African Turf Academy offers the following qualification: the International Greenkeeping Qualification is a two year full time programme of study running in conjunction with the Tour Player Development Programme. On successful completion of the International Greenkeeping Qualification students receive an internationally recognised National Certificate in Greenkeeping from Elmwood College St Andrews Scotland.

Golf Course Management Modules

  • Golf Course Maintenance
  • Golf Machinery Maintenance
  • Turfgrass Identification & Production
  • Plant Husbandry
  • Sportsturf Nutrition
  • Sportsturf Soils & Rootzones
  • Golf Course Design & Construction
  • Golf Course Drainage & Irrigation
  • Tournament Preparation, Etiquette & Rules

Business Management Modules

  • Role of the manager
  • Business communication
  • Occupational learning and second language communication
  • Problem solving
  • Leading and motivating a team
  • The code of conduct and customer service standards
  • Time management
  • Performance management
  • Budgeting

Tour Player Development Programme

  • Mid-week unlimited membership at Silver Lakes golf course
  • 3 x 60 minute group coaching sessions per week
  • Flightscope swing analysis
  • Video analysis
  • Unlimited balls on Silver Lakes driving range
  • 2 x Monthly mental conditioning group sessions
  • Tournament entry advice and planning
  • Course strategy sessions
  • Weekly match play games
  • Order of Merit system
  • Statistics record (fairways, greens, putts, scrambling)
  • 4 ATA shirts
  • Rules of golf education
  • Code of Conduct & Discipline Policy
  • Weekly attendance reporting

Players and students are advised that accommodation is at their own cost and should be budgeted at about ZAR 3,000 per month per person.

African Turf Academy at McKenna Academies
African Turf Academy at McKenna Academies
African Turf Academy at McKenna Academies
We also offer SCHOLARSHIPS, please get in touch for more information