Why Us?

The BannLynchMcDade coaching philosophy:

“Holistic Approach” to training includes four major training factors: technical, mental, physical, and strategic

  • Our golf programs are individually tailored to meet each students goals and needs
  • We believe a golf swing should be built around each individuals strengths and avoiding a one size fits all mentality
  • A true measure of good coaching technique is giving a young player the foundations of which they can continue to build and reach their full potential

BannLynchMcDade Coaching Team Awards include:

  • 4 Australian PGA Coach of the Year awards
  • 10 Victorian PGA Coach of the Year awards
  • 3 Golf Digest Australian Teacher of the Year awards

​Whilst they may be coaching champions such as Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley, KJ Choi, Stuart Appleby and Marc Leishman, BannLynchMcDade coaches are able to provide your group with oustanding coaching at very reasonable rates. Their expertise in golf teaching caters for the casual or not so casual golfer, junior players through to the elite professionals. Enjoy your game more and improve under the guidance of Australia’s leading team of golf coaches at BannLynchMcDade Golf.

Clinics, private instruction, playing lessons, and team building programs are all available. The BannLynchMcDade team are committed to helping you learn golf, play golf, and continuously improve your game.


We have a Proven Track Record!

We have coached 5 Juniors to Top 50 Golfers in The World (Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, and Richard Green), coached Players to over 75+ Victories Worldwide and counting, we currently coach over 10 Players on the US PGA TOUR, and coached players to over 150 million dollars in combined earnings.

While under Steve and Dale’s Leadership, The Victorian Institute of Sport – Golf Program had the following graduates:

Geoff Ogilvy – entered at age 15
Aaron Baddeley – entered at age 13
Robert Allenby – entered at age 14
Richard Green – entered at age 16
Marc Leishman – entered at age 17
Cameron Percy – entered at age 17
Craig Spence – entered at age 17
Steve Allan – entered at age 15
Marcus Frasier – entered at age 18

Some of our Graduate Achievements:
Geoff Ogilvy 2006 US Open – US PGA TOUR Major Championship
Marc Leishman – 2009 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year
Aaron Baddeley 1999 – Youngest ever winner of Austrailian Open
Stuart Appleby 2010 Greenbrier – Record Tying Lowest Round on PGA TOUR – 59

BannLynchMcDade Golf Honors

  • Steve & Dale are on the Elite Nike Bowerman Team (a very elite team comprised of a select few of golf’s elite coaches)
  • Steve & Dale have coached 5 juniors to the Top 50 in the world (Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley, and Richard Green)
  • Steve, Dale, & Denis have coached players to over 75 professional victories worldwide, including a Major Championship
  • Steve, Dale, & Denis have coached players to over $150 million in combined earnings
  • Dale coached the first Indian born player to ever win on the PGA TOUR (Arjun Atwal – 2010 Greensboro Classic)
  • Steve, Dale, & Denis have been Australia’s Golf Coach of the Year, multiple times
  • Denis coached Marc Leishman to 2009 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year
  • Denis is a Senior Advisory Board Member of the Titleist Performance Institute, based in Oceanside, California. In addition he is Head of TPI’s Junior Advisory Board.
To celebrate it’s 40th anniversary issue, Australian Golf Digest complied its list of the most influential people in Australian golf over the past 40 years. Dale and Steve were ranked 11 and 12, just behind Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

BannLynchMcDade Background

Steve Bann BannLynch GolfIn 1990, former Australian PGA Players Steve Bann and Dale Lynch were selected by the Australian Government to develop junior golf in the state of Victoria in Australia. In doing so, they formed the Golf Division of the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS), located in Melbourne. Golf was one of the first non Olympic Sports to become part of the program.

Within the first two years, the world began to take notice of what Steve and Dale were doing with the golf program, they were true pioneers in the industry, being the first coaches to integrate a “holistic” or “Olympic Style” approach to the game.

Dale Lynch BannLynch Golf

The program became the most successful Junior Golf Program in the World – with Steve and Dale producing more top golfers in the Top 50 World Gold Rankings than any other known junior program.

As their Juniors developed into International Stars, Steve and Dale had to devote more and more time to traveling and coaching these “once juniors, turned professionals.” With that being said, Steve and Dale stepped down from full time coaching at the VIS but remained consultants.

Steve’s Latest Accomplishments:

  • Steve coached a player to the lowest score ever recorded in a PGA TOUR event (59 – Stuart Appleby – 2010 Greenbriar Classic)
  • Steve was recently nominated by the Australian PGA to the World Golf Coach Hall of Fame
  • Steve coaches KJ Choi, the World’s most successful Asian Golfer
  • Steve coached the second youngest player to win the US Amateur (Nick Flanagan – 2003)
  • Steve was the 2006 Victorian PGA Coach of the year, 2007 Australian Golf Digest Coach of the year and 2010 Australian PGA Teacher of the year.

Dale’s Latest Accomplishments:

  • Dale coached the youngest player to ever win the Australian Open (1999 – Aaron Baddeley – 18 years old)
  • Dale was named Victorian PGA Coach of the year in 1995, 1997/1998, 1999/2000.
  • Dale was also named Australian PGA Coach of the Year in 2000 and Golf Digest Coach of the year in 2006.