The Gippsland Sports Academy Golf Program, proudly supported by Victorian Golf Foundation will act as the peak golf program throughout Gippsland.  The G.S.A gratefully appreciates the support that the Yallourn Golf Club provide with regular access to their venue for training throughout the year.

The Academy team will be coordinated by the Gippsland Sports Academy Golf Advisory Panel and Program Staff and will provide a development pathway to the Victorian Institute of Sport for regionally based athletes.

The Academy shall also provide off-course services around strength and conditioning, sport science and athlete education to compliment the work being done on the course to develop the Golf athletes.

2018 Golf Program

We are now seeking expressions of interest from young golfers who are members of a golf club across the Gippsland region who are interested in joining the 2018 program.

The program offers:

  • 8 specialist coaching sessions (at Yallourn Golf Club) with a State level coach.
  • Weekend camp at a metropolitan Golf Club
  • Specialist sessions with a Strength and Conditioning coach.
  • Specialist sessions for Sports Psychology & Nutrition.

A coaching and information session will be held at Yallourn Golf Club Saturday 11th November from 1pm to 4pm.

To accept this invitation, please RSVP to Jaclyn Quinn via email: by Friday 27/10/17.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

2017 Golf Program

The 2017 program commenced with an ACE day on April 4th, and will be followed by a coach observation session and specialist coaching at the Yallourn Golf Club

Well done to the athletes on their progress in the program so far.

Dates are as follows:

Tuesday April 4th Induction Day

Monday April 10th Lang Lang Tournament (coach observation)

Sat April 29th 1.00pm-5.00pm (Yallourn GC)

Sat May 20th 1.00pm-5.00pm (Yallourn GC)

Sun May28th 8.00am-12.00pm (Yallourn GC)

Sun June 25th 8.00am-12.00pm (Yallourn GC)

Sun 23rd July 8am at Yallourn

Sat Aug 12th 10am at Rosanna

Sun Aug 13th 8am to 2pm Rosanna

Sun Sept 17th 8am at Yallourn

Sun Oct 15th 8am at Yallourn

Sat Nov 11th 8am at Yallourn

Support Staff

  • Richard Cooney (Head Coach)
  • Tom Wheeler  (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Lirit Janover (Psychology)
  • Konsita Kuswara (Nutrition & Hydration)

Advisory Panel

  • Robert Goldie (GSA Board Rep)
  • Jamey Mullen (GSA Board Rep)
  • Ben Sweeney (Golf Foundation Victoria)
  • Richard Cooney (Head Coach)
  • Brett Wyllie (East Gippsland Rep)
  • Daniel Poyton (South Gippsland rep)
  • Jim Vivian (GSA E.O)

Athletes (2017)

  • Lachlan Bambridge
  • Daniel Churches
  • Alex Geyer
  • Corey Hardy
  • Jordy Hay

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