The SADGA is thrilled to announce that Zwartkop Country Club have employed FSP coach Curtley Roberts in a capacity that will give him a well-rounded understanding of the golf industry.
Zwartkop Country Club has been the longtime home of disabled golf in the Gauteng North region. The club, together with SADGA patron Dale Hayes have always been incredibly welcoming to our membership by offering them preferential rates while also cultivating an environment in which they feel accepted and welcome at all times.
In May, Roberts began his PGA of South Africa degree and in June earned his PGA Grow Golf Coaches certificate. Integral to his development as a coach has been Zwartkop Teaching Professional Elsabe Hefer. Though Roberts’ coaching experience has to date largely been with SADGA’s FSP golfers, his new role will see him assist in the coaching of juniors too.
Hayes believes Roberts’ experience coaching disabled golfers and being a disabled golfer himself will be advantageous when coaching golfers just starting out in the game.
“I think where he will have an advantage is nobody would understand just how difficult the game is more than somebody with a disability,” Hayes says.
“I think to have people who are starting to play golf he might have a lot more patience with them because he understands just how difficult the game is.”
Curtley’s position will see him do more than just coaching though. He will also spend time in the club’s golf shop as well as performing different functions out on the golf course with a view to giving him an all-round knowledge of the golf industry and the demands associated with it.
Hayes said that Curtley’s likable nature and popularity at Zwartkop had the club wanting to help him obtain a golf-related qualification.
“He’s a super guy and he’s really popular here at the club. He’s very popular with the disabled members so we thought it really would be great to give him a chance of getting a qualification in the golf industry.”
We wish Curtley the best of luck in his new job at Zwartkop and know that he has the work ethic and passion for the game necessary to excel.
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