Northey wins Prestigious 2023 PGA Award

The Concord GC juniors with Cameron Smith and Nick O’Hern.  Photos supplied.

Glenmore Park resident David Northey has taken out on of the plumb awards of 2023, winning the PGA NSW/ACT Club Professional of the Year award.

David is the Director of Golf at Concord GC, a position he has now held for over two years, after previously serving in the same role at Castle Hill Golf Club for over a decade.

Born and bred in Penrith, David began his golfing journey as a Junior member at Glenmore GC (now Glenmore Heritage Valley GC) in 1988.

In 1997, he started a PGA Traineeship under then Glenmore Golf Professional Joe Moore, one of the most highly respected professionals in the sport. After 4 years learning his craft under Joe’s astute guidance, David left the club to begin life as a touring professional on the Australasian circuit. Prior to leaving Glenmore, David was awarded Life Membership of the club, in recognition of his services.

Following three years on tour, David accepted an Assistant Professional role at Castle Hill CC, then subsequently accepted a Head Professional role at the club, where he would work for the ensuing fourteen years.

David Northey with his 2023 award.

David chose to leave Castle Hill in 2021 and almost immediately accepted a role as Director of Golf at Concord GC, where he is still working in that role.

When he arrived at Concord Golf Club, David aimed to ensure all experiences and services offered to his members were at the highest level and that drive for excellence has resulted in recognition in the 2023 PGA awards, winning the ‘National PGA Club Professional of the Year’ award.

During his time at Concord, David has welcomed several western Sydney juniors into the Golfing Program, including Coby Carruthers (Jordan Springs), Grace Lee (Glenmore Park), Ti Fox (Richmond), Chayse Thorpe (Richmond).

David took a group of juniors to the Australian Open at the end of 2023, where they met with leading Australian professional Cameron Smith and fellow professional Nick O’Hern.