The MTI Golf Academy offers a range of golf development programs for players of all abilities covering all facets of the game. Private and semi-private tuition is available by appointment and a structured and progressive range of group tuition programs are scheduled throughout the year.
Having turned professional in 1978, Mark has acquired extensive teaching and tournament experience in Australia and Great Britain. He played on the European tour before turning his attention towards a teaching career at the Ealing Golf Club in London.
In 1989 Mark emigrated to Perth. In the following seven years he taught at some of Perth’s busiest public golf courses before becoming the Golf and Sports Manager at the Araluen Country Club. To further his teaching career, Mark relocated to Melbourne, Victoria. After extensive training, he became an accredited Master Golf Instructor with Jack Nicklaus/Jim Flick Golf Schools USA, and was the Lead Instructor in Victoria.
In 1997, Mark established his own golf academy at Brighton located on Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt region. Over the next five years his innovative range of golf development programs introduced more people to golf than any other golf establishment in Victoria.
Based at The Vines Resort since 2003, Mark has focused on growing the game with an extensive junior program from beginner to elite level. Known also for his work with people with disabilities, Mark was instrumental in establishing the West Australian Amputee and Disabled Golf Association and Ready Steady Golf program (formally the First Swing Program). In 2011, Mark coached the WA Deaf Golf team in preparation for the 2012 Australian Deaf Games and in 2016, gained an accreditation for Blind and Disabled Coaching with PGA Australia.
Over the years, Mark has had the privilege of working with some of the leading teachers in Australia, Great Britain and the USA and his coaching articles have been featured in instructional columns by a number of newspapers, magazines & websites. In 2012 Mark was awarded Fellow of the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland for his services to golf.
MTI Golf Academy - The Vines Resort, Verdelho Drive, The Vines, 6069