. Such an assessment, as well as the assessments to check your distances, compare clubs and so forth as described in the first section above, as well as a practice session on FlightScope, is set at R450 for 45 minutes. The practice sessions can be shared.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me in order to find out more or setup an appointment.