At Federal, we offer a range of classes from beginners to specialised, skill focused lessons.
We welcome new players and continuing players and are happy to consult with you ways we are able to assist in improving your golf experience.


Meet our Teaching Professionals at Federal


PGA Pro Member
Teaching Professional
Andrew was a former Junior member of Federal Golf Club and completed two years of his PGA apprenticeship at Federal in the early 1990's. He then went on to complete his apprenticeship at Kingston Heath and the Australian Institute of Sport in Victoria.

Andrew was the former National Coach of the Singapore Golf Association‘s Men’s and Ladies National Teams (2012 – 2017), and has many years of experience in developing high performance learning programs. A key highlight was winning the Gold Medal at the 2017 SEA Games.

He brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to all aspects of coaching and has a high level of personal integrity, strong work ethic and excellent communication skills.

Andrew has coached elite players in multiple countries:

  • Professionals on PGA TOUR
  • Professionals on LPGA TOUR
  • National Amateurs representing their countries.
Andrew has dedicated his time in recent years to help grow the Junior Program at Federal Golf Club and is dedicated to help foster the growth of the next generation.


PGA Pro Member
Club Ambassador & Teaching Professional
Matt has twice been awarded Australasia's Player of the Year (2015 and 2018), and continues to strive in the competitive golf scene today.

Matt pursued his professional golf career from 1999 and holds outstanding records in multiple championships and opens.

Since 2010, Matt has played primarily on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the OneAsia tour, with two victories to his name:
  • 2015 - Holden New Zealand PGA Championship
  • 2018 - Rebel Sport Masters
Matt offers a personalised coaching experience to all levels of golfers.


PGA Pro Member
teaching professional
Since graduating the PGA Pathway Program in 2022, Phil has moved from the Pro Shop Manager role into a more coaching orientated role. One of the things he enjoys the most is seeing his students progress and gain skills to allow more enjoyment from the game.

Phil discovered golf when he was 22 and promptly joined Gold Creek Country Club as a member, and shortly after, his career in golf also started. After 8 years of falling in love with playing the game, Phil had the opportunity to continue his career at Federal. In 2020, Phil embarked on his journey to becoming a PGA member and now is proud to call Federal home.

Phil is currently the Junior Program Coordinator, the SWinG Program liaison and runs Phil's Phundamentals. He specialises in beginners and group classes.


PGA Pro Member
PGA Professional
Aaron completed the PGA Membership Pathway Program at Federal in 2022. He began his golfing career as a junior at Federal and has come through the ranks to now be able to give back to the club that helped and had such a big impact on his golf career to date. Aaron was part of multiple ACT state teams through his years as a junior, including captaining the side in his final year of junior golf.

Currently, Aaron is pursuing his dream of competing on the PGA Tour of Australia, and despite being on the road often, he looks forward to getting to know all the members and providing a positive impact on the club as he improves his wealth of knowledge while travelling and playing the game of golf.
For any consultation or booking of private golf lessons with our Teaching professionals please contact us.


Are you new to golf or simply want to improve your swing?

From basics to master classes, our teaching professionals are dedicated to delivering the best teaching experience tailor made to your level of golf. '

We have private tuition available to both members and guests, including specialised clinics for putting, driving, iron play and short game masterclasses.

Our teaching professionals can also arrange for tuition while playing on the course.

All our coaching sessions will include:

• Initial Assessment
• Technical Evaluation
• Personal Development Program
• Skill Testing
• One to one coaching
• Video Analysis
• Regular evaluation


The Federal Golf Club is committed to the development and growth of junior golf.

We offer an extensive My Golf Program for Junior Members and Non-Members from 5 to 17 years of age.

We have coaching clinics that run for 10 consecutive weeks over each school term as well as Junior Holiday Programs.

The program is designed to help juniors start playing golf, continue to learn, refine and master their own golf game and nurture them into well-rounded athletes.

The program will focus on preparation, technique and shot selection — from the basics to competitive strategies.

As a sign of our committment to grow the game of golf, we are currently offering a FREE Junior Membership to Federal Golf Club to juniors who attend two terms of the My Golf Program we offer.

School Term Clinics

School Term Clinics run for 1 hour per week and follow the ACT Public School terms. Limits of up to 10 students for each class apply.


We offer junior holiday programs every term break, programmed to run 3 hours each day over three days. Afternoon tea is provided daily, with each session capped to 10 students in compliance to current COVID restriction.

Contact our Proshop for our next Junior Holiday Clinic dates.

Supporting Women in Golf

Federal’s Supporting Women in Golf (SWinG) program is the perfect opportunity for women of all skill levels to get together and give golf a go.

SWinG meets on Monday mornings with clinics held on at least 2 Mondays per month at 8:30am and 9:30am with the opportunity to play a few holes afterwards.

On the alternate Mondays we meet to play 9 holes, or as many as you feel comfortable, depending on experience and skill level.

We have volunteers to accompany less experienced golfers and to help outline the rules and etiquette.

These sessions are designed for fun, to help obtain a handicap and to meet other golfers.

For those interested in joining SWinG, please contact Phil Mackay.