About Martin du Toit

Director of programs at BDGA

Coaching Experience

Martin's coaching career started during the summer of 1999, when he worked at the David Leadbetter golf academy in Bradenton, Florida.  He has also worked at the number one golf camp in America (rated by Sports Illustrated), the Maine Golf and Tennis academy, where he held the position of lead instructor and video analysis specialist.  During 2008/9 Martin spent a year coaching at one of the premiere, junior training academies in America, the Gary Gilchrist golf academy in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.  Martin had great success there, with his students winning 13 individual titles on the IJGT, FCWT and AJGA junior tours.

Martin has also coached players that have gone on to golf scholarships at, Stanford university, Duke university, Oklahoma State university, UNLV, University of Texas Arlington and University of Arkansas to name a few. 

Since Martin's return to South Africa (2009),  his students have performed extremely well, winning more than 20 amateur and junior titles.  Martin has also served as a consultant for the South African Golf Association's elite squad on a number of occasions. 

Notable Students

Alan Versfeld

Haydn Porteous

Paul Boshoff

David Myers

Professional Golf

Over the years, Martin has competed on various professional tours in America (Teardrop tour, Hooters tour, Golden Bear tour) and the South African Sunshine tour.   He's had best finishes of 2nd in the 2013 Zambian Open, 3rd in the Telkom PGA championships and 4th in the Golden Bear tour championships in West Palm Beach, Florida.  You can follow his latest results on the Sunshine Tour by clicking here.

College Golf - USA

Martin left South Africa after high school to go play college golf in the United States, where he graduated with a degree in Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998.  He also had lots of success as a player, below are some of his achievements.

  • Selected as a NCAA division 1, All American

  • Ranked in the top ten college golfers in the nation, 96/97

  • State of Louisiana, College golfer of the year

  • TAAC Conference, College golfer of the year

  • Southeastern Louisiana University male athlete of the year, 1997

  • Inducted into the Southeastern Louisiana University sports Hall of Fame, 2007

 

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Martin in the media

Martin in Golf Digest in 2014