New pro­fes­sional a fa­mil­iar face

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Work Place -

THE new pro­fes­sional at Cottes­loe’s Sea View Golf Course is the club’s for­mer as­sis­tant pro­fes­sional, Tris­tan McCal­lum.

“I couldn’t miss the op­por­tu­nity to be the head pro­fes­sional and you can’t miss the course’s views and re­laxed at­mos­phere,” McCal­lum (27), of Bal­catta, said.

McCal­lum started play­ing golf when he was 10.

“Be­cause my dad did it, and we went out play­ing at the crack of dawn at Col­lier Park,” he said

McCal­lum was the as­sis­tant pro­fes­sional at Sea View from 2007 to 2013, be­fore mov­ing to Lake­lands Coun­try Club in Gnan­gara, which he left to join Sea View at the start of this month.

His plans for the Cottes­loe club in­clude a daily, af­ter-school ju­nior de­vel­op­ment pro­gram that starts on Fe­bru­ary 11, two days af­ter a se­ries of ladies short­game lessons.

“I like the short game – putting and chip­ping – be­cause you can be cre­ative and use your imag­i­na­tion,” McCal­lum said.

Club chief ex­ec­u­tive Si­mon May­nard said McCal­lum’s role would also boost oth­ers com­ing to play the beach­side course, and he would build re­la­tion­ships with the Perth Golf Net­work that brings play­ers not aligned to any par­tic­u­lar club to play on Sun­days.

Sea View Golf Club’s new head pro­fes­sional, Tris­tan McCal­lum.

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