Val Holland – Coaching and the managing programs
Wanna Be A Champion/Fancourt Academy
|Wanna be a champion, Fancourt|
|Val Holland, Wannabeachampion, Fancourt|
|What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?
|A passion for coaching and because of my love for the game, I played for SA as an amateur for a number of years and wanted to also give back to the game. Becoming an PGA Professional to coach as a professional I felt was the best option and qualified in 2003|
|How long have you been in your current position?
|3 years/ Total 19 years of coaching|
|What does your job entail?
|Coaching and the managing of the different programs|
|Do you have any environmental or sustainability goals that you have met and would like to share?
|Nil – Have always respected these programs at the ranges/clubs that I have been involved in.|
|Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position||I started the first Playgolf Franchise in Durban and from owning that Franchise I realized I wanted to coach and had a passion for coaching so pursued my career in coaching, I then joined the PGA. I have been the Ladies National coach since 2004 to date.|
|Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?
|Through my coaching I have contributed to building Champions. My best result other than the Professionals I have coached in the likes of Lee-Anne Pace, Vaugh Groenewald, Tjaart Van der Walt, I produced 3 amateur players out of 5 South Africans that made the 12 man Presidents Cup Junior Team in 2019.|