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 them 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 PGA Teaching honours in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Golf Digest Teaching award 2017.
The founder and Head Coach of the Perth Golf Academy, Smith has coached numerous State and National representatives.
- Oliver Goss becomes first Australian to win Silver Cup as 2014 US Masters' low amateur.
- AUSTRALIA'S Former World Number 1 amateur Minjee Lee (WA) was also leading amateur at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship and now a 4 time LPGA Professional Winner.
- Minwoo Lee Wins 2016 US Junior Amateur