Our Experts


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.


  • 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)
  • 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


Gavin Groves_lowres

Fitness coach
Gavin Groves

Gavin has been the full-time fitness consultant of the GolfRSA National Squad since 2017 and worked with some of the best South African amateur golfers, including British Amateur winners Jovan Rebula, Aldrich Potgieter and Christo Lamprecht.

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 to elite amateur and professionals. A year later, he started his journey with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and completed all three levels by 2012. Gavin is also an AA-member of the PGA of South Africa.

Gavin joined the University of Pretoria's High Performance golf programme in 2013 with the aim of focusing on elite and performance golf.

From 2018, he moved full time to the DP World Tour, where he has worked with three-time DP World Tour champion Brandon Stone, as well as Haydn Porteous, Andy Sullivan, Sebastian Heisele, Sean Crocker and Darren Fichardt, among others. He also counts numerous past and present Sunshine Tour professionals as clients.

In a career spanning over 16 years, Gavin has worked with over fifty South African male and female professionals, both past and present, and continues to grow the fitness aspect of golf internationally and on local soil.