The McCully Golf School comprising Black Bull Golf Club’s three professionals Glenn McCully, son James McCully and Andrew Long has been recognised in Australia Golfers Digest Top 50 teaching professionals for 2016/17.
“The McCully Golf School has been running continuously for 34 years in Yarrawonga - the longest golf school in Australia,” proud member and Director of Golf at Silverwoods’ Black Bull Golf Course, James McCully, told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“Teaching is obviously a massive core part of our work and it’s great to be recognised by our peers for our contribution.
“We now have new facilities here at Black Bull - a new driving range, a short game chipping area - for golfers of all abilities to improve their shots.”
A professional since 1996, James has followed in the footsteps of his highly respected dad, Glenn McCully, who established the McCully Golf School.
A multiple-time Top 50 teaching professional, Glenn said it was “quite an honour” to again be formally recognised by Australia Golfer Digest.
“We hope people who have had lessons from us know we like to teach ‘As’, ‘Bs’ and ‘Cs’ as simple as possible,” he said.
“People come with different problems - it could be a bad hip, for example - so we’ve got to compromise.
“People come to us because they want to improve, they know they can do better. If I wanted to improve my tennis, I’d go to a recognised tennis coach.”
People never stop learning according to Glenn, who, along with Phillip Droop from Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, was formally recognised by PGA Australia earlier this year via an Appreciation Award for outstanding contribution to golf, especially in Yarrawonga and regional Victoria.
“As a teacher, you’re learning all the time. I love teaching drills. Give people the right drills - you don’t have to pound a thousand balls a day,” Glenn said.
“I enjoy teaching because you love to see someone improve. Sometimes you see the benefits straight away.”
Andrew Long said it’s a privilege working with Glenn, to whom he has learned so much, and that James has “certainly got his fingers on the buttons moving forward”.
“ ‘Jimmy’s’ at the forefront. The McCully School of Golf has a heap of experience and I’m just fortunate to part of the team,” Andrew, a professional since 2000, said.