Meet the Coaching Staff

The Sanctuary Lakes Golf Academy offers a range of coaching staff to help you and your game.

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Daniel Valente

A golf career that included competing on the PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour, One Asia tours and Japan golf tour. Daniel has accrued a wealth of knowledge and is exceptional at communicating this to his students. He looks forward to working with you, not only for your improvement, but also enjoyment.


Michael Willis

Michael completed a Business Management traineeship through Crown Casino, Melbourne. After completing the traineeship program Michael worked for Crown Casino for a year then alongside International Brands such as Titleist, Footjoy and Greg Norman.

Michael then left to China to involve himself in the golf industry where he developed new golf courses with clients and teaching golf as a secondary job. While in China Michael completed an additional 3 year International PGA IGI management Diploma course and his International Golf Teachers Federation Accreditation. In the past few years Michael has also competed on the China PGA Tour and the China Tour .

Clare Anderson

Clare completed her qualification in Sport Science (Golf) at Victoria University in 2007 at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club.

Clare enjoys coaching the variety of ages and skill level that golf brings and of course the enjoyment of the great game. Clare takes a simple approach to coaching relying on good fundamentals and a range of swing drills to individualise your swing progress to get the most from your game.

Clare is looking forward to returning to SLC and meeting you all along the way

Anthony Giaccotto

Currently the Assistant Operations Manager in the Pro Shop, Anthony started his traineeship at the Huntingdale Golf Club and then moved to Sanctuary Lakes in June of 2020. Anthony finished his traineeship at the end of 2021.

Anthony delivers one on one lessons for members and visitors and also delivers junior clinics on a Saturday morning.