Edwin Compton is the Regional Manager for the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) in Mpumalanga and is based at the National Junior Development Centre at Leopard Creek CC. SAGDB Mpumalanga Programs currently include Middelburg, Secunda, Ermelo, Pilgrims Rest, Komatipoort and Malelane where just over 200 juniors receive coaching every week.
Edwin’s philosophy on coaching and working with people is that whoever you work with is a human being first and secondly a golfer. This means that the coach’s role always goes beyond the driving range or golf course in the form of mentoring and caring for the people he/she works with.
With regard to his presentation Motivational: What’s gaaning aan in Malelane? Edwin says:
“We’ve had a great couple of years with all our programs – I can’t wait to show the PGA Members how golf is shaping the lives of our players in Malelane.”