The Royal Adelaide Golf Club is the home of Adelaide’s premier Golf Academy where individual and group coaching is available from the state’s leading PGA professionals.
Our international team of PGA Professionals guarantee that both members and visitors alike enjoy the most bespoke, enjoyable and effective coaching experience in South Australia.
See below for further information on our Golf Professionals, their coaching services and how to book.
Meet our Professionals
Director of Golf, Chris Crocker, is a Certified PGA Australia Professional (advanced in Coaching, Game Development, Management and Small Business) with an extensive coaching background with players of all ages and abilities. Chris’ resume includes extensive coaching of juniors from beginners to elite and delivering women’s specific and elite player programs. Chris believes in a holistic coaching approach, incorporating game analysis and a scoring led approach to making changes.
Prior to joining Royal Adelaide he held the position as Head Professional at North Adelaide Golf Course and Kingston Beach Golf Course, Tasmania, before joining the Club as Golf Operations Manager, a position he has held for the past five years. He is currently Chair of the PGA of Australia SA Divisional Committee and a member of the PGA of Australia Vocational Members Council.
PGA Advanced Professional Matt Antell built a reputation as one of the leading and most qualified golf coaches in Australia.
With over 10 years of specialist coaching experience from around the world, Matt is passionate about providing the very best coaching experiences possible – educating, engaging and inspiring his students – whether they are ‘learning to play’ the game or ‘playing to win’ at the competitive level.
His player centred, evidence based approach has seen him work with both European Tour professionals alongside former roles with England Golf, where he has developed numerous young players to national success and on to US College golf. As part of his coaching Matt utilises the latest in technology (including ball & club tracking, 3D motion capture and slow-mo video).
“I love how Matt uses the latest technology in his coaching but keeps things simple for me. The success of our player/coach relationship has helped develop me in to a NCAA Division One player”. Harry Plowman-Ollington, University of Minnesota.
“Matt is a both an extremely well qualified and skilled coach – highlighted by the continued success he has achieved in developing players to a national and international standard. I would highly recommend him to any golfer looking to get the best advice to improve their game”. Hugh Marr, European Tour Coach.
Tony started playing professional golf in 1993 following an amateur career where he represented New Zealand at junior and men’s level. He initially played on the Australasian tour where he won the Cairns classic in 2005. He won the VonNida order of merit in 1998 and won some events on tour. Subsequently he played on the Nike tour and a handful of European tour events.
Coaching Services & Programs
An in-depth assessment to improve either your full swing, short game or putting technique utilising the latest in coaching technology.
In addition to the technical assessment provided with a 30 minute Swing Analysis, a 60 minute Performance Coaching session also includes skill development activities and competitive training to maximise your all round technical, tactical and mental performance.
On Course Lesson
Play with Matt, one of our PGA Professionals, on the famous Royal Adelaide links and improve you strategy, course management and mental skills.
Our Junior Academy operates three tiers of programs for each stage of a young golfers pathway, beginning with our MyGolf program for beginner and novice golfers, followed by our Cadets program for RAGC junior members and topped off with our High-Performance program which supports our elite players competing in state and national events.
In line with Golf Australia’s ‘vision 2025’ to support the growth of women’s golf, our Ladies Academy provides three tiers of programs to transition players from beginner to club member. Green Girls is an inclusive, free ‘try golf’ event run on specific dates throughout the year; Let’s Go Clubbing is a 5 clinic/7.5 hour intensive program that prepares beginner golfers for the course and our Fairways Program for the novice golfer provides club membership and on going mentoring from a team of dedicated members.
Member clinics and Masterclasses.
Exclusively for RAGC members, our Professional Team run a number of monthly group clinics and skill specific masterclasses to help develop your skills in a relaxed group environment. Check the members portal and monthly Golf Academy newsletter for the latest news and dates.