Coaching

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club is the home of a team of world-class golf coaches. The coaches offer state-of-the-art golf instruction with the very latest computer and video technology, combined with proven coaching techniques, to achieve best results.

Programs are personally tailored to the individual depending on their level and ability.

Current programs offered include:

  • Individual coaching
  • Five-day and three-day packages
  • Clinics – Men and Ladies
  • Playing lessons
  • Half and full-day workshops
  • Australian PGA AAA Coaches
  • FlightScope and BodiTrak
  •   Junior Program

The Club’s teaching professionals are voted as amongst the top coaches in Australia.

Michael JonesPGA Golf Professional – Michael Jones

Sanctuary Cove’s golf Instructor Michael Jones is a product of a more modern day approach to Golf teaching and has achieved remarkable results with many of his students. Australian Tour Professionals Brad Kennedy and Matthew Millar have both played British Opens and achieved four wins on the Australian PGA and Japan Tours as a result of Michael’s coaching.  He has students of all levels and no one student has the same swing, so Michael’s teaching philosophy is to treat all students as individuals with different swing methods for each person.

Lesson options for clients with Michael range from a 30-minute check up to a full analysis utilising FlightScope and BodiTrak technology.

Michael has a professional support team to help all clients including Mental Solutions, Golf Massage, Physiotherapy and Golf Fitness Australia.

Email Michael Jones or phone 0413 482 968.

Steve-DarmodyPGA Golf Professional – Steve Darmody

Steve is one of Australia’s most highly credentialed golf coaches. He has a unique skill in identifying and problem solving issues in your golf game. Steve works with everyone from complete beginners to touring professionals. Steve has worked with Australian Touring Professional, Terry Price for most of 2012. This culminated in Terry winning the German Pro Senior Open on the European Seniors Tour.

Steve works on a holistic approach to improvement providing simple, technically sound solutions to the wide variety of game problems that golfers encounter. Do yourself a favour and have a golf lesson with this highly skilled golf coach.

“You produced improvements in my game that were so dramatic that I previously would not have believed they were possible.” 
Cam Lavac, Editor Luxury Travel Magazine

For enquiries or bookings please call Steve on 0419 731 152 or email Steve or visit his website

terry_price,0PGA Golf Professional – Terry Price

After travelling the world for over 30 years playing on the European Tour, Terry Price has turned his focus to sharing his skills with amateur golfers who are looking to lower their handicap and take their game to the next level.  Terry is available for a range of lessons covering all areas of the game, whether on the driving range or on course.

Travelling the world has allowed Terry to learn from world-class coaches such as Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter, David Pelz and Mac O’Grady.  Terry has also had the opportunity to play in big events alongside Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman.  Whilst Terry had an illustrious career as a player and is still playing the occasional event, he has turned his main focus to coaching.  Currently teaching tour players David Bransdon, Quinton Howe and Adam Stephens, Terry has had some great success with David over the past few years, who won the Queensland Open and the Western Australian PGA Championship.

Though Terry will continue to enjoy his work with elite players, his real passion lies with helping club golfers, whose major improvements provide Terry with a great amount of pleasure.

To book a lesson with Terry please call 0400 882 748 or log in to the coaching section of the website here.

matt-ballardPGA Golf Professional – Matt Ballard

Matt is thrilled to share his passion and knowledge of golf with Members and guests of Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club. As a successful PGA Golf Professional for 14 years, Matt was a member of Australasian Tour, One Asia Tour and Japan Golf Tour competing in events worldwide and at home.

During the past few years Matt has turned his focus to coaching.  Matt has the ability to explain the golf swing in simple terms, and to provide a great learning experience for beginners through to professionals.  Matt works with a number of touring professionals, including Adam Bland, Michael Sim, Kalem Richardson , Brett Rankin and Steve Jones.

Matt is a Certified PGA Golf Professional with qualifications in Trackman Level 2 and a TPI Instructor certification. With a great passion for short game and keeping up with new technology and emerging trends in the industry, Matt utilises these proven methods along with his learned skills and understanding of the game to assist all golfers alike, from the club golfer to the professional.

For any enquiries or lesson bookings please call Matt on 0438 942 292.