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Staff

WES COCHRAN (Head Greenkeeper)

Graduated from both Richmond and Meadowbank TAFE colleges respectively with Certificate III Horticulture (Green Keeping) and Certificate IV Turf Grass Management.

Wes moved into his first full-time role at Blacktown City RSL before moving to Ohio University in the US (Internship in turf grass management).

During his time at Ohio Uni, Wes was selected to assist in course preparations for the Fedex St. Jude Classic in Southwind Memphis, Tennessee in 2002.

Returning to Australia later that year, Wes took up a two-year post as Greenkeep at Avondale Golf Course (Pymble), followed by two years at Sea Temple Golf & Country Club in Port Douglas (Qld) and two years at Eastlakes Golf Club in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

In addition to the Fedex St Jude Classic, Wes has prepared two other major events, including the AAMI Australian Women’s Open at Concord in 2004 and the Centenary Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club in 2004.

In cooperation with the Leonay Golf Club and Emu Plain Sports & Recreation Club, Wes has designed a five-year plan for the golf course and has enlisted the growing army of Veterans (over 50’s) at the club to assist with the beautification program.

 

COL BANHAM (Head Professional)

Took up the role at Leonay Golf Club on July 1, 2012 after serving his apprenticeship under former Leonay Professional Wayne Worthy.

Col started his golf journey at the age of 12 and after completing his traineeship, elected to pursue a role as a Club Professional.

 

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