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INSIDE GOLF BUSINESS www.insidegolf.com.au | April 2016 15 Shining lights of the Qld golf industry David Newber y email@example.com THE annual Queensland Golf Industry Awards and PGA Trainee Graduation went off with its usual flair at Jupiters on the Gold Coast last month, attracting more than 400 golf industry folk from all corners of the state. The evening, emceed by Fred Lang, recognised the achievements of people from the Queensland Division of the PGA of Australia, Golf Managers’ Association Queensland (GMAQ), Golf Queensland and the Golf Course Superintendents’ Association of Queensland (GCSAQ). With 30 awards presented, it was a strong representation of the positive direction of the Queensland golf industry. In an impressive opening address, Broc Greenhalgh, State Manager for the PGA (Qld Division), reminded the industry of the strength of golf in Queensland. Since the introduction of the world golf rankings, Australia has had four world number one golfers – Greg Norman, Karrie Webb, Adam Scott and Jason Day – and all hail from Queensland. That set the mood and had the guests chatting throughout a thoroughly entertaining evening. One of the highlights of the night was when 20 bright-eyed trainee professionals (the class of 2015) took their final graduating step and officially became full members of the PGA of Australia. Following an inspiring speech from PGA of Australia chairman Mark Gibson, who reminded the trainees this was not the end of the book but the start of a new chapter, Queensland trainee captain Rick Coleman stepped forward As professional golf course specialists for all aspects of construction and maintenance, Programmed Turnpoint provides services and solutions that deliver best results, freeing you as a club manager to better focus on core priorities: operations, services and revenue production. 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InsideGolf Advert.indd 1 4/12/2015 4:30:33 PM QUEENSLAND GOLF INDUSTRY AWARDS Qld PGA Club Professional of the Year: Tim Porter - Victoria Park Golf Complex Qld PGA Teaching Professional of the Year: Richard Woodhouse - KDV Academy Qld PGA Pro-Am Series Sunshine Swing OOM winner: Tim Hart PGA Pro-Am Series Sunshine Swing Rookie of the Year: Josh Cabban Qld PGA Game Development Professional of the Year: Atomu Watanabe - Grant Field Golf Qld PGA Trainee of the Year: Rick Coleman Qld PGA Trainee OOM winner: Rick Coleman Qld PGA Tournament of the Year: South Pacific Export PNG Open Qld PGA Metropolitan Tournament of the Year: Wynnum Pro-Am Qld PGA Regional Tournament of the Year: Rockhampton Pro-Am Qld PGA Legends Pro-Am of the Year: Twin Waters Legends Pro-Am Qld Golf Industry Services to Golf Award: Max Mason Golf Qld Volunteer of the Year: Bill Colman - Carbrook Golf Club Golf Qld Male Amateur Golfer of the Year: Anthony Quayle Golf Qld Junior Female Amateur Golfer of the Year: Rebecca Kay Golf Qld Junior Male Amateur Golfer of the Year: Charlie Pilon – Hills Golf Qld Junior Female Amateur Golfer of the Year: Karis Davidson GMAQ Golf Club of the Year: Headland Golf Club GMAQ Manager of the Year: Charlie McGill - Maroochy River Golf Club GMAQ Board Member of the Year: Michael Moore - Maroochy River Golf Club GMAQ Staff Member of the Year: Lynda Simonds - Carbrook Golf Club PGA IGI Excellence in Golf Education: Laura Goh Supplier of the Year: Schweppes Junior Golf Program of the Year: Emerald Lakes Golf Academy Superintendents’ Achievement Award: Mick McCombe - Maleny GC Superintendents’ Apprentice of the Year: Ashley Hill – Arundel Hills Superintendents’ Recognition Award: Rod Cook – The Grand Superintendents’ Assistant Recognition Award: Stuart Campbell - Maroochy River Golf Club Superintendents’ Environment Award: Kelvin Nicholson – Pacific Harbour and spoke eloquently and passionately of behalf of the trainees. Another highlight was when former British Open winner Ian Baker-Finch appeared via video link to present Twin Waters with the Qld PGA Legends Pro- am of the Year award. Tim Porter was named PGA Club Professional of the Year and Richard Woodhouse (KDV Academy) received the Queensland PGA Teaching Professional of the Year Award. The South Pacific Export PNG Open was named Queensland PGA Tournament of the Year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Charlie McGill was voted GMAQ Manager of the Year after overseeing the transition from Horton Park Golf Club to the brand-new Maroochy River Golf Club. Volunteers, the backbone of many golf clubs, weren’t forgotten and this time Carbrook Golf Club’s Bill Colman, a tireless worker, was presented with the award. Darren Richards (left) congratulates Qld PGA Teaching Professional of the Year winner Richard Woodhouse. Tim Porter (right) receives the Qld PGA Club Professional of the Year Award from Stuart Thompson (CCA).
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