Fanie Roos – Lecturer & Teaching Professional

North-West University, Emfuleni Golf Club, Maccauvlei Golf Club, Curro School Vanderbijlpark & Heron Banks River Estate

What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?

 

Well, I was an owner of a golf coaching business. I coached many many juniors
How long have you been in your current position?

 

I have been a lecturer for 6 years and have done coaching for 6 years.

 

What does your job entail?

 

I lecture subjects in the Sport Business Management degree at North West University. I also do research and my focus area is Golf performance management, Junior development

& Sport management. I also do coaching every afternoon at different venues. One of my biggest honour’s was when I was appointed as lecturer for the PGA apprentice program. This is truly something that I love!!!

I have also written a number of academic papers in the field of golf and absolutely love sharing the research I have done.

Do you have any environmental or sustainability goals that you have met and would like to share?

 

I want to be the leader in golf research in SA…..have I achieved it, I don’t think so. But this is a process! Arnold Palmer says it perfectly: “The road to success is always under construction”.
Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position I completed my B.A. Human Movement Science & Psychology degree in 2003 and Post Graduate Teaching Diploma at North-West University in 2004. I then completed my honours degree in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria.

 

I started coaching junior sport skills, and was the owner of a Playgolf franchise in Pretoria. I joined the PGA of South Africa in 2012. I was then employed at Legend Golf & Safari resort as an assistant professional, and qualified as a PGA professional while being Head Professional at Maccauvlei Golf Club.

 

I have been a golf coach for 16 years, and is currently a class AAA PGA professional. I was nominated as coach of the year in the Gauteng Central Region in 2019. My journey in education started when I joined Emfulenipark Primary as a school teacher, thereafter being employed at North-West University in 2014 as a junior lecturer in the Sport & Recreation department.

 

I have since then been promoted to lecturer and also completed my Masters degree in Sport & Recreation Management in 2019 which focus on the Management of golf players from junior to professional level. I developed a framework to assist junior golfers in reaching professional level. I truly believe that this framework can help many golfers achieve success.

 

I was a presenter at the PGA of South Africa Coaching Conference in 2018 and also attended the PGA of America Teaching and Coaching Summit in Orlando, Florida, in January 2019. This was a great experience and I believe that you are never too old to learn.

 

I currently lecture the coaching subjects for the 1st & 2nd years in the apprentice program for the PGA of South Africa. This is a huge privilege and something I do the best I can.

Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?

 

This year has been the year that I ‘give’ back……as all the famous people would say! What I mean is that I have done a few things and experienced many aspects of this great game. Through being a lecture for the NWU and PGA of SA I am able to share what I have learned, and still learn every day!!