Allow us to introduce our expert staff who are available to assist you in the Golf Shop or on the teaching range;
Mr Sergio Abreu
Sergio is a fully qualified PGA Professional who completed his (3) year traineeship at The Yarra Yarra Golf Club in 2010, Throughout 2011 Sergio focused the majority of his time playing tournaments around the world, mainly playing in Portugal & Spain with some impressive top 10 results in tournaments and narrowly missing Final Qualifying for his European Tour card.
Whilst Sergio spent the majority of his time in 2011 travelling the world and playing golf he has always had a passion for teaching the game of golf and previously had great success with his students at Yarra Yarra. With a very simple teaching model, he is very easy to understand and finds simplicity the key to helping players make a quick improvement.
Sergio who was a junior member of Eastern & also a past Club Champion joined The Eastern Proshop team in January 2012 as The Club's Head Teaching Professional, 12 months on and Sergio was appointed Head Professional of The Eastern Golf Club a great accomplishment at the age of 27 and a testament to how much he is adored by Club Members. Whilst Sergio runs the day to day operations of the Golf Shop he also offers golf lessons and club fitting to members and to the general public.
Sergio is also the Coach of The Eastern Golf Club's Junior Academy - which is one of the fastest growing junior programs in Australia, he is extremely passionate about developing and promoting junior golf, and loves helping juniors just as he was helped when he first picked up a golf club.
Mr Jacob Killeen
AAA PGA Professional
Golf Operations Administrator
Jake is the newest staff member to Eastern he grew up in Bendigo a relatively big country town just 2 hours from Melbourne. Jake took the game of golf up at the age of 12 and it was love at first sight, immediately dreaming of becoming a golf professional. At the age of 27, he completed his (3) year traineeship and the dream became reality. Jake completed his traineeship at the Yarra Yarra golf club under the guidance of Andrew Bertram and was just 1 year behind Sergio Abreu. After completion Jake stayed on as the Head Teaching professional with AAA accreditation, working with clients building their skills to help with lowering scores and expanding their golfing knowledge.
Mr Andy Roberts
Jake is looking forward to assisting with any enquiries within the proshop and working on improving members golf games. With an effervescent personality and a love for the industry that is golf, Jake will have no trouble fitting in to the Eastern Golf Club culture.
Andy has worked at the Eastern Golf since 2009, and is extremely well liked by the members. Andy has great knowledge of MiClub and all handicapping issues.Andy is a member of Yarra Yarra Golf Club and plays off a handicap of +1, he is one of Victoria's best Amatuer golfers and has had some terriffic results in major amatuer events in the past year.
With a career in golf beckoning, Andy is hoping to start a 3 year traineeship in 2014, this will give him the opportunity to compete for money each week as well as learing more about golf operations.
Mr Oliver Yourn
Junior Academy Coach / Golf Shop
Oliver is our latest Golf Shop employee. With our growing Junior Academy, Oliver has fit in nicely working closely with Sergio to create a one of a kind Junior program. Oliver is currently enrolled at the Australian College of Elite Golf completing a Diploma of Sport and full time training program. Oliver has been involved in State level Golf which gives him the knowledge and experience to innovate new and exciting golfing programs for elite and junior golf.
Oliver, with a vibrant personality and know how to match will fit in very nicely to our team. Oliver will be at the Club Thursday and Saturdays for our Junior Program and to help out with shop duties.
Our Promise to You
Our vision is one clearly based on service, including:
(a) Providing products and advice so you get maximum enjoyment from your round of golf;
(b) Helping you acquire the skills to ensure you play to the very best of your ability.
This commitment is expressed in a simple statement: 'taking your game to a new level.'
We aim to deliver convenience and value for money
This is about providing service where you want it and when you want it. We are located at the very place where members play their golf and our opening hours are better than any retail store can manage.
Value for Money
We cannot stock the broad range of equipment that you will find in the largest franchise outlets. But that doesn't mean we cannot deliver to you the same range of equipment at highly competitive prices. We have access to the full range of equipment that the biggest retailers in Australia can provide. If there is some particular item that you want and we don't have it in our shop, we can get it for you with minimal delay. Our intention is to be competitive with our prices.
And by integrating equipment sales with expert advice and professional on-site fitting we can ensure that what you buy is what is right for you. No equipment is going to be a bargain if it doesn't work for you on the course!
We have a distinct philosophy and goal in our approach to teaching. In fact we see it as the area where the golf shop staff offer the greatest value to members and guests.
Of course it is up to the individual to decide how hard they want to work on their game, but our professionals are committed to ensuring that golfers understand what can be done to get better results and achieve greater satisfaction from their own personal golfing experience. You can expect that our professionals will take a personal interest in your game and will offer assistance in helping you achieve your full potential - whether that is great or something more modest!
Our junior development syllabus includes school holiday programs, clinics and cadet programs. A system of accreditation of etiquette and golfing skills that enables junior golfers to play on the course is a key component.. read more about lessons and golf for Juniors.