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Quintin Byleveldt

Quintin Byleveldt – Director of Golf

Pinnacle Point Golf Club

What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?

 

I was fortunate to grow up about a block from a golf course. I was fascinated by the facility and the players. I soon started lessons at the age of 12 with the clubs local pro. I had played decent amateur golf and like many I had the dream of playing professional, I soon realized it is not so easy as it looks. My local pro was always an inspiration and I really loved the game, so I decided to enrol into the PGA apprentice program.

 

How long have you been in your current position?

 

One year and six months.

 

What does your job entail?

 

The management of all golf related matters (golf bookings, golf operations, golf course maintenance and driving range)

 

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

 

I currently find myself and my greenkeeper working daily to use less and less water as well as using more environmentally friendly products on the course.

In our golf operations and bookings departments we are using more digital functions instead of paper. We will also most probably move from our plastic water offering to glass

 

Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position First Golf Jobs as casual 2008 to 2010 was at The Pro Shop at the World of Golf in Woodmead’s Demo Centre Custom Fit Specialist.

Then had my own golf academy “DQ Golf Academy” 2010 to 2015 were I coached 60 to 80 odd kids a week.

Then moved to University of Pretoria – TUKS Sport and HPC – Tuks Golf in February 2015 to June 2015 as junior specialist coach.

Received an opportunity at Sun International to manage both the Gary Player CC and Lost City GC in July 2015 to June 2017. I held the position as Golf manager.

My last and currents stop is Pinnacle Point Estate Homeowners association. I started as golf operations manager/Head Professional in July 2017. I stood in when the director of golf left in December 2018 and was later promoted to the position permanently.

 

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

 

I believe if you look at the awards and accolades Pinnacle Point has received in the last year and half, it shows that the golfing experience I have built up and implemented since my involvement with Pinnacle Points it has resulted into a five star experience as the golfing world would say. Golf Digest Internationally Ranked Pinnacle Point 14th in SA last year. The Largest German Golf Magazine (Golf Journal Travel Awards 2020) ranked us as the best Golf course in SA in 2020. We have been nominated for the past 4 years as best golf course ins SA by World Golf Awards. We also won the IAGTO – The Global Golf Tourism Organisation Best Golf Experience Award for 2020.