Australian Golf Schools provides intensive, personal golf tuition on the idyllic golf courses located on the Gold Coast, Australia’s number 1 golfing destination. They offer a range of courses ranging from 1 to 5 days, with the 5 day course being the most popular.
Australian Golf Schools’ facilities at Emerald Lakes Golf Course are second to none; their coaches are all PGA accredited with International experience and reputations as well as personal experience on the PGA Tours. Click Here to view our facilities video
The concept of AGS was conceived in 1978 during a dinner conversation. Mike Kelly, long one of the major teachers in Australian Golf, was becoming increasingly frustrated by the half-hour, once-a-week type teaching that is forced on both pupil and teacher by the time pressures of normal, everyday living. He mused that, “if only we could have them for a week, we could make as much improvement as you would normally achieve in a year”.
Tom Linskey’s (Click Here to meet Tom Linskey ) response was instant. He had been toying with the idea of golf schools similar to those in the USA for some time. The first schools in March, 1979, were full to overflowing and Australian Golf Schools became part of the language of golf in this part of the world. The Australian Golf School program runs almost every week of the year and with its experienced team of internationally regarded coaches headed by founder Tom Linskey you are guaranteed a wonderful golfing experience.
Along with their Gold Coast location (Click Here to view the Gold Coast ), they also run regular schools in other parts of Australia along with their golf school tours.
They conduct regular schools and tours to many of the best golf regions in the world. Their partner business, Australian Golf Tours, now has schedules allowing you to play most of the Top-100 golf courses in the world with your coach, and seeing some of the great golf and sporting events available.
Their 5 day school is the most popular as it allows golfers to not only improve their game, but also play 5 of the best Gold Coast golf courses, under the watchful supervision of their coach. The school opens with a welcome dinner on the Sunday. During dinner they explain the program for the week and discuss what your aims and ambitions are for your golfing future.
On Monday they pick you up from the hotel at 8.00am. It is a short drive to Emerald Lakes Golf Club from the accommodation (Oceana on Broadbeach or The Watermark Hotel Surfers Paradise). They spend the first part of day one observing and videoing the swing you came with, and developing a plan for the week. All the video they do through the week is compiled as a record for you to take home and it becomes your periodic reference point to remind you of what you learn while with them.
Almost all instruction is totally personal. There are never more than 3 people per coach and you get total individual attention. All aspects of the game are covered, for example, bunker play, reading greens, side hill lies, short game etc.
In the afternoon they take you for an 18 hole playing lesson to see how you handle the scoring side of golf. They are also interested to see how you translate what they are teaching you on the practice range about your swing to the golf course.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday follow the same format as Monday. Friday is spent at the range and the School finishes after golf in the afternoon.
After the school is completed, every student receives ongoing tips, swing thoughts and reminders to keep them on track.
“We use all the modern swing technology but really, at the end of the day, our programs are designed to teach students what they need to do, or think, on the course under pressure. Combine that with a huge improvement in their short game and some students make massive in-roads in just 5 days. We even do a free club assessment to make sure their equipment is helping and not hindering their improvement”, Linskey said.
The programs must be working because they now have golfers visiting from all the over the globe. “We must be doing a good job because we have a great return rate. I really enjoy getting a phone call and email to say our students have achieved their goals of reducing their handicaps, or just playing better in some cases”, Linskey said.
The main difference between Australian Golf Schools and most other golf schools is that they operate almost every week of the year. Their team of coaches, headed by the school founder Tom Linskey, are all PGA Members with international experience and significant reputations and are available to coach 7 days a week. This means that they can offer you the school of your choice at the time that suits you. A very important consideration in today’s busy world.