Date: November 28, 2018
Author: Tony Durkin

Headland Pro wins national PGA award

Headland Golf Club professional Adam Norlander has won the prestigious Australian PGA Professional of the Year Award for 2018.

The award was presented at the Greg Norman Medal dinner at Royal Pines on Tuesday night. Adam, who was voted Queensland PGA Professional of the Year in March, beat each of the other state winners to the gong.

“I was gobsmacked,” said the genial club Pro, who joined Headland in January of 2015.

“To win the Queensland award was one thing; this just takes that honour to another level altogether.”

One of the major contributing factors in Adam being awarded the recognition was the member-satisfaction rating compiled from a survey conducted by research company Golf Business Advisory Services. When the companypolled Headland Golf Club members last year, the highest score recorded for member satisfaction in any area associated with the club was 9.1 (from a possible 10) for Golf Operations.

And not only was it the highest score returned at Headland, but also the highest for this area of operations in all survey work conducted by GBAS in the 12-year history of the company.

While he is proud of the recognition received from his industry peers, Adam is equally as thrilled at the acknowledgement from the Headland board of directors, who nominated him, and the Headland members who voted so enthusiastically in the 2017 survey. “Headland is a happy club and we do our very best to help keep it that way,” he said, accepting the award on behalf of all those who work in Golf Operations.

“And the award is as much for my staff of Matt Douglas, Nate Smyth and Dominique Paice, as it is for me.” 

Full list of winners here.