Christopher Wright

TGSE Coach

Christopher is a Class A qualified member of the PGA of SA, having graduated with his PGA diploma through The Golf School of Excellence in 2011. Chris has specialized in coaching at the CCJ Golf Academy and at Newcastle GC. Chris has also spent time coaching in the USA.

Coenie Stoop

TGSE Coach

Coenie is a Class A qualified member of the PGA of South Africa, having graduated with his PGA Diploma through TGSE in 2011.  He has been on the Sunshine Tour for 5 years, before joining the TGSE Coaching Team.

Esmiralda Swart

Strength and Conditioning Trainer

Esmiralda completed a BA Honours in Sport Science and Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria and is certified with the Titleist Performance Institute.

John-Henry Hewitt

TGSE Coach

John-Henry is a class A qualified member of the PGA of SA. John completed his PGA Diploma through The Golf School of Excellence in 2016. John joined the TGSE coaching team in 2017 as an intern until he completed his hours to join as a full time coach.

Mark Fairbank

Mental Coach

Mark has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (majoring in Psychology) from UKZN and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), majoring in Sports Psychology from UNISA. Mark's mental coaching combines his psychology training and competitive experience on the IGT Pro Tour.

Martin Briede

TGSE Coach

Martin is a qualified PGA Professional since 1995. Teaching at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club for 20 years. Martin manages golf coaching programmes for Special Olympics South Africa. He will serve as Assistant Technical Delegate for golf at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Martin sits on the PGA of South Africa's education committee. PGA Teacher of the Year in 2010.

Michael Balderstone

Performance Director

Michael is Founder and Performance Director at TGSE. He is an Advanced Fellow with the PGA of SA, a member of the PGA of GB & Ireland, a member of the exclusive Proponent Group in USA and a Golf Digest SA top 25 instructor (Voted No 6).