Kooringal Golf Club


We would like to welcome our inaugural Trustees and invite you to get to know them:

Lyn Foote (Chairman) 

Lyn’s  expertise has been in project management/administration.  She has been an active in many roles at our Golf Club and currently is a Director KGC  (Chair of Foundation), is a member of the KGC membership and course committees and is Chair of KGC Pro Shop steering committee.

Alan Jones 

Alan became involved in the Foundation focusing on the growth of the Kooringal Golf Club through wanting to increase Junior Membership and to provide financial assistance in the development of Junior Golfers. These goals will help sustain the long-term future of the Club. Alan is the current President of KGC and, since joining the Board some 4 years ago, has been involved in many Club projects and initiatives and has special interest in Golf administration. Alan is married with two children and two granddaughters.  He is a Chartered Accountant and a Principal Advisor at the Innate Financial Services Group, having started the original accounting business twenty eight years ago.  Alan is a passionate though average golfer and a very passionate Western Bulldogs member. 

 Michael Buckley

 Michael Buckley has been a member of Kooringal Golf Club for 7 years.  Michael works in the Finance industry where he has been employed by one of the major banks since completing a Business Degree, he has been with his current employer for 23 years and currently manages a team of 7 staff.  Michael enjoys golfing with his 2 sons who are both members of Kooringal.  Four years ago Michael achieved his life long golfing goal to reach a single figure handicap which he has been able to maintain. Outside of golf Michael’s interest include experimenting in the kitchen, watching sport and travel. 

Matthew Drew

Mat Drew has 20 years experience in the banking industry, and is currently employed as a CBA Commercial Relationship Executive helping SME Businesses, Business owners & their staff realise their now and future business & personal growth goals. The Kooringal Golf Club Foundation provides a new professional challenge, working closely with a motivated team driven by a passion for success. Matt & wife Liz have recently given birth to their 1st Child, a little boy named Jackson.  Family remains a strong personal influencer for Matt & time spent with the immediate & wider family is cherished.  Additional passions include golf, football (Go Blues), music & travel. 

Dale Manlein

 Dale started in the mining industry on completion of a Maths Degree, but has since spent over 20 years in the Funds Management industry, completing a Masters in Finance, working in both London and Australia within the main areas of transition management, quantitative analysis and  risk management.   After playing many years of basketball, Dale is a relative new member to golf, but would like to see all juniors involved in the game prospering both on and off the course.  The Foundation is a great opportunity to provide a future for junior golfers and our Club.