Congratulations to Empower Golf’s head coach Lachy for taking home the 2019 NSW/ACT PGA Game Development Professional of the Year Award at the NSW Golf Industry Awards on 21 October 2019. It is a fitting tribute for the countless hours Lachy has put into supporting people living with a disability to access the physical and social benefits of golf. Well Done!
Lachy is Empower Golf’s head coach, based in NSW. He is passionate about two things: helping those with disabilities and improving your golf game. He is Australia’s only full time disability golf professional.
Prior to becoming a member of the PGA in 2013 Lachy spent 7 years working in the disability sector, including organising and delivering multi-sport programs. While working as an attendant carer, Lachy realised that disability care focused on a person’s physical needs but did not necessarily encompass the complete person. As a result, he has a unique combination of skills and unrivalled insight into coaching golf for those living with disabilities.
In helping his good friend, James Gribble, regain his life through shepherding his return to the game he loves, Lachlan and James realised that golf could be used as way to reconnect people with their goals and communities.
Lachy’s unique experience was recognised by the Invictus Games Sydney Organising Committee who engaged Lachy to assist with Golf, a Foundation Sport of the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games.
Lachy was also Coach and Manager for the Australian Deaf Golf Team when they competed in the 2018 Deaf Golf World Championship in Ireland. The Men’s team won the World Championship, with all six members of the team finishing in the top 25 of the individual competition. The Women’s team finished as runners up in their Championship. This unprecedented result was the first time the team had travelled with a dedicated coach and manager.
Lachy is available to revolutionise your game through private lessons and at our clinics. He has an incredibly strong track record of significantly improving individuals’ set up, swing, ball flight and overall performance. In addition, Lachy can assist individuals or groups access appropriate funding.