Congratulations to Brendan Barnes, who was nominated Coach of the Year at the Special Olympics Australia 2017 National Awards.

Brendan with over 20 years experience as a PGA Professional, has brought his expertise to Special Olympics, encouraging and inspiring local athletes to achieve their personal best.  He has developed a Golf Academy at Sawtell Golf Club for athletes of all abilities, integrating many members into the regular weekly competition and recently traveled as coach to the Special Olympics, Macau Golf Masters event.