Edward has been with Westmanstown Golf Club since 2009, having spent 15 years at Luttrellstown Castle Golf & Country Club next door.
It was during the latter years at Luttrellstown that Edward discovered his true passions in this line of work, Golf Course Design and People Management. Edward was formally trained by Training & Recruitment Company, Invisio, to prepare for his new role as Director of Golf Services, incorporating specific training in Financial Management, Human Resources, Time Management, Social Skills and Team Management. Along with this, Edward had the opportunity to be involved in the redesign of a complete golf facility, lifting it to a 5 Star Level.
Truly enveloped in “The Westmanstown Way”, Edward has worked closely with the greenkeeping & administration teams to develop a culture with values steeped in this family orientated golf club. Edward is proud of the way in which both Westmanstown Golf Club and he have moulded one another into more well-rounded individuals.
Bernard Fitzgerald, The Westmanstown Head Golf Professional, alongside John Carrie, Shop assistant, works closely with Edward to make sure the day to day membership and visitor experience at the golf club is consistent and of a high quality.
Head Of Administration & Events, Rhonda Treacher, has afforded Edward the opportunity to use his experience gained elsewhere, to enhance the communication and administration methods at Westmanstown. Along with the strong team of managers around him, and the clear direction from The Golf Club Committee, Edward continues to strive to enhance the members, their guests, and visitors experience at Westmanstown Golf Club.
Bernard joins Westmanstown golf club having gained a vast experience within the golf industry. Introduced into the game by his parents Bernard joined Co Meath GC as a junior.While in 5th year in school Bernard got his first taste of the life of a PGA professional while spending 4 weeks working for Simon Byrne in Celbridge driving range.
Fast forward 10 years and Bernard begins working for Zak Rouiller in Beech Park Golf club as Assistant Golf professional. While here he found his love for learning about the golf swing and club repairs which is the essence of the PGA golf professional. Having qualified with the PGA he then went to learn more about the golf market by working as a custom club fitter with McGuirks golf in Leopardstown. This gave him valuable knowledge in fitting golfers of all levels which he hopes to bring Westmanstown to members.
From here he broadened his horizons and moved to Spawell driving range as PGA teaching professional. Here he carried out such duties as coaching men’s and ladies group lessons, junior camps and beginner groups as well as individual coaching. In 2015 he began working for Raymond Burns in Lisheen springs. Having spent 2 ½ years under the tutelage of one of Irelands best amateur players he gained more on the golf swing and found his love for coaching and developing the short game. While away from giving lessons Bernard always enjoys competing on the PGA Irish region and is a big follower of Meath GAA.
With an in depth knowledge in coaching all areas of the golf game. Bernard is going to be available for all kinds of lessons and coaching from working with complete beginners to elite player and individual or group with men’s, ladies and junior golfers. So book yourself a lesson now and contact Bernard directly below.