Coaching Information

Struggling with your golf game?

Benefit from some of the best golf lessons Melbourne has to offer!

Our professional coaching staff are available to put you on the right path. Golf lessons are available seven days a week with our Teaching Professionals; Steve Horstmann, Ben Bunny, Nathan Condon and Cat Odgers. Shaun Menner, the club’s Golf Fitness Professional is also available most days.

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Woodlands Golf Professionals

Personalised tuition is the most effective way of improving your game, providing a personalized program designed for you by analysing your pattern with the aid of video, launch monitor (Trackman) and other technology, allocating specific drills and advising the best ways to practice and improve.​

Steve Horstmann

Head Teaching Professional-Steve is a PGA Advanced Coach, TPI certified and has been the Head Teaching Pro at Woodlands Golf Club since 2010, assisting both members and non-members with the development of their golf game. Steve is a versatile coach, teaching male and female golfers of all ages and abilities, from absolute beginners to full-time tour professionals, with a particular passion for developing junior golfers. He is also the Golf Coach of the Parkdale Secondary College Elite Sports Program.

Prior to his role as Head Teaching Pro, Steve played pennant for Woodlands (1997-2000) and completed his PGA Golf Professional traineeship (2001-2003) to become a full PGA member in 2004. Over the following eight years, he played on the PGA Tour Australasia and professional tournaments overseas, and provided golf tuition at Woodlands.

Steve has always strived for continuous improvement in his methods of instructing and golfing knowledge by working with the best Australian golf coaches, leading physiotherapists, sports psychologists, 3D Biomechanic instructors, sports scientists and personal trainers.He has been diligent in ensuring he remains up-to-date on the latest methods of teaching, and incorporates the latest technologies (TrackMan used in the lesson), golf equipment and trends into individual lessons/golf programs where appropriate. He is a TPI (golf fitness), Sam Putt Lab Level 1 and U.S Kids Golf certified coach. 

Steve’s lesson flyer

Lessons:

Adult:

  • 1/2 Hr: $70
  • 1 Hr: $120 
  • Playing lesson: $250 (9-Holes)
  • 5 hour lesson program: $500

Junior (U/18)

  • 1/2 Hr: $50
  • 1 Hr: $90

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Ben Bunny

Teaching Professional – Ben had a distinguished amateur and professional career, turning professional in
2004, and playing on the Australasian and Canadian Tours from 2004-2009, a highlight of which was playing in the 2006 and 2007 British Open Championships.

Ben has over twenty years of worldwide golfing experience and he continues to compete in PGA pro-ams around the country.  He is:

  • A PGA Advanced coach
  • An All Abilities accredited coach
  • A TPI Certified Instructor
  • Swing Catalyst certified
  • Proficient, and up-to-date with all of the latest technology golf has to offer such as Trackman, Flightscope, CAPTO Putting and Ground force pressure plate mapping analysis (Bodtrak/Swing Catalyst).

Ben looks forward to sharing his experiences, knowledge and passion for the game with all who choose to work with him, whether they are beginners or accomplished professional golfers. He is confident he can improve golfers of all levels and looks forward to working with you and the wider Woodlands coaching team.

Ben is available for coaching on Fridays and Wednesdays. He will also be involved in our pennant training and development programs. 

Lessons:

Adult:

  • 1/2 Hr: $70
  • 1 Hr: $120 
  • Playing lesson: $250 (9-Holes)
  • 5 hour lesson program: $500

Junior (U/18)

  • 1/2 Hr: $50
  • 1 Hr: $90

Contact information: 

Nathan Condon

Teaching Professional – Nathan is a fully qualified PGA

Professional Advanced in Coaching Nathan offers a very comprehensive range of skills to help all golfers increase their enjoyment of the game. With experience in current golf teaching approaches such as Trackman, K-Vest, Gasp-lab, Sam Putt Lab, Flight Scope and is TPI Certified in Golf & Fitness and offers Gravity fit throughout his lessons. Nathan uses a Flightscope Mevo + during his lessons. 

Lessons: 

Adult:

  • 1/2 Hr: $65
  • 1 Hr: $110 
  • Playing lesson: $220 (9-Holes)
  • 5 hour lesson program: $450

Junior (U/18)

  • 1/2 Hr: $50
  • 1 Hr: $90

Contact information:

Cat Odgers

Teaching Professional – Cat joined our team from Growling Frog Golf Course to finish off her traineeship in 2018. Prior to this she spent four years at Oklahoma Christian University playing college golf whilst studying a Bachelor of Sports wellness & recreational management. During her time there she achieved All American (top 10) at the NCCAA National Championships twice and had several other top five finishes.

Cat is passionate in developing her coaching further and continues to attend seminars through the PGA to further educate herself. She has worked at several primary schools running golf programs and runs Women’s clinics throughout the year. Cat is also available for private lessons. 

Lessons: 

Adult:

  • 1/2 Hr: $65
  • 1 Hr: $110
  • Playing lesson: $220 (9-Holes)
  • 5 hour lesson program: $450

Junior (U/18):

  • 1/2 Hr: $50
  • 1 Hr: $90

Clinics:

  • Women’s Clinic (max. 5 students): $25pp
  • Women’s 4 week program (max. 5 students): $95.00pp 
  • Women’s 2 Hr On Course Clinic (max. 5 students): $50pp

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Shaun Menner

Golf Fitness Professional – Shaun has owned IronFit Golf Performance Training in Chelsea/Parkdale for the past 6 years.

Shaun is a golf fitness expert with a passion for golf who believes that golfers need to develop functionally sound movements in a pain free environment. There is evidence that this results in an improved golf game with lower risk of injury. Golfers will benefit most from a healthy and efficient body.

Shaun is a Certified Titliest Performance Institute (TPI) Level 3 TPI Fitness         Professional and a Level 2 Junior coach. Shaun spent 2011 to 2014 working and training in the fitness industry in Philadelphia, USA, where he worked in a chiropractic clinic as a rehabilitation trainer and at a golf fitness centre training collegiate athletes and running Athletic Development classes for kids aged 5 to 16 years. He now runs the golf fitness program for Parkdale Secondary College elite sports program

Last year Shaun spent 2 days in the U.S. working with Mike Romantowski, developer of the Mach 3 Speed golf system. The Mach 3 speed system is a year round speed training protocol that has produced average club head speed gains of 11.5 MPH for golfers of all ages and abilities. On the whole, the program is applicable to golfers of all ages and playing abilities.

Shaun combines his expertise in both TPI and the Mach 3 speed system to enhance many physical aspects of golfers’ games.

Lessons: 

  • 1/2 Hr: $50
  • 1 Hr: $80
  • Mach 3 Speed Group Classes: $20
  • TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) screen & take home program: $120

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Lesson vouchers can be purchased and collected from the pro-shop on 9580 1157. Alternately vouchers can be emailed and payment can be made over the phone or money can be transferred to Woodlands bank account.

Junior Development Program

Woodlands has a proud history of developing junior golfers. Our junior development programs ensure junior golfers have an opportunity to play golf and develop their skills. Click here for more information about the term and holiday programs.

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