The Perth Golf Academy was established in 2002 by PGA Member Ritchie Smith. The goal was to provide outstanding golf tuition for players of all levels, helping then achieve all their golfing goals.
Since opening, the Academy has instructed over two thousand clients, helping to produce golfers that have become National Champions, both male and female National Number One Ranked Amateurs, Tournament and Teaching Professionals, National and State Representatives and numerous Club Champions.
The reason for our success is simple. Our coaches have a passion to help their clients improve and they endeavor to impart their knowledge through a simple, low pressure teaching style. Put simply, our coaches want their clients to be the best they can be and care that they achieve their goals
Perth Golf Academy is based at Melville Glades Golf Club; just 15 minutes from the Perth CBD.
The Academy boasts an outstanding 300 meter driving range and short game facilities the equal of any in Western Australia. We are able to offer the most up-to-date computer based swing analysis, including Trackman and PuttLab and have access to some of Australia’s best golf specific Biomechanists, Physiotherapists, Personal Trainers and Massage Therapists. Additionally we have a well stocked golf shop, with manufacturers such as Titleist, Callaway, Cleveland, Ping, Srixon and Cobra available for you to try through our club fitting service.
The Perth Golf Academy is able to tailor a training package to suit your specific requirements. Whether it be a one-off session, or a golf improvement package, you will find our knowledgeable staff passionate about improving your golf.
Smith awarded top PGA Teaching honour in 2014 and 2016
Posted BY THE PGA OF AUSTRALIA on September 11, 2014
Long time PGA Professional Ritchie Smith has received the esteemed PGA Teacher the Year award.
Presented at this year’s Srixon PGA Coaching Summit, the peer nominated award was announced on Thursday at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast in front of more than 200 PGA Professionals and leading domestic and international sporting authorities.
Smith has played a significant role coaching and developing many of Australia’s leading Professional golfers and is the Head Professional at Melville Glades Golf Club in Leeming Western Australia.
On accepting his award Smith said, “I feel very humbled by the support of the PGA Membership in winning the Teacher of the Year award and very honoured to be associated with previous winners.”
“I want to also acknowledge my biggest coaching influences who include Ryan Lumsden and Ramsay McMaster, whose passion for the game was unrivaled.”
Smith also thanked his wife and family for their support and allowing him to pursue his passion for coaching the sport of golf.
The founder and Head Coach of the Perth Golf Academy, Smith has coached numerous State and National representatives including Oliver Goss, Low Amateur champion at the US Masters, and Minjee Lee, the highest-ranked female amateur in the world and who just this week turned Professional. What a great week!
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