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Phil Simmons

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?

 

18 months
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?

 

 N/A
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