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Why We Love Golf

Whether it’s your way of working out stress, enjoying a day with friends or completing a business deal, we know the importance that a good round of golf can have on your life.

Robert Tibshraeny

(Owner & Professional Coach)
Golf Lessons

Robert started playing golf at the age of 11 years old. At the age of 14 he started playing provincial golf for the Eastern Province till the age of 18. He joined the Northlink College Golf Academy in 2006 where he also made the Northlink College Golf Team. Robert was named captain of the golf team in 2007 and after successfully completing his 2 years at the college he pursued his coaching career in 2009.

 He started his own golf academy in 2011 named The Helderberg Golf Academy and has been coaching here ever since. During his past 10 years as a professional golf coach, Robert has been passionate about sharing his techniques and experience in the game of golf with anyone who wishes to improve his or her game. 

He has become known for his patient manner and ability to adjust his teaching style to fit the clients golfing needs and with his experience and easy going cheerful personality, he is able to teach people of all levels and age groups.

Gert Van Rooyen

(Professional Coach)
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Gert started his golfing career in 2005 whilst being in Waterkloof’s Golf Academy until 2008. He was mentored and coached by Duard Nel throughout his time there. Gert decided to join Mount Edgecombe in 2009 to do his PGA apprenticeship where he also qualified as a teaching professional in 2013 and received his Class A PGA qualification.

After a few years Gert decided to relocate to Bloemfontein as he wanted to start his own driving range. He managed his own driving range at Emoya Estate from 2016 until mid 2018.

He then decided to join Helderberg Golf Academy as a teaching professional in 2018 and has been teaching here ever since.

Stephen Volker

(Professional Coach)

Stephen Volker is a class AA PGA Professional and has been a member of the South African PGA for more than 13 years.

Stephen began his golfing career at the age of 4.  Amongst other sports he represented  Border Golf in his younger years.  When he left school he studied Golf Directorship and Club Management as well completing his PGA of South Africa qualification, he has also been a member of the Malaysian PGA.

Stephen began teaching at The Humewood Golf Club in 2006, since then he has taught golf both locally and internationally and loves to keep the game of golf natural and simple.  Stephen has taught golfers of all skills levels from beginners to touring professionals, he also has a passion for teaching ladies and juniors.  By keeping his teaching technique natural and simple it allows him to improve his students games in an easy and understandable manner that achieves almost immediate results.

During every teaching session builds a video analysis for his clients, this is done as a video library so his clients can track their progress during lessons and even for the clients to keep when their sessions are finished.  Stephen also offers specialised classes for international guests, these classes are called Platzrieffe’s (golfing green card) and is normally aimed at German and Swiss clients.

Stephen keeps up with the latest teaching techniques and attends regular classes to keep up to date and provide his clients with the best possible service.

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Improve your golf swing

Whether you are just getting started or have been playing for years, Helderberg Golf Academy offers professional golf lesson to meet your golfing goals.

Golf Lessons
Golf Lessons

Gain a competitive edge

Each of our Professional Coaches is an experienced golf professional, and passionate about improving your game.

Private Coaching

We offer different options from 30 minutes of individual lessons to 9-hole playing lessons or group lessons with one of our teaching professionals.

Beginner or Pro

Whether you are just getting started or have been playing for years, Helderberg Golf Academy offers professional golf lesson to meet your golfing goals.

Junior Golfers

If your son or daughter has a desire to learn the game of golf, then our Junior Lessons or our Junior Golf Academy is the perfect opportunity.


Junior Lessons
  • 30 Minute Session
  • Swing Analysis
  • Swing Video Capture
  • Lesson and Practice Plan
  • Packages Available
Private Lessons
  • 30 Minute Session
  • Swing Analysis
  • Swing Video Capture
  • Lesson and Practice Plan
  • Packages Available
9 Hole Playing Lesson
  • 150 Minute Session
  • Somerset West Golf Course
  • Course Management
  • Different Aspects Of The Game
  • From Tee To Green

Amazing Results

Really happy with the results and improvement in my swing and distance. 


Samuel Venter


No 1 place to be for getting that driver swing in top shape in the shortest time

Golf Coach

Ernie Le Roux


Immediate improvement from the first lesson. Looking forward the next.


Tremayne Burns 


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Private Coaching

During our private lessons we cover every aspect of the game - getting your posture, grip and swing into the correct position, putting, chipping, etc.

Junior Lessons

The game at this stage has to be fun and we will take every step necessary to make it an enjoyable learning experience

9 Hole Training Session

Head out to the course and get a lesson on your game from tee to green.