SGA was founded in 2015 as a Finnish amateur coaching program. In six years, we have developed into an international program with 32 players from Finland and Estonia in our training groups.
Season Golf Academy
WE AIM TO CREATE ELITE PLAYERS BY OFFERING A COMPREHENSIVE AND PROFESSIONALLY STRUCTURED COACHING PROGRAM.
Season Golf Academy (SGA) is a coaching program focusing exclusively on competitive players. We offer training for tournament junior, elite amateur and professional players who aim at succeeding on European and US professional tours. Our programs are available for players from any country and any golf club.
WE FOCUS ON MEDIUM TO LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT. EACH STEP ALONG THE JOURNEY IS NECESSARY FOR THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME.
All SGA’s programs are full-time, and players register for them for a minimum of 11-months. Because player development is a structured, long-term process, we don’t offer any short-term coaching services.
RESPECT IS CENTRAL FOR ANY COACH-PLAYER RELATIONSHIP TO WORK.
In all SGA’s operations we respect and adhere to the following values:
- Performance: Our mission is to support the development of our athletes that strive for elite performance at the highest level. We seek to understand the unique individual qualities, demands and goals of our players, and commit ourselves to developing a tailor-made roadmap for each of them.
- Respect: Our coaches, athletes and management uphold respect for each other in all circumstances. At elite levels of performance this is an absolute requirement.
- Long-term commitment: Our coaches, athletes and management have the dedication, discipline and patience to carry out the long-term process necessary for achieving each player’s individual goals.
- Open communication: We strive to maintain mutually open and confidential communication with our players about all matters relevant for their success. We believe that open communication and trust are prerequisites for excellence.
David Da Silva
David Da Silva
- Turned professional and moved from South Africa to Portugal in 1990
- Represented Portugal in the World Championships in 1991
- Played 5 Portuguese Open and European Tour events as Portugal's Top Player
- Trained with Butch Harmon at the School of Golf, Rio Secco, Las Vegas USA, 1998/99
- Opened Harmon School Vilamoura with Claude Harmon in 1999
- Coached the Portuguese boys national team as well as several internationally successful junior, amateur and professional players
- SGA’s Head Coach since the beginning of the Academy’s operations in 2015
- 15 Years of Tournament golf (Satellite Tours and CT)
- Turned professional 2013
- 2 wins as professional on Satellite Tour Level
- SGA assistant coach since 2017
- Currently carrying out level 3 PGA training for coaches in the Finnish PGA
- Professional figure skater for 7 years
- Played golf since 2015
- 3 time Tallinn Champion
- 2nd place Estonian National Matchplay Championships
- Runner up at Niitvälja Cup
- Turned professional 2017
- Finished Initial Professional Education by PGA of Europe
- Pro at Niitvälja Golf since 2017
- Graduated PGA studies at Birmingham University 2020
- Assistant professional at the PGA of UK & Ireland