Lessons & Clinics

John Thalassinos

Head Golf Professional


John has been a member of the BannLynchMcDade Golf Coaching Staff since early 2002 (Melbourne, Australia) where he was taught the holistic approach to coaching.

Prior to becoming a full-time coach, John received a degree in Human Movement (Kinesiology and Structure), where he collectively combined his knowledge of the body with the golf swing along with his Australian PGA certification mentored by Steve Bann & Dale Lynch. This allowed him to further enhance his coaching. His passion for personal fitness and golf really shows throughout his coaching.

During his tenure with BannlynchMcDade, John has attended 17 world-wide coaching summits to help him obtain his Advanced Certified Coaching Classification, John spent time with the coaches at the elite Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) program which was responsible for producing many recent tour professionals: Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Marc Leishman among many others.

During John’s training he was appointed as the Director of Golf Instruction at the most prestigious course in Australia (Capital Golf Club). John served as the personal coach to many guests, including, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Robbie Williams, Roger Federer and President Bill Clinton.

In 2008, John moved to the United States to further expand his knowledge of every facet of golf instruction, and shortly was appointed the Director of Instruction at the International Institute of Golf at The Cliffs Communities, which had seven championship courses in North and South Carolina.

During his time in America John achieved most things he set out to do, large knowledge of swing instruction, club fitting and Junior long term athlete development. He is excited to bring his skills to all Golfers at Gardiners Run Golf Course.

1/2 Lesson packs – $300 for 6 lessons

1 Hour lesson packs – $550 for 6 lessons

Individual lessons

1/2 $60

1 Hour $110

Clinics: Junior, Ladies, inquire within golf@gardinersrun.com.au




Tom McLaine

Assistant Professional

Tom McLaine Gardiners Run 3rd Year Assistant Professional

Tom successfully completed his Diploma of Golf in 2013 at The PGA International Golf Institute (PGA IGI). After playing fulltime for a couple of years Tom decided to undertake his Australia PGA Traineeship.

He has been privileged to see and shadow some of the world’s leading coaches and while being coached by BannLynchMcDade Golf. Tom places a holistic approach to coaching players to the next level incorporating technical, physical, strategic aspects of the game.

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Tom’s Playing Achievements:

2019 – 10th VIC PGA Trainee Championships

2017 – Jack Newton Celebrity Classic Runner Up

2015 – Represented Australia Hockey Roo’s, Youth Olympics

Individual lessons

1/2 $50

1 Hour $90

Clinics: Junior, Ladies, inquire within golf@gardinersrun.com.au