Gavin Drummond fromThe Golf House

Advance Technology Golf Centre (Pty) Ltd  (The Golf Centre) is an indoor and outdoor golf facility that is situated on the driving range at Roodepoort Country Club. This facility consists of a number of coaching bays and includes an office, reception area, waiting area, bathroom facilities and driving range ball dispensing area.

The indoor facility provides for coaching or practicing at all times and any weather conditions. It specifically offers practice facilities for golfers who need coaching and practicing after normal working hours.
As coaching tools, The Golf Centre utilizes the following advance technology equipment:

  • Flightscope X2 which is a ball tracking monitor;
  • Swing Catalyst computer software for video capturing and comprehensive swing analyses capabilities;
  • Video cameras to integrate with Flightscope,  SwingviewPro and Swing Catalyst;
  • Tomi 3D putting systems for comprehensive putting analyses.
  • K-Vest 3D motion monitor for comprehensive swing and motion analyses.
  • Computers to host all related software;
  • Flat screen monitors to display all information;
  • Training aids such as the Explanar swing apparatus .


  1. We provide golf lessons for all ages and abilities
  2. South Africa’s most technologically up-to-date Golf Centre
  3. PGA Professional golf coaching
  4. New coaching methodology to fast track golf improvement
  5. Advance golf equipment to analyse your swing in detail
  6. State-of-the-art golf swing video analyses – lessons can be watched and reviewed at a later date on the internet or your iPhone
  7. If you do not require golf lessons, you can practise at any time using the facilities
  8. Custom club fitting to ensure that your purchase the correct clubs


Hennie Rootman is a qualified PGA Professional Golfer and Coach. As an amateur golfer he performed exceptionally earning his national and provincial amateur colors at a early age. Although he won many junior and amateur titles, his ultimate achievement was winning the South African Match Play Championship and Gold Medal in 2004. He joined the Sunshine Tour in 2005 and was a full time playing professional for three years.

He decided to leave the Tour and to commence with his studies through the South African PGA.  He completed his three year Professional Golfers Association (PGA) diploma and apprenticeship. As part of his career planning, he decided to focus primarily on coaching.

As coaching has became his primary focus area, a study has been made of the existing coaching methodologies used in South Africa. This has resulted in new scientific and advanced approach on coaching methods. 

This coaching methodology has started the idea of a Golf Centre where advance golf technologies and equipment, such as ball tracking monitoring and video capturing software will be used to improve coaching methods and results