MEET THE TEAM
Alan Patterson – Head Professional
Alan’s golf career began at Spring Valley GC when he worked as a shop assistant with well known PGA Member Doug Horne. A PGA Professional since 2000, Alan became Assistant PGA Professional at City of Kingston Golf Course in 2003.
Alan brings experience as Director of Golf at Kingston Links GC before becoming a owner operator of Berwick Golf Park. Alan has been Head Professional at Patterson River for the past 6 years. Well known for his club fitting and coaching expertise Alan was crowned 2013 Victorian Club Professional of the year.
David Williams – Teaching Professional
Previously holding positions at Cardinia Beaconhills GC, Lang Lang GC and Keysborough GC, David (or Willow) completed his traineeship in 2004 as Victorian Trainee of the Year and Australian Golf Digest Trainee Player of the Year. He shot 60 to win the 2005 Safety Beach Pro Am before injury forced him from playing full time shortly after. David’s real passion lies in the coaching and club fitting side of the game which saw him named 2016 Australian Golf Digest Top 50 Coach. His passion for the game and helping golfers improve is evident around the club.
Vernon Gunson – Assistant Professional
Vernon grew up playing his junior golf at Keysborough and Victoria Golf Clubs. He completed his traineeship in 2016 after doing his time here at Rossdale GC and at Kew GC. He has worked as Teaching Professional at Kew and Manager of Big Swing Golf in Preston before taking on the role as Assistant Professional here at Rossdale.
Vernon also competes regularly on the PGA Tour of Australiasia and Pro Am Circuits.
Peter Henderson – Golf Operations
Peter is a keen golfer who joined the club back in 1990. He has worked at Rossdale for over 10 years in the Pro Shop. He is passionate about customer service and managing the club competitions and time sheets.