DAVE BENSTED-SMITH

daveQualifications

B.A (phys ed) Stel, B.Sc. (Med)(Hons) Sport Science

Area of Expertise

Biokinetics, Golf, Functional Movement Courses

The Golf Mechanics Course

Dave graduated with a B.A (phys ed) from Stellenbosch University in 1980. He taught for seven years before enrolling at UCT and completing a B.Sc. (medical)(honours) in Sport Science. His journey through the fitness world included lecturing in Human Movement Studies at Wits, registering as a Biokineticist and running a practice in Morningside, Johannesburg and directing a fitness equipment supply company.

Dave’s obsession with golf evolved after his wife gave him a set of golf clubs for his 40th birthday. He soon made the connection between the physical and technical requirements of the game and began exploring the world of golf fitness. There was virtually nothing available in SA so he turned to the US and has since become internationally qualified as a Titleist golf fitness consultant. He has consulted to numerous professionals, established the fitness division of the Gary Player School for Champions, is the sport science consultant to the PGA of South Africa, has published numerous articles in golf magazines and has presented over 150 episodes of the Golf Bag on SABC 3. He plays off low single figures.

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