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 full time to a coaching career over 20 years ago allowing her to match her wealth of experience gained in tournament play with her natural flair to teach golf. She has taught with distinction throughout the years as a member of the South African Women’s PGA. Heading up the Pure Motion Academy, Lana ensures her coaches offer the best of service to clients and students while also ensuring smooth operating of the Pure Motion Driving Range to offer the best possible experience for our clients.
Head Professional AAA PGA
Paul learned to play golf as a teenager at Rondebosch Golf Club whilst at Rondebosch Boys High School. Turning professional at the age of 25, he first gained his PGA Diploma and is now an AAA class PGA Professional. Paul has previously taught as an Assistant Coach the Golf Village in Kenilworth within the Jamie Gough Academy, Royal Cape Golf Club and Rondebosch Golf Club. His experience in coaching golf for over 15 years has quickly proved to be very successful at the Pure Motion Golf Academy where his aims are to coach the individual and avoid stereotyping.
Matthew learned his golf at Durbanville Golf Club aged just seven and although playing several other sports whilst at Fairmont High School, golf remained his passion. He was a key member of Durbanville Golf Club’s victorious team in both the Western Province Premier League and the Bradshaw Cup in 2017. Unfortunately an ongoing injury curtailed his hopes of a full time career as a player. Keen to commit himself to golf, Matthew successfully completed his PGA Diploma, which included a six month stint in the Pro Shop at Durbanville Golf Club. He leapt at the chance to coach when offered the opportunity at Pure Motion Golf Academy. He has quickly settled in with his Junior clients, both beginners and those who are already under way, as well as a growing list of golfers of all ages.
Tara turned pro in April 2019 simultaneously as she completed her PGA, having her first professional start not long after in a Pro-Am tournament. Picking up her first professional win at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tara then proceeded on the Ladies Sunshine Tour from January through to March 2020, where she ended with some strong finishes. Tara is a driven and ambitious golfer and is working to further her playing career on the Ladies Sunshine Tour this upcoming Season followed by the Ladies European Tour and finally the LPGA in the years to come. With her varied skillset and fresh approach, Tara is dedicated to her coaching and helping people, both young and old, improve and find joy in golf.
Shane first took up golf at the age of 15 after a promising school career in cricket and immediately fell in love with the game. After leaving school, he spent a few years travelling abroad before returning home to pursue his dream of becoming an industry professional and so began his apprenticeship at the prestigious Erinvale and subsequently became a PGA member turning professional at the age of 26. During his 7 year tenure at Erinvale he developed his knowledge and understanding of the game before leaving to spending a season coaching at two different clubs in Frankfurt, Germany further honing his coaching skills. Upon his return home Shane worked at two further clubs in Arabella and Clovelly before taking up a position at Golf Science where he has worked for the past 5 years gaining and developing his knowledge 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 the game of golf.