National Diploma in Club Professional Golfing
While it may be every aspiring golfer’s dream to play on the professional tour, in reality these opportunities only present themselves to the gifted few.
However, the international golf industry has experienced steady growth over the past decade and today employs thousands of golf professionals.
In 2011 eta College took on the challenge of becoming an accredited provider of the National Diploma in Professional Golf. Once accredited by our accreditation body, eta College sought approval from The PGA of SA to present the National Diploma under their license.
Now 5 years on and eta College has formed partnerships with leading golf organisations to establish 4 golf academies across South Africa, bringing quality golf education to young sports men and women from all walks of life. Each partnership brings qualified PGA Professionals and all their golfing expertise to the eta College model.
Swingfit and eta College: The Swingfit team is renowned in Stellenbosch and run the programme out of the world-class SA Sport Institute with golf tuition taking place at Sellenbosch Golf Club.
Dale Hayes Golf Management Campus and eta College: Situated at the Zwartkop Golf Club in Pretoria, a combination of excellent facilities and knowledgeable teaching team (including Dennis Bruyns), provides a memorable learning experience
The development of the game has also not been neglected and in 2012 eta College secured funding from CATHSSETA to present the Diploma to 60 caddies in Johannesburg, George and Durban.
Three years on and a total of 48 of these students graduated with their National Diploma, a fantastic achievement and essential for the integration of the game.
eta College (in partnership with its NPO Active Communities Network and sponsor Momentum) has also launched a programme which introduces basic golf to primary school children in disadvantaged communities through trained golf mentors. Embedded in the programme is an accredited sport administration component as well as lifeskills training which allows the coaches to also address tough social issues in these communities.
Over the coming years, eta College will continue to grow these golf partnerships and establish our reputation for producing excellent professional golf graduates from our campuses.
- Tour player
- Teaching Professional
- Club Manager
- Golf Retail
- Golf Entrepreneurship
- Event/ Tournament Organisation
- Golf Tourism
- Tournament Official