Meet the coaches




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Ben Gear

Head Golf Professional

Ben has been a PGA member since 2008, finishing his traineeship at The Terrey Hills Country Club.

Ben then moved to China, where he lived and coached for 5 years.

Having spent time at a number of courses around Australia and the world, Ben has vast experience in all aspects of the game.

Ben has experience from coaching golf professionals, elite amateurs, junior champions, all the way through to beginners.

Ben is Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified, and qualified in TPI Junior Coach (level 2) and TPI Fitness (level 2). Ben is also able to converse in Mandarin Chinese.

Specialising in short game coaching, Ben enjoys working inline with the individuals needs of the golfer, with a simple, clear and relaxed style of communication.



James Perkinson 

Assistant Golf Professional

James has been a member of the PGA for the last 10 years, finishing his traineeship at Elanora Country Club, before heading overseas to play professional golf out of Dubai.

After two years of playing professional golf, James moved to one of the top golf courses in Vancouver, Canada to work on his teaching. Travelling America James learnt and worked with different coaches throughout the US, providing him with new skills and techniques to bring home. Returning to his roots on the Northern Beaches, James can now share his passion and experience towards learning this wonderful game.

James takes a very personalised approach with each student and realises each individual is different and learns differently. He likes to keep it simple and work with what you have.