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QLD Golf Industry Awards – Finalists

POSTED ON March 4, 2019 @ 5:55 pm

The Queensland Golf Industry is pleased to announce the finalists for their upcoming Awards Night incorporating the PGA Trainee Graduation to be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort on Thursday 21st March 2019. Represented by the PGA of Australia, Golf Australia, Golf Course Superintendants Association of QLD and Golf Management Australia (QLD), the QLD Golf Industry Awards Night acknowledges the achievements the finalists have accomplished throughout 2018.

With more nominations than ever before, it was encouraging to see so many individuals recognised for their tireless efforts in assisting the growth and development of golf within the state of Queensland. Having all areas of the industry being represented by the governing bodies, the night is truly an evening that is dedicated to personalities that are involved in the game whether it be playing or teaching the game, managing facilities that allow it to be experienced or those that volunteer their time and instill so much of their passion toward assisting where needed. To book your tickets or for further details, please click here or alternatively contact the PGA (QLD/NT) Office on 07 5657 6100 or via email


The finalists for their respective awards (in alphabetical order) are:

Club Professional of the Year Award Finalists

Craig Brown – Burleigh Golf Club

Jason Roach – Cairns Golf Club

Matt Victorsen – Emerald Golf Club

John Wright – Yamba Golf Club


Golf Club of the Year (less than 400 members) Finalists

Atherton Golf Club

Murgon Golf Club

North Stradbroke Island Golf Club


Golf Club of the Year Award Finalists

Keperra Country Golf Club

Links Hope Island

Parkwood Golf Club

Southport Golf Club


Junior Golf Program of the Year Award Finalists

Brookwater Golf Club

Burleigh West Golf Driving Range

Cairns Golf Club

Carbrook Golf Club

City Golf Club

KDV Sport

Pacific Golf Club

Victoria Park Golf Complex

Windaroo Lakes Golf Club


Game Development Professional of the Year Award Finalists

Brayden Campbell – Bribie Island Golf Club

John Collins – Brookwater Golf Club

Glenn Domigan – Victoria Park Golf Complex

Jay Simpson – First Swing

Matt Victorsen – Emerald Golf Club

Atomu Watanabe – Pelican Waters Golf Club


Management Professional of the Year Finalists

Peter Clark – St Lucia Golf Links

Stephen Hutchison – Twin Waters Golf Club

Darren Richards – Nudgee Golf Club


Coach of the Year Finalists

Jim Bardon – Victoria Park Golf Complex

Grant Field – Pelican Waters Golf Club

Michael Jones – Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club

David Nable – Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club

Richard Woodhouse – KDV Sport


Trainee of the Year Award Finalists

Cooper Eccleston – Victoria Park Golf Complex

Gavin Fairfax – Redland Bay Golf Club

Angus Porter – Carbrook Golf Club

Charles Wright – Burleigh Golf Club


Tournament of the Year Award Finalists

Australian Carers Foundation Celebrity Pro-Am (RACV Royal Pines Resort)

Murwillumbah Pro-Am

Pioneer Valley Pro-Am

Southport Pro-Am

Victoria Park Pro-Am

Wynnum Pro-Am


Metropolitan Tournament of the Year Award Finalists

Australian Carers Foundation Celebrity Pro-Am (RACV Royal Pines Resort)

Southport Pro-Am

Victoria Park Pro-Am

Wynnum Pro-Am


Regional Tournament of the Year Award Finalists

Dysart Pro-Am

Tieri Pro-Am

Murwillumbah Pro-Am

Pioneer Valley Pro-Am


Legends Pro-Am of the Year Award Finalists

Legends Tour Championship (Byron Bay GC)

Lismore Legends Pro-Am

Pacific Legends Pro-Am

QLD Senior PGA Championship (Wynnum GC)

Sunshine Coast Masters


Superintendents Achievement Award Finalists

Lincoln Coombes – RACV Royal Pines Resort

Glen Gibson-Smith – The Glades

Daryl Edwards – Burleigh Golf Club


Apprentice of the Year Finalists

Liam Roberts – St Lucia Golf Links

Jordan Worling – Southport Golf Club

Jack Schmidt – Cardwell Golf Club


Volunteer of the Year Award Finalists

Kevin Arnold – Tamborine Mountain Golf Club

Kathleen Bell – Miriam Vale Golf Club

Mark Berry – Carbrook Golf Club

Bruce Graham – Maroochy River Golf Club

Cassandra Means – Gracemere Golf Club

Peter Turner – North Stradbroke Island Golf Club


Manager of the Year Award Finalists

Ian Cottle – Burleigh Golf Club

Alice Knight – Middlemount Golf Club

Michael Ryan – Surfers Paradise Golf Club

Tracey-Lea Tiley – Links Hope Island


Board Member of the Year Award Finalists

Hans Jebbink – Carbrook Golf Club

Jim Lavery – Mt Warren Park Golf Club

Paul Rigby – Nudgee Golf Club


Staff Member of the Year Award Finalists

Stuart Campbell – Maroochy River Golf Club

Christopher Crooks – Brookwater Golf Club

Ryan Gailey – Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club

Bob Gould – Links Hope Island

Virginia Irwin – Victoria Park Golf Complex

Jeff James – Victoria Park Golf Complex

Tim Lynch – Victoria Park Golf Complex

Pam Thrower – Surfers Paradise Golf Club


Supplier of the Year Award Finalists

Callaway Golf

Club Car

Coca-Cola Amatil


Golf Oz Tours



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