Behind every Golf Club around the world are dedicated individuals who work together to form a very successful team, and know where is that more true than the Royal Melbourne Professional Team, come and meet the Team and see a brief insight each team members.
Richard Hatt Head Golf Professional
Richard has been the Head Professional since 1997 and started at the club in 1992.
Richard was awarded the 2019 Victorian PGA Club Professional of the Year.
He is married with three children. Is passionate about fitness and self improvement.
Tom Dreher Senior Assistant Golf Professional
Tom has been a member of the Professional Team since 2005.
After a stint playing on the China PGA Tour in 2011 he returned to Royal Melbourne to Manage the Professional Shop.
Tom is married and has a daughter, loves all sports with a passion for Real Tennis when away from golf.
A true foodie who loves to travel.
Richard Blake Senior Assistant Golf Professional
Originally from New Zealand Richard began with the Professional Team in 2011
He has a passion for teaching and club-fitting and currently oversees the Royal Melbourne entry level junior programme for children from the age of 5 and older.
He is married with two children and is a self-confessed fan of almost any sport.
Ben Pisani Senior Assistant Golf Professional
Ben has been a key member of the Royal Melbourne Professional Team since January 2018.
He was awarded Australian PGA Trainee of the year in 2017 and 2019.
Prior to completing his traineeship, Ben played Collegiate Golf at the University of Minnesota 2006-2010 receiving All Conference honors Originally from Queensland, Ben and his partner Sally love getting out and experiencing the Victorian culture
Kieran Vogels Assistant Golf Professional
Kieran started at Royal Melbourne in 2018 as a Pro Shop Assistant, in 2019 he commenced his PGA Traineeship.
Began playing golf since four and a half in Singapore. Originally from Bath, England. Moved to Aus in 2008. Received the Blues award for contribution to the winning Vic schools golf team in 2016.
Jade Shellback Assistant Golf Professional
Jade started with the Professional Team in 2020.
Jade has spent the past two years playing on the ALPG Tour in Australia.
She will commence her PGA Traineeship in 2021.
Daniel Whyley Teaching Professional
Daniel Has been a member of the Coaching Team since 2013
He has a real passion for junior development and was awarded the MyGolf Coach of the Year in 2017.
Current Golf Australia Victorian Development Coach.
Sue Imray Women's Retail Manager
Sue has been an integral member of the Professional Team since 1998.
Sue's passion for fashion has lead to her creating a reputation in the industry as a leader in the Women's Clothing for Pro Shops
Sue is married with two children, another foodie in the team and avid golfer.
Helen Bourne Women's Retail Assistant
Helen started at Royal Melbourne 2003
Member at Victoria GC
Married 35 years to Trevor & mother to two boys. Nanny to Oliver
Favorite activity’s apart from golf include beach walking with our lab Louie , yoga & SUP boarding.
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