About Adriaan Herman

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Hailing from Johannesburg, Adriaan Herman burst onto the South African golf playing scene as something of a prodigy. After he first picked up a club in 1994, his passion for the game grew incredibly fast, and he became a ZERO handicap player in only three short years. This amazing feat caught the attention of the Pretoria Country Club South Africa, who recognized his talent and selected him to play in their prestigious “Scratch League.” Adriaan represented the club in nationwide competition with established players such as Richard Sterne, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen. After a successful amateur career, Adriaan turned professional in 2000 and competed in the South African Sunshine Tour, winning the 2003 Vodacom Classic along the way.

Adriaan’s passion and talent extended to success and he decided to share his knowledge and experience to the golfing world. He started teaching golf in 2000 under the watchful eye of Gary Player himself at The Vodacom Gary Player Golf Academy in Johannesburg. He was responsible for junior golf, group clinics and private lessons. In 2003 Adriaan decided to move abroad to Singapore to furthermore share his knowledge and experience to the new upcoming golfing market around Asia.

As a golf instructor, Adriaan has more than 15 years teaching experience and conducted over 17000 teaching hours. Now based in Bangkok, his is the co- founder and Director of Golf at TOP GOLF ASIA.

Adriaan’s Teaching Philosophy

He adapts to his student’s needs, making the learning experience fun and effective. His teaching method will assist you in understanding your own game according to your own unique physical characteristics and capabilities. He will compliment your strengths and successfully identify the weakness in your game. With his systematic coaching and by applying incremental changes in your overall game, you will sooner than later experience a huge improvement from the tee box to the putting green.


  • Memeber of Thai PGA – Teaching and Touring Professional
  • AAA -class Member of Singapore
  • PGA Member of the PGA Gary Player Golf Academy South Africa
  • Sunshine Tour member 2000 –2003
    Winner –Vodacom Classic 2003
    Winner June 2011 Pro Test Singapore
  • 13 Years Teaching and Touring Experience
  • Conducted over 17000 successful teaching hours

Professional Coaching

  • Co-Founder and Director of Golf – TOP GOLF ASIA
  • Set-up and design of Golf Academy Phothalai Leisure Park Bangkok Thailand – 2013. Planning And design of all golf programs, golf events, golf workshops, financial plans and budget control, man power, salaries and employment of golf instructors
  • Set-up and design of short game layout area at Phothalai Leisure Park Bangkok Thailand – 2013. Design and development of chipping, pitching, bunkers and putting green
  • Golf Instructor at Wilding Golf Thailand 2011-2013
  • Green Fairways Golf and Driving Range Singapore 2008-2011
  • Herman Golf Academy Singapore – Head of Instructions and Director of Golf 2005-2006
  • Golfers Place Golf Academy Singapore – Teaching Professional 2003-2005
  • Gary Player Golf Academy South Africa – Golf Instructor 2000-2003

Professional Touring and Playing experience

  • Winner Singapore PGA Classic 2011
  • Asian Tour Qualify 2004
  • Asian Tour 2004 -2005
  • All Thailand Tour 2006-2007
  • Member of Southern Africa Tour (Sunshine Tour) from 2000 to 2004
  • Winner of Vodacom Classic Pro-Am in 2003
  • Top 10 Finish in the Wood Hill Championship in 2002
  • Played 15 professional tournaments while coaching from 2001 to 2004
  • 3 hole-in-one
    Johannesburg Country Club (2003)
    Silver Lakes Country Club (2002)
    Gary Player Country Club at Sun City Resort (2002)
  • Low Scores Shot
    Johannesburg Country Club: Shot 64 (8 birdies and no bogies
    Pretoria Country Club: Shot 29 at front 9 with 2 eagles on 2 par 4s, net score of 65