Johannesburg - The PGA of South Africa has announced two of its
most dynamic professionals as the winners of PGA Professional of the Year and
PGA Teaching Professional of the Year.
Meyer du Toit, the Golf Director at San
Lameer Golf Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, was voted the 2015 PGA Professional of the
Year. And Llewellyn van Leeuwen, the Head Coach at the TuksGolf Academy in
Gauteng North, was voted the Teaching Professional of the Year.
“Meyer and Llewellyn are both incredible
examples of what the PGA of South Africa stands for and the high standards we
set for our PGA professionals,” said Ivano Ficalbi, Chief Executive of the PGA
of South Africa.
“Both reflect a passion and energy in
their work and have made significant strides in growing the game of golf in
This is the first time for both
professionals to receive their respective awards.
“I feel very privileged to receive this
accolade. It’s an award I have always aspired to achieve and having my name
alongside legends in the PGA is truly an honour. I couldn’t have done this on
my own and have to thank everyone that helped shape my career as a PGA
professional,” said Du Toit.
Van Leeuwen was equally humbled by his
“I was nominated a few times for this
award and this is the first time I’ve received it. It’s very nice to be
recognised for your work. We’ve got such a good team here and we take the team
approach to the next level. TuksSport sets high performance standards so this
award fits in with that vision.”