Where the journey began:

In 2016 the GVG Academy was derived from a single man’s sheer determination.

To create a golf academy experience that would not only stand out from the crowd, but would empower its golfing students to take on the world, confident in their technique, mental fortitude and ability to cope under pressure.

Like any great dream the opening of the GVG Academy came at a price tearing Grant away from playing as a professional as he embarked on a journey that would quickly become his life’s passion and a living legacy – coaching the game of golf.

The GVG Academy is the product of that dream and testament to the culture of continuous learning, improvement and the challenge to strive for the best that infuses the coaching team.

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The Result?

An academy that is challenging local and international standards of golf coaching and demanding higher standards from the industry at large.
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The Vision

To develop globally competitive golfers able to withstand the pressures of a professional golfing career and perform at the highest level.
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The Mission

To infuse international standards of coaching technique with a bespoke, boutique coaching experience that empowers our golf students to cope with all the pressure of the game.
Training

Principles:

Golf is a series of technical and mental basics executed with perfection. A player’s character is moulded in tiny increments and tested in moments of pressure on the course. A player’s success is found in the balance between practice and rest. Every player is responsible for their own success or failure.

Teaching Philosophy

One of the key elements that differentiates the GVG Academy apart is the empowerment of players to understand their own swing, to own the training to such a degree that the player can identify why a shot wasn’t perfect and the coach can step back and become a mentor.

Teaching golf students independence is a key success factor in their success. The coach can only advice how a player should play a shot, but at the end of the day, the player needs to make those critical decisions on the course.

When a player understands the basic golfing techniques they have the confidence to be self-critical and self-correcting enabling them to make quality golf decisions in difficult circumstances.

With every lesson, the Grant Veenstra team assess the player’s skill development and mental landscape on that day, working with the player’s natural style and strengths to develop an cache of player specific skills and mental tools to empower their game.

Each exercise is designed to improve the player’s technique with intelligent movement that positions the player’s body into the correct alignment for the shot.

The GVG Academy is about more than just teaching golf technique; it’s about developing the player into a person of excellence, able to cope with the pressure of The Game.

Players’ are welcomed into an academy-wide mentorship program where, along with the coaches, Professionals mentor Seniors, and Seniors mentor Juniors, developing comradery and accountability to develop the game and share lessons along the way.

This network of hard-earned golfing wisdom supports the GVG Academy players as they mature into seasoned golfers.

Assessment

To improve any students game; the Grant Veenstra team starts with a rigorous assessment of each player.

This assessment includes the players natural movement, the strengths and weaknesses of each players game and the areas of mental development that need to be matured.

The Grant Veenstra team develops a game strategy specific to the individual player where the Academy students are taught the art of breaking a course down into areas of strengths and weaknesses, with strategies for amplifying their strengths and minimising their weaknesses.

This empowers every player to conquer any course they play on.

This confidence to make decisions for their own game, independent of a coach or mentor’s presence, is the ultimate goal of GVG Academy and a mark of a mature player.