Meet the Team
Gavin Beck Head Professional & Golf Operations Manager
Gavin BeckGolf Operations Manager
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.
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.
"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
• 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
Favourite Hole at RBGC:
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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.
Favourite Hole at RBGC: 7th
Golfing Highlight: Hole in one on the Par 4, 17th at Brisbane River Golf Club.