Meet the Team
Lots of ideas and willing to try them out until something works, whilst my sporting teams Colorado State Rams, Canberra Raiders and Colorado Rockies are still trying to find something that works. I have been in the industry since graduating university at Colorado State in 2001, briefly tried to play professionally on mini tours (and would have made it if I had a better caddy but I married her instead).
My idea of the perfect ‘tee-time’ is taking time out with a hot cup of tea and a good book. I’ve been with the Links since 2007 and look after the Golf Memberships, admin and anything else that lands on my desk. Outside of work I spend most of my time trying to keep up with my soccer loving twins and enjoying family life.
I’m the Golf ops Guru @ LSC, however, I am probably best known round here for being the only staff member yet to have a hole in one (and I get reminded of that fact every day)!!! But I’m working on that! I love the game of golf and have been involved in the game as long as I can remember, my best memories though are not the courses I’ve played, tournaments I’ve competed in or teams I’ve been a part of. Playing as a kid with my Dad and my Pop, that’s where golf started for me, and my love affair with the game has grown from there.
Coming from local golf royalty, a proud Port Boy and have now found a new home with The Links Shell Cove. Most would know me from standing behind the beer taps in the Tavern but I'm super excited to be back to my roots in the golf industry. Make sure you come and see me first if you are looking for any golf gear, our retail & service offering at LSC will not be beaten!
Managed to find my way back to a place I called home for 10yrs, after a 7 year absence. Still have a love for the game and like to get out and compete at a high level. Have a passion for Golf architecture and have been lucky enough to play some of the world's best courses.
Away from the course, you'll probably find me watching sport, hurting myself at the snow, or trying to renovate a property.
Golf has been a part of my life since I was a kid, from playing with my brothers and dad growing up, to becoming a qualified Greenskeeper and getting the chance to work at a group 1 golf course in Royal Sydney.
I'm now enrolled in the PGA Traineeship Program and so far, I'm loving my journey to become a qualified PGA coach. On Monday's you'll find me competing in PGA trainee matches across the state, and I'm pretty stoked with some of the course I've got to play along the way.
I'm loving my role here at The Links and being a part of the Golf Ops team!
Early on in my greenkeeping career I was fortunate enough to work at two of Australia’s leading group 1 golf courses, NSW and St Michaels, the experience gained in presenting and maintain golf courses at this level has given me the necessary skills and attributes to succeed in the chosen profession. Whilst enjoying the occasional sleep in, maybe 7 am, being able to watch the sunrise over the golf course most mornings keeps the blood pumping. I enjoy a game of golf but defiantly play best somewhere between 3 and 6 beers. On my days off I like to get out on the water and wet a line.
Golf in Shellharbour started in 1970 when a group of golfers from the Shellharbour Workers social golf club together with Council started working on the site (located where the future boat harbour will be located)
This group included Tom Fein, Robert Makin, Frank Lark, the Hon Justice Hogan ED and his wife Jean.
The course was played as 9 holes until 1976 and was the complete 18 holes in the early 1980’s.
Rory Slade from Wollongong golf club took out the first Shellharbour Open in 1977, also that year Bill Penglase recorded the first Hole in One.
Golf on the current site was first discussed in 1986, as a new golf course was planned to complement the planned shell cove boat harbour and mariner project with construction beginning on the new golf course in April 2000.
The course officially opened in January 2004 an event attended by Constantina Rocca, whilst being operated by a private company until early 2008.
Shellharbour Council took operational control of the site in April 2008.
The Links captured its first pennant by winning the B grade in 2007 whilst the winning A pennant team of 2008 held up the first A pennant for Shellharbour golfers.
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