The GAP Year Programme at KeNako Academy offers a school leaver an opportunity to experience an enjoyable year whilst they find themselves and make some life decisions; all within a fun but disciplined environment.  During their year at KeNako Academy the GAP Year student’s golf will show some serious improvement, as will their physical condition including their knowledge about their body.  If interested, the GAP Year students also have an opportunity to study selected courses whilst at the academy. Another plus factor is that they are mixing with young champions, which in itself breeds positive traits. Experience shows that they forge new life-long and quality friendships.  An amazing spirit prevails within KeNako Academy!

Be it recreational or professional, the game of golf lends itself to enhancing life skills – including aspects such as discipline, social skills, planning, management, personal responsibility and many other fundamental faculties essential to future life.

Comments from some GAP Year students: 

Matthew joined KeNako Academy from Zambia and spent 2016 at the Academy improving his golfing, physical and mental skills whilst studying Cambridge A Level Mathematics.  For students such as Matthew who may wish to continue with some studies, a special effort is made to dovetail the study schedule into the overall academy programme.  Matthew is now a student at Rhodes University.

Byron joined the Academy for a year in 2016.  He competed in local tournaments and besides his involvement in the golf aspect of the programme, he also enjoyed both the physical training and the mental skills aspects of the programme.  Byron is now studying at Stellenbosch University.