The Team

Robbie Marshall


Robbie Marshall, Owner and Chairman of Golf Data has over 30 years’ experience in the turf & specialist golf course construction industry. Robbie’s example and passion for what we do has served as the touchstone of our business since our inception.  In recognition of his passion and accomplishments in the industry, Robbie was named as being one of the 10 most influential people in Golf in South Africa by Compleat Golfer (one of South Africa’s top 2 premier Golf Publications) in 2007 & later that same year he was awarded Compleat Golfer’s most prestigious award, the “Lifetime Contribution to Golf Award” for his “outstanding contribution to Golf in SA”. 

Gary Waage

Managing Director

Gary, who has been with us since 1996, was appointed Managing Director in February 2012 and assumes responsibility for Golf Data Holdings, which includes our construction division. Gary is currently based at Steyn City, near Dainfern Johannesburg.

Matthew Johnstone

Director: Maintenance

Matthew, who has been with us since 1999 heads up the Gauteng Maintenance operations, which include Country Club Johannesburg, Pecanwood Golf Estate, Killarney Golf Club & Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, as well as the ‘GD landscapes’ division. Matthew is based at Country Club Johannesburg.

Sean Pienaar

Legal & Business Development (Group) & GM of Cape Maintenance Division

Sean joined Golf Data in January 2010. Sean is an admitted attorney having served his articles at Webber Wentzel Attorneys (South Africa’s premier corporate law firm), who also holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town.  Sean manages contractual issues, marketing and new business development within Golf Data Group as well as overseeing the management of our Cape Maintenance Division. Sean is based at our head office in Somerset West, Western Cape.

Hannes Bester

Group Finance Executive

Hannes joined Golf Data in February 2009.  Hannes is a qualified chartered accountant and also holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.  He has experience in a wide range of industries and has held senior management and financial positions in steel manufacturing and retail, ship repair, manufacturing and financial services. Hannes is based at our head office in Somerset West, Western Cape.

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