PROUD HISTORY: John Victorsen Snr, the club professional at Headland for the past 35 years, competes in the Bargara Pro-Am.
PROUD HISTORY: John Victorsen Snr, the club professional at Headland for the past 35 years, competes in the Bargara Pro-Am. Ben Turnbull

Father and son pull off a first

GOLF: HEADLAND golf professional John Victorsen has scored a rare golfing double with his son, John Victorsen Jnr, the head professional at Wantima Golf Club in Brisbane's north.

The pair has recently coached their respective club junior pennants teams to wins, a feat the veteran pro believes may be a first in Queensland golf.

Headland Golf Club's juniors won their Sunshine Coast Golf Zone Pennant competition, and his son's Wantima team was victorious in the Glasshouse Mountains Golf Zone.

"It certainly is a rare achievement and something of which I have not heard in my long association with golf in Queensland," dad John said.

"In the case of both pennant victories it is obviously the raw talent of the youngsters that enables the win, but it is satisfying to realise, as a coach, that you have had a hand in the success.

"But knowing that my son has achieved an identical triumph in his first year as a club pro makes me very proud indeed."

Victorsen Snr has been head professional at Head

land for 35 years.

His son was appointed to his first job as a head pro earlier this year.

The Headland juniors beat Mt Coolum in their final, and Wantima won downed Beerwah in their final.

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