Shorty wins first ever life membership at The Cut Golf Course

Ian Shortland-Jones (centre) with the ladies who graduated this week from his Swing and Chat beginners group and The Cut’s operations manager Todd Bergersen.
Ian Shortland-Jones (centre) with the ladies who graduated this week from his Swing and Chat beginners group and The Cut’s operations manager Todd Bergersen.

A LIFE dedicated to a game has seen Ian Shortland-Jones awarded The Cut Golf Course’s first ever life membership.

Ian – or Shorty as everyone knows him – spends almost every day of his life at the course, helping beginners, coaching intermediates and giving tips to put polish on even the most devoted golfers, of which there are many at the club.

General manager Neil Davy said the decision to award the club’s first life membership to Shorty was an easy one.

“The Board decided unanimously that Shorty would be the perfect recipient of this first time honour,’’ Mr Davey said.

“He is such a popular bloke here and has given so much of his time and teachings we all felt this was a unique way to recognise his service to the Cut and its members.”

Mr Davey said Shorty’s mentoring ability, coaching aptitude and “life positivity” were soft assets to the club, which has seen membership surge this year.

“Bestowing a life membership on Shortly just caps a great year for us,’’ he said.

“Our membership has grown 46 per cent this year and we have secured a terrific new course superintendent with international experience.

“We are looking forward to 2019 very much.”