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The Golf Team

Our team of friendly, knowledgeable PGA, ALPG & US LPGA instructors are among the most educated and experienced golf professionals you’ll find in Queensland, let alone Australia. If you’re thinking of improving your golf game, then the first step is to book in to one of our lessons, clinics or programs with one of our 8 professional golf instructors. Regardless of your skill level, our golf professionals offer expert golf coaching matched with elite training aids and technologically advanced resources to better your game and achieve your golfing goals.

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Sean Dwyer

Head Golf Professional
Brand ambassador for PING

Sean is passionate about helping coach people to play better golf. The real reward in golf, according to Sean, is the challenge to be the best that you can be, and the journey you take to get there.
Through his research and interaction with great coaches, physios, biomechanics and players from around the world, Sean has come to the conclusion that every golfer has their own unique golf swing.

With the help of high speed video equipment, Flight scope (launch monitor),K-vest, Balance Lab and Sam Putt-Lab along with his passion and vast knowledge for the game, Sean will deliver expert advice to help you improve your golf swing.

Whether you are a beginner, fine tuning your swing for the next tournament, improving your course averages, or just simply looking for a refresher lesson, Sean is here to provide you with the knowledge and drills to help you achieve your goals. He has the gift and the ability to be able to take a complex subject and communicate it as simply as possible to each and every student regardless of age or learning style.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Sean

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Jim Barden

Brand ambassador for Callaway

Jim brings 40 years of PGA Professional experience to Victoria Park. He was the Gailes Golf Club’s Head Professional and QLD State Teams Coach for 10 years and has been the Head Golf Coach at the Queensland Academy of Sport at Brookwater Golf Club. On top of these great achievements, he is part of the PGA Mentor Program for trainees and instructs for the PGA/CGA (Chinese Golf Association) education program. Jim’s teaching philosophy is ‘the integration of the technical, physical and mental aspects to accelerate the learning process’; and feels Victoria Park is the ideal facility to deliver this philosophy.

Currently Jim is instructing:

Adam Blyth on the Australasian Tour
Andrew Dodt on the European Tour
Many others on the Australian Tour

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Jim

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Bronwyn Russell

Brand ambassador for Cobra Puma Golf

Bronwyn is a Brisbane girl with almost two decades of professional golf experience. She has spent a large portion of her professional career based in the United States working with some of the best players, coaches and health professionals in the business. Her knowledge base has been widely used as a speaker for the LPGA, and U.S. PGA along with radio and TV appearances.
She is a class A member with the U.S. LPGA and a full member of the ALPG. She is also a certified Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor with the Titliest Performance Institute.

Bronwyn developed her expertise through playing, caddying on the U.S. PGA tour and coaching golf schools in Arizona, California, Utah and an extended tenure in Denver Colorado as Head Teaching Professional at the Denver Country Club.

Bronwyn is a consultant for Golf Queensland which involves player development and participation. She is in her third year of coaching for The Kelvin Grove School of Excellence Junior Sharks pilot golf program. She coaches players of all levels and ages and has worked with many disabled and physically challenged players.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Bronwyn

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Glenn Domigan

Brand ambassador for Taylormade/Adidas

Glenn Domigan has been a part of the Victoria Park team for the past 10 years and is a certified PGA Golf Professional (the highest level of accreditation). With a simple philosophy that is geared around making sure the enjoyment of the game is paramount, Glenn can help take your game to the next level. Look out for Glenn’s short game and on-course group sessions!

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Glenn

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Clinton Lourens

Brand ambassador for Srixon

Clinton is an enthusiastic and driven Professional who will help you achieve your golfing dreams. Before starting his coaching career, Clinton had a successful run on the Australasian tour which granted Clinton the opportunity to fine-tune his teaching abilities. You can trust in Clinton to help you improve on all aspects of your game. His philosophy is that learning shouldn’t be a challenge, rather a fun and enjoyable experience with persistence being the key to success.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Clinton 

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Murray Lott

Brand ambassador for TaylorMade-Adidas

Murray Lott is an experienced professional golfer with significant standing in the golfing community both in Australia and overseas. He is recognised for his outstanding competitive achievements and the highest standards of professionalism in coaching and lecturing.

In addition to his own golfing accomplishments, Murray has been involved with some of the biggest names in tournament golf including six-time major winner, Sir Nick Faldo.  Murray boasts considerable coaching success and has led a number of elite tournament professionals to championship success.

Murray has an extensive golfing pedigree, having benefitted from some of the world’s prominent coaches such as Mac O’Grady, Dave Pelz, Denis Pugh, Charles Earp, Alex Mercer, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott.

Murray has worked at some of Australia’s leading golfing and sporting establishments which include the Royal Queensland Golf Club, Brisbane Golf Club, The Royal Sydney Golf Club and Byneset Golf Club in Trondheim, Norway. He currently lectures as a Lead Presenter for the PGA of Australia/China Golf Association in mainland China.

Murray Lott offers a range of services to meet the diverse needs of golfers with everything from one-on-one private tutelage, half and full day schools and expansive corporate golfing events.

The key to Murray’s success, is his philosophy of working with clients for the long term to establish trust, and educating clients to develop their own understanding of how, why and what they do works or doesn’t work.  It is through ongoing learning and education that Murray’s clients have come to value and has seen many a golfer go from ‘timid’ beginner to competent golfer with a strong sense of accomplishment and confidence in their game.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Murray

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Ryan Fowler

Drawing from his experience as a touring PGA professional on the Sunshine Pro Am circuit and Australasian tour events, Ryan brings a fresh wealth of knowledge to the Victoria Park Golf Learning Centre. With a dedication to game development, Ryan is passionate about helping every golfer looking to improve their game regardless of their skill level.

Ryan completed his PGA traineeship in 2011 and has since been a full member of the Australian PGA. Ryan has many years of experience working at Victoria Park as part of the golf team.

In his spare time, Ryan caddies for tour players on the Asian and Australasian tours.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Ryan

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Richard Nizielski

Golf Fitness Specialist

Richard Nizielski is a world leader in Golf fitness, providing practical and highly targeted fitness solutions to golfers of all levels and ages.

A former Olympic athlete, Richard won Australia’s very first Winter Olympic Games medal in 1994, competing as part of Australia’s Short Track Speed Skating Relay Team. Richard’s international athletic career spanned an impressive ten years, competing for Australia at ten (10) World Championships and three (3) Winter Olympics Games.

Since hanging up the skates, Richard has specialised in the golfing industry as one of the world’s top Golf Fitness Specialist working both in Australia and internationally.  Players include: two-time Women’s British Open winner Jiyai Shin and Australian Ladies Masters winner Katherine Kirk (Hull).

Training and education backs up Richard’s practical knowledge and experience. He holds a Bachelor of Human Movement degree, Bachelor of Exercise Science Honours and a number of other fitness, exercise and golf-specific qualifications.

His holistic approach and the use of the latest and most up-to-date physical assessment and training methods, ensures Richard has the answer to your fitness needs.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a session with Richard

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Eric Moon

Brand Ambassador for Callaway

Eric is an experienced tour pro having played on the Australasian tour, tournament in Korea and Sunshine Pro-Am swing. As he turns his attention to coaching, you can be sure that your game will improve with Eric’s advice.

Eric trained with the PGA IGI, receiving a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) from Griffith University during his training and is currently a full member of the PGA of Australia (Advanced). He is Trackman Certified; Professional Level 2 and has an in-depth knowledge of Trackman technology, swing and ball flight analysis. Eric is also certified in K-Vest technology.

As a great asset to the team, Eric speaks fluent English and Korean. His passion lies in helping those who struggle to get enough distance out of their shots, with his coaching focused on improving body movement.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Eric

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Chris Chaplin

Brand ambassador for Wilson

Chris joins the Victoria Park coaching team with an impressive career in tail, most recently as a teaching professional at Royal Queensland Golf Club where Chris originally completed his PGA trainee-ship under Charlie Earp. Chris has previously held the position of Head Teaching Professional at Aspley Pin High Golf Complex and Nudgee Golf Club, was appointed as Head Coach for the National Golf Institute and Nudgee College International Golf Program, and has also coached at Royal Hobart Golf Club and Keperra Golf Club.

Chris’s teaching philosophy is to coach the individual not the method and maximise improvement with simple advice based on proven orthodox fundamentals. Having coached national team players from Japan, Korea and Hong Kong it is clear that Chris’s coaching technique will help see your golf game improve regardless of your level of golf ability. Chris has experience coaching tour players including Scott Hend who has been coached by Chris from when he was a trainee right through to the US PGA tour.

 

Also dedicated to helping others with their professional development, Chris has experience as a key note present at Hong Kong PGA coaching conferences, lecturing at the University of New England and has even opened a golf academy in China.

Chris specialises in short game development and is a specialist Titleist and Callaway custom club fitter.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Chris Chaplin 

Golf Coach Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

Brand ambassador for Mizuno

Tim Lynch has been a PGA Golf Professional for a decade. His interest in turning professional sparked after winning the Papa New Guinea National Junior Championship in 1997. Tim has caddied for players on the Australasian tour, including caddying at the Australian Open and Australian Masters.

Tim has worked in positions such as Assistant Coach at Indooroopilly and Assistant Manager at Victoria Park Golf Complex, and now looks to make coaching a full-time career. His interests lie in combining golf coaching with fitness development in order to maximise a player’s range of motion.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Tim

Golf Coach Chris Rutherford

Chris Rutherford

Brand ambassador for Titleist

Chris Rutherford is a highly qualified and knowledgeable golf coach, bringing 30 years of experience to the Victoria Park coaching team.

For the past 13 years Chris has held the position of Head Professional at Royal Queensland Golf Club and now turns his attention to growing the game at Victoria Park. Chris’s dedication to the game and game improvement has always been his passion and this is seen through his involvement within the industry in positions such as the former coach for the Women’s Golf Queensland Futures Program, Chairman of the QLD PGA, Chairman of The Australian PGA National Tournament Committee and Board Member of the Australian PGA and Board Member of Performance Golf.

Chris is also a Titleist Advanced Fitting Professional (one of only six in Australia).

As a certified member of the Australian PGA, Advanced in Coaching, Chris has had extensive experience in golf coaching, club fitting and also playing on tour nationally and Internationally earlier in his career. Chris has a particular interest in short game development and wedge fitting. Having spent time with legendary wedge designer Bob Vokey Chris is well positioned to help you in this area. Chris has the desire to see people capitalise on their potential and develop as a player which only reassures his students that they are in the best coaching hands possible.

Chris believes that there are basic fundamentals that need to be met by all golfers, and that those fundamentals are the framework for the individual’s swing. Individual’s needs and goals, along with their physical and mental capabilities, need to be taken into consideration before a plan can be made. The golf swing is like a finger print, no two are the same.

To book a lesson, a club fitting, or an evaluation of your game with Chris, please call the Golf Shop on 07 3252 9891

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Chris

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Steve Darmody

Brand ambassador for Henry-Griffiths
Steve is one of Australia’s most highly credentialed golf coaches. He has travelled the world lecturing to fellow professionals and also working with players of all skill levels. He has a unique skill in identifying and problem solving issues in playing your best golf. Do yourself a favour and have a golf lesson with this highly skilled golf coach.

USA Accredited Master Professional
Top 50 Coach – as voted by readers of GOLF Magazine for four years running
Content designer and lecturer for two University’s (Griffith and UNE)
Long Term Golf Training Specialist
Head Golf Professional at Sanctuary Cove from 1995 to 2011
Years of experience with Internet, computer and video coaching technology
Produced a Training DVD based on his successful coaching principles
Lectured to fellow professionals on coaching and club-fitting in Asia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, USA and most states of Australia
Coaching director Terry Price Golf schools

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Steve

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Virginia Irwin

Brand ambassador for Nike

Virginia specialises in education and team management, with twenty years experience in the golf industry.

Virginia is currently a certified member of PGA and ALPG. In 2012 Virginia presented at the Professional Golfers Association Coaching Summit. Virginia is heavily involved in the education and mentor programs within the Professional Golfers Association, presenting and instructing at a variety of Professional Golfer Association intensive schools.

Virginia has previously worked as Senior Teaching Professional at Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, Bribie Island and Senior Teaching Professional at Indooroopilly Golf Club, Brisbane. She is an expert in technical, physical, mental, tactical areas of game development; maintaining and strengthening a large portfolio of clients.

Since 2008 Virginia has been a member of the Golf Queensland High Performance Coaching Panel and is heavily involved in identifying athletes with elite golfing potential and supports them through the provision of innovative quality support services and high level competition opportunities. She is the current head coach of the State Junior Team and has been since 2009. In 2012, Virginia was a finalist in the “Womensport Female Coach of the Year.”

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Virginia 

Daniel Brosnan

Brand ambassador for Callaway

Daniel has recently completed his PGA Trainee apprenticeship in 2016 and has dived straight into the coaching sphere. As a fully certified member of the PGA of Australia, Daniel is dedicated to professional golf and helping others achieve their golfing goals.

Golf is a sport that needs to be enjoyed and is game of constant improvement, that’s why Daniel has a simple results driven philosophy to coaching which he has finessed while playing professional golf as a trainee professional on the Australian Pro Am series.

Daniel is Trackman level 2 certified and is an accredited blind and disabled golf coach.

Call 07 3252 9891 to book a lesson with Daniel