Services & Tuition

With over 50 years of combined teaching knowledge and experience, David Capaldo and Stuart Byrnes have been cognisant in keeping up with the latest industry teaching methods and technology, however, more importantly they just know what works!

Their coaching philosophy is that of not reinventing the wheel with the experienced golfer, but with adjustment and re-calibration of an individual’s game, they endeavour to make real game changing results.

It is through awareness, knowledge and understanding passed onto their students, about their own game and what is required to gain the skills needed, in what an individual student wish to achieve. This is what sets David and Stuart apart from the industry.

These two fine coaches have the skills to take your game from the very golfing basics, to refining the golfing elite. Using our state-of-the-art teaching facility, David and Stuart engage in individual coaching, basics clinics, supervised training and master classes.

To book an individual or shared lesson, simply click on your desired coach and book for your required time and duration.

Each month there will be two topical basics clinics available, and one Masterclass. For the dates and times of these sessions, click on the desired clinic for the relevant information. For a “Choose your own Adventure” clinic, just get a group together, choose six topics from the Improvement menu, and get started.

All clinic bookings are made through our friendly staff in the Golf Shop.

David and Stuart look forward to seeing you on the range.

Our Teaching Professionals

David Capaldo
Head Professional 

PGA Member

Titleist Staff Professional

During his 3 year Traineeship in the early 90’s at Kingswood Golf club, David had several State Championship wins as well as achieving both Victorian and Australian Trainee of the Year.

After a scholarship in the Victorian Institute of Sport, David then played the Australasian Tour for 5 years as the Kingswood Touring Professional.  During his time on tour he enjoyed many professional wins; however 1997 was his most successful year winning the South Australian P.G.A and finishing 3rd on the Australian Foundation Tour O.O.M.

In 1999 David began working and coaching again back at Kingswood, as well as coaching junior golfers for Golf Vic. David was appointed Head Professional of Kingswood Golf Club 2004 (now Peninsula Kingswood), and he enjoys Peninsula Kingswood’s great playing culture and friendliness.

David was also appointed the Victorian Junior State Coach in 2006 and continues to work with the associated junior squads and teams. In 2008 the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club was host to the Australian Junior Interstate series where David proudly coached Victoria to victory, enjoying another two interstate series wins during his 15 year appointment as state coach.

After many years of coaching, from the beginner to Tour Professional, David still relishes the challenge of working with his pupils to achieve their golfing goals.

  • Available for lessons from Tuesday-Saturday
  • Computer Swing Analysis
  • Club Fitting
  • Club Repairs
  • Concept Clinics
  • Master Classes
  • New Golfers
  • Golf Programs
  • Member Tour
  • Playing Lessons

Stuart Byrnes
Club Professional 

PGA Member

Callaway Staff Professional

Starting golf at the age of 14, Stuart went on to play Junior pennant for Moorabbin Municipal Golf Club at the age of 15. He joined Keysborough Golf Club in 1980 and was a Junior member there for two years. In 1983 he became a Trainee Professional at Royal Melbourne Golf Club and completed his traineeship in 1986. During the next 5 years, Stuart worked part-time at both Keysborough and Elsternwick Golf Clubs.

In 1991 Stuart was appointed as a golf instructor at the Peninsula Country Golf Club, and now, Teaching Professional at Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club. Between 1985 and 1994 Stuart played in many tournaments including Pro-Am events throughout Victoria as well as Victorian Opens, Victorian PGAs and other National events. Stuart also played in the 1989 Australian Open at Kingston Heath Golf Club. Stuart’s greatest tournament victory was the 2003 Murray Masters, played at Yarrawonga.

  • Available for lessons and private clinics
  • iPad swing analysis, using the V1 Swing Program
  • Club Fitting
  • Club Repairs



Karena Vendy
Trainee Professional

Karena joined the Peninsula Kingswood team in 2016 as our trainee professional. 

Karena played junior golf at Kingswood and became passionate about the game when she moved to England in 2013. 

After returning home from a 3 year stint in Hertfordshire County, Karena joined the PGA Performance Program in 2016, where she graduated with a Diploma of Sports Development. 

Her main focus being golf fitness and psychology. 

  • Available for lessons and private clinics
  • Trackman Certified
  • Club Repairs
  • Junior Coaching
  • Women’s Coaching


Lesson Fees

Half Hour Lesson – $80.00

1 Hour Lesson – $140.00

On Course Lesson – On Application

Basic Topical Clinics Menu

These clinics have been designed for men and women wanting to get themselves in control of these different topics. After completing a basics course, you will have a good understanding of how these concepts affect your game, how to improve and what to practice going forward.  


Beginners getting started Clinic

Master Classes:

  • Ball Striking Master Class (Coming Soon)
  • Chipping Master Class (Coming Soon)
  • Putting Master Class (Coming Soon)
  • Pitching Master Class (Coming Soon)
  • Bunker Master Class (Coming Soon)


Concept Classes:

  • Distance for the Senior Golfer (Coming Soon)
  • Distance for the Women Golfers (Coming Soon)
  • Distance for the Guys (Coming Soon)
  • Corporate Concept Session (Coming Soon)
  • Breaking Down the Putting Yips (Coming Soon)
  • Training Sessions (Coming Soon)
  • Day Spa Golf ½ day Packages (Coming Soon)

Playing Lessons

Having trouble on the course, why not have an on course playing lesson and see the course from a professional’s point of view. 

Our PGA Professionals have helped many of their pupils through on course tuition, helping them understand where to position the ball around the course, playing to their strengths and also learning new shots on the course and around the greens.

Prices available on request.

Group Lessons can also be arranged, contact the Golf Shop for more information. 

Practice Facilities

Range balls are available between the hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm and 7:00am – 5:30pm in daylight saving times. Range Balls are for use on the driving range only. Members and Visitors are required to use their own balls on the pitching and chipping green area.

Only golf balls supplied by the Golf Shop are permitted on the driving range. Players must not retrieve balls from the range.


We are pleased to be able to offer this service to our Members and visitors. We take pride in our workmanship, with all repairs performed by PGA professionals. All components are of the highest quality and all repairs are made using the latest technology.