Kelly Sauerman is the Skills Development and Training Facilitator for The Turfgrass Academy of South Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. She earned her a bachelor’s degree in education, is a certified skills development facilitator and specialized in education for the golf course maintenance industry. Sauerman founded the Turfgrass Academy of South Africa in response to the need for industry specific training on golf courses in southern Africa. This platform has taken great strides towards the implementation of proper training practices. She now works as an education consultant and assists clubs with streamlining their education and training strategies in accordance to their standard operating procedures & company objectives. Sauerman assists in the development of these training programs and the implementation thereof.