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Australian Golf Schools (AGS) was established in 1979 and has been the leading Golf School in Australia ever since. It’s principle, Tom Linskey, is internationally recognised as an elite level coach whose pupils have won tournaments on the major tours of world golf.

His golf coaching philosophy, principles & preferences are the foundation of the coaching program carried out at their headquarters at Emerald Lakes Golf Club, Carrara, in the centre of the Gold Coast.


The AGS coaching methods have been proven over many years and adapted to suit golfers of all skill levels. Our PGA accredited coaches happily teach golfers of any ability level and we guarantee both improvement and enjoyment!

Our Head Coach, Linford Jacquelin, was the Captain of the Victorian PGA while he was the Head Professional at Huntingdale during the period of that the Australian Masters was played there. The famous David Leadbetter headhunted Linford to be the head coach at his golf academy in China. After 15 years Linford returned to Australia in 2014 to join Tom at AGS.

The coaching program at AGS varies to suit each pupil’s requirements. The program is entirely personalised and there is never more than 3 pupil per coach. The personalisation of the program considers the pupil’s aims and aspirations, their ability level, their work ethic, their time available to practice and play on returning home and their previous experiences. AGS has found through the years, that the 5-day program gets the best results with new students. Most of these students return regularly for 3 or 2 day & refresher school’ and on the occasion that students return for another 5-day school the improvement in their game is massive.


The Emerald Lakes Coaching Centre, which we use as our base has recently been totally rebuilt and provides complete all-weather protection from sun, wind and rain. It also provides all the toys! State of the art golf technology - Club head speed, ball speed, ball carry and distance, launch angle, swing path, face angle & video analysis etc! We also have the latest golf club fitting equipment to check that your golf clubs meet your requirements.

The daily starting time for the school is normally around 8:30am. Mornings are spent on the range at Emerald Lakes either in the Coaching Centre, the practice green, the chipping green & putting green. The tuition concentrates on each pupil needs or weaknesses and is repeated daily.



After lunch you are then taken to one of the excellent golf courses on the Gold Coast for an 18-hole playing lesson with your coach that include Emerald Lakes, The Glades, Lakelands Golf Club, Palm Meadows & Twin Waters. Hitting balls at the range from perfect mats and grass is all very well but strangely, when you play golf, you never seem to get the perfect lie that you get on the range. Most shots are either from long grass, hardpan, uphill, downhill & sidehill so the on-course lesson is the most valuable parts of your journey.

So if you want to improve and enjoy your golf more than at present, join AGS on the Gold Coast for different but equally as good golfing holiday.