Lessons & Golf Clinics

Let our team of experienced teaching professionals help you improve your game and enjoyment of the sport. Lessons can be tailored to suit your needs and to concentrate on your most troublesome area of the game, so you’ll return to the course with improved technique and more confidence.

Lessons can be individual, group or even a dedicated golf improvement package, including Trackman technology. The Trackman technology allows tracking of all shots and putts with unrivalled accuracy and can identify your strengths and weaknesses. Our teaching professionals utilise this latest technology to help you better understand your swing. The Trackman is also used for fitting purposes, ensuring you have the best clubs for your playing style.

Cottesloe Golf Club’s team of golf professionals include: Matthew Heath – a PGA member for 16 years; Claire Elvidge – the first woman in Australia to achieve PGA status; Ross Metherell – a WA State coach for over 20 years and coach to many international players, and Lucas Paddick – who has played golf for 12 years and is currently undertaking his PGA traineeship.

Junior School Holiday Clinic

Matthew Heath

PGA Professional, Matthew Heath, has been a PGA Member for 16 years. 

He started his career at Lakelands Country Club where he coached for 10 years before being appointed the Head Professional at Pinjarra Golf Club in 2016. 

Matt was awarded the prestigious WA PGA Club Professional of the Year for 2020. 

Matthew’s coaching style is relaxed but goal driven. Matt likes his clients to have a clear understanding on what changes need to be made to improve their golf game. He endeavours to work alongside his clients to help them achieve their goals.

Matt incorporates both the driving range and the golf course into his lessons and adapts his teaching style to suit his client base.  You can contact Matt on mobile 0402 512 431, or email matthewheathgolf@gmail.com

Claire Elvidge

PGA and LPGA professional Claire Elvidge joined the Club as a teaching professional in 2019. After a successful amateur career representing Western Australia in both junior and senior teams, Claire was the first woman in Australia to achieve a full PGA professional traineeship in 1994. Claire has three decades of golf experience. She is a Member of the PGA with Advanced Accreditation in Teaching. 

Claire’s teaching style is relaxed and innovative combined with her excellent communication skills and sense of humour, makes learning with Claire not only fun but also highly effective.

Her ability to make golf simple to understand will put even the most anxious beginner at ease.

Golf is a great game for all girls and women. Claire is dedicated to helping them learn the game, get out and play and have in the great outdoors.

Lucas Paddick

Lucas has been playing golf for over twelve years now and he knew early on it was what he wanted to do as a career. Lucas is currently undertaking his PGA Traineeship and has had the pleasure of studying on a weekly basis with Kerrod Gray as well as many other teaching professionals throughout the state.

When it comes to coaching, Lucas believes there is multiple ways to swing a club and his goals for his coaching sessions is to ensure you swing the club in a consistently repeatable motion that allows you to enjoy the game and play better golf.

Ross Metherell

Ross has been a WA State coach for over 20 years, including Men’s, Ladies, Juniors and Colts teams and at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and Melbourne. Coach to many International players including Brett Rumford, Craig Parry, Greg Chalmers, Stephen Leaney, Jarrod Mosely, to name a few. Many WA Teachers have also been involved with Ross, including R. Smith, R. Farley, D. Alaban, A. Mowatt, C. Bishop, and D. Breen.

Ross is a player of two WA Opens, two PGA’s, two Nedlands Masters and many more WA Championships, and has represented Australia in the World Cup and European PGA Championships.

Renowned as a short game teacher, Ross enjoys the ability to help his pupils feel and understand what they must do to improve all aspects of their game. He believes we all have our own swings, so we should work with that and become consistent. Ross does not believe in making all pupils swing the same. If you have had the same inconsistent ball flight for some time, surely it’s time for change, come and see Ross.

For more information about how Ross can help your game or for lesson times contact Ross on 0411 733 761.