Meet Reading’s newest PGA Professional

For the 28-year old Gavin Frazer, becoming a PGA (Professional Golfers Association) Professional, is a dream come true and proof that hard work and dedication to your profession always pays off.

Gavin, who did his apprenticeship at Reading Country Club working as a PGA apprentice in their pro-shop, received his diploma at the PGA Awards and Graduation Ceremony on 18 September 2017 at Royal & Kensington Country Club.

“My dad was the great instigator in introducing me to the game of golf. He was a keen golfer and once I completed school, he encouraged me to take up the game. Though I didn’t get to play professionally, I did meet Donovan Main and Barry Bothma who head up the golfing section at Reading Country Club. They encouraged me to join them in their pro shop and complete the 3-year PGA Professional course.”

Says Donovan, Head PGA Professional at Reading CC; “we are very proud of Gavin’s achievement and with him now being qualified, we can really boast with a very strong team offering the highest level of service and expertise to Reading’s visitors and members.”

For Gavin, golf is a game that continuously teaches you a lot about yourself, “it certainly taught me discipline and composure. It’s a game that is forever challenging, but I love it.”

He has high praise for Reading Country Club. “It is a great club to belong to, very friendly and with a golf course that is in pristine condition, certainly one of the best in Gauteng.”

Gavin Frazer, staff member at Reading Country Club’s pro-shop, recently qualified as a PGA Professional.