A Bit About Anne-Marie

 

“Champions aren’t made from the genes; Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them – a desire, a belief, a vision.  They have class and they have stamina…they have to have the skill and the will, but the will must be stronger than the skill.”  

A quote that has stayed with Anne-Marie Knight since an amateur golfer and is the reason why Anne-Marie was able to reach her full potential with her golfing goals.

Anne-Marie Knight is a full vocational member of the PGA of Australia, holding advanced status in coaching.  In 2016 Anne-Marie was the first female in South Australian PGA history to be awarded the South Australian Teaching Professional of the Year Award.  Anne-Marie was also listed in in the Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Coaches in Australia for 2016 and is a Titleist Ambassador.  Anne-Marie applies a progressive approach to her coaching by engaging regularly in professional development to remain competitive and updated in the golfing industry.

As a playing professional Anne-Marie was the winner of the Ladies German Open in 1999 shooting a course record 64, defeating Laura Davies and Sophie Gustafson by one shot.  Anne-Mare also won the Age Match play Tournament at Kingston Heath in 1992 defeating Sandra McKenzie Wood as an amateur and was honored with the title of WPGET Rookie of the year in 1996.

An illustrious amateur career included three South Australian State Amateur Titles (1989-1992), winner of the Ladies Australian Amateur Championship in 1993, Winner of the Trans National US Amateur in 1995 and Runner Up in the Ladies US Amateur Championship in 1995.  Anne-Marie also represented Australia on numerous occasions in Tasman Cups, Queen Sirkit Cups, Commonwealth and World Cup.

Anne-Marie has a global exposure of knowledge and her approachable nature ensures that the coaching experience will help clients achieve lower scores and a more enjoyable game.

 

Anne-Marie’s Golfing Achievements

Coaching Achievements

  • Listed in Top 50 Australian Golf Digest Coaches 2016/2017
  • Winner SA PGA Teaching Professional of the Year 2016
  • Head Teaching Professional – Adelaide Shores Golf Park 2013 – Current
  • Teaching Professional – McCracken Golf Club 2010-2013
  • Teaching Professional – Mt Barker Golf Club 2008-2010
  • Completed bridging course and became a member of the PGA in 2008
  • Retired from professional touring in 2007
  • SA Coach for Women’s State Team in 2006

 

Professional Achievements

11th ALPG Championships, Pelican Waters2006
11th KLM Ladies Open, Netherlands
11th Ladies Open of Portugal, Lisbon
5th Austrian Open, Vienna shooting course record 63 in the third round

 

9th Singapore Ladies Open2005
3rd ABC Learning for Kids, Lakelands
9th ALPG Championships, Pelican Waters

 

5th Australian Ladies Masters, Royal Pines2004
10thTenerife Ladies Open, Canary Islands
9th Portugal Ladies Open, Lisbon

 

2nd La Perla Ladies Italian Open, Florence2003

 

6th Austrian Ladies Open, Vienna,2000
9th French Open, Arras,

 

Winner German Open, Hamburg shooting a course record 64 defeating Laura Davies and Sophie Gustafson1999
3rd French Open, Paris

 

10th Ladies Irish Open1998
13th Ladies Austrian Open
16th Ladies German Open

 

Runner up Hennessy Cup, Cologne1997
4th Estoril Ladies Open, Portugal
5th Glen Lake Futures Classic, USA
9th Toyota Women’s Australian Open
8th WPGET Order of Merit

 

Runner up Ford Stimorol Danish Open1996
Runner up Marks and Spencer European Open
6th Costa Azul Open, Portugal
6th Wilkinson Sword English Ladies Open
14th WPGET Order of Merit
Winner of the Rookie of the Ladies European Tour of the Year Award

 

Runner up Daikyo Ladies Invitational, Cairns1995
6th Alpine Ladies Masters, Royal Pines

 

Amateur Achievements

Runner-up US Amateur Championship1995
Winner Rose Bay Cup, Sydney
Winner Transnational, Tennessee, US
Winner Australian Foursomes Championship
Selected in Australian Commonwealth Cup Team
Represented SA Women’s State Team whereby I remained undefeated for the series playing top position.
Second in WPGET Qualifying School, La Manga

 

Winner Northern Territory Ladies Open1994
Selected Australian Queen Sirkit Cup, Jakarta
Team finished 2nd, 4th in individual
Selected Australian World Cup, Paris, finishing4 th in the World Amateur Event
Winner of the Rene Erichsen, South Australia
Represented SA Women’s State Team

 

 

Winner Australian Ladies Amateur Championship1993
Represented SA Women’s State Team

 

Winner Australian Ladies Age Matchplay Championship1992
Winner South Australian Amateur Championship
Represented SA Women’s State Team
R/U Australian 72 Hole Strokeplay Championship
Selected in Queen Sirkit Cup Team, China. Team finished 2nd and 5th in the individual event

 

Winner South Australian Amateur Championship1991
Runner up Australian Ladies Junior Foursomes
Winner Vulcan Classic, New Zealand
Represented SA Women’s State Team
Selected in Australian Tasman Cup Team

 

Winner South Australian Amateur Championship1990
Winner New Zealand Junior Championship 
Represented SA Women’s State Team
Winner Australian Junior Flight Award

 

Winner of South Australian State Junior Championship1989
Represented both SA Women’s and Junior State Teams
Winner of the Gatehouse Award
Winner of Riverland Golf Week
Winner of Australian Junior Merit Award

 

Mission Statement

 

“Never resist a temporary inconvenience if it results in a permanent improvement”  

Let me help you achieve your golfing dreams with consistent improvement and increased enjoyment of your game.

Whether you are a beginner, social, a golfer with disabilities, junior, senior or dedicated golfer my coaching philosophy is individual and simple to ensure your longevity in the game.  Having refined my coaching abilities through playing competitively on the ALPG, LET and LPGA Tours for over 13 years I am passionate in offering you a holistic approach to your golf through video analysis, simple explanations and specific golf drills.  I believe persistence is the key to success!