About Hendrik Buhrmann

Director of player development at BDGA

Hendrik has competed at the highest level as a professional golfer and has walked the fairways of the world with the very best players, from South Africa to Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States, Hendrik has literally competed all over the world.  Working with people and coaching is Hendrik's real passion though and he is now using his vast experience to guide South Africa's next generation of golfing talent.  He has also coached some of South Africa's top professionals over the years, here is what they have to say about Hendrik.

Hendrik is an extremely knowledgeable golf coach, has helped me enormously over the years and no doubt played a big part in my success.
— James Kingston
Hendrik gave me valuable insight into how I was swinging just two months before I won the Masters.
— Charl Schwartzel

Professional Golf Highlights

Hendrik turned professional in 1985 when he started playing on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa.  When the Asian Tour was formed in 1995, he joined and played there until 2012.  Hendrik also competed on the Canadian Tour from 1986 -1988, the European Tour in 1996 (after finishing 2nd at the Tour School) and most recently the European Senior Tour from 2013.


In his time as a professional, Hendrik won 9 titles with the highlights being, beating Ernie Els down the stretch to win the Wild Coast Classic and winning the title at the Aamby Valley Asian Masters in India.


Hendrik also competed in 3 major championships, the Open Championship in 1992, the Senior Open Championship in 2013 and the Senior US Open Champioship in 2014.


Hendrik represented South Africa in the World Cup in 1995 with partner Retief Goosen and the Southern African team in the Dunhill Challenge (the precursor to the Presidents Cup) in 1995 where he holed the winning putt against a strong Australasian team, comprising of greats like Greg Norman and Vijay Singh.


In his time as a professional Hendrik served on the players committees on the Asian Tour, the Sunshine Tour, helped restructure the Asian Tour as it is today and served on the Board of Directors for the Sunshine Tour.


Golf Coaching

Hendrik is currently coaching a dozen professionals on the Sunshine Tour. It is a real passion of his to incorporate the mental side in the technical learning phase of the golf game. Hendrik believes that you have to work on all aspects of the game simultaneously (Physical/Technical/Mental) to enable you to grow into a potential Major winner.

Notable students

Charl Schwartzel

James Kingston

Keith Horne

Louis Oosthuizen

Dean Burmester

Jake Roos