Emile Steinmann – Senior Elite Coach and Short Game Specialist

TuksGolf Academies

@emilesteinmanngolf

 

What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?

 

I grew up playing golf at Irene Country Club and for some or other reason I was always interested in the golf shop and the prospect of having my own someday. When I was in my teens my parents joined me at Centurion Country Club as we had moved onto the estate. I quickly got to know Kevin and Desiree Stone as I was always at the club. I also befriended Llewellyn van Leeuwen and assisted him with his Junior Holiday Clinics. My interest in becoming a PGA Professional simply grew from there and when the time came for me to decide on whether I would pursue a career on the tour or to begin my apprenticeship, the latter came out tops.
How long have you been in your current position?

 

10 years
What does your job entail?

 

Predominantly coaching but also involved in Programme Development and Range Management.
Do you have any environmental or sustainability goals that you have met and would like to share?

 

I have worked closely with the Facility Maintenance Team to utilise organic/environmentally friendly fertilizers on our greens. Happy to say that it has been a success and the overall maintenance cost has dropped. Our main goal at TuksGolf Academies, as a result of being linked to an educational institution, has been to develop and service sustainable golfing programmes that incorporate an educational facet.
Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position  I started my apprenticeship in 2005 under Kevin Stone at Centurion Country Club. In 2007 I moved to Gardener Ross (now the Els Club at Copperleaf) and occupied the position of Head Professional as well as Golf Shop Manager and Head Coach. In 2010 I was approached by TuksGolf Academies and started there in January 2011.
Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?

 

I have devoted myself to becoming a top golf coach and believe that I have learnt how to help players of all levels. I continue to learn every day and hope to keep improving. I have also been nominated on numerous occasions over the past years 😉 haha