Meet our Golf Department Staff
Here at Sportsmart Golf we have a passionate team dedicated to assist you with all your golfing needs and help you select the clubs that will take your game to the next level. Below is our experienced Golf Department team member profiles.
Mark is the ‘senior’ member of the Sportsmart Golf Department team who is local & began playing golf as a 13 year old at Cheltenham and Sandringham golf courses. His passion for golf still remains strong & is still keen on pursuing that perfect shot or the holy grail of golf that is the “hole in one”. Mark has been a member of both Keysborough & Rossdale Golf Clubs and these days is a regular guest at Southern, Spring Valley, Kew & Patterson River golf courses. Mark works Mondays and Thursdays afternoons.
Tom began playing golf in his mid to late teens as a way of both relaxing and enjoying the competitive side of sport. Throughout his years playing, Tom has tried to fit in as much golf as possible, but with work and university taking much of his time, he manages to get to the driving range 1-2 times a week and play more out on the course during the holiday times. Tom is a keen overseas traveller and although he thought golf was a way of balancing out his other various sporting activities, he has realised that it has become his favourite sport to play. Tom works the cricket department on Fridays and golf on Sunday.
Ben is a member of the Yarra Yarra golf club and plays off a handicap of 12. He loves being a member at one of Victoria’s great sand belt courses and considers Victorian golf courses some of the best in the world. He is passionate about playing and watching the game, especially his favourite golfer Phil Mickelson. Being a lefty himself, you can understand why. He is a hard worker that also spends time in the cricket department as well. He has been working at Sportsmart for nearly 3 years. Ben works the Friday afternoon shift as well as some weekend shifts.
I am the manager of the Golf Department and have been in golf for about 30 years. From starting out cleaning clubs at Kew GC, I have developed a passion bordering on obsession for the game of golf and especially the equipment side. I have worked at Kingston Heath, Spring Valley, Drummond Golf, Golfworld and most recently Golf Clearance Outlet. I have been fitting golf equipment for the past 15 years and although I’m not a professional golfer, I have a very thorough understanding of the golf swing and am adept to great advice on the swing and the equipment you may need to improve your game. I have conducted many demo days in the past and am happy just to talk to golfers about what they may need. My golfing product knowledge spans across all brands and I try to recommend the best product for your game, not just the ones we want to sell. I am available for fittings or just a chat Tuesday through to Saturday.
Now that you know a little bit more about us, feel free to come in and see what we have to offer your game. We have a special this week on the Nike Slingshot Package, for those looking to get into golf or to update your old equipment, this package will give you the latest in terms of forgiveness as well as being a premium quality set that will last the distance.