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    Mackenzie Wright

    Teaching Professional

    Mackenzie is a PGA professional who has been a full member of the Australian PGA since 2021. Mackenzie completed his PGA traineeship at Headland GC and is now full-time coaching at the Queensland Golf Performance Centre. Mackenzie is a 2nd generation PGA professional following in his father, John Wright's footsteps. Mackenzie has played golf his entire life and has been fortunate enough to be mentored by many great coaches and touring professionals. Mackenzie, who still has passion for his own game, enjoys sharing his knowledge of golf with others. Mackenzie takes a holistic approach to his teaching, not only focusing on technique but also focusing on the students’ skills, strategies, mindset, equipment, and golf fitness. All areas he believes you should pay attention to if you want to optimise your golf. Along with coaching full time at the Queensland Golf Performance Centre, Mackenzie still competes in the Australian Pro-Am series events, mainly through QLD and NSW.

    Di Pavich

    Teaching Professional

    Di Pavich has been involved in the golfing industry for 35 years, having represented her State and Australia in both junior and senior teams and has also competed on the professional Ladies’ Tour in Europe, Asia and Australia which served to give her the knowledge of what it takes to play well when it counts.

    John Wright

    Director of Learning

    John has been a member of the Australian PGA since 2007. Original located on the Sunshine Coast at the Peregian Springs Golf Club from 2003, John moved to Victoria to be Club Professional at the Bairnsdale Golf Club from 2007 to 2010. John quickly found his passion for teaching whilst at Bairnsdale after spending a few hours with renowned USA PGA Tour Player/Short Game Coach Stan Utley in 2008. John’s words were “what Stan showed me in 2 hours blew my mind away with the short game”. His coaching skills developed quickly via Stan and the PGA ACE Program offered to members of the PGA. From 2010 John took on the role as Club Professional at the beautiful Yamba Golf & Country Club in Northern NSW. He spent 11 ½ year in Yamba developing further his coaching/teaching skills. John was regularly booked out for one-on-one lessons and conducted up to 5 clinics per week. John attributes the knowledge he has learned from numerous world-renowned coaches to his success as a teacher. He classes Mike Adams World Golf Hall of Fame Teacher as his mentor and UK Professional Terry Rowles another. John believes if golfers, were to just ask a quick question about any part of their game, to him or our coaches at Queensland Golf Performance Centre they would learn a lot. He encourages all golfers to utilise our skills if only for a 5-minute chat.

    Marcus McPherson

    Director of Learning

    Marcus has been a full member of the Australian PGA since 2007 and is advanced in coaching. Marcus is TPI Golf and Junior Level 2 Certified as well as K-VEST and SAM Putt Lab Level 1 certified. Marcus takes a holistic approach to every student’s development and uses state of the art technology in his coaching to help golfers on their journey. In 2015, after almost a decade of coaching junior, introductory, intermediate and elite level golfers in Asia, Marcus returned to where his own golfing dreams began on the Sunshine Coast and joined the Queensland Golf Performance Centre coaching team. Marcus’ passion to ‘stay ahead of the game’ in golf coaching and his ability to communicate with students is why he’s a sought after coach. In just one session with Marcus, you will have a much clearer understanding of where your own game is at and what areas need to be developed so that you can reach your golfing potential.

    Sean Seymore

    Teaching Professional

    Sean is founder of the Queensland Golf Performance Centre and is Club Professional at Maroochy River Golf Club. Sean is 20+ year Member of the Australian PGA and is Certified Advanced in Coaching and Small Business. Over the past 20 years he has developed his skills and knowledge in areas of Golf Learning and Custom Club Fitting. Over the past 5 years his Learning has been focused on understanding bio mechanics and how limitations in the body influences movement patterns. Sean’s philosophy that you never stop learning will continue as he is continually expanding his knowledge in all areas of player performance. Sean’s goal with every person is to help them improve and enjoy the game more and that is his number one priority. He isn’t in the business of selling new golf equipment he is all about providing you with equipment that makes you a better player and if he can’t prove that through the fitting process then there is no need to purchase new equipment and he will then focus on what is needed to make you a better golfer.