Meet the Team

Name: Andrew McKenna,

Managing Director, Silver Lakes Golf Academy.

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Managing Director, Silver Lakes Golf Academy.

      • PGA AAA Professional
      • Qualified UK and SA PGA Professional
      • Former European Tour Member
      • NLP practitioner


      • Played professionally in his early year on the European and Sunshine tour.
      • Ventured into golf coaching in 2002.
      • Managed a large academy in the UK.
      • PGA qualified in both UK and SA.
      • Worked with the very best coaches John Jacobs and Peter Cowan.
      • HND in Business studies & NLP.
      • He was Director of Golf at Silver Lakes from 2011 until 2017.
      • Developed African Turf Academy in 2012
      • He runs now Silver Lakes Academy as well as two academies at Pearl Valley and De Zalze in the Cape Winelands.


Name: Sjac Weideman.

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Head Teaching Professional.

Contact:, 071 889 8072

Qualification: Completed PGA diploma though the PGASA

Status: Active

Coaching experience: 11 years


  • Studied at HPC Pretoria.
  • Finished my 3rd year of PGA directly through the PGA while starting to work at Silver Lakes.
  • Junior league coach since 2012 & League winners 2013.
  • Passion for developing golfers from grass roots to competing.
  • Head teaching Professional since 2012.
  • Custom fitting expert.


Name: Andre Brits,

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PGA Class A Teaching Professional

Contact:, 076 314 2968


  • National Diploma NQF Level 5 in Club Professional Golfing
  • PGA Professional – Class A
  • Snag Golf Instructor

– Titleist University Custom Fitting Qualified

Status: Active

Coaching experience: 5 years


  • Represented the province of Mpumalanga in Junior Golf from 2009-2012
  • Represented Centurion Golf Academy at University Sports of South Africa
  • Got awarded Best Student of Club Professional Golfing in 2015

-Became a proud ambassador of  CMH Kempster Ford and Ford Credit in 2017 to 2019

Name: Zander Gous

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Exercise scientist


  • 4-Year Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Fitness Management at Division 1 Lamar University in Texas, United States.
  • Emphasis area in Business Management and Private Recreation
  • NIH Certification


  • 280 hour internship at Venter Bio-kinetics
  • 4 Year experience in Golf/Athletic Fitness


  • Won Nomads SA Boys U/19 Stroke play and Match play, 2013.
  • 3-Time Southland Conference golfer of the month awards.
  • Multiple Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll Award
  • Won 4 Division 1 Golf Tournament Titles 2016-2017
  • Deans’ List for Fall 2017 Award


Name: Stefani Bothma

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Marketing and Administration.