Dean Kinney Golf
  • Golf NSW High Performance Team

    Dean Kinney

    National Coach in NSW - Golf Australia, Golf NSW


    • Bachelor of Science (Sydney University, 1993) Majors- Anatomy, Physiology.
    • Higher School Certificate (The Kings School, 1990)
    • PGA Professional Golf Traineeship (Monash Country Club, 1997)
    • Diploma in Business Management (Griffith University, 1997)
    • Level 3 Fitness Instructor (Fitness Institute Australia, 2003)
    • Level 1 Titleist Performance Institute
    • Current- Golf Biomechanics accreditation and K-Vest.

    Coaching Philosophy

    “Each golfer has a unique set of experiences that determine where their mind is at. You need to appreciate that and work with it rather than against it. I want to be the guy that believes in a players ability to do things that they and others think can’t be done.”

    Coaching Experience

    17 years coaching experience. Learnt personally from Steven Bann, Gary Edwin, Gary Barter and Simon Deep.
    Nomination NSW PGA Coach of the Year 2010, 2014, 2015.
    Coaching 20+ hours per week currently. Experience with TRACKMAN, K Vest, TPI, Sam Putt Lab, Dartfish and C swing software.
    Currently coach Tour Players, Trainee Professionals, elite Amateurs, elite ladies and pennant Squads, juniors (both elite and beginners).
    Passion for holistic coaching. Mind, body and technique.
    Elite professional level playing experience.

    • Certified PGA Professional for over 19 years
    • PGA of Australia; Advanced Coaching
    • National Coach – New South Wales
    • Former member of the PGA Tour of Australasia, has
      • Completed traineeship at at Monash Country Club in Sydney
    • DCoach 2015 Southern Cross Invitational
    • 2013-Present- National Coach in NSW- Golf Australia, Golf NSW.
    • Coach 2014 Toyota World Junior
    • 2009-2014 Head Professional/Director of Golf- Pennant Hills Golf Club, Sydney.
    • 2006-2009 Head Professional- Riverside Oaks Golf Club, Sydney, Australia.
    • 1995-1998 PGA Traineeship- Monash Country Club, Sydney, Australia.

    Golf Achievements

    • Winner of over 50 pro ams and tournaments in Australia and South Pacific
    • Holder of 8 course records throughout Australia
    • Career low round 9 under par at Tura Beach Country Club in the NSW PGA
    • Shot 8 under par 64 at Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club in the VICTORIAN PGA
    • Exempt Status on the Australasian PGA Tour 2000-2009.
    • Attended USPGA Qualifying School 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
    • Attended Japanese Tour Q School 2003, 2005, 2007 (final stage 2007)
    • Attended European Tour Q School 2002.
    • Lost in 3 hole Playoff to Peter Fowler in 2008 Jack Newton Classic( on TV)
    • 1993 Australian Universities Champion
    • 1993 Chosen in Australian Universities Team
    • Represented Australia in World Schoolboys Championship in England.
    • Australian School Team Champion with Kooringal High, Wagga Wagga 1988
    • Achieved 2 HOLES IN ONE in successive days in NSW Pro Ams.
    • Interviewed Fox Sports, The Golf Show, 2GB. Article The GOLFER.



    Mathew Howe

    Golf Mind Coach

    • B.App.Sci (Sport Psychology)
    • Ass.Dip (Recreation & Leisure studies)
    • Cert 4 – workplace training & assessing

    “Each golfer has a unique set of experiences that determine where their mind is at. You need to appreciate that and work with it rather than against it. I want to be the guy that believes in a players ability to do things that they and others think can’t be done.”

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    Pete Magner

    Founder, CEO & Clinical Director of Physiotherapy

    Pete leads the vision and strategic direction for Precision Athletica. He has built a company focused on optimising elite human performance. Having been in the musculoskeletal industry for over 20 years, Pete has embraced the concept of truly interdisciplinary care with integrated performance training. Pete has searched the globe for the best methods and practices in high performance sport. He has combined the principles of strength & conditioning from organisations like the NBA & NFL in the USA with the best of what Australia has to offer in research, diagnostics and musculoskeletal management. Pete has brought together an exceptional team of professionals and has provided the ideal setting at Sydney Olympic Park for engineering Australia’s future elite athletes.

    Matt Green


    Matt has been a physio for the past 20 years. In his earlier career, he was involved with footy and basketball clubs as team Physiotherapist for West Sydney Razorbacks NBL basketball team and Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks NRL clubs. More recently he has turned his focus to his personal sporting passion – golf. Matt consults to Jack Newton Junior Golf, Golf NSW and Golf Australia, working with their Development and High Performance programs. In this role, Matt is able to help young golfers become better athletes and achieve their goals, working as part of a team to get results. Throughout his career, Matt’s focus has been working with athletes of all different sports, levels and ages – from weekend warriors, to beginners, elite level juniors and professionals. The most satisfying thing for Matt comes from helping athletes not only recover from injury, but also being part of their journey to become better athletes, and achieve their goals.

    Jason Oei

    Exercise Physiologist

    Jason has been passionate about sport (all types of sport) since a very young age, so it was no surprise when he chose to study exercise physiology at UNSW. During his youth, Jason played representative level snooker, cricket and touch football, and playing tennis at State level. His current passion is golf, and he is working towards becoming a scratch player by the end of 2015. Anything Jason chooses to pursue, he will do whatever it takes to be the best at it that he can be. When it comes to his patients and athletes, it’s really important to him to see them achieve their goals.

    Nils Hestermann

    Strength & Conditioning Coach

    With a background in professional European football, Nils has committed his life after his playing career to a more specific application of performance. His passion for functionality and movement efficiency, coupled with an approach to improving strength and power, has become a career grounded in continually improving his athletes. Nils has worked throughout Europe, Asia and Australia, learning about different cultures, training systems and sports. He believes that combining mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery will help to improve each individual athletes overall performance, not just making them better in the sport they participate in but also developing a strong mentality to take on challenges in life. He is the co-founder of 360 Athlete and the current Head of Strength and Conditioning for the AC Milan Soccer School in Australia.

    Ryan Pinto

    Sports Dietitian

    Ryan is an Accredited Sports Dietitian and has a passion in assisting athletes to manipulate their nutritional intake to suit their performance goals. To achieve this, Ryan performs an in-depth analysis of an athlete’s current intake to help create an individualised plan to help them succeed. He also focuses on analysing their body composition through performing a skinfold analysis, as he is an ISAK accredited anthropometrist. Ryan has experience in working at NSW Institute of Sport and in private practice assisting teams and athletes to perform at their peak. He works within many sports including triathlon, rugby, football, endurance and combat sports.

    Harry Stacey

    Gymnastics Coach

    Harry Stacey began Gymnastics at age of 10, and trained at an elite level for 6 years. His highest achievement was representing Australia at a Junior International Team Competition held in Berlin in 2006. In 2009 he started coaching and has been ever since. His Gymnastics coaching has spanned kids, Men’s competitive, Women’s competitive, adult gymnastics and personal training. Harry has also trained a range of clients outside Gymnastics including professional boxers, dancers, cheerleaders, professional stuntmen and even an acrobat.

    Ryan Lumsden


    Ryan’s work has involved working closely with a number of top coaches, and golfers including several major winners, Ryder Cup players, and multiple players who have gone on to become number one ranked amateur in the world. His special interest is the development path from talented junior to tour player to tour event winner.

    Ryan has also worked with national teams including Australia, Scotland, England, Norway, Switzerland and New Zealand, and has been part of the coaching team at the VVG Top Sport School in Belgium since 2007. He is currently the Sports Science Co-ordinator for Golf Australia where he oversees a network of state service providers and the delivery of performance programs within the High Performance unit.

    Matti Clements

    Psychology and Emotional Intelligence

    Matti is a Director of Mental Edge Consulting. Mental Edge Consulting specialises in wellbeing, performance enhancement, team culture, and professional development services for High Performance Sporting Organisations.

    Currently Matti is working with the St Kilda Football Club as the General Manager of People & Culture; developing and delivering culture and wellbeing strategies; she is also delivering a national emotional intelligence leadership program for high performance teams and selected leaders at Cricket Australia; and currently assisting the Australian Cricketers Association with their strategic planning for the national wellbeing and professional development programs and systems. Recently Matti developed and rolled out the Netball Australia national wellbeing and professional development framework for players, coaches, management and staff and is working with Golf Australia to develop a national pathway of wellbeing service.

    Previously, Matti was a Senior Performance Psychologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 3 years before taking on the role of National Wellbeing Manager for the AFL Players Association.

    Stuart Leong

    Technical Director and Statistics

    • Australian PGA Teacher of the Year 2015
    • Golf Australia National Coach – Director of Technology
    • Co-Founder & Director,
    • AimPoint Level 3 Certified Instructor and Australia’s Senior AimPoint Instructor
    • Former Manager Coaching Programs, PGA of Australia
    •  Former Manager PGA Learning Centre, PGA of Australia
    • Victorian PGA Teacher of the Year 2014 & 2008
    • Certified PGA Professional, PGA of Australia;  Advanced – Coaching