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About Silver Lakes Golf Academy (SLGA)

Silver Lakes Golf Academy is an athlete performance development and player management centre.

Our main objective is to develop athletes to participate in confidence and highly competitive on Local, Amateur, National and International levels.

We offer a wide variety of golf and Academic Programmes. These opportunities combined with the wonderful weather of the Highveld, situated 1350 meters above sea level, provide the ideal environment for all levels of training, development and fun.




African Turf Managers Academy

  • Become a Internationally Qualified Course Manager (green keeper).
  • All turf grass areas, like e.g. golf courses, football fields, etc,
  • 2 year course.
  • Course includes: classes & lectures, notes, full country club membership with unlimited rounds at Silver Lakes CC,
    full range membership, golf coaching, mental conditioning, physical conditioning, kit.

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Tour Player Development Program

Player development packages can be tailored to each players need.

Junior Golf Academy

Junior Group lessons

Juniors who started through the introduction phases at the Golf Academy will now move up the this level of coaching and generally speaking this level is very important to lay down the FUNdimentals for a good player things like movement, skills, basics (correct grip, aim & stance) are still extremely important at this phase.

A lot of people think that once you have learnt the basic skills of a sport you immediately advance to a higher level of training. But this is often where we see people make the mistake with coaching children, they move on to more difficult skills too fast and that frustrates the children and often they stop participating because it is not FUN anymore. We saw some of the biggest successes in recent months because more and more children stayed in group lesson format for longer, until they are able to successfully master a skill.

Junior Individual Lessons

Juniors who successfully master the skills required in the group lessons, who have become members of a golf club and often start participating in some or other golf tournaments, need a bit more individual attention. In these individual lessons we use our years of coaching experience along with the swing philosophy to individually improve each player to his/her maximum potential, we utilise video analysis to demonstrate the problem areas in a players technique and also use it to compare with old technique to compare the technique of the old vs. new.

Ladies Golf

Ladies Golf

The ladies section of the Silver Lakes Golf Academy allows for introduction to the game as well as development of skill.

Ladies will learn different techniques and methods to enhance performance.

Classes can be presented in groups or on an individual basis.

Ladies sessions every day of the week at 9:30am. Saturdays at 9:30am.

Private Coaching & Coaches

Coach Andre BritsName: Andre Brits


  • National Diploma NQF Level 5 in Club Professional Golfing
  • PGA Professional – Class A
  • Snag Golf Instructor

Status: Active

Coaching experience: 4 years


  • Represented the province of Mpumalanga in Junior Golf from 2009-2012
  • Represented Centurion Golf Academy at University Sports of South Africa
  • Got awarded Best Student of Club Professional Golfing in 2015

Sjac WeidemanName: Sjac Weideman

Qualification: Completed PGA diploma though the PGASA

Status: Active

Coaching experience: 9 years


  • Studied at HPC Pretoria
  • Junior league captain since 2012 & League winners 2013
  • Biggest passion is developing junior golf, taking juniors from the grass roots level through to becoming competitive players as well as members