Saturday, August 28th, 2010 - PGA of Australia

Queensland based PGA Professional Mark Gibson has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of the PGA of Australia.

The PGA of Australia (PGA) today announced Mark Gibson, a dual winner of the PGA of Australia’s Teacher of the Year and a three time winner of the Queensland PGA Teacher of the Year, will lead the newly appointed Board of Directors.

A member of the PGA since 1980, Mark will head the Board as Chairman for the next three years, and says he is excited about the opportunity to lead the PGA and his fellow members into the future.

"With the PGA now a unified body I am very excited to be working for the benefit of all PGA Members. I especially look forward to be working alongside the highly skilled and passionate members of the Board,” said Gibson.

“Of particular interest to me is the area of member education, which is the cornerstone of Vocational PGA Member development. As a Board we are very focused on Member promotion and on clear communication with the membership.”

“As a Board we also intend to develop better playing pathways for Australian tournament professionals on to the World tours."

Fellow Member Director and one of Australia’s most successful tournament professionals Craig Parry has been appointed into the role of Deputy Chairman of the Board.

Also sitting on the Board are Philip Baird (Member Director), Peter O’Malley (Member Director), Richard Allely (Independent Director), James Erskine (Independent Director) and Richard Lazar (Independent Director).

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In doing so, the PGA aims to deliver more business opportunities to its members. Each year the PGA of Australia stages over 430 tournaments from the Australian PGA Championship to the state based Pro-Am circuits that take professional golf to the masses. The PGA of Australia is the official sanctioning body for all elite male professional tournament golf in Australasia.
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