Jason Simmons – Director of Golf



Members will know Jason via his close ties to the club having been a member for many years and he takes on the role with substantial credentials to meet the challenges of the position. Jason has an impressive CV that includes a Bachelor of Business degree, a Diploma of Sport Coaching and importantly he undertook his traineeship at Royal Melbourne GC where service excellence is an industry benchmark.

Jason Simmons Hainan Island Golf Tour


Jason Simmons






Steven Horstmann – PGA Teaching Professional


Steve began playing golf as a junior at Highercombe & Riverside Golf Clubs in Adelaide. He moved to Melbourne at the age of 18 when he joined Woodlands and represented the club in junior & senior Pennant. Steve then went on to complete a PGA traineeship at Woodlands. After completing his traineeship Steve was determined to follow his dream and joined the Australian PGA Tour where he competed for 6 years before deciding to take on the role of Head Teaching professional at Woodlands. Steve is available for lessons every day except Friday and Sunday.

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Steve Horstmann

Ethan Cowden – PGA Teaching Professional


Ethan began playing golf at the age of 12 with his Grandfather at Trentham Golf Club in Wellington, NZ. His family moved to Melbourne in 2005 and joined Woodlands as a member. He has been proud to represent Woodlands in Division 1 Junior, Colts and senior VGA pennant.

Ethan is a full member of the PGA and is available for lessons any day. Please contact the Pro-shop or Ethan to arrange a time.



Ethan Cowden





Jayson Davies – Golf Services


Jayson began working at Woodlands in mid 2013 as golf shop assistant.  He has worked in the retail industry for several years. He is very passionate about golf and plays off a single figure handicap.


Jayson Davies