Queensland Golf Industry Awards

The 2017 Queensland Golf Industry Awards Night and PGA Trainee Graduation has been confirmed for Tuesday 21st March 2017 at Jupiters Gold Coast.

To make nominations for any award category, please see below.

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Event Details
Date Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Venue Jupiters Gold Coast
Dress Code Evening Wear (Jacket & Tie)
Time 6:30pm Pre-Dinner drinks
7pm Awards Ceremony
Ticket pricing
Individual $130 (partner cost $120)
Table of 10 $1200

Jupiters Gold Coast are offering guests a special rate of $239 per room per night for Single/ Double/ Twin. Contact reservations on 07 5592 8130 and quote "QLD Golf Industry Awards Dinner".


PGA of Australia - Queensland Division

Recognition of industry leaders for Queensland golf awards

The Queensland Golf Industry is pleased to announce the finalists for their upcoming Awards Night incorporating the PGA Trainee graduation to be held at Jupiters Gold Coast on Tuesday 21st March 2017. Represented by the PGA (QLD/NT Division), Golf Queensland, Golf Course Superintendants Association of QLD and Golf Managers Association, the QLD Golf Industry Awards Nights acknowledges the achievements the finalists have accomplished throughout 2016.

With a large number of nominations received for each award 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 the facilities that allow it to be experienced or those that volunteer their time and instill so much of their passion toward assisting where needed.

The finalists for their respective awards are:


Club Professional of the Year Award

  • Adam Norlander              - Headland Golf Club
  • Chris Graham                   - Ocean Shores Golf & Country Club
  • Jared Love                        - Windaroo Lakes Golf Club
  • Joe Janison                       - Brisbane Golf Club
  • John Victorsen Jnr           - Wantima Golf & Country Club
  • Matt King                          - Wynnum Golf Club
  • Paul Orchard                    - Surfers Paradise Golf Club
  • Tim Porter                         - Victoria Park Golf Complex

Teaching Professional of the Year Award

  • Brett Maxwell                 - Virginia Golf Club
  • Darren Weatherall         - Golf Central
  • In Jun (Chris) Lee           - ANK Golf
  • Jay Simpson                    - First Swing
  • Joel Mercieca                  - KDV Sport
  • John Collins                     - Brookwater Golf Club
  • Josh Smith                       - Emerald Lakes Golf Learning Centre
  • Richard Woodhouse      - KDV Sport
  • Sean Dwyer                     - Victoria Park Golf Complex
  • Tom Berndt                      - Hills International

PGA Manager of the Year

  • Darren Richards             - Ipswich Golf Club
  • Declan McCollam          - Paradise Palms
  • Stephen Hutchison        - Twin Waters Golf Club

PGA Coach of the Year

  • Ben Cronk                       - Chinderah Golf Club
  • Colin Swatton
  • Grant Field                      - Grant Field Golf
  • Ian Triggs                        - Triggs Lynch Golf
  • Jim Barden                      - Victoria Park Golf Complex
  • Ken Berndt                      - Hills International
  • Richard Woodhouse     - KDV Sport

Community Leadership Award

  • David Hughes
  • Grant Harriman
  • Paul Hayden
  • Steven Jeffress

Trainee of the Year Award

  • Jacki Marshall
  • Jacob Boyce
  • Kylie Close
  • Paul Griffiths
  • William White   

Tournament of the Year Award

  • Bartons/BMD Wynnum Pro-Am
  • City of Brisbane Pro-Am
  • Morobe Open
  • Qantas Golf Club Cairns Classic
  • Southport Pro-Am

Metropolitan Tournament of the Year Award

  • Bartons/BMD Wynnum Pro-Am
  • Breaka’s Beach Resort Vanuatu Virginia Pro-Am
  • City of Brisbane Pro-Am
  • Maroochy River Pro-Am
  • Southport Pro-Am

Regional Tournament of the Year Award

  • Crowe Horwath Yamba Pro-Am
  • Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton Pro-Am
  • Lismore Pro-Am
  • Murwillumbah Pro-Am
  • Qantas Golf Club Cairns Classic

Legends Tournament of the Year Award

  • Australian Legends Pro-Am
  • Brisbane Legends Invitational
  • Ken Barton Memorial Wynnum Legends Pro-Am
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Royal Queensland Legends Pro-Am
  • Sunshine Coast Masters


Superintendents Achievement Award

  • Danny Foott                  - Links Hope Island
  • Jason Lavender            - Riverlakes Golf Club
  • Kirk Heald                     - Victoria Park Golf Complex
  • Mick Kelly                     - Middle Ridge Golf Club
  • Mitch Hayes                 - Brisbane Golf Club
  • Phil Soegaard               - Lakelands Golf Club
  • Rob Weiks                    - Brookwater Golf Club

Apprentice of the Year

  • Christopher Zeal          - Victoria Park Golf Complex
  • Lachlan Weston           - Howeston Golf Club

Assistant Superintendent Recognition Award

  • Garry Kunz                    - Byron Bay Golf Club
  • Tony Anderson             - Ballina Golf & Sports Club
  • Trevor Honnery            - Southport Golf Club

GOLF Queensland

Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Bill Boucaut                   - Headland Golf Club
  • Greg Tattam                  - Windaroo Lakes Golf Club
  • Mark Morse                  - Riverlakes Golf Club
  • Matt McCarthy             - Rowes Bay Golf Club


Club of the Year Award

  • Ballina Golf & Sports Club
  • Carbrook Golf Club
  • City Golf Club
  • Keperra Golf Club
  • Links Hope Island
  • Redcliffe Golf Club
  • Redland Bay Golf Club
  • Victoria Park Golf Complex
  • Windaroo Lakes Golf Club

Manager of the Year Award

  • Ben Dobson                  - Headland Golf Club
  • Geoff Kuehner              - Brisbane Golf Club
  • Jason Looker                 - Caloundra Golf Club
  • Mark Whiting               - Ballina Golf & Sports Club
  • Paul Fitzpatrick             - Redland Bay Golf Club
  • Stephen Hutchison      - Twin Waters Golf Club
  • Tracey Lea Tiley           - Links Hope Island

Board Member of the Year Award

  • John Alsbury                - Headland Golf Club
  • Owen Ed Britnell         - City Golf Club
  • Peter Barney                - Windaroo Lakes Golf Club

Staff Member of the Year Award

  • Ivan Nott                      - Links Hope Island
  • Janet Dinnes               - Middleridge Golf Club
  • Jeff James                    - Victoria Park Golf Club
  • Kate Ross                     - Emerald Lakes Golf Club
  • Tim Lynch                    - Victoria Park Golf Club

QLD Golf Industry Awards

Supplier of the Year Award

  • Acushnet
  • Amadio Wines
  • Coca Cola Amatil
  • John Deere
  • MIClub
  • Mpower MSL
  • Schweppes
  • Srixon

Junior Golf Program of the Year Award

  • Brookwater Golf Club
  • KDV Sport
  • Pacific Golf Club
  • Redcliffe Golf Club
  • Rowes Bay Golf Club
  • Victoria Park Golf Complex
  • Windaroo Lakes Golf Club