SHEPPARTON Golf Club is excited to have welcomed a new PGA Teaching Professional, Mitchell McComas to the club to help support their current Professional, Darren Rodgers in engaging and nurturing up and coming talent across the region.
Born and raised in Coffs Harbour, Mitchell has been involved in the golfing industry for more than 20 years.
Mitchell said when the position at the Shepparton Golf Club became available, he jumped at the opportunity to find his feet on a new course, in a new climate and to make a place for himself here amongst the Shepparton community.
“I’ve been playing golf for 20 years, I grew up in the junior golfing program at Coffs Harbour. We had a massive juniors program there and I’m looking to build the junior program here based on the same sort of model.
“I played a little bit of state golf as a teenager, lived overseas for a little while before coming back and deciding to become a golf pro. I underwent my traineeship and became a fully qualified PGA member with an advanced status in coaching.
“I’ve been coaching a fair bit already in the couple of months since I moved down here to Shepparton, which has been really good. At the moment I’m working with kids ranging in age from 4 to 13 on a Sunday morning as well as holding coaching sessions on Friday nights and throughout the week. I’m currently working with some very promising young juniors including Kyle Michelle who’s a very good junior here, he’s just won the Queensland State Amateur title which is fantastic and I’m looking forward to working really hard with him into the future.
“As a PGA member you want to see the game grow and you want to have the best possible outcomes for the game of golf. So I’d be more than happy to help out in the region, wherever I can.”
Mitchell’s main responsibilities will include coaching at every level, from grassroots right through to more advanced players.
Mitchell said, “It’s a big move, but it’s well worth it and I’m loving every minute of it.
“It’s fantastic down here and I feel very lucky in regards to the choice that I’ve made and hopefully I can make the most of it and give the best service to everybody in the Goulburn Valley area for the foreseeable future.”