Meet The Pro

MARK SHAW

I am a Certified PGA Profesional registered with the Professional Golfers Association of Australia. I have ADVANCED Status in Coaching and Game Development.

I have 12 years of teaching experience and can help you improve your game. My golfing journey started at Pacific Golf Club in Brisbane Queensland as a 12 year old on their Par 3 Course .

I was playing off scratch by the age of 17 and won some local junior events, held 2 course records and gained selection in Queensland's Advanced Junior Development Squad which gave me access to some of the States top coaches and mentors .

My sporting direction took a different turn at the age of 18 and my attention turned to Rugby League for the next 5 or so years, taking part in 2 Grand Final wins.

10 years had past not even looking at a golf club but I took it up again full time and in 6 months I was playing off scratch again.

I took up a Traineeship in Golf at Nambour Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, and upon graduating stayed on as an Assistant Professional until taking on the Head Professional Role at Gympie Golf Club. While in Gympie and with the help of First Swing Golf I was able to reach up to 250 school children per week into regional QLD.

In 2016 I made the move to Western Australia and to Whaleback Golf Club in Perth employed as a Teaching Professional. I was able to build a junior program from 10 students to over 80 and in 2017 was named Western Australia's' MyGolf Presenter of the year and Runner Up  Australia wide.
 
While at Whaleback Golf Club I was able to extend my coaching knowledge at with exposure to some great technology aids like K Vest ( K-VEST is an all in one capture, analysis and training solution. This 3D software allows us to measure swing efficiency and compare this 3D motion to the world's top PGA, LPGA and champion tour players).

Some of my junior students that were invited to the Perth Super Sixes. I made the move to Victoria in 2018 to be with my 1 year old son Cooper, and my Partner.

I was originally employed as Pro Shop manager at Beaconhills  Golf Links , later Teaching Professional  and enjoyed my time there immensely  before moving to Deep Creek Golf Clubs new facility.

ACCREDITED FIRST SWING COACH

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ACCREDITED ALL ABILITIES COACH

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ACCREDITED FIRST TEE PROGRAM PROVIDER & MENTOR

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ACCREDITED MYGOLF PROGRAM PROVIDER

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