Coaching

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Introduction

Everyone wants to play better golf. Hitting a sweet 6 iron close to a pin, smashing a drive  up the fairway further than ever before or shooting your best score ever is what playing this game is all about.  We are dedicated to helping you acheive your goals, whatever they may be. We are passionate about the game and are always looking at innovative ways to better communicate our message. If you are looking to acheive your goals, let us help you

Online Bookings

Online bookings are available by clicking here. Please select the coach and the type of session you would are after.

Coaches

Brian Gardner

Brian has been a PGA Member for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience teaching players of all abilities. His philosophy is “Not just to teach, but to create an environment (through use of drills, teaching aids and video) where the pupil learns the cause and effect of their actions and how it influences the golf ball. A lesson learned is longer than a lesson taught”.

Brian’s achievements include winning the South Australian PGA Teacher of the year in 1998 and has coached Mens and Womens teams for the SA Golf Association.

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Michael Light

After spending 10 years playing on the Australiasian and Asian tours which included 4 top 5 finishes and 15 wins in Pro-Am events around Australia, Michael turned his hand to coaching in 2010. Michael has a passion for assisting golfers in achieving their goals and giving them a better understanding of their swings and course management through his time and experience on tour. He has a great understanding of helping children develop through the game of golf with assisting with school programs with Trinity Grammar and Haileybury. Michael also has two children of his own under the age of 8. To contact please email mlight@pgamember.org.au or call 9859-2039

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Simon Angliss

My passion lies heavily in coaching and assisting players to improve. My philosophy is based on a minimalist approach focusing on the cause of a problem to get the most successful outcome for long term and sustained improvement. I search to find the most appropriate means of communication to best suit the learning style of each individual. Simon played on the Australian tour for two years before turning his focus to coaching and Club Professional life.

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Vernon Gunson

Vernon has developed both his playing and coaching skills under Head Professional, Simon Angliss, at Rossdale and Kew Golf clubs, and currently heads up our junior program. Taking up the game at a young age Vernon played his amateur golf in New Zealand, England and the majority in Melbourne, Australia. Vernon was accepted into the Trainee program in 2013 and progressed with very good playing and academic results, including 1 win, 3 runner-up and 9 top 10 finishes. His development throughout the program has helped him better understand the golf swing, as well as further enhance his desire to help golfers of all levels improve. Vernon has previous experience administering and delivering junior programs, creating an enjoyable and productive learning environment. To contact Vernon please email vgunson@pgamember.org.au or call 9859-2039

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Video Tips

To See Brian Gardner in action click on the videos below

   

 

To See Simon Angliss in action click on the videos below

 

To See Michael Light in action click on the videos below

   

Lessons and Packages

30 Minutes $65.00
45 Minutes $89.00
60 Minutes $115.00
Package – Buy 5 Lessons get the 6th free (30 minute sessions) $325.00
On Course Lesson (1 Hour) $115.00
On Course Lesson ( 9 Holes) $189.00

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Junior Golf Program

Our objective is to provide the opportunity for junior golfers to progress from their first golfing experience or lesson to gaining an understanding and competency in the game of golf. Juniors will be encouraged to enjoy their experience, and be guided in learning all about course play, gaining a handicap and competition golf. The major focus of the junior program is to be instructive and fun.

Schedule Term Two 2016

REGISTRATION FORM

Group Day Level/ Ability
RED Thursday – PM  Beginner
PINK Friday – PM  Girls – All levels
BLACK Saturday – PM  Experienced
BLUE Saturday – PM Intermediate
GREEN Saturday – PM Intermediate
YELLOW Saturday – AM  Beginner
WHITE Saturday – PM  Beginner/ Intermediate

The Format

The format of the sessions alternates weekly between a one hour skills session (either short game or long game) and a two hour on course session. Our program operates on Thursday and Friday afternoons and each Saturday between 9:30am and 5.30pm with practical sessions in the earlier part of the day. Each practical clinic session lasts for one hour with times determined according to skill levels. On course sessions will be approximately two hours in duration commencing at about 3:30pm. Golf course play will be made available to juniors as part of the program once they achieve a suitable standard. Click on the link’s below to view dates and times

Clinic levels

Our classes are broken up into 7 different levels ranging from beginners (Yellow Level) to elite (Development Squad) depending on the age and individual skill level of each student. At the end of each term an assessment will be conducted. This testing covers the content of the lessons throughout the term. Once a student achieves a set level of criteria they may progress to the next level of the program.

Clinic content

Practical clinic sessions will alternate between long game and short game sessions, developing drills and exercises to improve swing technique. Games and skills tests will be used to maintain interest and help measure improvement as well as participating in games and fun activities. On course sessions will be used to focus on issues such as rules and etiquette, different styles of competition and scoring, as well as club and shot selection, mental skills and strategies. Juniors will need to reach a satisfactory level before being invited to participate in on course sessions.

Where do the clinics lead?

Should juniors display sufficient potential and an interest in pursuing golf for the longer term, their involvement in our program may lead to club membership, competitions, representing the club in pennant and beyond.

Fees

There is an annual registration fee of $140.00 (paid quarterly) for participation in our junior program which is payable at the start of the year. A registration form will also need to be completed. The fee covers a number of activities conducted throughout the year including the end of year break up and the MyGolf registration. Each child will also receive a polo shirt as part of their registration. Term fees, which are calculated by the number of weeks, include the one hour skills sessions and the two hour on course sessions. Term fees are payable at the beginning of each term to guarantee a place. Payments may be paid by cash, cheque or credit card to the Golf Shop.

Initial assessment

Due to the popularity of our program numbers of participants are high. As a result, all new juniors are required to undergo an initial assessment. These assessments take place on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00am. Once a vacancy arises, juniors will then be invited into the appropriate level of the program. The cost for this assessment session is $16.00.

Conclusion

We hope you find this information helpful and thank you for taking the time to enquire about our Junior Program. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact The Kew Golf Club Golf Shop on (03) 9859 2039 or email us at mlight@pgamember.org.au Michael Light – Assistant Professional.

On Course Guidelines For All Juniors

1. Safety – All players must stand behind and well away from a player hitting (Approx 5 metres). 2. Watching – All players should watch the ball of other players and where it finishes. 3. Sand Buckets – Each player must carry a sand bucket and use it where required. 4. Bunkers – Must be raked after use and the rake left outside the edge of the bunker parallel to the line of play. 5. Buggies – Are allowed to be wheeled across the greens. 6. On The Tee – Players must be ready to hit as soon as possible. 7. On The Green – Players should repair pitch marks and putt out where possible. 8. Pace Of Play – Players must move as quickly as possible between shots without running. 9. Course Care – Carry a sand bucket and replace divot holes with sand. Do not replace the detached divot. Repair plug marks on the green. 10. Volunteers – Thanking volunteers should be exercised after your game by shakinghands. It also shows good sportsmanship to thank and shake the hand of your playing partners.

Dress Regulations

The members of The Kew Golf Club take enormous pride in the standard set in regard to dress regulations. We like to ensure that all parents and juniors are aware of the dress standards required whilst attending our junior clinics and ask that you help your child maintain these standards. Below is a list of acceptable and unacceptable dress.

Girls- Acceptable Dress.

  • Tailored skirt, slacks or shorts
  • Shirts or blouses require collars and should be tucked in at all times
  • Short socks should be predominantly white in colour
  • While it is preferable that golf shoes are worn, clean running shoes are acceptable

Boys- Acceptable Dress

  • Tailored trousers or shorts are acceptable
  • Shirts require collars and should be tucked in at all times
  • Short socks are permitted but must be all white in colour
  • While it is preferable that golf shoes are worn, clean running shoes are acceptable

Unacceptable Dress

  • Thongs, sandals, boots or rippled soled shoes
  • Coloured short socks
  • Jeans or track suits
  • Board shorts, tennis shorts, football shorts
  • T-shirts or singlets

Your help and understanding is greatly appreciated as we endeavour to ensure your children continue to gain benefit from our junior program.

Junior Development Programme

Download the Junior Development Program For more information please do not hesitate to contact The Kew Golf Club Golf Shop on (03) 9859 2039 or email us at  proshop@kewgolf.com.au See Also: Golf Victoria Official Junior Website Junior Program