The school-going programme is designed for a student who has dreams of improving their golf and perhaps pursuing a career in golf. Students are equipped with a technically efficient swing that will stand up under pressure, together with a mental and physical understanding of what it takes to succeed. Improving one’s game is a process, so patience and a long term desire and vision are crucially important.
Students participate in the academy programme every afternoon after school – senior students [Grades 10 through 12] may depart school at 12h15 and the junior Checkpoint students [to Grade 9] depart school at 13h00. Since the students are playing in tournaments on most weekends, Monday has a limited academy programme, with mental skills generally held on a Monday afternoon.
The golf programme is headed by ex-tour professional and South African World Cup international Roger Wessels, a very respected player and coach. Carlo Kok is the second professional working with the students on the programme. Both Roger and Carlo work hand-in-hand with the professionals managing the physical and mental skills programmes. The physical programme is conducted in KeNako’s gym whilst the mental skills programme happens in the KeNako Academy auditorium.
“Our students are constantly exposed to top, cutting edge coaching techniques and skills. At KeNako every student gets individual attention and his or her progress is scientifically monitored. Students not only gain a better understanding of golf, but we always aim to manifest a love for their sport. They need to have fun whilst improving their golf games!”