Val Holland

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.