NSW/ACT Trainee of the Year

NSW/ACT Trainee of the Year

Rebecca Blain is a full vocational member of the PGA of Australia. She started playing the game at age 12 and competed from the age of 14. Rebecca won different club, local and state events. She was offered a membership through the junior trust fund at the prestigious New South Wales Golf Club in 2006 representing the club in Division 1 Metropolitan Pennants. Rebecca continued to improve her skills and competitiveness by travelling across Australia competing in state championships and national events

In 2007 she was offered a full scholarship to the New South Wales Institute of Sport in their golf program. Rebecca had access to world-class training facilities and coaches and continued to develop her skills and game. During this time Rebecca won the Australian Foursomes Championship and was selected on the New South Wales Ladies State Team 2008-2009, where New South Wales won the National Teams Championships back to back.

In 2010 Rebecca decided to pursue her passion for coaching and made a shift into the golf industry by undertaking her traineeship with the Professional Golfers Association. During her three year Traineeship she won four trainee matches, was elected to sit on the PGA Trainee Committee, was recipient of the Titleist/Foot Joy Excellence in Education Award for her academic results finishing Dux nationally and was awarded the prestigious NSW/ACT Trainee of the Year. Rebecca was the first female in the history of the Professional Golfers Association to win the NSW/ACT Trainee of the Year.

Following her successful completion of the Traineeship, Rebecca wanted to gain more experience in the ladies game and accepted a position as a caddy on the Ladies Professional Golfers Association (LPGA) in the U.S.A. Rebecca worked for two years for various players experiencing golf at the highest level in the ladies game.

She holds advanced status with the PGA of Australia in coaching and game development. Rebecca remains active in the industry keeping her skills up to date by attending various professional development courses. She also sits on a PGA focus group for women in golf and is an active member of the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Association competing in the summer series.

  Qualifications:

 

Certified Australian PGA Member

Advanced Coaching

Advanced Game Development

Certificate II in Sport (Career Oriented Participation)

Certificate III in Sport (Career Oriented Participation)

Diploma of Sport (Coaching)

Vocational Golf Coach Accreditation through the Australian Sports Commission

Full Vocational Member of the PGA of Australia

Achievements:

 

2011 – NSW/ACT PGA Trainee of the Year (First female recipient in the history of the Australian PGA)

2011 – Titleist Foot Joy Excellence in Education Award (Dux nationally)

2009-2010 – New South Wales State Team Member (Interstate Champions)

2007-2010 – New South Wales Institute of Sport Scholarship holder (NSWIS)

2009 – Australian Foursomes Champion