Victorian Golf Industry Awards

Victorian Golf Organisations

Vicotrian Golf Industry Awards

On Friday 18 August, Huntingdale Golf Club played host to the 2017 Victorian Golf Industry Awards night - an annual celebration of those who have made significant achievements and contributions to the sport throughout the year.

We wish to congratulate the nominees and winners of the 2017 awards and celebrate the eight Hall of Fame members inducted on the evening.

Award winners:

2016/17 Bruce Green – Victorian PGA Club Professional of the Year Travis Harrison – Brighton Public Golf Course

2016/17 Victorian PGA Teaching Professional of the YearChristian Hamilton – Golf Australia National Inclusion Manager

2016/17 Victorian PGA Coach of the YearDenis McDade – Bann Lynch McDade Golf, Yarra Bend Golf Complex

2016/17 Victorian PGA Manager of the YearJeff Graham – Goonawarra Golf Club

2016 Victorian Pro-Am Order of Merit Winner Andrew Martin

2016 Victorian PGA Legends Pro Am of the Year Winner Shepparton BMW Victorian Senior Open played at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort and the Black Bull Golf Club

2016 Victorian Metropolitan Pro-Am of the Year Eynesbury Masters

2016 Victorian Regional Pro-Am of the Year Barwon Cleaning Supplies Portarlington Pro Am

2017 Victorian Regional Volunteer of the Year Dorothy Mortlock – President Golf Peninsula Vic

2017 Golf Club of the Year Bairnsdale Golf Club

2016 Amateur Players of the Year Female – Alizza Hetherington
Male – Brett Coletta

2017 Club Employee Award Clayton Howell – The Eastern Golf Club

2017 GMV Excellence in Management Barbara Kelly – Chirnside Park Country Club

2017 Apprentice of the Year Joel Manson - Anglesea Golf Club

2017 Superintendent Recognition Award Michael Freeman – Huntingdale Golf Club

Hall of Fame inductees:

  • Sam Berriman - Eminent golf course architect
  • Harold Knights - Decorated golf coach and long-time PGA Member
  • David Inglis - Founder of the Australian Masters and The National Golf Club
  • Jack Dillon - Long serving golf journalist
  • Bill Richardson - Renowned golf administrator
  • Rosemary Wakeham - Golf administrator and advocate for women and girls golf
  • Vi Teesedale - Golf administrator much loved personality
  • Claude Crockford - Illustrious golf course architect

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