Leongatha golfers farewell manager

LEONGATHA Golf Club will be saying goodbye to one of its own in the first week of December.

Final swing: Leongatha Golf Club manager, Michael James-Cull, will be returning to New Zealand in December.

Final swing: Leongatha Golf Club manager, Michael James-Cull, will be returning to New Zealand in December.

Michael James-Cull has had the role of club house manager and golf professional at the club since he came to Leongatha back in 2011. He is now returning home to New Zealand.
The job brought him to Leongatha and he has gained new managerial skills from his time here. It was a challenging but overall great experience.
“The diversity within the role is a bit like golf,” Mr James-Cull said. “No two days are alike.
The role as manager has included managing the golf shop, the bar, food and member service. He has also found himself busy with functions, seminars and the day to day operations of the golf course.
This is similar to the role he will be expected to play at home. He has been shortlisted for a manager position at Waikari in Waikato.
He has been involved in a few local events and Holden Scrambles, including one in Cranbourne just last week.
Mr James-Cull has always had an interest in golf, starting from when he used to caddy for his father. He has now been involved in the sport for just under 30 years.
His role at Leongatha isn’t over just yet though. The next two months promise to be action packed with the Power Industry Association tournament on Cup weekend and the Leongatha Annual Four Day Tournament on November 14-17.
Life in Leongatha has taught Mr James-Cull to pace himself and he will miss the quiet countryside, the views and the scenery.
“In order to be a good manager, you have to manage yourself first and ask for help when it is needed.” Mr James-Cull said.
There have been a few applications for the manager position. No final decisions have been made yet.

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