Tuition & Clinics

Royal Hobart Golf Club Head Professional Matthew Docking, provides individual, group, team building and junior coaching to golfers of all skill levels. Matthew is a certified member of the PGA of Australia and 3 time Australian PGA Professionals Champion. Matthew is able to help with all of your golfing needs.

Using V1 coaching software in conjunction with Flightscope Xi Tour launch monitor Matthew is able to ensure your game is on the improve along with being able to provide the data to give you the confidence to succeed.

Matthew’s teaching philosophy is to keep it simple and focuses on Grip, Posture and Balance. Every swing is different but these 3 keys are essential to ensuring you swing the club effectively. Using simple effective communication Matthew’s coaching style is very easy to understand and each session is a fun experience and through this approach great results have been achieved by his students.

Online lesson bookings with Matthew can be made by clicking here: Online Bookings

Royal Hobart Golf Club Assistant Professional Scott Laycock is also on hand to provide individual and group coaching to golfers of all abilities. Scott has been a Professional since 1994 playing a season on the US PGA Tour in 2003 and spending 8 year on the Japan Golf Tour including being Rookie of the Year in 2000 and winner of the Bridgestone Open in 2002.

Scott has played three of Golf’s majors, the 2002 and 2007 Open Championship and the 2002 PGA Championship and recently won the 2018 PGA Championships at Hamilton Island.

Scott’s coaching philosophy is to keep it simple by focusing on grip and setup which effects club path and club face. Through many years of playing and coaching he believes that each golfer learns differently and therefore takes a very individual approach to each lesson.

Online lesson bookings with Scott can be made by clicking here: Online Bookings

ALPG and former LPGA Symetra Tour Professional Courtney Docking is available for coaching and clinics here at Royal Hobart Golf Club. Courtney has experienced some of Australia’s best and most comprehensive elite pathways on her journey from junior golfer to Touring Professional. Courtney has worked with elite coaches during her career including  Ian Triggs and Grant Field amongst others. Courtney attended the Australian Institute of Sport golf program as well as the Queensland Academy of Sport.  

Courtney’s coaching philosophy is to keep the game as simple as possible whilst ensuring the fundamentals of balance, grip, posture and alignment are all correct. Courtney coaches the individual rather than any system ensuring that each player has a clear path moving forward towards improvement.

Online lesson bookings with Scott can be made by clicking here: Online Bookings


Royal Hobart Golf Club is a MyGolf junior centre.

Our experienced junior coaching team conduct junior clinics for girls and boys from age 6 to 14 on Saturdays during each school term. You can register your child via the MyGolf website by visiting Hobart Golf Club