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Gavin Beck

Head Professional & Golf Operations Manager

Gavin, son of long-standing club professional Len Beck grew up on the fairways of Redland Bay Golf Club. He was a Junior member of the club until the age of 17 when he moved away to travel the world. Having lived in the Whitsunday, Channel Islands, Scotland and Canada, Gavin returned home and applied for a PGA Traineeship under the watchful eye of his Father Len. Gavin won an event on the Qld Sunshine Tour as a trainee yet upon completion of his traineeship didn’t chase the dream of making it on tour, instead taking a job offer as a Golf Operations Manager in Fiji. Returning to Australia Gavin played events on the Qld Sunshine tour and Australian Tour before returning to Redland Bay to work with his father Len and brother Shannon. In 2019 Gavin accepted the role as Golf Operations Manager at the Club. Other interest includes Family, Surfing and Snowboarding.

Favourite Hole at RBGC: 14th “It’s the hole that visitors remember at Redland Bay and that’s what makes it my favourite.” Gavin believes that it is one the best par 5’s in Queensland, especially if you have to play it with northly winds and with a king tide.

Golfing Highlight: Travelling to watch The Open in 2000 at St Andrews with my brother and parents. As well as watching a good friend win the 2016 UBS Hong Kong Open and securing a life changing European Tour Card.

Paul Hayden

Assistant Golf Professional

Paul grew up playing golf at the Jindalee Golf Club in Brisbane where he went on to start a PGA traineeship in 2009. Moving to Indooroopilly Golf Club in 2011 to finish the traineeship, Paul graduated having won QLD PGA Trainee of year in 2010 and 2011, and Australian PGA Trainee of the year in 2011. He then continued on at Indooroopilly in a member services role whilst pursuing a playing career in Australia. Notching up 9 wins on the “Troppo Tour”, Paul moved to Redland Bay in October of 2020 before starting with us in the Assistant Professional Role in December 2020.

Favourite Hole at RBGC: 9th. A decision to be made after the drive as to whether to make the aggressive play and go for the green to set up an easy birdie or play it safe. Playing the 9th hole well can set you up for a good back nine and a great score!

Golfing Highlight: Having 13 Hole-in-ones, Shooting 9 under for my first pro-am win at Tieri Golf Club in 2013 and travelling all over Australia playing tournaments on some of our best golf courses.


Chris Beckett

Teaching Professional

"When the student is ready the teacher arrives".

If you are ready to play great golf and are willing to learn and practice then PGA Golf Professional Chris Beckett can help you. Simply decide if you would like a Private Coaching Program to break your barrier whether it be 100, 90, 80 or 70 or to join a small group of 3 -6 people in a 8 week key to golf program or workshop. Chris only cares for you improving your ability to play consistent enjoyable golf. There are never problems only solutions

Chris's credentials:

• PGA player and winner of 12 professional tournaments in Australia and Switzerland

• Professional coach for over 30 years

• Delivered over 40,000 hours of lessons throughout Australia and Switzerland

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Carl Smithson

PGA Associate Professional

Carl Started playing golf in his mid 20's at Armidale Golf Club. Has worked at Royal Queensland, Yeppoon and Gladstone Golf Club. He has joined our team after being excepted into the PGA Membership Pathway Program. He previously worked in the Golfing retail industry.

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Nicholas Cowper

PGA Associate Professional

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Golfing Highlight: Shooting 64 at a local US OPEN qualifying event.

2 time NCAA All American.