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Scott Barradell 

PGA Professional I Director of Golf I Head of Instruction and Club Fitting

Scott Barradell comes to Eastern after spending 14 years as the Head Golf Professional at the Northern GC . He has played the game since the age of 11 and was a member at Bacchus Marsh in his junior days winning two club championships and two junior championships. After completing a year of a computer/science degree, he decided to pursue a career in golf and joined Riversdale GC to pursue that dream.  Whilst there, his highlight was beating the well known Sam Newman in the final of the Club Championships 10/9 over 36 holes – the greatest margin seen in the event to this day.

Shortly after, he completed his traineeship at Elcho Park in Geelong and finally at Riversdale winning 10 events in his three years and graduating with a State invite for playing each year. At the age 24, he took the Head Professional role at Bairnsdale Golf Club staying there for four years before moving back to Melbourne and starting his role at Northern.

His area of expertise is no doubt in coaching and club fitting. His mentors include Dale Lynch and Steve Bann – both former VIS coaches and he focuses a lot on simple game improvement areas rather than big technical changes. With  20+ years of experience in this area, he is highly regarded as being one of Victoria’s best all round club professionals.

He is a qualified Taylor Made, Callaway, Titleist and Mizuno fitter and is experienced and certified with both Trackman and Flightscope launch monitor data. He is a regular attendee of the US golf show in Orlando/

Accreditations:
  • Member of the Australian PGA with a coaching rating of Advanced.
  • SAM Puttlab: Level 3 certified
  • TRACKMAN: Level 2 certified
  • KVest: Level 1 certified
  • TPI: Level 1 certified
  • BLAST motion: certified


Kieran Mc Laughlin

Kieran has been a full-time golf instructor for 20+ years and had established himself as one of the top coaches in Ireland prior to leaving for Australia in 2007. Kieran was involved with the N Ireland Sate coaching panel where he worked alongside Michael Bannon – the coach of Rory McIlroy, and Seamus Duffy – the coach for Darren Clark. Kieran represented Ireland as an international player in 1990-91 before turning professional. 

With extensive qualifications in golf instruction, with a weighting on physiology and golf specific fitness, Kieran has also completed several courses of study with the Titleist Performance Institute and the European Golf Performance Institute. These qualifications have not only set him in good stead to work with the elite player but to also work with players who have physical limitations and injuries.

Kieran has trained with some of the top instructors in the world including Butch Harmon and David Leadbetter.  Kieran also has a genuine interest in growing the sport from grass roots level, coaching and developing younger golfers athletically has become one of his specialties.

Kieran has also extensive club fitting experience and qualifications. He has been trained by Mizuno, Taylormade, Titleist and Ping. He has extensive TrackMan training and experience and is an expert in the use of 3D motion Analysis Systems. He currently utilises the K-Motion and K-Player systems.

Accreditations
  • Irish International Player
  • Golfing Union of Ireland- State Instructor (Ulster)
  • Titleist Performance Institute- “Certified Golf Fitness Instructor”
  • Titleist Performance Institute- “Certified Golf Instructor”
  • Titleist Performance Institute- “Certified Junior Coach”
  • European Golf Performance Institute- “Certified Golf Fitness Instructor”
  • K-Motion Certified Instructor
  • Titleist Certified Club Fitter
  • Ping Certified Club Fitter
  • Golf Smith “Master Club Fitter”.
  • Member of the Australian PGA with a coaching rating of Advanced.

“I feel that over the years I have developed my skills to a level where I can work easily with players of all abilities and ages. I believe that your body will dictate what we can do with your golf swing and from which I can assess and build a swing that you can physically achieve and repeat – I coach the player not a swing model. I love what I do and feel privileged doing my job as a golf instructor and mentor.” 


Sergio Abreu
  • Golf and Teaching Professional
  • Qualified PGA Professional 
  • 7+ years of coaching experience 
  • A passion for teaching the game of golf to children and young adults
  • Easy to understand and finds simplicity the key to helping players achieve quick improvement in their game
  • Former Junior and Club Champion of The Eastern Golf Club 

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