New Golf Club professional Nathan Stubbs sees Cowra as the ideal location to get back to a country living lifestyle, after spending three years as a head professional in Melbourne.
Born in Kilcoy, a small town in south-east Queensland, Stubbs graduated as a professional from Indooroopilly Golf Club in Brisbane and has since spent time as a professional in NSW, Tasmania and Victoria.
He was based in Armidale for two years, then 18 months in Devenport before his most recent stint at Sanctuary Cove Lakes in Melbourne.
There’s a lot of potential at the club. We have a few ideas to put into that and keep it growing.Nathan Stubbs
He identified multiple factors contributing to his move to Cowra.
“Opportunity and lifestyle,” Nathan Stubbs said.
“My fiance’s family is from Queanbeyan so that’s not far and it’s a chance to get back to country living.”
Stubbs is excited to offer some new ideas to continue the club’s development and increase participation in the sport.
One exciting inclusion is an indoor swinging net and golf simulator, which allows golfers to simulate playing iconic courses around the world and assists with custom fitting clubs.
“There’s a lot of potential at the club. We have a few ideas to put into that and keep it growing,” he said.
“In the golf shop we’re going to put in an indoor swinging net with a simulator, the net will be in play in two weeks time and the simulator will be here just after Christmas.
“We want to do some different activities to get golfers to the club, kids playing the game and sporting clubs interacting.”
He described the course as beautiful.
“I had played 18 holes before I applied for the role. My first impression was that it’s very similar to the Murray courses in Melbourne. Nice country layout, tight tree line and obviously a challenge as well.”
Stubbs added that he’s hoping to find some time to play more competition golf himself.
“I haven’t for the last couple of years but it’s something I’ll look at getting involved in again. Probably in the next 12 months I might play a few Pro-ams and a couple of state events.”