My name is Songezo Sonamzi, my friends call me Songs. I am from Cape Town, South Africa.
I was introduced to golf as a caddie by friends in 2001 at Westchester Country Club. I have since dedicated myself in cultivating my golf game and along with the help of my fellow caddies, and general mentors, my skill developed immensely. Three years of non-stop hard work paid off in the form of Metropolitan Golf Association. Joining the MGA gave me a chance to compete with the best players of the New York Metropolitan Section a tremendous opportunity to learn even more about the game of golf.
I proceeded to join The Loxahatchee Club in 2004, as a caddie. It is in this club that I met golfers from all over the world, with more experience and more knowledge and passions that equaled mine. As I absorbed as much information from my new found mentors, I learned that there are other aspects to golf like Teaching and Management; these areas were more appealing to me because my level of skill, my abilities, my ideas and my passion seemed better matched. I enrolled into the PGA, Professional Golf Management Program, where I learned more about matters like, Facility Management, maximum customer satisfaction, and improving member golf skills.
I am currently doing my second level. My goal is to finish the course in 2010, where I will obtain the Class-A certification which will enable me for a position as an Assistant Golf Professional, Head golf Professional or Golf Director to any Facility that will require my service.
My ideas and passion include initiatives like Junior Golf Programs where children from varied socio-economic backgrounds can be given opportunity to play this wonderful game, the recognition of Women in Golf and all their contributions and improving equipment that can perhaps maximize golfer’s performance (including that which is tailored for Women, Seniors and Juniors). By attracting more potential golfers (Professional and Recreational) it will in turn raise revenue for the golf facility.