Congratulations to Oakleigh Golf Course’s Head Coach, Sandy Jamieson for winning Game Development Professional of the Year at the Industry Awards for Victoria.
The former PGA Professional at Commonwealth Golf Club for nine years and a 25-year PGA Professional, Jamieson looked at the downward trend in golfers and identified the perception that it was difficult, serious and expensive and that’s how 1Club Golf came about.
He wanted it to be easy, fun and affordable, just as it was when he fell in love with the game as a kid.
“I went back to the public courses where I played as a kid and they were empty,” Jamieson says.
“Given there was space available I wanted to coach new golfers on the golf course and to do that I needed to make it as simple as possible.”
Jamieson developed a golf club that was easier to hit and designed a program where after a 15-minute introduction new golfers were on-course and playing the game.
Prior to the onset of COVID-19 Oakleigh had witnessed a 50 per cent increase in both player numbers and turnover in just six months, females outnumbering men among the social players on a daily basis.
Congratulations Sandy on the amazing achievement!
Congratulations to our Victorian Game Development Professional of the Year, @jamogolf ⛳️— PGA of Australia (@PGAofAustralia) December 4, 2020
Sandy’s 1Club Golf concept has struck a chord with new golfers, helping to increase attendance at @oakleighgolf & get new players out on course quicker