PGA of Australia

AAA Member

Chris Lee

Director & Head of Senior Instruction

Chris is the Director and Senior Instructor of the Academy and founded the Academy in 2005. The Academy is fully focused to support all students in achieving their goals with the assistance of modern technology as well as mental and technique training.Chris is specialised in coaching players from many golf tours all over Asia. The tour players come to the AnK Golf Academy to hone their game using the various technologies on offer such as Trackman, Focus Band, Versus and the Halo Sports Device. The Academy also offers physical training with both personal and Yoga trainers to optimise peak performance.When the students arrive to the Academy there is a full support system on offer for every golfer to achieve their personal goals whether it be to reduce their handicap or prepare for professional golf.

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Founder and Director of AnkGolf International Golf Academy 

  • Director Ankgolf Logistics Pty Ltd – Golf Apparel and Sun Protection Brand 

  • Director Ank Investments Pty Ltd

  • Director and head professional of Ace Golf Program

  • PGA IGI Golf Coach

  • Produced multiple Number 1 Australian Junior and Amateur Golfers 

  • Produced multiple national and state squad member of Australia and Queensland respectively

  • Produced more than 40 Professional players internationally 

 

ACADEMIC HISTORY

  • ­Griffith University – Bachelor of Business – Graduate of 2013

  • PGA IGI Diploma of Golf Management – Graduate 2011

  • Aquinas College – Senior Certificate – Graduate 2008

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Australian PGA AAA Member

  • Korean PGA Member

  • Asian PGA Member

  • ASIAGA Master Professional

  • Elite Golf Fitness Professional Member Class AAA

  • Former Professional Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

  • Asia Golf Association National Training & Education Manager/ Coordinator

  • Australian Government Australian Sports Commission / Golf Australia

  • 2013 & 2016 Qld Coach of the Year Nominee

Ricky Oh

General Manager & Coach

Ricky is a specialist in the area of Junior Development and Junior Fitness. The Junior Program is suited to both beginner and advanced junior players. The main part of the program is to develop the technique incorporating skill tests to develop every part of the game including Long game, Short game and Putting. Ricky is a Trackman Level 1 and Level 2 Certified Trainer and with his expertise is valuable to the junior development with in the Academy.

ACADEMIC HISTORY

  • PGA of Australia - Full Member

  • TPI certificated

  • Swing Catalyst Level 1 Certified

  • Trackman Professional Level 2 Certified

  • Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) - Griffith University

  • Diploma of Golf Management - PGA International Golf Institute Australia

  • Year 10-12 The Kooralbyn International School Australia

  • School International Captain (Year 12)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • AnK GOLF - Operations Manager & Coach

  • USGTF - Asia Member

  • Ian Triggs Teaching Certification

  • Golf Australia Club Level Rules Accreditation - Golf Australia

  • National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (Level 1)

  • Australian Government_Australian Sports Commission / Golf Australia

  • Asia Golf Assoc Full Member

Rory Russell

Golf Coach & Operation Manager

Rory previously taught golf both here on the Gold Coast as well as Japan and has brought an expertise in the technology area. With new products coming to the market all the time, the Academy is continuing to invest in these modern technologies. The latest new technologies to arrive to the Academy are the Versus Performance Brain Training Device as well as the Halo Sports Device.  With other products such as FlightScope and the Focus Band, there is plenty to offer students in the areas of precise golf and mental training. With monthly FlighScope Combine Tests, the student is always aware of which part of the game to focus on for optimum improvement.

ACADEMIC HISTORY

  • TPI certificated

  • Elite Golf Fitness Coach Level 1

  • Golf Australia Club Level Rules Accreditation – Golf Australia

  • Diploma of Sport Coaching via Griffiths University

  • Certificate 3 in Sport Career

  • Trackman Professional Level 1

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Australian PGA Member (2010 – Current)

  • Australia and Japan High Performance Golf Teaching (2010 – Current)

  • Asia Golf Assoc Full Member

  • National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (Level 1)

  • Australian Government_Australian Sports Commission / Golf Australia

Colin Lim

Fitness Trainer

Colin has experience as a personal trainer for 17 years and athlete physical trainer for 10 years.

 

CERTIFICATE

  • Physical education ph.d(Chonnam National University)

  • TPI Level 1 certificated

  • Red Cross LIFE GUARD

  • Crossfit Level 1 Traininer

  • Sport Massage Level 1

  • Sport Taping Level 1

  • Calisthenics Certificate in Singapore

Linda Trickey

Yoga Instructor

SPECIAL CAREER

Linda is a passionate health professional being accredited as a Level 1 Yoga teacher and has worked for The Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club for 17 years. Her philosophy is to always be enthusiastic and  energetic whilst providing an extraordinary yoga experience. Linda likes to deliver a dynamic, fun filled class encouraging students to embrace how amazing their bodies are, whilst understanding the modern day needs yoga can provide for human potential.

Linda has trained many athletes and golfers and the advantages of incorporating yoga in their training regime dramatically improves their golf game by increasing flexibility, improving core strength, providing better mobility by gaining a better range of motion in their joints allowing them to move faster with better accuracy,  as they play golf. Yoga is also beneficial in regards to increased stability and balance as the practice will provide a better centre of gravity which is ideal for improving your golf swing, when hitting a ball for an awkward position.

Sports Psychologist

CAREER OBJECTIVE

  • Dip.T, B Ed, MSc., Ed D

  • Certified Sports Psychologist

  • Registration Board of Victoria

  • Certified counselling ancillary provider

Over the past 30 years, Dr Blundell has been directly involved in producing 22 World and Olympic champions and World #1’s. These include Lleyton Hewitt (tennis), Arthur Brett (dual World Champion in Board Sailing and Yachting), Lee Brownbill (Shooting), Brett Thurley (Water Skiing), Lauren Bevaart (Triple World Karate Champion), Lauren Burns (Olympic Gold Medallist – Tae Kwondo), Tom King & Mark Turnbull (Olympic Gold Medallists, Yachting), Minjee Lee and Su Oh (Golf), Danielle Woodward (Olympic Silver Medallist – Slalom Canoe), Scotty James (Half Pipe Snow Boarding, World Champion). He has worked with numerous National teams, including Softball, Parachuting and Squash.

Noel Blundell

Shean A.Horan

BExSc. Mphty / Team Physical & Fitness Specialist

SPECIAL CAREER

Sean Horan is Physiotherapist and Exercise Scientist who has been working with professional and amateur golfers for more than 10 years. Sean completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Griffith university in 1998 and a post graduate Master of Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2001. Currently, Sean works in private practice on the Gold Coast where he provides assessment and treatment programs to elite and recreational golfers as well as performing golf specific musculoskeletal screenings aimed at improving performance and preventing injuries.

Ryan Fishburn

Fitness Trainer

CAREER OBJECTIVE

Sanctuary Cove Country Club Operations Manager

Personal Trainer 15 years
Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness
Nutrition Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Thump boxing qualified
Schwim cycled qualified 

Takuya Tominaga 

Insole technician in Balance & Health

LICENCE

Physiotherapist License(Japan)
Foot Care Trainer A License(Japan)
MD(Health Science,Biomechanics)
PhD(Health Science,Biomechanics)