Sean Botha

Sean Botha – Head Teaching Professional

Wanna Be A Champion @ Woodhill Country Club

What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?


To be able to do what I love to do, every day of my life, assist people to improve.


How long have you been in your current position?


2 years


What does your job entail?


My job entails, assisting people to enjoy the game more, through individual, group lessons as well as clinics, for ladies and seniors.


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



None as yet

Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position Apprentice at David Riddle @Pretoria Golf Club 2007-2008 (Shop and course work) Started giving coaching to juniors

Apprentice At Colbyn Golf Park under Pieter Kruger 2008-2009 (Coaching – all levels beginner – advanced)

Full member working @GFG Academy 2009-2018 Daily lessons assisted 2500 people in the 8 years of service at a very busy range. Individual, groups clinics, built many relationships based on trust and integrity, with most of my students following me to my new position from 2018

Full member working @Wanna Be A Champion learning about technology and upskilling in my biomechanics knowledge as well 2018-Present


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


I have given my very best each and every day in the 12 years of being a teaching professional, with countless hours of research and reading, to learn how to work with different people, being patient in my approach to grow every day, working long hours to get the info and results that I need to make it easier for any person to play golf, assisting +-3000 people in the Gauteng North area, assisting some very good junior and adult players that have produced some fine results in regional events with many victories in a numerous divisions.


Maintaining contact with all my active and inactive students through a weekly check in, with a reminder to contact me if they need any assistance with their golf. With a vision to revolutionise how golf can be taught to people looking for any type of communication in lessons, from beginners to advanced golfers. Technical expertise or simple teaching methods for any level.


My weekly schedule adds up to 50 hours of lessons, without clinics or skills challenges that we offer at our Academy, per week, with many of my students being long term students growing every week.


I think the leadership and support that I offer to my students (especially juniors) helps me to create a solid foundation to work from, gaining trust, thus allowing the students to grow rapidly in the game, and enjoy their time with friends or family, or even manage the pressures of competitive play.