Ritchie Smith

Ritchie Smith

Head Professional


Location
Melville Glades Golf Club

Beasley Road
LEEMING WA 6149

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Ritchie represented Western Australia five times at Amateur level, three times as Captain of his team.

He then completed his PGA traineeship, winning the Australian Trainee Player of the Year three times consecutively. While completing his traineeship, Ritchie was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport, where his passion for teaching was first encouraged.

After two relatively successful but unspectacular seasons on the Australian PGA Tour, Ritchie decided that his real passion lay in teaching the game, and established Perth Golf Academy. Since establishment Ritchie has produced seven Australian Number One amateurs, numerous more National and State team members, and has been nominated for both Australian and Western Australian PGA Coach of the Year, winning both in 2014.

Ritchie was the State Women’s Coach from 2003-2014 and is the Current Men’s Team coach.

He is also the coach of Minjee Lee, Rolex World Ranking 13 and LPGA Kingsmill Championship winner, and Oliver Goss, member of the Web.com Tour and previous winner of the Low Amateur at the US Masters.

His involvement in elite level coaching gives Ritchie access to world’s best practise for all aspects of the game, however he enjoys coaching players of all levels and gets great satisfaction from helping people achieve their goals

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Achievements

  • He completed his PGA traineeship, winning the Australian Trainee Player of the Year three times consecutively.

  • While completing his traineeship, Ritchie was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport.

  • Since establishment Ritchie has produced seven Australian Number One amateurs, numerous more National and State team members, and has been nominated for both Australian and Western Australian PGA Coach of the Year, winning both in 2014. Ritchie was the State Women’s Coach from 2003-2014 and is the Current Men’s Team coach.

  • He is also the coach of Minjee Lee, Rolex World Ranking 13 and LPGA Kingsmill Championship winner, , and Oliver Goss, member of the Web.com Tour and previous winner of the Low Amateur at the US Masters.

Services

  • 30 minute lessons
  • 60 minute lessons
  • On-course playing lessons
  • Short game lessons
  • Chipping program
  • Pitching program
  • Bunkers
  • Putting
  • Ladies
  • Juniors
  • Club Fitting

Technology

  • Video Lessons
  • PuttLab
  • Trackman