Dave’s Golf Shop

David P Stretton
stretton1Dave Stretton is the Head Professional and your local Pro at Morisset Golf Club and has been here since 2005. Dave started off his traineeship at North Ryde Golf Course in Sydney in 1988 under Club Professional Barry Green.

He then took up his first job in Cowra Central West NSW in 1995 where he was the Club Professional for 10 years and was the Chairman of Tourism and Chairman of the famous Japanese Gardens for a period of his time in the west. Whilst at Cowra Golf Club he received the 2004 Country Pro Am of the year award and made a name for himself as a great golf event organiser.

stretton2In 2005, Dave moved to Morisset in search of a new challenge and to further his career in professional golf. Not long after, Dave was elected to the NSW PGA Divisional Committee in 2007 and was a key member for 9 years, 6 of them being as the state’s chairman. In 2015, Dave was elected as a director on the Australian PGA’s National Board. With a focus to look after his peers and make sure they have a voice in the future of professional golf in Australia.

“The club professional is the front door to all golf clubs. They are normally the first person you meet and first impressions last”

In 2007, Dave won the Club Professional of the Year Award and has been nominated by his club 10 out of the 11 years he has served here at Morisset Golf Club. Dave is very proud to be part of a great team that coordinates and stages the annual MCCL Pro Am which won best regional pro am in 2011 and always strives to be one of the best in the country.

He is dedicated to providing golfers with as many opportunities to play golf as possible and is the major organiser of Dave’s Golf Tours, which has been actively running for 2 years. Having been to some of the most beautiful destinations including; Barnbougle (Tasmania), Gold Coast (Queensland), and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. His goal is to take members and all keen golfers to Australia’s best golfing destinations and give them an experience both on and off the course they will never forget.

Dave is 47 has been a PGA member for 26 years & has 3 beautiful children,  Hannah , Lewis and Nicholas and has a loving partner in Danielle.

Dave is our club professional.

Dave Van-Raalte
van-raalte1Dave Van-Raalte began his traineeship at Maitland in 1988 and finished at Muree Golf Club, coming to Morisset Golf Club in 2006.

As Assistant Professional at Dave’s Golf Shop, Dave has bought a knack for learning with him, where his dedication and active involvement in teaching is one of his strongest pursuits.

He actively involves himself in the organisation and running of weekly Ladies and Junior clinics that enable people to refine their golfing skills and learn the tricks of the trade.

van-raalte2His craftsmanship in club repairs and re-grips is of an exceptional value to Dave’s Golf Shop. For quick, professional and quality repairs and golf club advice Dave is of great service to you.

Dave has been an active Pro-Am player for over 20 years and has won numerous events, including the National Order of Merit. His commitment to the game has enabled him to compete in golfing tournaments around Australia at the highest level. To this day he continues to compete in major golfing events, exhibiting his passion and love for the game of golf. His skill and passion for the game took him to compete at the Professionals Championship in Hamilton Island in 2015.

Hannah Stretton
Hannah’s position at Dave’s Golf Shop is ahannah2s our shop assistant and social club coordinator.

Hannah began working at Dave’s Golf Shop in 2013 as a part time job whilst at school. Which has now become her part time job in between university lectures and assessments, where she is studying to become a journalist.

As our youngest member of staff, Hannah has helped to bring a tech-savvy approach to Dave’s Golf Shop – writing, organising, editing and filming content to be put in the monthly newsletter whilst managing our social media content.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for Dave’s newsletter or want to make a social club booking, Hannah is your girl.

Zach Churcher
churcherZach is one of the newest additions to Dave’s Golf Shop, joining us in his second year of his PGA traineeship.

His passion for golf began at a young age, being inspired to play by his father Mark Churcher who is also a PGA member at Kooindah Waters Golf Club.

Zach’s active involvement in the game of golf is of commendable credit, having been awarded a playing scholarship as an amateur golfer and is showing promise in several Trainee golf matches – having won the Springs Golf Club Trainee Match.

Despite only being with us for a short while, Zach has proven to be a great additional member to staff. Offering his skill and golfing expertise to help out around the shop and assist in any queries our golfers have.

Zach’s plans for the future is to inspire other people; young and old, to become actively involved in golf and to encourage more people to go out and give it a go. For any golf tips, friendly banter or just a general chat; Zach’s your guy.

Bruce Darby
darbyBruce Darby, affectionately known as Buckets by those who know him well has been a life-long member here at Morisset Golf Club for 33 years.

With a slippery nature and a way with words; he is a great addition to the DGS staff.

Bruce’s constant love and support of golf and Morisset Golf Club is exhibited through involvement in club events and assistance around the Pro Shop.

Has been a great assisting member of Dave’s Golf Shop for 11 years, and has established himself in high regard with all Social clubs that visit our lovely course.

Morisset would not be the same without our Bruce.

Glenn Gardner
gardnerAt Morisset Golf Club we pride ourselves on our relationship with our members, therefore we have enlisted the help of our valued golf members in our Pro Shop.

Glenn has been a member here at Morisset Golf Club for nearly 21 years and every Sunday he assists with social clubs to ensure hospitable service and punctuality.

Glenn actively assists in the Pro Shop and works alongside Hannah Stretton to communicate with social clubs and ensure all bookings are confirmed and frequently checked.

Glenn is a past Club Captain and is held in high regard with all our members.