Team Peter Lawrie
Born in Donegal but raised in Skibbereen, County Cork, Brendan began playing the game of golf from a young age. Brendan had a highly successful amateur career, twice winning the Munster Boys Championship along with the Munster Youths and Irish Youths Championships. In 1981 Brendan joined the professional ranks, training at Bandon Golf Club in Cork.
In 1989 Brendan gained Category 14 playing rights on the European Tour however in the long term golf tuition became his area of specialty. Brendan has gained vast experience in coaching throughout his career having worked in various clubs and driving ranges some of which include: The Heath G.C, Lee Valley G.C and Frankfield Driving Range.
Brendan's passion for teaching the game of golf has gained him a reputation with every level of golfer. Brendan has coached a number of successful golfers and teams throughout the years.
Notable names of mention are:
- Peter Lawrie - European Tour Professional. Winner Rookie of the Year 2003
- Karen Delaney - Irish Ladies Close Champion 2007
- Kate Gallagher - Irish Girls Champion 2007
- 6 Irish Ladies Close Champions
- Curtis Cup Team Members 1992 & 1998
- Munster Ladies Coach 1989-99
- Head Coach for the Team Ireland Golf Trust
- Jack Hume - Leinster Closed Under 15's Boys 2008
- Bray Juniors - Leinster U15's Championships
Steve spent most of his previous business career in service related industries, where client service and contract negotiations were his priorities.
Steve now leads the Golf division 'GPSE' at GP Sports. He is extremely modest about his golf but he has been a low single figure golfer himself for over 25 years. Steve manages the careers of touring professionals on both the European Main Challenge and Senior Tours. Much of his time is spent on what he calls 'Sponsor Fitting', i.e.: Matching specific sponsors with specific clients, this proves to be a very successful approach to achieving long term and rewarding relationships.
He is also very focused on the development of future young talent from the Amateur game, he is very mindful of the difficulties on moving from the Amateur game to the professional ranks. Other key responsibilities include developing Consulting opportunities for the business and promoting Golf Tournaments with larger corporate partners. Steve is a total sports nut!'