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Mental Coach
Theo Bezuidenhout

Theo is the sports psychologist for the GolfRSA National Squad. He has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Pretoria and has worked as a Sport and Counselling Psychologist for six years, consulting to numerous athletes worldwide.

Qualifications:

  • BA Human Movement Sciences, TUKSHons
  • Psychology UNISA
  • Masters in Counseling Psychology, TUKS
  • Magna Cum Laude for Masters Thesis titled: “Bridging the sport psychology gap in golf”.
  • Academic Honours received from TUKS for Masters distinction

Organisations involved with as sport psychologist/external consultant:

  • Stanford Golf
  • Texas Christian University (TCU) Golf
  • English Golf Union (EGU)
  • SANGDB
  • GolfRSA
  • Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation
  • Tuks Golf Academies
  • Gavan Levenson Golf Academy
  • Golf Management Campus (GMC)
  • African Turf Academy
  • Sunshine Tour Development Squad, Gary Player Class of 2017
  • Nashua Titans Cricket Franchise

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Fitness coach
Gavin Groves

Gavin graduated with honours in Biokinetics from the University of Pretoria in 2007, having completed his undergraduate degree in Human Movement Sciences the year before.

He started working at the World of Golf in 2007 as a golf fitness professional, working with a wide spectrum of golfers, ranging from beginners, juniors, weekend golfers as well as elite amateur and professionals. In 2008, he started his journey with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and has completed all three levels as from 2012, specialising as a medical professional. In 2009 he started his PGA Diploma to gain a better understanding of the technical elements of the golf swing, and also completed that in 2012.

In 2013, Gavin made a move to the University of Pretoria's golf programme at TuksGolf, which the aim of focusing on elite and performance golf. He is currently in charge of Strength and Conditioning for the golf academy, working with junior golf coaches and fitness for young players, through to various elite level players, Sunshine and European tour players and winners.

His greatest golfing memory working in golf so far was watching one of his golfers, Brandon Stone, win the BMW SA Open in 2016, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in the same year.