Tom Nicholas (Parent of TGSE Student)
We made one of the biggest decisions regarding education and the future of our daughter this year. Kelsey was in her early teens when she decided that golf was her passion and she wanted to pursue it for her future, unfortunately we were hell bent on her finishing her education at a traditional school and that she could follow her dream of being a golfer after school.
During this time Kelsey was only able to play golf on weekends and holidays as golf was not recognised as an official sport at her school . We also had an additional problem of the fact that Kelsey is dyslexic and we had concerns about moving schools in grade 11.
After speaking to many people we decided to go and meet the people at TGSE and enrol Kelsey, all of our concerns were addressed and our biggest surprise has been the level of professionalism with which the educational side of the school is handled, at no time have Kelsey’s studies been compromised. The British distance learning has been excellent in accommodating all our concerns and Mark at TGSE manages the tutor group as any traditional school would.
We are extremely happy with the education side as well as the golfing side, Kelsey started at TGSE in March 2015 with a handicap of 7 and now in October 2015 her handicap has come down to a 3! She is playing the best golf of her life and she gets the full support of professionals for golf, fitness and mental coaching, Kelsey is happy and in turn we are happy, she is balancing school and golf very comfortably. She is now representing Central Gauteng and has a ranking in South Africa for woman’s golf.
We are extremely happy at TGSE and they have helped us realise our daughter’s dream of playing golf every day and the bonus is that we are getting a good education at the same time.