OUR GOLF PROFESSIONALS
Colin, is our Club Professional. He brings over 30 years experience to the role.
Originally from Canberra, Colin trained at Yawani GC and St Michaels in Sydney.
He is a fully Certified PGA Professional with qualifications in Advanced Game Development and Coaching.
During his long career, Colin has put his qualifications to good use, having taught and coached on the Canadian Tour, and has also spent several years in Asia where he coached students from 6 yrs old to fellow professionals and Sultans. Before coming to Ballina Colin was Director of Golf at two of Australia's prestigious Golf Resorts.
Colin has an holistic approach to teaching, believing that to make a good player you need to be both physically fit and emotionally calm. Stretching exercises and warm-ups are included in his lesson preparation.
A lesson with Colin will give beginners a great start to their game and for the more advanced players you will see big improvements in a short time.
Chris, our Store Manager, started playing golf at the Ballina Golf Club through their junior program. This early introduction to the game has led him to pursuing a career in the golfing industry.
After completing a Bachelor of Education degree in 2010, Chris decided to embark on furthering his education and experience so he entered the PGA Trainee Program.
Chris completed his traineeship at the end of 2015 and has continued his employment as Assistant Professional / Shop manager. Chris has a passion for the game and the industry and his professional knowledge of products and the game is comprehensive.