Before joining KeNako Academy, I had a life threatening car accident in 2010 and my golfing career came to a standstill. 2 Years later I had to choose if I was going to pursue a career as a teaching professional or continue striving to achieve my dream of being a touring professional.
My self-esteem and my confidence were at their lowest ebb. At the beginning of 2012 I had a long discussion with Roger Wessels about my golfing career and I was seriously considering coaching as a profession because I was fairly good at it. I thought that maybe I could become a golf coach at KeNako Academy.
After meeting and discussing things with Roger and hitting some balls on the range with Roger, I had a few days to think about things before making my final decision. I had to come back and decide on my future. I’m so pleased that after talking with Roger I felt that my door remained open to continue in the pursuit of my dream!
Since the very first day that I walked in to the KeNako Academy I’ve always felt welcome. I probably received the greatest gift of all – it’s the gift when people believe in you. It didn’t just relate to Roger but to the whole team at KeNako. After a meeting with the Psychologist at KeNako I realized the importance of one’s own self-worth.
I’ve worked hard with Roger Wessels, Ron Boon and the KeNako team and in 2013 I made a comeback to the Sunshine Tour.
I literally went from just being a normal professional on tour to a Champion and it is such a great feeling! I have now achieved 5 Top 10 finishes on the Sunshine Tour, 1 victory and an enormous amount of self-belief. During 2014 I’ve only missed 2 cuts on the Sunshine Tour and I am ranked 29th on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit. I achieved all of this in just 1 year and 9 months after first meeting with Roger and the team at KeNako Academy and returning to playing professional golf.
I can only thank KeNako for giving me the final push to become the player I am today. Roger Wessels is not just the best golf coach I’ve worked with but the greatest Gentleman of the game I know. The facilities at KeNako are world class and the students at KeNako Academy don’t know just how lucky they are to be in such a world class facility and with such high quality professionals. KeNako provides all the students with the necessary tools that they need to reach their full potential. As an outside professional it is really great to see the program and the positive impact that it is having on the students at KeNako Academy.
I sincerely have to thank the Team at KeNako for changing my life. It’s only been a pleasant and enjoyable experience being part of such an amazing institute. I look forward to my future with great expectation and I believe that I will be reaching all my goals with the continued help of KeNako.
Thank you from the bottom of my Heart. “A man with great dreams can achieve great things”