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Chris Graham has had his contribution to teaching golf recognised by PGA Queensland. Photo: Inside Golf magazine

Ocean Shores Country Club (OSCC) was recently in the spotlight when long-time Byron Shire local Chris Graham clinched the prestigious PGA Queensland Club Professional of the Year award.

Chris, flanked by his wife, and several of the OCSS staff, graciously accepted the accolade.

They were in a crowded room filled with nearly 500 golf industry luminaries at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on October 18.

Gavin Kirkman, CEO of the PGA of Australia, made the trip from Melbourne for the event.

‘I am humbled for the honour of winning Queensland Club Professional of the Year. It is a nice reward for the years of dedication to the golf industry,’ Chris said.

‘Awards like this would not be possible without the support of my staff, OSCC members, my wife and kids and all those who trust their golf with my coaching’.

Chris’s journey is a testament to hard work and consistency that has seen him establish himself as one of the best PGA professionals in Australia.

‘We are lucky to have him in our backyard and you only have to look to the dizzying heights that one of his pupils, Dave Osborn, reached recently in the Saturday comp at Mullumbimby to know that while golf can be a cruel mistress, even the wiliest of golfers can shine,’ local golfer Andrew Crockett said.

‘You can’t teach this stuff, but Chris Graham has found a way’.

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  1. Congratulations Chris, well deserved!

    Not only a great coach, but one of the friendliest Golf Pros you will ever meet.

    As was one of his early mentors, Rhys Wright, the former Pro at Byron Bay Golf Club.

    Congrats again Chris!


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