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PGA Blind & Disabled Accredited Coaches

A joint initiative between Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia, the PGA Blind & Disabled Golf Coach Accreditation has been developed to give PGA Professionals and their venues / facilities additional training & resources in providing support for those golfers with physical, sensory or intellectual disability.

As accredited coaches, PGA Professionals play an important role in providing suitable assistance to golfers with disability.

PGA professionals complete an accreditation in the following areas;

Day 1 - Theory

-        Inclusive Coaching

-        Inclusive Clubs & Facilities

-        Seven (7) Pillars of Inclusion

-        Funding & Partnerships


Day 2 - Practical

-        Introduction to Club-Fitting and Gripping Solutions

-        Mobility Solutions – Ottobock Paragolfer

-        Practical Coaching Session - Impairment Groups


Accredited PGA Professionals listed below or visit to find your nearest PGA Professional.



Scott Barsby                                 Muirfield Golf Club, Sydney, NSW

Brett Chappell                               Antill Park Golf Club, Pickton NSW

Clinton Russell                              Power Golf, Castle Hill, NSW

Gary Begg                                     Barton Park Golf Range, West Botany, NSW

Greg Engall                                   Barnwell Park Golf Club, Sydney, NSW  

Lachlan Foulsham                         Empower Golf Australia, Sydney, NSW

Peter Jones                                   Muirfield Golf Club, Sydney, NSW

Peter Lightbown                            Paradise Golf, Terry Hills, NSW

Ron Luxton                                    Royal Sydney Golf Club, Rose Bay, NSW

Wayne Parlarto                             Illawarra Golf Complex, Illawarra, NSW

Ethan Shanahan                          Bingara Gorge Golf Club, Wollongong, NSW



Graham Bolton                             Cairns Golf Club, Cairns, QLD

Daniel Brosnan                            Victoria Park Golf Complex, Brisbane, QLD

Chris Chaplin                               Victoria Park Golf Complex, Brisbane, QLD

Ryan Fowler                                Victoria Park Golf Complex, Brisbane, QLD

Nigel Lane                                   North Lakes Golf Club, North Lakes, QLD

Murray Lott                                  Victoria Park Golf Complex, Brisbane, QLD

Jay Simpson                                 Windaroo Lakes Golf Club, Windaroo, QLD

Lee Harrington                              The Golf School, Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD

Kate Dunn                                     The Golf School, Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD



Paul Boxall                                  PGA Centre fior Learning & Performance, Sandhurst, VIC

Paul Christie                               Geelong Golf Club, Geelong, VIC

Tony Collier                                 Golf Victoria, Ballarat District, VIC

Brent Davis                                 PGA Centre for Learning & Performance, Sandhurst, VIC

Brendan Green                           Sandringham Golf Course, Sandringham, VIC

Christian Hamilton                      PGA Centre for Learning & Performance, Sandhurst, VIC

Scott Laycock                             Pakenham & District Golf Club, Pakenham, VIC

Steven Loader                             Rich River Golf Club, Echuca / Moama, VIC

Tony Mills                                    Metung, Gippsland, VIC

Bradley Pitt                                 Mildura District, Mildura, VIC

Matthew Portelli                          Sale Golf Club, Sale, VIC

Robert Rowe                               Corowa Golf Club, Corowa, VIC

Haydn Thompson                       Pakenham & District Golf Club, Pakenham, VIC

Rick Warren                                Sandringham Golf Course, Sandringham, VIC

Scott Wearne                              Keilor Public Golf Course, Keilor, VIC



Adrian Wickstein                           Glenelg Golf Club, Glenelg, SA

Anne Marie Knight                        Adelaide Shores Golf Course, Adelaide, SA

Brian Galvin                                    West Lakes Golf Club, West Lakes, SA

Christopher Crocker                     Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Seaton, SA

Gareth Jones                                  Glenelg Golf Club, Glenelg, SA

Gavin Fontaine                              North Adelaide Golf Club, North Adelaide, SA

Jamie Clutterham                          North Adelaide Golf Club, North Adelaide, SA

Simon MacWhirter                        North Adelaide Golf Club, North Adelaide, SA



Matthew Criss                                Collier Park Golf Course, Perth, WA

Bradley Johnson                            Lakelands Country Club, Gnangara, WA

Rohan Throssell                             Golf Box, Joondalup, WA

Mark Tibbles                                  The Vines Golf Resort, The Vines, WA



Simon Weston                              Golf Tasmania, TAS



Kim Baldwin                                   Seletar Country Club, Singapore

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