Thaxted Park’s golf academy caters for people of all abilities and ages. The academy has been setup to maximise everyone’s enjoyment and learning. All lessons and clinics are run by the clubs PGA professionals.
At Thaxted Park we have prided ourselves on leading the way in junior development and encouraging female participation. Our programs are run in conjunction with the national programs SwingFit and MyGolf.
SwingFit is a fun way for ladies to learn the game. Clinics run for 75 minutes and consist of a light stretch, the fundamentals of the game and some light fitness exercises which are very similar to a yoga or Pilates class.
The Junior academy’s structure has been designed to provide juniors with the necessary skills and knowledge to help them build confidence and develop their golf game. Once joining the academy juniors will progress through different stages of development. These are:
(Age 6 – 13)
The Cadet program is for those looking to start playing golf. Juniors will develop key fundamentals and build good foundations while learning the basic skills, etiquette and safety. A great way to start to find a love for the game.
(Age 10 – 16)
The Rookie program will take the foundations learnt in the Cadet stage and develop them further. There will be an emphasis on improving their technique and build confidence through target based games and on course scoring. This stage has a large focus on getting juniors ready for tournament play.
(Age 12 – 18)
The Master program is the final stage in the Academy’s junior development. At this stage Juniors will begin refining their technique, learn more about course management and pre shot routines. This stage will have juniors ready to play pennant and state golf events.
Turned Pro in 1989
PGA member for over 20 years.
Has competed in professional events in Australia and Asia.
Has coached Stephanie Na, Anthony Murdaca, Jordan Sherrat.
Currently completing final year of traineeship.
Has represented South Australia and Australia.
Has been awarded high credits in Coaching and Game Development.
Striving to be one of the top coaches in SA.
Turned Pro in 2009
Played Worldwide for 7 years, Multiple Aus Opens, Aus PGA’s and Aus Masters.
Played on Asian Tour, Canadian Tour, South American Tour.
Top 10 NZ open ’12.
2nd Surabaya open, Indonesia ’12.