Meet the Team

Our team of highly dedicated and talented PGA qualified Golf Professionals have decades of experience in golf, and pride themselves on creating a friendly and welcoming environment.


Director of Golf

Russell is a qualified PGA Member having commenced at The Lakes as Assistant Director of Golf before his promotion in 2023.

Russell is responsible for the entire golf operations of The Lakes, and works closely with Head Teaching Professional Rob Curtis in managing the Golf Academy.

For any questions regarding golf tuition at The Lakes, please contact Russell via

Rob Curtis

HEAD Teaching Professional

Robbie has joined the Lakes GC and is thrilled to lead the Golf Academy into a new generation

With an unyielding passion for growing the game of golf, Robbie has become one of Australia’s leading golf coaches displaying an unparalleled commitment to developing a love for the game of golf.

From tournament professionals to recreational golfers, Robbie combines the science of golf with the art of coaching to deliver a golf lesson experience that is commensurate with the person’s ability that will ultimately deliver results – improved skills as well as lower scores!

Having spent numerous years as an elite amateur then tournament professional, Robbie has become a highly respected PGA of Australia member, experienced and credentialed coach, club fitter/builder and mentor.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • TrackMan – certified
  • SAM Puttlab – certified
  • University majors – education (post graduate), biomechanics, skill acquisition, health and human movement
  • Accredited and experienced club fitter – Ping, Mizuno, Titleist, Callaway and Taylor Made
  • Mentor and education provider – PGA of Australia


If you’re looking to improve your game, upgrade your skills, find that driver that will go the extra 20m, a perfect set of irons or just say “hello” Robbie would love to meet you and discuss your needs. Please contact Robbie at



Earl McGlinn  has been a PGA of Australia Member since 2013, holding Advanced coaching status.  Earl has forever been a student of the game, and from an early age he has been immersed in the golfing world with his father Ray McGlinn a member of the Australian PGA for 40 years. Since picking up his first club, Earl has never stopped seeking more of what golf has to offer.

Prior to turning professional, Earl played amateur golf at the elite level having the opportunity to represent the State of NSW on multiple occasions. Now he works with the Golf NSW/JNJG Junior Squads as their development coach, and also works closely with the Golf NSW High Performance Program and is the current NSW State Team Coach.

He has worked closely with some of Golf Australia’s Rookie Professionals Teams over the past 5+ years as their Tour Caddy, including Dylan Perry, Grace Kim (winner of the TPS Sydney in 2021 and 2022) and most recently Harrison Crowe (winner of the 2022 NSW Open and 2023 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship).

Earl’s coaching philosophy is to help you as the golfer understand your own physical capabilities and limitations, as we all have our own physical blueprint which will help determine our individual swing, short game and putting style. With this in mind we can use technology to help us track progress and build performance based goals for all levels of players.



Skye is a former Lakes Member having won our Club Championship on two occasions, who has developed her teaching craft for almost a decade including experience at Manly Golf Club, Moore Park Driving Range, Millbrook Resort in New Zealand and Nicklaus North Golf Course in Canada.

Skye is currently an Advanced Coach with the PGA of Australia, qualified with the Titleist Performance Institute and has displayed an ongoing commitment to developing her skills with professional development both in Australia and internationally in recent years.

Skye is currently enjoying Maternity leave and will be back with The Lakes in 2024.

Booking Enquiry

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