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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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.

Chris Hynes

Chris has been a member of the Australian PGA since 2000. Chris has played and coached both internationally and domestically .Chris has a unique skill set of golf coach -strength and conditioning coach and a mindset coach .This skill set enables him to approach golf coaching from a holistic perspective . Chris has a great ability to understand people’s learning styles and adjust his teaching to their style.