Manly Golf Club has an excellent team of PGA qualified Professionals available 7 days a week for golf tuition.
At Manly Golf Club we cater for all levels of golfers, from beginners to low handicap golfers. All of our PGA Staff use the latest state of the art video analysis including: Skillest, Hudle Technique and V1 Digital Coaching System. Numerous tailored packages are available to suit your individual needs which we believe is essential to reach your personal goals.
Philip Baird, Manly GCs Director of Golf, has been a full PGA AAA Member since 1986. A renowned short game specialist, Philip is extremely passionate about the game of golf and has immersed himself in coaching golf at all levels for some 30 years.
Philip cut his teeth under the excellent tutelage of David Mercer at Killara Golf Club, and then worked alongside Master Instructor Peter Croker rolling out the ‘Natural Golf System’ in the early 90’s before becoming a lead instructor with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Schools. Since then Phil has attended every PGA National Coaching Summit learning new techniques and teaching skills from some of the world’s great coaches. Even with this considerable depth of coaching experience, Philip still considers himself ‘a keen student of the game’ believing that there’s always more to master.
Fittingly, Phil’s true passion is to assist any golfer with the desire to learn and firmly believes that there’s room for improvement in every golfer. ‘No matter what level your game is at, continually improving your technique is the key to lowering your scores and truly enjoying this great game of ours’ states Phil.
To Philip’s credit, he has produced both State & National Champions from the last four Assistant Club Professionals under his mentorship at Manly GC, including Nathan King, Richie Gallichan, Taylor Cooper & Will Flitcroft.
Earl McGlinn, Manly GC’s Teaching Professional, has been a Certified Member PGA Australia since 2013 and holds Advanced coaching status. Known for his passion around the physicality and mental aspect of the game, Earl believes it is important that you first understand your own capabilities and limitations as we all have our own physical blueprint which will determine our own individual swing putting and chipping style.
Earl has forever been a student of the game and from an early age he has been immersed in the golfing world with his father Ray McGlinn a member of the Australian PGA for 40 years and since picking up his first club has never stopped seeking more of what golf has to offer. Spending time local and abroad learning about his own game and how he can create change in others from some of the best minds in golf including Dave Phillips, Dr Greg Rose, Dr Rob Neal, Gary Barter, Ramsey McMaster, Mark Blackburn, Milo Bryant just to name a few. Earl has gained additional certifications overseas through the Titleist Performance Institute, Functional Movement Systems, TrackMan and works with some of the latest applications including Trackman, Flightscope, Hudl Technique, Gravitiy Fit and Speed Sticks.
Earl’s goal is to help you understand and develop your own benchmarks and targets ensuring that when you step out onto the course you feel confident in the work you have put in order to achieve the results you seek no matter what level you are at. His Philosophy is ‘In order to improve we must first identify what we would like to achieve, once we ascertain this we can implement steps on a journey to change our current state and reach our ultimate goal’
Assistant Director of Golf
Will’s time playing golf overseas and in Australia has assisted him in understanding the mechanics of a good golf swing, as he has worked with and learnt from a number of highly regarded coaches. His playing experience has also helped him to understand what is required to be a successful golfer at all levels. Will seeks to impart this knowledge to those he teaches, from juniors right through to elite golfers.
While playing US collegiate golf, where many of the top professionals began their careers, he built up a better understanding of the mental side of the game and developed a number of quality practice routines. Will believes he can assist all levels of golfers and take their game to the next level by making practice more enjoyable and improving their golfing thought creating better processes.
Will holds Advanced Coaching status through the PGA of Australia and continues to invest in improving his skills as a teacher. He has completed the Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 certification and Level 2 and 3 Junior certification, as well as Coaching and Power Level 2 which is held by only a handful of coaches throughout Australia.
After touring the world as part of the Australian Golf Team as an Amateur, Ricky moved into his 3 year apprenticeship at Manly Golf Club where he was able to gain multiple forms of qualifications, including the TPI program. These programs include multiple areas of the golfing industry; body screening, junior development programs, US Kids Certification and the PGA of Australia.
There’s no such thing as a ‘Quick Fix’ when it comes to golf, so let’s get you moving in the right direction!
RKGA wants to provide an experience catered to your current Golfing ability & objectives. We provide several set packages for you to select from & also the ability to create a custom package/plan specific to your needs.
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The Golf Shop stocks a selection of major brand golf apparel, hardware products and all those ‘bits and pieces’ you need as a golf enthusiast, all at competitive prices.
More importantly, we pride ourselves on the personal service we provide and genuinely look forward to assisting you with any golf enquiry and to giving you the right advice and recommendations when it comes to fitting you out with the best products and services for your game.
You can order on-line using your credit card or membership number but all purchases are to be collected from the Golf Shop
Manly Golf Club offers a selection of buggies including the manual 2 and 3 wheel options plus a range of electric buggies from MGI, Caddymatic & Parmaker
Golf Club Bag & Buggy Storage
Please speak with our friendly golf shop staff about bag and buggy storage. Please note that limited storage space is available.