OUR COACHES

Lana Orgovanyi

Although born and raised in Cape Town, Lana’s golfing career began in Europe where she became the No 1 amateur in Belgium and enjoyed a successful period as a professional on the Ladies European Tour. Lana switched to a full-time coaching career over 25 years ago, allowing her to match her wealth of experience gained in tournament play with her natural flair for teaching golf. She has taught with distinction as a member of the South African Women’s PGA. Lana ensures her team offer the best of service to clients and students while also ensuring the smooth operation of the Driving Range and Golf Course to offer the best possible experience for visitors.

Shane Rae

Shane began his PGA Apprenticeship at the prestigious Erinvale Golf Club. At the age of 26 he became a fully qualified PGA member. Shane spent the next 7 years at Erinvale GC developing his coaching, management skills and understanding of the game before leaving to spend a season coaching in Frankfurt, Germany further honing his coaching skills. Upon his return home he worked at Arabella Country Club as well as Clovelly Country Club before taking up a position at Golf Science in Cape Town where he has worked for the past 5 years. There he gained and developed his knowledge and understanding in custom fitting and club building. The yearning to return to coaching was always there and Shane is excited to utilize all his experience to help golfers of all levels improve and ultimately grow in the game of golf.

Christiaan Basson

Christiaan has been a successful professional on the Sunshine Tour for 16 years. He was born and raised in the Strand.
He progressed solidly as an amateur and began to forge a notable career for himself. In 2006, he was rewarded for his consistent golf and selected for South Africa to compete at the Eisenhower Trophy. The following year, Christiaan took the decision to turn pro, and it has paid off richly for him. He finished 62nd on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in his first year on tour, and has never been outside the top 40 in the years since. Christiaan has won three times on tour and has more than 30 top 10 finishes to his credit.
Christiaan has a wife and twin daughters who he would like to spend more time at home with so he has decided to join the ranks of the PGA Coaching division as he slowly winds down on tour.
He brings with him a wealth of wisdom and experience as a player and is an asset to our coaching team.