Phil Simmons – GM and Golf Director
Gowrie Farm Golf Estate
|What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?
|From an early age was encouraged by my father John Simmons who had come to South Africa from Australia to open Union Carriage in Nigel. I set off daily on my bike with my clubs on my back.|
|How long have you been in your current position?
|What does your job entail?
|Full management and control of golf, the Lodge, food and beverage, teaching facilities and course.|
|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||Pretoria CC served apprenticeship. Germiston Golf Club 29 yrs. Mt Edgecombe 15 yrs. Randpark 3 years
|Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?
|I have already made a huge difference to golf at Gowrie and perhaps you could talk to the main share holder Guy Smith for a reference. His number is 0832553892
I have initiated golf clinics and have improved all aspects including membership