Wayne says, "Keep it simple."
Wayne was born in Johannesburg and started golf at the age of 3. He became more serious about his golf in High School, playing golf as a member of the junior foundation.
Over the years, he represented the then Southern Transvaal at Junior, under-23 and Senior levels.In 1983, he had many wins in the Junior Golf Foundation. Wayne has represented South Africa and gained his junior Springbok colours alongside his good friends Jamie Gough, Des Terblanche & Andre Cruse.
At the end of 1983, he received a Golf Scholarship to the United States International University (USIU) in San Diego, California. He returned to South Africa in 1985 and captained the Transvaal U-23 Team, which included a very young Ernie Els, to victory in an interprovincial.
In 1986, Wayne turned Professional and played on the Sunshine Tour. He was 4th in the Minolta Matchplay, beating John Bland and Hugh Baiocchi, but going down to an in form Mark McNulty in the semifinal.
Whilst playing the Canadian Tour in 1988, he recorded three Top-10 finishes.
In 1994, he won the Ivory Coast Open and received a 2-year exemption to the Sarazen World Open in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). He has won 5 times on the winter leg of the Sunshine Tour and has a number of top-5 and -10 finishes.
He finished 3rd at the Asian Tour School and spent five years on that Tour. His best finish was 3rd in the Singapore Open and a host of otherTop 5 finishes.
His coaching career started at the World of Golf in Johannesburg where he stayed for 6 months before relocating to Cape Town to work with Jamie Gough at his golf School of Excellence, coaching the Tygerberg College students. Wayne qualified as a member of the South African Professional Golfers Association in 2006 and in 2008 qualified as an Assessor for the PGA‘s teaching program.
Wayne was awarded the highest honour for a teaching pro – the PGA of SA Coach of the Year – in 2010 as voted by his peers and the board of the South African PGA.
Wayne is also Coach to the Ernie Els Foundation Juniors in the Western Cape. In addition, he has been Coach of the Western Province junior Girls Squad since 2016.
Wayne is incredibly passionate about teaching all levels of golfer. Getting a beginner to understand the basics and mechanics of the swing is really what Wayne enjoys. He encourages all golfers to learn the sequence of movement to becoming a better golfer. Wayne has helped many youngsters play and improve their game, with three of his recent students now on Scholarships in America.
With his 17 years of tour experience (5 being on the Asian Tour), he hopes to enlighten his students with his experience, knowledge and passion for the game.