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JD Coulon

JD Coulon

JD has been a member of the Australian PGA since 2005. Upon completing his PGA Traineeship in 2007, JD spent time in China, Hong Kong and Indonesia crafting his coaching philosophy at indoor facilities.

In 2010 – 2011 JD was appointed the Indonesian National Coach and help them win their first 2 Gold Medals in the 2011 SEA Games.

Moving back to Australia in 2013, JD began working at the Sandringham Driving Range as a Full-Time coach and developed into one of Melbourne’s in demand golf coaches. 

JD is renowned for his clear, simple yet effective golf coaching for all ages and skill level. 

James Hartley

James Hartley

James joins the golfstudio team as an accomplished coach and player, who has been an Australian PGA Member since 2009.

As the Coordinator of Yarra Bend Junior Golf, James is committed to the development of junior golf. James has strong communication skills and the ability to make junior golfer’s feel comfortable and at ease quickly. Regardless of level of ability, James ensures that the juniors that enter into the BannLynchMcDade Program have a fantastic experience.

James has a handicap of +3 and a career best score of 62. James was also the winner of 2016 Victorian Club Professionals Champion and 2016 Royal Melbourne Purse Pro Am.


Marcus Hakkinen

Marcus takes a tailored approach to each student, ensuring that they get the same enjoyment that he does.

He does not believe that there is ‘one way’ of playing this game and this is becoming more evident with the players that are coming through today.

Marcus’ passion is golf and as a coach he strives to bring out what the individual does naturally and then nurture that talent into helping them be an accomplished golfer. He believes everyone has a golfing journey and always ensures he understand the ‘why’ in the golf swing. He helps all his students understand their own swing in order to progress to the very best of their ability.

He has worked with and alongside many of Australia’s top coaches and players, including; of Matt Cleverdon, Euan Walters, Steve Bann, Andrew Rice and Steve Giuliano. This has helped him perfect the coaching style he utilises today.