Meet the Bayside Golf Professionals

In recent years Rossdale has worked hard to attract highly skilled people into all areas of the business to ensure that we are constantly increasing member services. Internally, we believe that it is the people in our club that give us a competitive advantage over all other clubs in the bayside area. As such, we are thrilled to have such a dynamic, professional and friendly group of individuals leading our operational departments. 


Director of Golf – Michael Moore

Rossdale Golf Club’s golf department is managed by Director of Golf, Michael Moore. Rossdale is incredibly proud of Michael’s achievements both as a touring professional golfer and his excellence in golf club management. From 2009 – 2015 he competed on Australasian Tour, Canadian Tour, Asian Tour and South American Tour. His best tournament finishes include: 2nd in the 2012 Taman Dayu Championship at -16 under, Top 10 in the 2012 NZ open and at the 2nd at the 2012 Sydney Invitational. Following this, he completed bridging course through Australian PGA to become a certified PGA Professional as well as a Diploma of Club Management. For the past 3 years he has worked in the role of Assistant Manager at Thaxted Park Golf Club in South Australia where he developed a junior academy which today coaches over 50 children. He also started a beginner ladies program which had 80 new ladies start the game and 12 join the golf club. Michael is set on enhancing everyone’s golfing experience. To book a lesson with Michael, call the ProShop on (03) 95801008. 

Head Teaching Professional – Elissa Lal

Elissa is Golf Australia’s, Victorian High Performance Coach and has a very impressive background of having played on tour for 7 years in Australia and Europe. Prior to this she won Commonwealth Golf Clubs club championship 6 times, played in the Victorian state team for 5 years and was also 2 time Champion of Champions in Victoria.

For the past 4 years she has been working full time as a golf coach – focusing her attention on customer goals and satisfaction, while continuing to work on her skills as a teacher.

She is able to draw on her skills and knowledge as an elite golfer on tour for 7 years, to know what it takes to improve your golf. 

Her coaching philosophy is ‘simple communication for maximum effect.” She use’s state of the art coaching devices to help the golfer better understand their games – from Hudl for video analysis, to CAPTO 3D analysis for putting to help her clients dig deeper into the patterns that are creating their inconsistencies.

Golf Services – Peter Henderson

Peter Henderson has been regular face in the Golf Shop for many years, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, and is a great aid to the new staff we have assembled.As well as being an integral part of our customer service

team Peter manages all of our timesheet bookings and Board Event bookings. 

Trainee Professional – Ben Paine

Member’s would have noticed a new face in the Proshop over the past month with Ben Paine joining the Club as our PGA Trainee Professional.This is Ben’s first year of his PGA Traineeship and in a short amount of time we can see he is a great fit for the Rossdale culture.Ben has a HCP of +4, he won Huntingdale’s Club Championship last year and in his first event as a Professional  he shot 1 under par at Box Hill Golf Club.Ben will be doing some Coaching & clinics towards the middle of the year.