Coaches

PGA Qualified Professionals and Coaches of Wembley Golf Course are all available upon request. If there is a specific coach you would like, please let the Golf Shop staff member know when booking a lesson or clinic.

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Ben Percival

After studying Sports Science, Ben began a career in the Health and Fitness industry before joining the team at Wembley Golf Course in 2009. With this experience collectively he has developed an understanding and skills in the game of golf which he applys to his coaching. 

Ben joined the PGA in 2013 and has completed Level 1 'The Golfing Machine', Level 1 and 2 in Trackman certification and holds over five years experience using Trackman and SAM Puttlab technology.

Ben is able to assist golfers in improving their game through an increased understanding of the key concepts of the golf swing and how to utilise their practice time more efficiently.

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Simon is a fully qualified member of the PGA with a background in Bachelor of Sports Science in which he integrates into his coaching.

Simon enjoys coaching from beginner to intermediate level and seeing the progress they make.

Up to date with the latest technology, Simon specialises in services including Trackman, video analysis and Sam Puttlab.

His passion for golf drives him to help his clients get the most out of the game.

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Richard Brain

Richard has been a qualified PGA Professional since 1964. He has coached at a number of golf clubs including here back in the early 80's. Richard brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked around the world at famous clubs such as Southern Hill Country Club in Oklahoma and Singapore Island Country Club. 

Richard has an excellent ability to communicate with golfers to help improve their game and gain maximum confidence in their ability. 

Whilst Richard coaches all levels and ages, he is particularly passionate about working on improving the golf of seniors. 

 

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George Campbell

George has been a qualified PGA Golf Professional for over 32 years and has an AAA rating. 

He was Head Professional at Warrnambool Golf Club in Victoria from 1990 - 1999. During this time he assisted in the development of Marc Leighman who is now rated 57 in the world. 

From 2000 George returned to Perth to be a teaching professional at Joondalup Resort where he was voted a two time finalist for WA Golf Teacher of the Year and Junior Development Teacher of the Year. 

George is extremely passionate about growing the development of Junior Golfers from early Primary School age through to Year 12. George also teaches all ages and levels of golfers, keeping his coaching as simple to understand as possible. George is a strong communicater, friendly and respectful. 

 

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Paul Criddle

Paul has been a teaching professional at Wembley Golf Course for the past 12 years and was previously Head Teaching Professional at Geraldton Golf Course for 20 years. A member of the PGA since 1978, Paul has extensive experience teaching clients at all levels, from beginner to coaching trainees to PGA level.

Paul specialises in coaching individuals, groups and juniors. He also provides video lessons, Trackman and Sam Put Lab analysis and club fittings.

Paul’s success is proven through his repeat clients. He is a genuine, friendly and approachable coach. With his knowledge and skills, he has a lot to offer his clients.

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Jim Heron

Jim has worked in the golf industry for the past 30 years and been a PGA member for the past 10 years. Jim has extensive golf experience and knowledge, being both the Golf Shop Operations Manager and a Teaching Professional. He has coached at tour level and developed trainees to PGA level.

Jim specialises in group, individual and junior tuition, as well as providing video lessons and club fittings.

Jim enjoys seeing his client’s improvement and building relationships while coaching. He will assist you in achieving your goals and his great sense of humour will make your tuition an enjoyable experience.

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CLAIRE ELVIDGE

In 1994, following a long and successful amateur career Claire turned professional and was the first female in Australia to complete a full PGA traineeship.
She is a member of the Australian Ladies Professional Association (ALPGA) and as a keen student of the game has retained AAA rating for over a decade.
She is also a recipient of the Australian Sports Medal for services to golf.

Claire is known for her extensive swing knowledge and great communication skills, with a keen eye for determining what the individual student requires for rapid improvement.

A short game specialist, her passion is to assist students with gaining a better understanding of what is statistically regarded the most important area of the game, therefore improving your scorecard.

Claire has been introducing women to this great game for many years and her friendly, relaxed and encouraging teaching style have helped women golfers get on the golf course sooner.

Claire has the skills, passion and knowledge to actively transform your game and guarantees improvement.

Brad Parker

Brad Parker

Brad has been a PGA member for the past 21 years and has been nominated WA PGA Teacher of the year by his clients from 2009 – 2011 and again in 2016 when he received the award. 

Brad specialises in adult clinics, practice sessions, on course tuition, junior clinics and club fittings. He also provides school coaching, long term programs, Trackman and Sam Putt Lab Analysis.

Brad will create an effective swing and golf game for you, providing information for your level, helping you build a pathway to future development and improvement. Brad believes in keeping it simple, enjoyable and fun. He has a genuine passion, patience and enthusiasm for helping his students become the best they can be.

www.bradparkergolf.com

Mark Patriarca

Mark Patriarca

Mark has been a PGA member since 2007 and caddied on the US Pro and Australasian Tours.

Mark coordinates and coaches the junior programs, coaches individual and group tuition of all levels and provides club fittings.

Going beyond his lessons he utilises CoachNow (Edufii) which is a coaching communication platform which provides real time learning and feedback.

Mark’s calm and friendly nature provides a comfortable learning environment. He is enthusiastic to see his clients improve and grow with confidence in their own ability. 

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew became a PGA member in 1992 and since, has competed in tournaments throughout Australian and Asia, coached a number of top Australian golfers and presented at  Australian PGA Trainee Intensive schools.

It was on tour that Andrew learnt his true passion was to help others appreciate and enjoy the game; assisting golfers reach their full potential. Andrew finds it exceptionally rewarding to see his clients achieve their best results and is forever learning and improving in order to provide the greatest and tested teaching environment.

Andrew guarantees client improvement. It’s his enthusiasm towards golf and dedication to the client combined with his knowledge and skills that will see the his clients transform into superior players.

www.andrewthomasgolf.com

Call: 08 6280 1300