New Coach at TKIS
March 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsThe Kooralbyn International School on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia has appointed Mark Officer as the new Head Instructor of its Golf Program. Due to the departure of former Head Instructor Peter Claughton who has taken up a position with PGA IGI in South Korea, Officer was appointed to the position in January 2007. The TKIS program has become world famous because of its past and present students. World Number 3 Adam Scott is a past graduate, as were current US Tour player Andrew Buckle and Nationwide Tour winner Steven Bowditch. Andrew Buckle won the World Junior Championships in San Diego on two occasions while attending TKIS and the school also won the World School Golf Championship at St Andrews, Scotland in 1997.
Participants in the TKIS golf program have two training sessions per week prior to class as well as another five sessions per week where they play, practice or have specialized instruction. Co-ordinator of the program is Paul Rogers, who has a background in golf as well as a number of other sports.
“We are sorry to see Peter Claughton leave us to take up the position in Korea and very much appreciate what he has done over the past two and a half years in building and overseeing the program. However we are very excited to have appointed Mark Officer based on Peter’s recommendation and our own selection process”. Rogers stated.
“Mark has a wealth of experience in coaching and tournament play as well as managing a company which manufactures and distributes golf training aids which we will be implementing into the program in the upcoming months”.
The company that Mark Officer operates is called Perfectstroke and it has a number of golf training products that are used by teaching and touring professionals around the world including on all the main tours. The Perfectstroke Putting Aid is the featured product but the company also makes a number of putting mirrors, a putting platform , an aid to help improve clubface control as well as distributing a number of other top line training products including the Leaderboard and David Leadbetter’s Swing Setter.
For further information on the Perfectstroke website go to www.perfectstroke.org and more information and contact details on the Kooralbyn International School Golf Program go to http://www.schools.ash.org.au/kooralbyn/