Denis is one of three principal directors atBannLynchMcDade and has been a part of the team since 1996. He turned professional in 1986 and played competitively in Australia for a number of years before becoming a full time coach. He was the Scholarship Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport Golf Program for two years and spent eleven years at the Victorian Institute of Sport Golf Program, five as Assistant Coach and six as Head Coach. Graduates of the VIS Golf Program include Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Geoff Ogilvy, Aaron Baddeley, Marcus Fraser, Jarrod Lyle, and Marc Leishman. Denis spends a number of weeks each year traveling around the world working with his players and presenting at certification seminars with the Titleist Performance Institute. Denis specialises in developing holistic golf improvement programs. Denis is recognised as one of the world's leading golf coaches.
Denis' players have won on the PGA Tours of Europe, Japan, Australia, Korea, and the US Nationwide Tour. They include Marc Leishman (US PGA Tour), Marcus Fraser (European PGA Tour), Paul Sheehan (Japan PGA Tour), Ashley Hall, and Matthew Griffin (Asian PGA Tour).
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. Denis was voted Victorian PGA Teacher of the Year in 2016 and 2001 and Australian Golf Digest Coach of the Year in 2008.
July 2017 - PGA PGA PRO GUIDES TRIO TO THE OPEN
"PGA Professional Denis McDade has made the trip from Yarra Bend Golf in Melbourne to Royal Birkdale as three of his star pupils chase their first Major victory at The 146th Open Championship.
McDade is coach to Victorians Marc Leishman, Ashley Hall and Matthew Griffin who is making his Major debut this week. Given he’s got three horses in this race, the coach will be on site as his charges tackle the links layout."