Garath Arnold – Regional Sales Manager for KZN

Srixon South Africa (Pty) Ltd

What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?

 

I’ve always had a passion for the game of golf and I enrolled in the GLS Golf Academy that was at Victoria Country Club at the time. This just enhanced the desire to be in the industry – I enjoyed coaching and enrolled in the PGA to further my knowledge and skills.
How long have you been in your current position?

 

Going on 3 Years
What does your job entail?

 

Sales of the 3 brands owned by the company, including custom fittings, demos and merchandising. A large part of the job is managing the relationships between the company and the stores. My customers include all the on-course stores, Pro Shop, Golfers Club and Mr Price.
Do you have any environmental or sustainability goals that you have met and would like to share?

 

N/A
Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position I started my PGA Apprenticeship working at the driving range in Pietermaritzburg. Moved to Victoria Country Club in the position of Golf Director, I fulfilled this position for 7 years before moving to Cotswold Downs as Store Manager. It was while I was there that I was approached by Srixon for my current position.
Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?

 

I am constantly striving to grow the game of golf in my region, this is evident through my achievement of Sales Rep of the year for the year ended December 2019. Providing custom fittings and demo days to create interest in both the game and our products. Srixon as a company aims to grow the fields by assisting the courses as much as possible with sponsorships and prizes. I work hard on creating a great relationship with my customer’s and assist them in selling the product throw.