Shane Hayes – Golf Director

Wingate Park Country Club

Wingate Park Country Club
@wingateparkcc 
What led you to becoming a PGA Professional?

 

HAVING GROWN UP IN A GOLFING FAMILY IT WAS THE NATURAL THING TO DO AND WAS ASKED BY BRIAN HAYES TO JOIN THE FAMILY BUSINESS IN 1987 AT ZWARTKOPS

 

How long have you been in your current position?

 

28 YEARS
What does your job entail?

 

DAY TO DAY RUNNING OF GOLF AT WINGATE INCLUDING COMPETITIONS, BOOKINGS, LESSONS, CADDIES AND LEAGUES. LIASING WITH CLUB MANAGEMENT AND COMMITTEES

 

Do you have any environmental or sustainability goals that you have met and would like to share?

 

 

MY GOALS ARE TO MAKE SURE ALL MEMBERS AND VISITORS ENJOY THEIR EXPERIENCE WHEN PLAYING HERE

Please give us a brief outline of the path you took to lead you to your current position AFTER COMPLETING NATIONAL SERVICE, I JOINED BARCLAYS BANK WHERE I DID VARIOUS WORK INCLUDING TELLER, INVESTMENTS AND FOREX. MY AMATEUR CAREE WAS AT WINGATE WHERE MY DAD WAS THE PGA PRO BUT LEFT TO JOIN BRIAN HAYES IN 1987. IN 1992 THE POSITION BECAME AVAILABLE AT WINGATE AND HAVING BEEN A MEMBER THERE FOR YEARS APPLIED.
Why do you feel that you would be a good candidate to win this award?

 

I BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN A GOOD CLUB PRO AND HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH MY MEMBERS AND THE VARIOUS GOLF COMPANIES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.