Meet Our Contributing Professionals

Barry Tanner

Founder - Get Golfing South Africa
info@getgolfingsa.com

Barry is the founder of Get Golfing South Africa. A PGA Professional since 2008, Barry has coached golf in the USA and worked as a golf director in South Africa since 2007 before starting Get Golfing South Africa in 2014. Barry is an R&A qualified referee and regularly officiates on the Sunshine Tour and occasionally on the European Tour. If you have any rules queries Barry is sure to be able to help.

“If you’ve been struggling to consistently achieve the scores you know you are capable of and, as a result don’t enjoy golf as much as you should, then I want to help you. I started playing golf at the age of 18, picking up the game relatively late, I wish I knew the best way to improve my golf. I want to help you avoid some of the mistakes I made while figuring it out on my own. I started Get Golfing South Africa to help you do this and play more enjoyable golf!”

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Barry Tanner

Barry Tanner

Founder - Get Golfing South Africa

Richard Kaplan

Head Professional - Houghton GC
kappy@houghton.co.za

Richard had a decorated amateur career during the 1980s, which included winning the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Brabazon Trophy) in 1986 and the Southern Transvaal Open Strokeplay in 1984. He also earned his Springbok colours four times.

Kappy turned professional in 1986 and won for the first time on the Sunshine Tour in 1995. He added three more tour wins between then and 2000. His best year-end finish on the Order of Merit was 9th in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

Kappy has also competed on the Asian Tour where, in 1996, he won the Royal Thai Classic and finished in the top 20 on the Order of Merit.

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Richard Kaplan

Richard Kaplan

Head Professional - Houghton GC

Adam McKinlay

Head Teaching Professional - The Academy at Fancourt
adam@adammckinlay.com

Adam is the head PGA Professional at the Academy at Fancourt. He gave his first golf lesson at the age of 13 and has been helping players to improve and enjoy their golf ever since......

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Adam McKinlay

Adam McKinlay

Head Teaching Professional - The Academy at Fancourt

Karl Hassler

Head of Golf Operations - The Golf School of Excellence
info@tgse-golf.com

Karl is an AAA Class PGA Professional & Head  of Golf Operations for TGSE. Being with TGSE since 2008, he also has international experience from Australia and USA. Karl coaches, lectures and mentors full-time students as well as being the TGSE Junior Tour Coordinator. Karl has also coached the Zambian Men's National team.

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Karl Hassler

Karl Hassler

Head of Golf Operations - The Golf School of Excellence

Martin Briede

Head Professional - Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC
briedemartin@gmail.com

Martin has been the Head Teaching Professional at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club since 2004, prior to which he was the Golf Director. In 2010 Martin was awarded the PGA Teacher of the year. He is passionate about junior coaching and has made coaching children one of his specialties. A more patient teacher will be hard to find! More recently Martin was elected Chairman of the PGA’s Central Gauteng Region. Before getting into coaching Martin played professionally on the Sunshine Tour from 1988 to 2000.

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Martin Briede

Martin Briede

Head Professional - Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC