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Martin Whitcher and Darren Witter, both PGA Professionals, recently joined by Nick Altona de Klerk and Nhlanhla Maluleke offer top class tuition to golfers ranging from beginners to tour playing professionals.
They have received national acclaim from students at every level, as well as from the PGA of South Africa and leading golf publications.
Our programmes are personalized and specifically aimed at each individual’s level of play.
MEET OUR COACHES
Randpark Club Head Professional
Honorary Life P.G.A. Member
Martin Whitcher is a highly motivated and personable golf professional with vast experience and a successful 43 year track record in all levels of the game of golf, ranging from coaching to golf club repair and manufacture to running a successful on course retail outlet.
AAA Class P.G.A Teaching Professional
Darren Witter has been instrumental in developing some great champions for the Martin Whitcher Golf Schools, many of their students go onto become tour players on the Sunshine and European tours. With Martin as his mentor, Darren has evolved into a highly knowledgable and specialist golf coach…
Nick Altona de Klerk
PGA AA Rated
Hailing from the Western Cape Nick began an illustrious golf journey at the young age of 10. Early selection for Provincial teams kick started a more serious path and urge for making golf a career after winning various amateur titles. His individual rates start from R385 for a standard lesson and packages can be tailored according to individual needs or groups.
Nhlanhla started playing golf at the age of 16 after an injury to his ankle put an end to his rugby career. Being an avid sportsman, his school principal suggested that he take up golf and introduced him to Mr. Mkwanazi at Soweto Country Club. Mr. Mkwanazi was involved with golf development and he became a mentor to Nhlanhla.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- “I wanted more; I wanted a swing that could be
mine, something I could own for the rest of my golf
playing years and that is exactly what I got from
Darren. When I started with Darren in April 2015 I
was shooting scores around 95, on September 2nd
2015 I shot an 83 at Royal JHB’s West course.
- “I have been having golf lessons with Darren for
nearly three years and find him to be highly
professional, highly principled, extremely patient
and with a great understanding of one’s sensitivity
and capabilities. I look forward to every lesson and
always thoroughly enjoy and learn from every
golfing experience with Darren with whom I seem to
have a good rapport.”
- “Hi Elise, I just want to thank you guys for
Saturday’s lesson, believe it or not but the value I
got from my first 30 min lesson was immense and
please thank Martin for his valuable knowledge
TIPS & DRILLS
Martin’s greatest love lies in golf coaching. He has accompanied the likes of Mark McNulty to the British Open in 1993 as his coach and currently coaches and tours the world with Thomas Aiken, who he has coached since Thomas was 6 years old.With a talent for mastering technology, Martin designed the first golf studio in the world – an integrated computer and video swing analysing centre which was officially opened by Gary Player in 1990. Martin had the privilege of taking the late, great gentleman of golf, Seve Balasteros , through his paces in the golf studio.
Martin proudly accepted the highly acclaimed “P.G.A Teacher of the Year” award in 2000, living up to the motto of “Making Golf A Better Game.” Martin continues to develop new and highly successful methods of golf coaching and was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the P.G.A of South Africa in 2014 for his continued dedication to the game of golf.
Contact: 083 290 3123
Darren Witter has been instrumental in developing some great champions for the Martin Whitcher Golf Schools, many of their students go onto become tour players on the Sunshine and European tours. With Martin as his mentor, Darren has evolved into a highly knowledgable and specialist golf coach.
He has been instrumental in forming a solid foundation in creating the strongest junior and ladies golf school in the country. Martin and Darren have worked together on the golf swing and its dynamics for 20 years and have turned their hunger for the knowledge of the game into a teaching system that enables all levels of golfer to adopt, while shattering the mould of traditional teaching. All of which is available to YOU.
Contact: 083 290 3123
Hailing from the Western Cape Nick began an illustrious golf journey at the young age of 10. Early selection for Provincial teams kick started a more serious path and urge for making golf a career after winning various amateur titles. Nick originally completed a thorough apprenticeship to coaching at the nearby Ruimsig course in Roodepoort finishing in 2003, and may be familiar to members as he was also a Sunshine tour Player at that time.
He has experienced enriching coaching positions around the world, particularly in Southern Germany near Munich as well as in Orlando, U.S.A. Nick has worked with sports stars and Top International celebrities alike and is now available to offer his services here at Martin Whitcher Golf Schools.
Now returning to Johannesburg and Randpark as a PGA AA rated coach, Nick is the tall approachable ‘new’ guy down at the range. Keep an eye out for ladies and senior clinics or talk to him about a program for individual tuition.
His individual rates start from R385 for a standard lesson and packages can be tailored according to individual needs or groups.
Nhlanhla started playing golf at the age of 16 after an injury to his ankle put an end to his rugby career. Being an avid sportsman, his school principal suggested that he take up golf and introduced him to Mr. Mkwanazi at Soweto Country Club. Mr. Mkwanazi was involved with golf development and he became a mentor to Nhlanhla. After playing golf for 3 years Nhlanhla started assisting Mr. Mkwanzi with golf coaching at the local schools.
After matriculating from Vuyani High School in Tshiawelo, Soweto, in 2011 Nhlanhla worked at The Pro Shop Woodmead for a brief period of time before being employed by Martin Whitcher as Driving Range manager at Randpark Driving Range. At the same time Martin worked with Nhlanhla on his game and also trained him as a coach.
In the middle of 2014 Nhlanhla left to go and work in the construction industry in Polokwane and Limpopo. Whist he was away Martin kept in constant touch with Nhlanhla always hoping that they would once again work together in the golfing arena. Nhlanhla’s love of golf has brought him back and he is once again being mentored by Martin and Darren and is coaching under the banner of Martin Whitcher Golf Schools.
“I attended a seniors clinic that Tandi, one of the golf Pro’s at Randpark organised on Monday mornings from 11-12 over a 4 week period. There were 4 of us in the clinic. The first week was chipping, I came away more confident, with better understanding and better balance. Week 2 was putting, again better understanding and more confidence over my putts since then.Week 3 was bunker play, I’ve hold out twice since then and again playing with more confidence in the bunkers. Week 4 was wedges, distance control and direction. I went and got a gap wedge and now feel better prepared for those less than 100m shots.Thank you Tandi, in the space of a month I’ve dropped between 5-8 shots. I would highly recommend the clinic to all and sundry.”