Gordon Manson, has, after working in Austria for 36 years , become one of its most recognisable Golf Professionals.
Gordon began in 1984 , as a young man of 24 years of age, at G.C. Wels in Upper Austria. There followed Head Professional positions in Carinthia at G.C. Bad Kleinkirchheim and G.C. Millstatt .
As the Trainer for the Austrian National Team for 7 years it allowed Gordon to work with some of Austria's most talented young golfers , supporting them at European and World Championships. During his time as National Trainer he also coached the "Legendary" North Region junior team.
Gordon has always maintained a very high playing standard, as his record shows. With his success for Austria on the European Seniors Tour, he once again proved his ability to compete at a very high level.
The invitation to work alongside Martin, at G.C. Velden , to support the members, juniors, and guests, is a new chapter he is really looking forward to.
"smash the grass"
Ganton Golf Club, United Kingdom
Golf Club Wels, Austria
Golf Club Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria
Golf Club Millstätter See, Austria
Golf Velden Wörthersee, Austria
National Trainer of the Austrian Golf Federation '98-'04
2 x European Senior Tour Winner
5 x Austrian National Open Winner
4 x Gosser Open Winner
European Tour Member '81, '82, '83, '92, '93, '94
I've always been proud of my playing strength and I'm constantly working to maintain a high standard. For me, there is a close connection between a high standard in my golf lessons as well as in my own game.
In the 70's I started to win tournaments, where I became the youngest player to win the Yorkshire Professional Championship. At that time I was an assistant professional at Ganton Golf Club.
On the European Tour I played alongside many of the world's best golfers, Faldo, Langer, Woosenam, Ballesteros, Norman to name just a few.
Now, 3 decades later, I'm still competitive.
My victory at the National Open Championship 2009, with -14 under par in Bad Ischl, came exactly 25 years after my 1st Professional title in Austria in 1984.
I am particularly proud to have played senior majors in Europe and the United States.
Carnoustie , Walton Heath , Sunningdale and Trump National/Washington
European Seniors Tour: Winner Jersey Masters/La Moye 2016
European Seniors Tour: Winner Swiss Seniors/Bad Ragaz 2015
1. National Open 2009 / Bad Ischl
1.European Club Pro Team Championship 2007
4 x Austrian Professional Champion
5 x National Open Champion
6 x Austrian Order of Merit Winner
4 x Gösser Open Winner (Alps Tour)
1. European Club Pro Team Championship/Individual 2000
1999 European Club Professional Championship
1997 World Cup of Golf v Kiawah Island
1993 Challenge Tour Order of Merit
1st Nigerian Open (Challenge Tour 1993)
6th Moroccan Open (European Tour 1992)
6th Austrian Open ( European Tour 1990 )
1987 South African PGA Championship
1981-83 European Tour Member
1992-94 European Tour + Challenge Tour Member
2011+2012 2013 European Seniors Tour
Lowest 72 hole score: -21 : Austrian Professional Championship 1994
Royal Cinque Ports 1981/63 (-8)
Saalfelden 1994/ 64 (-7)
Loipersdorf 2001/63 (-8)
Maria Lankowitz 2003 63 (-8)