Professionals Biography

Ashley Andrews

Ashley first came to the Golf Club as trainee professional in 1991 under Martin Stolz and went on to achieve distinction as Australian Trainee of the Year.  He followed this up with an excellent playing career, winning the Victorian PGA Order of Merit and having several top finishes in major Australian events.

In 1997 the opportunity then arose for Ashley to become one of our Head Professionals.  It is a role he has tackled with enthusiasm and enjoyment ever since as he continually seeks new ways to meet the member's needs.

Ashley has recently completed 10 years as one of the Head Professionals at the Barwon Heads Golf Club. He considers it a privilege to work in a club so steeped in rich history and tradition.

Ian Donnelly

Ian has been at Barwon Heads since 2001 and in late 2007 assumed the position as joint Head Professional, commencing a partnership with Ashley Andrews.  Ian has a vast experience as a PGA Professional and has the distinction of being one of only a handful of Master Professionals in Australia.

The Master Professional status is achieved through many years of sustained excellence in coaching and clubfitting, as well as undertaking continuous education in all facets of the game through the PGA Academy.

Ian is thoroughly enjoying his role at Barwon Heads.  He looks forward to continuing to serve the needs of the members and to uphold the traditions of one of the country's leading Golf Clubs.

Jess Bramble

Jess Bramble joined the Pro Shop team in January. Jess grew up in Swan Hill, playing junior golf at Murray Downs before moving to Ballarat in 2008 to commence her PGA traineeship. Jess then spent the next four years working at Ballarat Golf Club, completing her traineeship in December 2011 and graduating as a full PGA member, winning the 2011 Victorian Trainee of the Year along the way. Jess continued as an Assistant Professional at Ballarat for the next year, running golf operations and conducting many lessons and clinics.

Marcus Hakkinen

Marcus Hakkinen is a our trainee professional and commenced work here in late January 2016. Marcus is originally from Queensland but more recently was a member at 13th Beach, competing in many Ivo Whitton events at the time. He has many other interests aside from golf including music, cooking and body boarding. He is very much looking forward to expanding his coaching role here at Barwon Heads.

Marcus has an outgoing, friendly nature and would love to have a chat with any members who'd like to pop in to meet him. You'll generally find Marcus in the Pro Shop from Wednesday to Sunday.

Ashley Andrews Ian Donnelly Jess Bramble Marcus Hakkinen

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