Welcome to the YEN Golf Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club

1. How much does the training cost?

Training at YEN Golf is Ksh.25,000. However, the early bird price is Ksh.23,500.

Payment can be done in two installments.

Payment can be done via Mpesa, Bitcoin or Visa.

Once payment has been processed, we shall provide the trainee with a google form that we require the trainee to fill, we then add them to the cohort’s WhatsApp group.

2. How long is the training?

We offer eight sessions of training. The trainee gets to learn and play golf in this period, trained by a Pro Coach.

The sessions are every Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon from either 2:00pm-3:00pm or 3:00pm- 4:00pm.

Trainees can practice for an extra hour after their official training session. The trainee will have to hire golf balls for practice at Ksh.300 for 100 balls.

3. Who is the trainer?

Our trainer is Pro David Opati. He is a former amateur champion and a certified teaching professional.

Muthaiga Golf Club

1. How much does the training cost?

Training at YEN Golf is Ksh.30,000.

Once payment has been processed, we shall provide the trainee with a google form that we require the trainee to fill, we then add them to the cohort’s WhatsApp group.

2. How long is the training?

We offer eight sessions of training. The trainee gets to learn and play golf in this period, trained by a Pro Coach.

The sessions are every Sunday afternoon from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Trainees can practice for an extra hour after their official training session. The trainee will have to hire golf balls for practice at Ksh.300 for 100 balls.

3. Who is the trainer?

Our trainer is Pro Mudanyi of Mudanyi Golf Academy

Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club and Muthaiga Golf Club

4. What if I've paid and want a refund?

All Payments made to YEN Africa Golf Program are Non-Refundable!
However, arrangements can be made to Transfer your Payments to the Next Available Cohort.
By making a payment, you agree to adhere to our Payment Policy.
For more information or assistance, please contact our Customer Support Team at +254740205991.

5. What do we provide?

YEN Golf will provide Golf balls and Golf clubs for all the sessions.

6. What do I need for the sessions?

The trainees should be dressed in a polo t-shirt with either khaki trousers, khaki shorts, khaki skorts, or cotton skirts.
The recommended shoes are flat rubber shoes or sports shoes.
Golf attire and equipment can be gotten from the YEN Golf Pro Shop, located at Fourways village, along Kiambu road.

7. Can I play during the week?

For purposes of practice, trainees and alumni can play during the week, before or after the official training dates.
The cost is Ksh.1,000 for the range fee and Ksh.300 for 100 golf balls.

8. What happens after the training ends?

To ensure that our alumni still practice the sport, YEN Golf organizes monthly tournaments for alumni inter-cohorts. We also have a virtual club that helps our alumni train at different clubs in the country.

9. What happens if one misses a training session? (Missed Class Makeup Policy)

If you miss a class, you can avail two free makeup sessions.
Beyond that, a fee of Kshs.1500 will apply per makeup class.
Please notify the YENGolf Team in advance for scheduling.
Your understanding is appreciated.

The trainee should attend the session an hour before the official training time.
The last three classes of the program are group sessions; therefore, they do not have make-up classes.
If one misses a class, they will have to join the next cohort in order to recover the class.

Note: Makeup class fees are non-refundable and subject to change.

10. What happens if one stops training midway?

The trainee will continue training with the next two cohorts without extra charges. However, if training will not have taken place with the next two cohorts, an extra 50%, of the initial payment, should be done in order for the training to continue.

11. Can I get a private session?

We offer private sessions for a period of 8 weeks. The trainee determines the time and duration of the training. The price is determined by the location that the trainee chooses.
We offer training at Windsor Golf Club for Ksh.50,000 and at Golf Park for Ksh.30,000.
The training happens between two weeks to three months.

12. What do I need to look for in a golf kit?

Are you a novice, a mid-level player, or an experienced golfer? To succeed at the game, golfers of all skill levels need a variety of clubs.

Purchasing golf equipment is considered one of the most challenging components of getting started with the game.

The proper gear can significantly impact your progress if you are serious about golf and want to start playing. One of the elements of playing well on the course is picking out the right golf clubs.

Less forgiving clubs are needed if your swing is good, while more forgiving club designs are better if your swing requires more work.

  1. i. The brand of the golf kit is not an important factor
    To start with, pick out clubs that are suitable for your current level of play.

    As a beginner, the brand does not really matter. Upon progressing and becoming a mid-level or experienced player, chances are that you will upgrade your kit. Consider your skill level before deciding what to invest in.

    Golfers at the intermediate level are constantly looking to upgrade their tools. At this level, one is more aware of their needs, and can purchase any brand.
     
  2. ii. Type of golf clubs
    It is important to understand the different golf clubs that are available. Not all golf clubs work the same.

    A golf club has three components- the head, the shaft and the grip.

    Golf clubs are broken down into four primary groups: putters, woods, irons, and wedges.

    A modern set of golf clubs typically consists of three woods (the 1-driver, 3, and 5), at least 1 hybrid (3H) seven irons (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and PW), and a putter.

    There are various sizes offered within each group as well, which is denoted by a number on the club. More strength is indicated by lower numbers, which enables you to take more shots.
     
    1. - Drivers/ 1 wood- "Drive for show" They are the longest and most powerful golf clubs. They are used to hit long distances.
    2. - Fairway woods- These are the 3 woods, 5 woods, 7 woods and 9 woods. They are slightly shorter than drivers and are used on the fairways. They are most frequently used during the second stroke of play, when you should be in the golf hole's fairway.
    3. - Hybrids- This is a combination of a fairwood and an iron. Ultimately "the elite of both worlds."
    4. - Irons- They are made in either graphite or steel. A standard set of irons consists of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 irons and the pitching wedge (PW).
    5. - Wedges- The category of wedges includes the pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge.

      Wedges commonly come in 48, 52, 56, 60 and 64 degree lofts. With all the available options in the market, it is important to know what you need for your game.
    6. - Putters- "Putt for dough" Used on the putting greens, for the last strokes played on a golf hole - for knocking the ball into the hole.
  3. iii. Don't start out buying top-of-the-range golf clubs- This might inhibit your game and prevent you playing your best. Consider your skill level before deciding what to invest in.
  4. iv. Shafts come in an array of variety, so choose the one that is best for you- There are shafts for both tall and short players and they equally come in different materials. Therefore, it is important to choose equipment based on these considerations. Before making this worthwhile investment, it is important to seek professional opinion.
  5. v. Budget- As a beginner, you do not have to break the bank to get your kit. Invest in what works for you at the moment. This could also mean getting a used kit as you look to improve your game.

    However, it is important to ensure that the used kit is in pristine condition. Check for dents, cracks and ensure that the grips are in great condition. Remember, that it needs to be worth the investment.
  6. vi. Research!- Golf is a social capital sport that everyone should engage in, therefore, it is important for one to do their research before making any purchase.
A golf kit is a great investment.
Seek professional opinion from experienced players before making your purchase.
Buy from reputable sources too, you will definitely get a kit that works for you.

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Cohort 74 runs from Friday 31st May 2024