Golf Operations Staff Profiles
Peter Maidment – Golf Operations Manager
Peter Maidment joined Mount Lawley Golf Club in 1983 with his parents when they moved to Perth from the country. Golf was primarily a hobby and a chance to spend some time with his dad until he decided to make a career out of it. He played in the Division 1 Pennant side in 1992 before commencing his Traineeship to become a Professional in 1993. Peter has held various roles in the golf industry over the last twenty five years. He joined the staff at Mount Lawley as Golf Operations Manager in April 2018.
Duncan Kegg – Teaching Professional
Duncan is one of Australia’s most highly regarded PGA Teaching Professionals and was selected as the 2014 Western Australian Teaching Professional of the Year. In 2015 Duncan was a nominee for the Australian Teaching Professional of the Year presented at the inaugural Greg Norman Medal.
Duncan is certified with the PGA of Australia as Advanced in Coaching and is currently the State Junior Girls Coach for Western Australia, whilst a significant amount of his teaching time is dedicated to the state’s elite players Duncan’s greatest pleasure comes from helping Mount Lawley members improve all aspects of their golf game. One of only a few coaches in Western Australia to utilise radar technology by using Flightscope Dopplar Radar in both tuition and clubfitting this 3D technology allows the student to see exactly what is occurring through impact.
Always keen to expand his coaching education and experience Duncan has recently become Western Australia’s only Certified Aimpoint Express Instructor and one of only 5 in Australia, Aimpoint Express is a green reading system that is used by some of the world’s best golf professionals including Adam Scott and Lydia Ko.
Duncan enjoys organising his very popular Golf Trips for the members at Mount Lawley that have been frequented by over 300 members and their guests. These trips have helped create reciprocal playing arrangements for Mount Lawley members at some of Asia’s leading golf courses.
With his vast experience in both coaching and clubfitting it is Duncan’s focus to ensure that members can perform at their best every time they step on to the golf course.
Neil Simpson – Teaching Professional
Neil recently celebrated a significant achievement by becoming a 50 year member of the PGA of Australia and has worked at some of the most prestigious clubs in Australia. Neil has had great success with a large range of players over a long career but is most well-known for helping Nick O’Hern improve from a struggling journeyman pro into the only player to have beaten Tiger Woods twice in matchplay.
Alex McKay – Teaching Professional
Alex McKay is regarded as one of the leading golf coaches in Western Australia. Having been nominated for coach of the year awards in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Alex works alongside a lot of the state’s top level golfers and directs a lot of his time to the development of high performing golfers. With that Alex is often recognised for his ability to simplify the golf swing and ensure the golfer leaves with an in-depth understanding of the “why” in their swing.
Emma Liebenau – Teaching Professional
With over 10 Years coaching experience Emma prides herself on providing a welcoming and relaxed learning environment for her students. Emma is highly regarded for providing comprehensive short game coaching and regularly runs clinics suited to all levels of golfer. Emma has helped many juniors learn the fundamentals in the early stages of their golfing career including coaching the 2017 Little Stars World Junior Champion. Passionate about growing the game of golf, Emma enjoys working with golfers of all abilities.
John Boulton – Teaching Professional
John Boulton is a young, passionate golfer who has recently become a PGA Member and also a member of the PGA Tour of Australasia for 2021. John brings his competitive playing knowledge along with modern swing techniques to teach clients how to effectively take their lessons from the range to the golf course. John provides individual lessons for all ages and skill types along with Junior clinics, which can be found on the MyGolf website.
Fritz Arnold – Associate PGA Professional
Fritz is currently in his 2nd Year of the PGA Membership Pathway Program, on his way to becoming a full PGA Member. Previously involved with GolfWA in High Performance and Athlete Development, Fritz has a passion to see golfers become their very best regardless of age or experience. Fritz is currently running Junior Clinics in the school term and Twilight Clinics in the summer, and is available for individual lessons.