Julie Bruyns-Leach – Teaching Professional
Bryanston Country Club
|What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?
|A great family influence growing up and a love for teaching.|
|How long have you been in your current position?
|What does your job entail?
|· Junior learning platforms from children of the age of 4years and up, for all levels of players from beginners to skilled ambitious juniors. I’ve had over 40 juniors participating our group learning classes pre covid, plus the private learners, its fantastic to see how the juniors continue to show and keep a keen interest in their golf.
· Growing and maintaining the ladies sector, with clinics and private lessons helping to network new and established lady golfers come together to grow the game.
· General coaching and swing maintenance for all golfers, members and non members alike – encouraging the non members to stay, join and continue their golfing journey at Bryanston CC.
· Academy Office management
|Do you have any environmental or sustainability goals that you have met and would like to share?
|Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position||I grew up in one big golfing family, at home I would hear great stories from dad and uncle of their playing endeavours, at the club (Bryanston Country Club) I would live it, breathe it and grow to love it. Thank goodness I could also play it eventually. After school, I went straight into the Golf Directorship and club management course at Damelin, followed by 7 years running corporate events with Corporate Golf Solutions after which I finally turned Pro in 2009 and settled into my dream teaching job at The Bryanston Country Club Golf Academy.|
|Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?
|I feel growing this game through the love of playing and learning is essential, spreading it to children, women and men alike will help keep golf alive for generations to come and I feel this is something I do, day in and day out. Encouraging people from all walks of like to take up golf and make it a life long journey.|