Garrick Higgo has everyone from the most hardened golf fans to the average weekend golfer on the
edge of their seats when the left hander swings the club. With three wins on The European Tour and
a maiden win on the PGA tour at the age of 22 he is a young talent not to be underestimated.
These accolades don’t come over night. Garrick has been working hard with coach and mentor Cliff
Barnard since Cliff took him under his wing at the age of 9, but who is Cliff Barnard?
Cliff is currently the Managing Director of Gimme Golf (Pty) Ltd and the Head Professional at The
Plettenberg Bay Country Club. Cliff has been involved in the golfing industry for nearly 30 years and
has been apart of the PGA since 2002.
Garrick Higgo is not the only success story for the Southern and Eastern Cape Teaching Professional
of the year 2016 and 2021. He has coached various players to success. Just this year he has coached
2 young development players to winning their first regional OOM events and coached Martin Voster
to the no.1 spot on the open amateur ranking in South Africa. Martin has also progressed to Stage 2
in the pre-qualification rounds for the Korn Ferry Tour. The Korn Ferry Tour is the development tour
for the U.S based PGA Tour.
Cliff currently has 20 juniors playing in the Target 36 events in the Plettenberg Bay area and he also
works tirelessly to introduce those less fortunate to the game.
With a mentor and coach like Cliff Barnard Garrick Higgo will reach many more highlights in his
career and we believe that the juniors working with Cliff now will also reap the benefits of all the
hard work they put in.
Cliff is a true ambassador of the game, and we are proud to call him a loyal Wedge Golf customer.