Staff

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Brett Parker – Head Professional & Golf Operations Manager

Brett Parker has been the Head Professional at Elanora since 2004. Prior to his commencement at Elanora, Brett was the Head Professional at the Sorrento Golf Club in Victoria for eight years. In the final year of his term at Sorrento he was awarded the Victorian Club Professional of the Year. Before heading south to Victoria he was the assistant professional at the New South Wales Golf Club. Between this appointment, he had stints at The Royal Sydney Golf Club and Pennant Hills Golf Club, after which he graduated from the University of Canberra with a degree in sports studies.

Gavin Sutherland – Head Teaching Professional

Gavin started at Elanora in August 2018.  He started with us after being a Senior Teaching Professional at the Els Performance Golf Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Prior to this he was a Senior Teaching Professional at the European Tour Performance Institute and the Al Badia Golf Club in Dubai.  He also been a Teaching Professional in Singapore and at the Jim McLean Golf School in Florida, USA.  Originally from the Hunter Valley, Gavin completed his PGA traineeship at The Vintage Golf Club where he finished in the top 10 playing averages each year and was the holder of three courses records.

 

Gillian Rae – Teaching Professional

Gillian has been the Assistant Professional at Elanora Country Club since July 2016.  Arriving in Australia from her native Scotland in 1989 she soon made her mark in amateur golf, winning 25 Jean Derrin tournaments, as well as being a member of the NSW state team.  Gillian became a member of the Australian PGA in 1997 after completing her traineeship at Terrey Hills Golf Club and has been teaching full time since 2001.  In 2009 she was nominated for the NSW/ACT Teaching Professional of the Year, the first female to be nominated for this award. 

 

Edward Salt – Trainee Professional

Edward is a third year trainee having begun as a casual Golf Shop employee in 2015.  In 2016 he began the PGA traineeship and progressed through the system due to his previous completion of the PGA IGA Diploma of Golf Management.  Edward is a local northern beaches resident where he played most of his golf at the nearby Monash Country Club.

 

 Stefan Tuionetoa – Trainee Professional

Stefan is a first year trainee. Stefan began his golfing journey as a junior, representing the ACT as Schoolboys Captain for two years, subsequently being offered positions on the Australian Junior Team and the Tongan National Team for the Pacific Games.  He has worked across multiple golf clubs in Canberra, and has experience with club fitting, shop operations and corporate events. Stefan is currently a member at Royal Canberra Golf Club.