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.

Complete Lesson Offerings 
30 Minute Lessons Adult  $    70.00
30 Minute Lessons Junior  $    55.00
30 Minute Package (6 Lessons)  $  390.00
45 Minute Lesson Adult  $    90.00
1 Hour Lesson Adult  $  120.00
1 Hour Lesson Junior  $    99.00
1 Hour Lesson Package (6 Lessons)  $  660.00
Additional Person to Lesson  $    30.00
Group Clinic 1 Hour (Per Player)  $    30.00
On Course Playing Lesson 9 Holes  $  220.00
Half Day School 4 Hours Instruction  $  420.00
Full Day School 7 Hours Instruction  $  800.00


For all other questions please email us at: golf@gardinersrun.com.au