WA Golf Industry Awards

The 2018 WA Golf Industry Gala Dinner was another glittering affair as representatives from all over the Western Australian Golf Industry came together to celebrate a huge 2017 in Golf.

The Astral Ballroom at Crown, Perth saw many recognised for their outstanding achievements, with the WA Golf Industry Gala dinner is a chance for the WA golfing community to come together with representation from Golf WA, GMA – WA and the Course Superintendents Association all in attendance.

This year with the Holden Scramble Regional Finals aligning with the Dinner, attendees came from as far away as Broome to celebrate the hard work and outstanding results that WA has seen throughout the year, with numbers once again over 460.

WA PGA Chairman Rob Farley welcomed our six new graduates from 2017. Welcome to the PGA fraternity; Keenan Baatjes, Bronte Colbert, Andrew MacAuslan, Alex McKay, Simon Smith and Michael Long (PGA Bridging) who are now full members of the PGA of Australia.

PGA Members / Winners on the night included:

Western Australian Golf Industry Awards
Hilary Lawler PGA Professional of the Year: Byron Clarkson (Spalding Park Golf Club)
PGA Coach of the Year: Ritchie Smith (Melville Glades Golf Club)
PGA Pro-Am of the Year: The Roy Hill Port Hedland Golf Classic
PGA Tournament of the Year: Nexus Risk TSA Group WA Open (Royal Perth Golf Club)

Last year we saw Maxine Bishop, Eileen Dawson MBE, Terry Gale, Roger MacKay and Graham Marsh MBE inducted into the WA Golf Industry Hall of Champions. This year Dennis Bell was added to the illustrious list for his long list of achievements in the game which included 3 WA Open wins as an amateur.

This year the selection committee couldn’t split between Hannah Green and Brett Rumford for honours of the 2017 Outstanding Golf achievement Award, so both were honoured with the title. Rumford obviously through winning the inaugural ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth Tournament held at Lake Karrinyup CC and rejuvenating his career on the Eurpoean Tour and Hannah Green for having a standout year on the Symetra Tour which included 3 wins in which secured full time status for the 2018 LPGA Tour.

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