Australian National Coaches appointed

Golf Australia is pleased to announce the new Australian National Coaches as part of new developments in the structure of the national High Performance Program in 2011.

Each state will have a dedicated coach who will work intensively to identify and develop talent at state level.

Australian National Coaches appointed

The coaches are Gareth Jones (SA), Martin Joyce (VIC), Peter Knight (TAS), Tony Meyer (QLD), Khan Pullen (NSW) and Ritchie Smith (WA).

This approach allows Golf Australia to directly support the coaches that provide the day to day instruction for the players, as well as setting up a new coaching structure in Australian golf.

Golf Australia High Performance Director Brad James said the appointments would allow more face-to-face time between coaches and players.

“I am excited about this new structure,” James said.

“The role of each National Coach will be to provide knowledge, resources and expertise for the best possible coaching, support service, daily training environment, sports science services and competition opportunities for all National Squad members, while working closely with all State High Performance Programs and the home based coach.”

“This strategy and structure will give future National Squad members the best opportunity to reach their full potential by increasing their awareness of the tools needed to reach national and international standards,” James added.