Teaching Professionals

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Professional Staff

John Serhan

Head Teaching Professional

Certified PGA Professional - Advanced in Coaching

John Serhan is one of Australia’s most successful golf coaches with two current players amongst the top twenty on the Australian and Asian tours. After turning professional in 1997, John has been¬†nominated several times as “Teaching professional of the Year” and winner NSW PGA Coach of the Year in 2010. One of Australia’s top coaches, John is a Golf Australia National home coach and works with Golf NSW’s High Performance Program as well as being the 2016 NSW State Men’s Team coach!

A wholistic coach, John looks at a technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of the game in his coaching. He is conversant in modern technology being proficient in; the use of Trackman ball flight , club delivery data monitoring, as well as SAM Putt Lab stroke mechanics data and video and computer analysis.

 

For Lessons, please contact John Serhan directly

Key Criteria

  • Coaching successes include coaching:
  • 2015 NSW PGA Runner Up Anthony Summers
  • 2014 Queensland PGA Winner Anthony Summers
  • 2015 Queensland Medal R/UP and Winner of the Queensland Amateur, Riversdale Cup 2015 Winner, Australian Amateur R/UP 2016 Travis Smyth
  • 2014 Top 10 Performanance British Womens Open and British Womens Masters and LPGA & Let tour cards holder Sarah Kemp
  • Matt Stieger 2012 Rookie PGA Player of the year, 2013 NSW PGA Champion
  • Sydney Pennant Golf has coordinated and coached the club's program that has produced the 2007 Encourage Shield Flag, 2008,2009,2011 Junior Pennant Flags, 2011,2013,2014 Eric Apperly Pennant Flags and the 2010,2012,2013,2015 Major Pennant Flags
  • Past Coach to Paul Spargo PNG Open Champion, Cathleen Santoso Australian Junior Girls Champion and #1 Junior Girl in 2011, Neil Sarkies Japanese Tour Player 2011/12 and a host of trainee and professional players
  • Golf Coach to the 2009 Brunie Open Winner Darren Beck
  • Golf Coach of 2007 "NSW Player of the Year" Anthony Summers
  • Golf Coach of 2007 "Rookie of the Year" Neven Basic
  • As a player had several personal top 10 finishes on the Von Nida Tour
  • Winner of several NSW pro-am circuit events
  • Finished top 20 on the NSW PGA order of merit (1999 - 2004)
  • Bachelor of Science degree (University of Newcastle)

Chris Rose

Head Professional

Certified PGA Professional - Advanced in Coaching

Chris has a strong coaching background, both in the UK and Australia.

As the Head Professional at St. Michael’s Golf Club, Chris is proficient in:

  • Coaching Beginner to Elite Levels
  • Club fitting
  • Repairs
  • Competition Management
  • The Rules of Golf
  • Junior Development

Chris grew up in the UK and became Head Teaching Professional at his local Golf Club. He has a genuine passion for coaching, shown in his desire to continue learning. He has recently acquired “Advanced Level” in coaching through the PGA ACE Program. Chris has coached players of all abilities and age groups, and has plenty of experience using GC2 and Trackman technology, as well as Swing Catalyst Video Analysis Software.

For Lessons, please contact Chris Rose directly

  • 0423 627 539

Key Criteria

  • 2010-2012 UK PGA Midland Tour Player
  • Trackman Level 1 Certified
  • Swing Catalyst Certified
  • PGA Advanced Level in Coaching
  • Top 50 Midland PGA Order of Merit 2012
  • Founder/developer of Junior Academy in UK
  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Birmingham University, UK

Neil Sarkies

Head Professional

Certified PGA Professional

Neil has been a PGA Professional since 2000. He has had a successful playing career, having played on the Australian PGA Tour for 15 years and on the Japanese PGA Tour for one season in 2011. 

As the Head Professional at St. Michael’s Golf Club, Neil is proficient in:

  • Coaching Beginner to Elite levels
  • Club fitting
  • Repairs
  • Competition Management
  • The Rules of Golf
  • Junior Development

Neil played his amateur golf at Bonnie Doon GC, representing BDGC Major Pennants Team and NSW Colts Team at amateur level. AS a professional. Neil has established himself as a high level performer, winning over 40 professional events and competing at the highest level on tour.

For Lessons, please contact Neil Sarkies directly

  • 0410 638 069

Key Criteria

  • Winner of over 40 Events on NSW Pro-Am Circuit
  • 2011 Japan PGA Tour PLayer
  • Winner of 2013 NSW Order of Merit
  • 2000-2015 Australian PGA Tour Player

Scott Sando

Assistant Professional

Certified PGA Professional

Scott started his PGA traineeship in 2003 at Cromer GC, and completed in 2005 at Terrey Hills GC.

Scott played in many professional tournaments in Australia, Japan, and China for 12 years and also during that time he worked at Pymble GC as the Assistant Professional.

As the Assistant Professional at St. Michael’s Golf Club, Scott is proficient in:

  • Coaching Beginner to Elite levels
  • Club Fitting
  • Repairs
  • Competition Management
  • The Rules of Golf
  • Junior Development

Scott started playing golf as a junior member at Long Reef GC, before moving to The Kooralbyn International School in QLD where he was part of the school golf team which has produced many tour players like Adam Scott, Jason Day, Steven Bowditch and Andrew Buckle.

For Lessons, please contact Scott Sando directly

  • (02) 9326 8009

Key Criteria

  • Golf Australia Club Level Rules Accreditation
  • 2010, 2011 China PGA Tour Player

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