Staff

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Brett Parker – 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.

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Duane Kirwan – Head Teaching Professional

Duane Kirwan is the new Assistant Professional and commenced on Monday, 15th March. Duane’s previous appointments include four years as the Assistant Professional at Cromer Golf Club and seven years as Head Professional at Wauchope Country Club.

 

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 second 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.

 

 Matthew Tierney – Trainee Professional

Matthew joined the Golf Shop staff at Elanora Country Club in February 2017. Matt is a second year trainee professional having previously worked at Moore Park Golf Club for three years.  Before Matt joinied the professional ranks he worked at a number of golf courses around Sydney as a Greenkeeper, gaining his full qualification at Bardwell Valley Golf Club in 2014.  Matt hopes to use his time at Elanora to expand his knowledge of the industry and one day move into senior golf professional roles.