5 questions with Louis Destroo – Stellenbosch GC
Get to know Louis Destroo who is the Director of Golf at Stellenbosch Golf Club which has hosted some of South Africa’s most prestigious golf tournaments, including the South African Open and South African Masters tournaments.
If you could be a caddie on Tour, whose caddie would you like to be and why?
Jordan Spieth – the way he plays, presents himself, talks and lives…..
Has golf always been your first love and who was your hero growing up? What other sports / team are you a fan of?
Golf has been a part of me for a long time, but I played rugby and swam a bit also. My hero growing up was Norman and Nicklaus.
What was your favourite Major to watch this year and why? Slowest / Fastest player on tour?
Masters – the winner is so unpredictable! Ben Crane would be the slowest and Bill Haas is definitely the fastest.
Where does Pace of Play rank as an industry priority? Why has your course decided to invest in Pace of Play?
Top 3 yes! People can play fast with this system we can just help them….. golfers like information so there is nothing stronger than “proving” to them they are not where they should be in their round! Support them with information and stats….
What are the top benefits about having Tagmarshal technology to manage the field, efficiencies and the pace of play? How would your Marshals / Player Assistants answer this question?
Cost saving on staff and higher income because of rounds being managed better! They love it – job made easy!
Tagmarshal is a golf course efficiencies and field management solution that turns pace-of-play into an asset. The system uses a series of small “tags” clipped onto one golf bag per group, or installed into carts, which transmit geolocation data. Industry-leading algorithms identify risk groups with accurate, objective support to alleviate pace challenges before they arise. Public, private and resort courses using Tagmarshal realize substantial returns on investments through improved on-course experiences achieved with less staff, as well as increases in daily rounds. Easy-to-use pace analytics, weather data integration and geo-fencing complete the offering.