Our Professional Staff
Lorien Scott – Teaching Professional
Lorien has been a Certified Member of the Australian PGA for 24 years and has an Advanced Accreditation in Coaching. Lorien is also a Level 1 TPI certified coach, dealing with the body and how that impacts the swing. Lorien has had vast experience in the world of coaching, including coaching at The USPGA Championship, The Open Championship and The US Open Championship. This has helped shape the coach he is, as he’s able to bring this experience and knowledge that he gained into his everyday coaching.
With a commitment to holistic approach to improvement, Lorien boasts state-of-the-art understanding of all aspects of the swing, short-game and course management to help boost all components of your game. Lorien also incorporates his club fitting experience and knowledge into the lessons to ensure that your equipment matches with your technique.
Lorien’s coaching philosophy is “to help golfers better understand their game so that they can find a clear path to improvement” and “help to eliminate unnecessary thoughts, pinpoint the issue, so you aren’t bogged down in confusion”.
Cherie Alison – Head Professional & Golf Services Manager
Within two years of gaining a golf handicap Cherie was selected into the 1991 NSW Junior Squad and then just two years after that (at the age of 17) into the 1993 NSW Ladies Golf Team. Cherie remained in the State Team for seven years and made the National Squad in 1996. Cherie learnt from the best Golf Coaches, Sports Psychologists and Fitness Trainers within Australia over this time which assists her in being able to help players of all levels.
Some of Cherie’s highlights as an amateur include:
Winning the 1993 NSW Golf Sportswoman of the Year
Runner-up in the 1993 Australian Junior Amateur Championship
Winner of the 1993 Australian Junior Foursomes Championship
Winner of the 1995 NSW Open Southern Cup
Winner of the 1996 Jean Derrin Trophy
Winner of the 1995 and 1997 NSW Ladies Foursomes Championship
Winner of the 1998 Australian Ladies Foursomes Championship
Runner-Up in the 1998 and 1999 Tasmanian Ladies Amateur Championship
Winner of the 1999 Victorian Amateur Championship
Member of the 1999 Winning Australian Tasman Cup Team
Team Captain of the victorious 1999 and 2000 NSW State Team (Gladys Hay Memorial Cup)
Winner of the 2000 Tasmanian Ladies Amateur Championship
Leading Amateur at the 2000 AAMI Women’s Australian Open
After turning Professional in 2000 Cherie played for eight years on the Ladies European Tour, one year on the LPGA and has played the summer events in Australia on the ALPG Tour. From all of these experiences Cherie realises the importance of working on all areas of the game, specialising in Long Game, Short Game and Course Management Skills. Cherie is a Certified Vocational Member of the PGA and is studying Ace Modules to be advanced in Coaching and Game Development.
Cherie has key strengths in management too through her experiences of being the 2002 and 2003 Tournament Director for the ALPG Players Championship, being appointed as the inaugural Head Professional at Hamilton Island Golf Club in 2009, the Golf Operations Manager and Head Golf Professional at Port Kembla Golf Club from 2011-2015 and being a Teaching Professional at Pacific Dunes Golf Club during 2015. Cherie accepted the role as Head Professional and Golf Services Manager at Concord Golf Club in September 2015.
Mark Alison – Teaching Professional
Mark is a certified Vocational PGA Member. In 2014, Mark was named both the Australian & NSW/ACT PGA Trainee of the Year.
Mark comes to us from Pacific Dunes Golf Club where he was the Assistant Director of Golf. Mark’s other previous golf experience includes being the TaylorMade Technical Rep for the North Island of New Zealand and an Assistant Professional at ArrowCreek Country Club in Reno, Nevada.
Mark’s strengths are in the areas of Club Fitting, Club Repair, Coaching and Retail.
Ken Trimble – Teaching Professional
Ken first joined Concord Golf Club in 1980 and later became Junior Champion. He won the Club Championship in 1983 and began his traineeship with Bruce Jackson in 1984. During his trainee career he won the NSW Trainee Championship twice and was the Australian Trainee Champion in 1985.
Ken Trimble has spent 10 years as a touring professional, competing on the Australasian, European and Asian Tours, with tournament victories including the 1990 NSW Open and the 1990 Bolton Old Links Challenge in the UK. Ken finished runner up in 5 Australasian Tour events and was a prolific Pro-Am winner. He has also established 12 course records and competed in the 1990 Open at St Andrews and 1992 Open at Muirfield.