Victorian Golf Industry Awards

Victorian Golf Organisations

Vicotrian Golf Industry Awards 2018

The Arts Centre Melbourne hosted 230 people from the Victorian Golf Industry on Friday August 10th. The night saw Golf Victoria, Golf Management Victoria, the Victorian Golf Course Superintendents Association & the PGA of Australia come together to celebrate the achievements of the people and clubs within the Victorian Golf Industry.

Amongst the attendees was Simon Brookhouse – Golf Victoria CEO, Peter Busch – GMV President, John Mann – VGCSA Secretary and Gavin Kirkman – PGA of Australia CEO. Also in attendance was Mary Thomson, Victorian Golf Hall of Fame Members Michael Clayton, Bruce Green and Sandra McCaw, Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt, Golf Australia Board Member Jill Spargo, and Members of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee including Chairman Jeff Vincent.

The night opened with a special tribute to Jarrod Lyle and each attendee received a Challenge ‘Leuk the Duck’ pin. Later in the night the lives of three Victorian Golf Hall of Fame Members – Peter Thomson AO CBE, John Davis and Ian Stanley - were also remembered for their contributions to the golf industry.

Golf Victoria
2017 Golf Victoria Amateur of the Year (Female) Stephanie Bunque
2017 Golf Victoria Amateur of the Year (Male) David Micheluzzi
2017 Inclusion Initiative Award Pakenham Golf Club
Golf Management Victoria
GMV Employee of the Year Award Callum Terrill – Metropolitan Golf Club
GMV Excellence in Management Award Peter Parks – Commonwealth Golf Club
Victorian PGA
2017/18 Victorian PGA Pro Am of the Year (Metropolitan) GetWinesDirect Heidelberg Golf Club Pro Am
2017/18 Victorian PGA Pro Am of the Year (Regional) The Big Garage Subaru Bairnsdale Golf Club Pro Am
2018 Victorian PGA Legends Pro Am of the Year Australian Valve Group Gardiner’s Run Legends ProAm
2017 National PGA Legends Pro Am of the Year Shepparton BMW Senior Victorian Open – Black Bull Golf Club & Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort
2017 Victorian PGA Order of Merit Winner Mitchell Brown
2017/18 Bruce Green Victorian PGA Club Professional of the Year Heath Streat – Box Hill Golf Club
2017/18 Victorian PGA Management Professional of the Year Josh Hall – Leongatha Golf Club
2017/18 Victorian PGA Coach of the Year Denis McDade – Yarra Bend Golf Complex
2017/18 Victorian PGA Game Development Professional of the Year Christian Hamilton – National Inclusion Manager
Victorian Golf Course Superintendents Association
Apprentice of the Year Dechlan Turkington
Superintendent Recognition Award Steven Hewitt
Victorian Golf Hall of Fame – New Inductees
Brendan Moloney
Colin Phillips OAM
Louise Briers
Tom Crow
John Westacott OAM

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