5 questions with Louis Destroo – Stellenbosch GC

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, the market leader in on-course optimization technology, provides courses with full, real-time operational oversight and reporting, giving golf operators the tools to manage pace and flow of play effectively, resulting in enhanced player experiences, increased efficiency through automation, and additional revenue generation.

Tagmarshal’s technology has collected over 1 billion data points from more than 50 million rounds of golf and has relationships with in excess of 500 partners, including Hazeltine, Whistling Straits, Baltusrol, Fieldstone, Bandon Dunes, Serenoa and Erin Hills.

Tagmarshal partners with several golf management groups, private, daily fee, public and resort courses, including 35 of the Top 100 US courses, as well as many $30-$50 green fee courses, which are seeing excellent results using the system.