About Us

Andrew McKenna

Andrew McKenna member of the UK PGA and PGA of South Africa relocated from the UK in October 2008 to become Director of Golf at Euphoria.

Andrew was a European and Sunshine tour golfer and is now leading golf coach. He has been based in South Africa now for the past 2 years at Silver Lakes Golf Estate in Pretoria and welcomes all who would like to improve their golf to pay him a visit at either facility. Andrew was the British student golf champion and captain of the British student golf team.

In 1997 Andrew gained his European Tour card and went on to win various tournaments around the world before changing his career path to a golf coach. He joined the Cranfield Golf Academy and learned his coaching skills with guidance form John Jacobs, Peter Cowan and Scott Cranfield.

After working at the Cranfield Academy for 2 years Andrew was given an opportunity to coach at Silvermere Golf and Leisure in London and became one of the busiest coaches in the UK.

Andrew is and Class A professional with the PGA and also a certified NLP practitioner. (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming.)

In 2008 Andrew came to South Africa and joined the Euphoria Golf Estate and Hydro to take the position of Director of Golf.
In December 2010 he came to Silver Lakes to run the Golf Academy at Gauteng’s leading golf estate with the best facilities.

He uses top class physical conditioning expert Zelda Visser and combines that with his expertise in traditional golf coaching, NLP and custom fitting enables him to give a holistic training approach.

Andrew thrives on coaching golfers of all levels and currently works with players on the Sunshine Tour, club golfers and schools to show his versatility with all golfers.

Should you need any further information please contact him on
Andrew@silverlakes.co.za or call the estate on 012 809 2110.

Darryl Profile

Is a fully qualified member of the South African and Australian PGA. Having taught golf in Australia, Canada, England and now South Africa he gained vast experience in teaching techniques from some of the world's best instructors including Denis Pugh and John Jacobs.
During his time in England, Darryl became the Director of Custom Fitting at the busiest golf centre in Europe, as well as one of the busiest coaches in the region.
Since relocating to South Africa in 2011, Darryl has worked with golfers of all abilities, nationalities and ages on a full time basis at Silver Lakes Golf Estate. He is also the coach to the Silver Lakes Golf Academy students, Curro Hazledean golf team, Tyger Valley golf team and the ASA school.
From working with Sunshine Tour players, top amateurs to the very beginner, Darryl keeps the lesson content simple and precise, avoiding all unnecessary swing thoughts and movements.
For the golfers who like a more in depth lesson content, Darryl is fully trained with Silver Lakes Motion Golf system in the start of the art teaching academy. This is the most advanced teaching software in the world, and enables the student a detailed view of their swing from all angles possible.
Lesson prices with Darryl
Adult 45 minute lesson R300
Adult package ( six 45 minute lessons including one motion golf session) R1650
Junior 30 minute lesson R150
Junior package (six 30 minute lessons) R750
Packages can also be taylor made to suit any students needs.
If you have any questions, or to book a lesson please contact Darryl at darryl@silverlakes.co.za or 0711707758
Sjac Profile
Sjac Weideman.
I started my coaching career at the HPC in 2007, started as a junior specialized coach.
Improved coaching style to a more all round coach to suit all caliber golfers when I started at Silver Lakes in 2009 and specialized in coaching from adult men, ladies from beginners to intermediate, corporate clinics, juniors from beginners to intermediate.
I enjoy improving all individuals and groups and seeing the results inspires me to be a good coach.
I have a firm belief that the fundamentals of the setup must be attended to first and foremost to ensure that the player is able to improves the cause of a bad swing not the result of a bad swing.
I will adhere to swing or technical changes as the player proves competent with the fundamentals.
Most of the time through my coaching experience a swing fault started with bad fundamentals.
The swing mechanics will automatically become a more natural movement once fundamentals are in place.
The swing does not have to be a complicated range of movements, once we move to technical movements I try and explain the specific movement that is longed from my student in simple terms and I try to get the player to keep the mental picture simple and too many thoughts to a minimum, one key thought for the player is enough to make the movement work.
Results are a combination of the correct information by the coach, a players trust in the coach's information and off course the commitment to the change from the players side.
I believe in getting constant feedback from the player regarding the changes and or swing thoughts and drills they have to do to improve, to ensure we are headed in the right direction.  

Academy Menu

Lessons prices Range from R1550-R1750 for 6 45 minute sessions including a motion golf analysis

Dates for our next school camp are available on request.

Please contact us through the contact page to book for more information on our:

St Andrews International Green keeping Qualification