Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy

For Reservations or Additional Information Call 1-800-328-3742 or (803) 237-1213/FAX (803)237-3781

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Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy

The Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy offers one of the most comprehensive golf school programs available anywhere in the world. The academy covers all aspects of the game. We blend the game’s physical and mental aspects into one complete program designed to make you, the golfer, realize your true potential, regardless of your present skill level.

We also utilize the very latest computer technology combined with proven teaching techniques to analyze your swing and develop individual swing drills which will help you continue improving once you complete the program at the academy.

Our Director

Following several successful years on the PGA’s South African Tour, Bryan Van Der Riet’s interests turned to teaching and helping people improve their game. He honed his teaching techniques as an instructor with several of the top golf schools in America, where he developed a reputation as one of the best instructors in the game today. He brings a creative approach to golf instruction that makes it fun and rewarding. His love and knowledge of the game, coupled with his desire to see others improve their skills and level of enjoyment motivated Bryan to open his own golf academy.

Our Philosophy & Approach

As golfers, we all want to lower our handicaps and add more distance. We also need better accuracy off the tee so we can stay in the fairway. Accuracy and confidence are also needed, and wanted, with that 60- yard pitch shot, or that 15-foot putt. We will help you learn these techniques and many more!

At the Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy, our basic goal is to make you a better golfer. Recognizing that everyone is different, we work with you to become more aware of your individual swing. We cover key fundamentals of the golf swing and develop individual drills to help you build and maintain a better and more consistent swing.

The instruction is presented in a unified, simple-to-understand manner. We have found that communication and patience with our students along with our knowledge of the mechanics of the golf swing form a solid foundation for a noticeable success rate. At the Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy, we want to put our proven instructional programs to work for you, including:

  • Outstanding, high quality instruction at a superb facility.
  • Small classes with a maximum 4 students to each instructor to provide personal attention throughout the program.
  • Working towards a swing that works for you, recognizing that everyone is different.
  • Proven communication skills, knowledge and patience to accomplish a faster success rate for each student.
  • Hi-tech computerized video equipment to accurately analyze your present swing and then create the feel of an improved golf swing, resulting in more accurate and consistent shots.
  • Focus on developing a dependable, stroke-saving, short game, because 60 percent of the golf shots are from within 100 yards of the hole.
  • Complementing the physical aspects of game with better course management and other mental aspects of the game.
  • PGA certified instructors.

This approach adds up to a lower handicap and more enjoyment of the game of golf. After all, isn’t this what you want when walking up to the No. 1 tee? So, whether you are a novice, an experienced player, or a professional, we want to help you improve your golf game and give you the ability to play your best golf.

All Programs Include

  • Individual instruction
  • 4 to 1 student-to-instructor ratio
  • Sophisticated computer video analysis, including interactive digital video technology, instant replay, split- screen comparisons, time lapse, slow motion, and more.
  • Instructional take home video tape with voice over
  • Video follow-up program
  • In-depth instruction covering:
  • Grip, stance, posture and alignment
  • Full swing
  • Pitching, chipping and putting
  • Sand shots
  • Trouble shots
  • Swing drills
  • Mental aspects of the game
  • Golf equipment evaluation
  • Personalized improvement manual
  • Personalized practice program
  • Swing speed analysis
  • Personal swing drills
  • Unlimited range balls

Programs & Schedules

We offer a variety of instructional programs to fit our personal needs and schedule. Some of the most popular programs include:

    TWO-DAY GOLF PROGRAM Saturday PM through Sunday AM. Includes 7 hours of instruction on the practice tee. Day One focuses on the full swing and Day Two thoroughly covers the short game-pitching, chipping, sand shots, putting and trouble shots.


    Monday through Wednesday or Thursday through Saturday, with an option of either morning or afternoon session. It includes a total of 10 ½ hours of instruction covering all aspects of the game.


    Monday through Friday, morning or afternoon session with 17 ½ hours of instruction. Four days on the practice tee covering all aspects of the game and a nine hole playing lesson covering course management and the mental aspects of playing the course.

    Alternative Programs
    Half-Day Golf Program
    3 1/2 hours of instruction strictly on the practice tee.
    One-Day Golf Program
    3 1/2 hours of instruction and a 9-hole playing lesson with your instructor.

    Playing Lessons: Available upon request.
    Special Customized Programs: One-on-One.
    Corporate and Group Programs.

    Our Guarantee

    Our guarantee to you is if, at anytime during the duration of the program, you feel that you have not benefited in any way, your money will be refunded in full, and a FREE one-on-one program will be offered to you, as it is our goal to see our students leave with a smile and a better game.

    Small Classes

    Classes are limited to four students per instructor to ensure personal attention. Instructors are well versed in all aspects of the game, and will stay with you for the entire duration of the program to maintain continuity and track the progress of each student throughout the course of the program.

    Hi-Tech Video Analysis

    At the Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy, we utilize today’s most advanced computerized video system, which is the key to a better understanding of your golf swing. Unlike most schools, our video system is right on the tee, which provides you, the student, with instant feedback for analysis and instruction. Because of this instant feedback, you immediately see your swing and the corrections that my be needed to help you become the better golfer you want to be. Our computerized video system is the magical picture that will best maximize your time because, like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!

    Comments From Our Students

      “I found the instant replay on the tee provided by your computerized video equipment was a great help. I have been to other golf schools that showed the replay of our golf swing in a viewing room a few hours later, however your school showed them instantly.” -- Steve Johnson, MD

      “My husband and I really enjoyed your golf school. Also, I want you to know that I won my flight in our club tournament, my husband got his first eagle, and best of all, I had my first hole-in-one. Thanks for the great instructions.” -- Anita Carney, Accountant

      “I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the school, especially the 4-to-1 student to teacher ratio. I have been to some other schools where you just don’t receive that type of personal attention. I really appreciate the personal attention and your great instructions. It is paying off!” -- Andrew Haney, Account Executive

      “Thanks so much for your instructions. After completing your golf program, I have lowered my 9-hole score from the low 60’s to the mid 40’s. I would strongly recommend your school to other ladies.” -- Barbara Moore, Housewife

      “You said your school would be fun and it was. We didn’t just hit balls off of the tee for five days. I appreciated the total learning package your school has to offer. I also benefited from the practice program you designed for my personal needs.” -- Olin E. Smith, Brigadier General, US Army Retired

      “I have learned so much from your academy. The mental aspects of the game that you taught me have greatly helped me with my on-course management. Great program, keep up the good work. Look forward to seeing you again.” -- Jerry Leinhart, Trust Officer

      Bryan Van Der Riet Golf Academy

      P.O. Box 2835
      Pawleys Island, SC 29585

      For Reservations or Additional Information Call 1-800-328-3742 or (803) 237-1213/FAX (803)237-3781

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