COACHES

Heath Bensted
Head Professional
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Head Professional Heath Bensted has been a full member of the Australian PGA since 2006.  Heath has focused on becoming an elite golf coach during his years as a full PGA member having gained international teaching experience and further studies to enhance his golfing knowledge.

 

Heath has helped improve all level golfers from beginners to professionals, ladies and juniors.  His philosophy is simple and covers all aspects of the game.

 

See Heath's availability or book a lesson via our online booking or contact Heath directly for more information on his coaching services.

Greg McConnell
Head Teaching Professional

Began his professional career as a player before realising his passion for coaching and helping others.
During the past 15 years as a teaching professional Greg has worked with players of all skill levels from beginners to elite touring professionals.
His coaching philosophy is keeping the swing as simple as possible, enabling the player to enjoy their golf more and at the same time creating more power, consistency and reduce the risk of injury to the body.
Greg's passion is searching for multiple ways to swing the club so I can fit a swing that will work best for each individual relative to the players ability and physical limitations.

Credentials:
- Diploma in fitness
- Background in biomechanics
- 10 years using ball flight tracking monitors
- Coach to professionals on tour  

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Luke has been a member of the PGA since 2008. Luke completed his traineeship at Heidelberg Golf Club where he was a member for over 20 years. While being a member, Luke represented Heidelberg in Division 1 Colts and Division 2 Seniors.

Coaching Philosophy

Every player has their own unique swing and natural talents. Luke likes to work with each golfer’s natural abilities and apply proven golf fundamentals to his coaching. Luke’s approachable nature will ensure that golfers of all levels from beginner to professional feel comfortable and enjoy the experience while achieving their goals.

Luke likes to relate the golf swing to natural movements in other sports to help simplify the understanding so the player can achieve results. He has proven track record with coaching juniors and elite players that have successfully made it to college in the USA. Luke has also taught golf professionals on the Southern PGA tour and Men’s and Women’s Division 1 pennant players.

Luke has taught beginner ladies programs with up to 40 participants, built strong junior programs at golf courses and schools and currently holds an all abilities coaching certificate which allows him to get all golfers improving and enjoying the game.

Other achievements

  • Cobram Barooga Cup - 1997

  • Heidelberg Course record (68) – 2003

  • Won Kilmore Trainee Proam – 2007

  • Won Victorian Club Pro Championships - 2010

  • Regional Final Winner Volkswagen Scramble – 2019

 

Luke has been a Head Coach and Director of Golf at the following courses

  • Head Professional – Heidelberg Golf Club

  • Director of Golf – Eastwood Golf Club

  • Head Coach and Academy Director – Yarrambat Park Golf Club

  • Teaching Professional – Altona Lakes Golf Club

 

Credentials

  • All Abilities Coach

  • Trackman – Golf Analysis and reporting

  • Expert Club fitting specialist

  • Golf Psychology – Playing at an Elite Level

  • PGA Trainee School – Lecturer, 2018 – Present

Luke Young

Teaching Professional

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