Robert grew up in Brisbane Australia playing golf from the young age of 5. His progression in the game seen his handicap come down, winning club and inter club events. His decision was a simple one to become part of the Griffith University IGI program on the Gold Coast in Australia which would then springboard him into his professional coaching career.
After turning professional in 2007, Robert made his way to Asia embarking on a coaching career that would keep him in Indonesia for more than 10 years. During his experience, Robert has created successful junior programs in Bali and Jakarta highlighted by the 2012 Indonesia PON Games where he was able to lead team DKI to 7 gold medals. Although Robert has worked in Thailand, Cambodia and Singapore, his love of the Indonesian culture and Indonesian golf courses has bought him back to us here in Bali.
Only new to LGA Indonesia, Robert will have a lot to offer Bali as golf instructor and takes great pride in coaching the David Leadbetter philosophy to students in the ‘Island of the Gods’.
Professional Coach Leadbetter Golf Academy Bali
Director of Leadbetter Golf Academies Southeast Asia
Stephen grew up in Leeds, England. He started playing golf at an early age and showed early potential at club and union level, winning numerous scratch events. During his amateur years he was taught at a David Leadbetter Academy where he reduced his handicap to +0.3. This experience would lead Stephen to follow a career in golf coaching; he gained his full PGA membership in 2004 and recorded his lowest score of nine under in a Professional tournament. As a qualified golf coach he worked at Leeds Golf Center, home to the first David Leadbetter Academy outside of the USA. Here he worked under European Tour coach Mark Pinkett and developed a junior program with over 100 students enrolled.
In 2006 he moved to The David Leadbetter Academy based at Woo Jeong Hills, South Korea. In recent years South Korea has produced many of the world’s best players and Stephen has worked closely with several of them. Players such as Na Yeon Choi, Park Hee Young, Kim Ha Neul, Bae Sang Moon, have all undergone coaching at The David Leadbetter Academy Korea.
As the Senior Instructor for Leadbetter Golf Academy Seoul, Stephen also taught a long list of VIPs including one of Korea’s former presidents and CEO’s of HSBC, Hansol and BMW.
Coaching in Korea for the past 7 years has given Stephen a unique learning experience in one of the worlds biggest growing golf market. He brings with him a wealth of golf knowledge and a proven ability to improve his students game.
Stephen is based at our LGA Academy in Jakarta, he is available to come teach at LGA Bali on request. Full day coaching only and up to 6 people will cost 25,000,000 Idr
David grew up playing junior golf in Yorkshire, England. After playing through the junior ranks at club and union level, and captaining the club team to a number of league titles David progressed to scratch level.
David turned professional in 2012 to begin the PGA Foundation degree which is a three year process. David is now PGA Qualified after completing his studies in 2015.
David was coached for a number of years by LGA European Director Andrew Nicholson at Wynyard Golf Club.
‘This is where I started to learn the Leadbetter methods and through Andrew I started to develop and understand my own swing and the golf swing in general much better, during this time I realised I wanted to become a golf instructor.’
David joined LGA Indonesia in November 2012, completing the LGA Certification alongside his PGA studies based in Jakarta. After 3 years in Jakarta working under Philippe and Stephen, David has progressed to be the Academy Director at LGA Bali.