The KeNako Academy Golf Programme

The Academy offers a variety of options for the golfer, depending on your requirements. 

During the year KeNako hosts the KeNako Schools Festival and a number of Holiday Camps.

See below for the various options available and for any further information or detailed costings on any of the options email KeNako Academy at or call +27 (0) 44 874 0370.


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!”

Roger Wessels

Special Achievements Through the Years

KeNako Academy, Special Achievements, Cameron Moralee. 

Cameron Moralee pre-qualified amongst the professionals and then won the Freddie Tait Cup at the 2016 SA Open as the leading Amateur.
  Cameron is presently furthering his golfing career in the USA at a college in Florida.

KeNako Academy, Special Achievements, Julien Sale, Caylum Boon & Cameron Moralee joined in 2012.


Julien Sale, Caylum Boon & Cameron Moralee joined in 2012 as 14 year olds.  In 2015 they  were selected to play in the SAGA Junior  Team.


Sponsored by KeNako Academy, Franklin Manchest joined in 2012 as a 13 year old.  Franklin has:

Played for President’s Team 2014 & ‘15
Selected to represent SA in Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship.
No. 1 SAGDB Player in South Africa.
Top SA player at SA Strokeplay Champs

KeNako Academy, Special Achievements, Caylum Boon.


 Caylum Boon won the Southern Cape Junior Matchplay