PGA Institute Success Stories – PGA of Australia

Whitfield, who has spent nearly 40 years in senior business management, was able to give students insight into what it takes to succeed in business and the skills needed to thrive in a range of industries.

“It’s important that you have a strong foundation in strategic planning, team building, mentoring, and especially culture building,” he explained.

Skills that stood him in good stead, Whitfield spent 15 years in merchandising for Bunnings and during his time as advertising manager at McEwans and Bunnings he oversaw the launch of the Bunnings Warehouse brand in Australia.

Keen to combine his business skills with his passion for golf, Whitfield was elected president of Box Hill Golf Club in 2018, where he also served as a director of the board for eight years. At Box Hill, Whitfield helps ensure an exceptional offering to over 1,000 player members and 2,500 social members.

Delighted to welcome Whitfield, PGA RTO Manager Suzanne Burns stressed the importance of ensuring students are provided with a range of ideas and tools to set them up for success.

“It’s wonderful to welcome people like Mark to the PGA Institute,” she said. “His range of experience and success in the professional world speaks for itself.

More than that, he was also able to use his skills in the golf industry, so our students can definitely see a pathway and how transferable those skills can be.

“Mark is a wonderful example of the direction our students could take in their careers, blending their professional skills with an underlying passion for golf.”

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Michael C. Ford