Pro Shop Staff

Meet the team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Professional

Danny Vera

Danny started playing Golf with friends when he was 15 years old. Once he took it up he quickly got the bug and was off scratch and club champion At St Michaels within 3 years. He later moved to The Lakes golf club where he added another two Championships and would later go on to represent NSW for the following 5 years at both Junior and Senior Level. The progression into Professional ranks followed with mixed results and although it was thoroughly enjoyed he would ultimately step away from the tour.

Playing on the Japanese tour in 2006 was a highlight and a great time as a golf professional.

Danny completed his apprenticeship at Terrey Hills CC where he was voted Australian Golf Digest and NSW Trainee of the year on two occasions.
Over the years Danny’s Coaching has evolved and although he loves nothing better than to study and Video many swings he feels that the majority of members he helps love the Simpleness and basic approach to their techniques.

Danny also feels that his past playing experience and mental approach to playing is where members and guests would get his real value. This is why he loves nothing better than the variety of shots that playing lessons can give the students.

The Juniors at The Golf club have been a real passion of Danny’s and he has had some great success starting the MyGOLF clinics where many of the kids are now off single figures and have gone on to represent the club at various levels
Danny would love to help you develop your golf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGA Coach

Billy Watson

Starting the game of golf at the age of 10, I instantly fell in love with the process of wanting nothing more than to get better. Playing all my golf to date at Long Reef Golf Club I represented the club in all forms of competition pennants from Encourage Shield all the way to playing number 1 in Major Pennants. At the age of 17, I represented NSW in the Australian Interstate Series and have had numerous junior wins and already a couple of wins as a PGA professional.

Currently in my 2nd year of a PGA Professional Traineeship, I still enjoy the process of wanting nothing more than getting better as a player; however my passion for coaching has developed strongly and is something I will pursue full time after my final year of the traineeship.

In my short time as a golf coach, I have specialised in junior golf coaching, creating the Junior Elite Program at Long Reef Golf Club, have coached juniors to over 50 wins in various tournaments nationally, and am the coach of the current U14 Australian Boys Amateur Champion.

Being a big believer in the process of getting better and gaining as much knowledge as possible, I invested heavily into Trackman Technology to further enhance my ability as a golf coach. In addition being TPI level 1 certified allows me to understand that there is an efficient way for every individual to swing the golf club, based on their individual physical limitations. Having this knowledge allows me to help you the best way possible physically, so you can play your best golf and prolong your time as a golfer, free from injury.

Having spent time with some of the best coaches nationally, experiencing amateur golf at the highest level this country has to offer, I feel I am very experienced when dealing with amateur golfers to help relate to them and help them push down barriers for them to achieve their individual goals on the golf course. My ultimate goal as a coach is simply to make you better and help you achieve what you believed wasn’t possible.

 

 

 

PGA Coach

Michael Infanti

Michael is a AA PGA Professional and has dedicated himself to Coaching for the past 8 years as a member of the PGA of Australia. Michael, having played on the Australasian tour and Coaches players at an elite level and works hard to put his method into a practical sense.

As a golf coach, the time at the academy is split between developing programs for individual lessons, golf clinics, playing lessons, junior development, coaching elite players and playing in Corporate events and playing tournaments himself. This has allowed Michael to have a broad range of players from beginners to advanced clients.

METHDOLOGY

Michael’s Methodology is “Simplicity is Key”. To simplify the learning process in what can be at times a complex game and can prove to help Golfers of all levels. Michael can identify swing errors and help make improvements no matter what the ability.

“Making it easy for students to understand is my main focus and in doing so this breeds confidence into the golf swing and allows players to execute on the golf course with determination to better their score, hit a longer drive or hole that winning putt”.

Practicing “Quality over Quantity” is another piece of the puzzle to get the gains and improvements we are after. As Time is an issue working on the right things such as Grip, Routine, Short Pitch Shots, etc. Also having fun with it, for example, Try different golf shots (5 Drivers- 5 Pitching wedges).

 

STRENGTHS

*Coaching Golfers Of All Levels

*Short Game Specialist

*Coaching Elite Players

Contact Michael for lessons e-mail

minfanti@pgamember.org.au