Office Bearers

  • Rodney Sciortino
    Rodney Sciortino
    Chairman
  • James Hughes
    James Hughes
    Director of Golf
  • Travis Toner
    Travis Toner
    Director of finance
  • Linda Toohey
    Linda Toohey
    Director
  • Steve Gay
    Steve Gay
Rodney Sciortino
Chairman
Rodney Sciortino

Rod Sciortino was appointed to the GGC Board of Directors in 2020. He has been a keen golfer for most of his adult life but only regained the passion for it recently, after a 15 year absence,  following his children’s sporting pursuits.

Rod has a well-established career in aviation, initially as an Air Traffic Controller, to now being responsible for the delivery of all air traffic services across Australia and it’s oceanic territories; which amounts to 11% of the world’s airspace!

Rod has an Executive MBA and is an alum of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Rod is passionate about establishing additional revenue streams, achieving strong ROI on the existing assets, and investing that capital into improving the experience for members and guests of the club.

Rod lives in Sunbury, is married with two boys, a keen racegoer and North Melbourne supporter. He loves a chat and is always willing to lend an ear.

James Hughes
Director of Golf
James Hughes
Travis Toner
Director of finance
Travis Toner

Graduating with a Bachelor of Business Marketing I have an extensive background in various Senior Data Analytics roles at large companies including Origin Energy, Shell, Bupa and Telstra. I have lead various large projects and my roles have always had a customer first focus, with an attitude to improve the customer experience by understanding what our customers want through data and feedback.

In my current role, I am the Supply Chain Data Quality Lead at Telstra, with a focus on data quality throughout our various systems and rolling out a governance framework aligned to our enterprise strategy.

I have been a member of the club since 2012, joining the match committee in 2019 and then the board as a director in 2020. With a passion for the sporting clubs I represent, I have held many previous committee roles at both tennis and football clubs.

Linda Toohey
Director
Linda Toohey

I have a background in registration, membership and hospitality and worked in the not-for-profit sector focusing on membership and registration for over 13 years.

I developed an Engineering Registration Accreditation program that enabled engineers from Australia and Overseas to be assessed for eligibility for State engineering registration under the QLD, NSW and VIC engineering Acts.

I have also worked in membership departments, which included increasing membership, supporting members and delivering campaigns for that member experience.

I believe it is essential that every member of a member-based organisation such as a golf club has that member experience and feels like a valued member, without members we wouldn’t have a great club like we do.

I was first a member at Goonawarra from 2009 until 2014, then I took a break from golf and came back in 2019, I am also the Vice-Captain for the ladies sub-committee since late 2021. I am very passionate about our club and believe it can rival any golf club in Australia with the right leadership.

Steve Gay
Steve Gay

Entered the Domestic Building game after leaving school.

Have worked my way through as a Tradie, then Moved into Supervising.

Later moved into Management, Construction Manager and then onto Building Manager, been in this game for just over 46 years.

Been involved with the Goonawarra Golf club on many committees, Match and Board & many sub Committees, and a Director, all over about 19years.

Had several years helping out, at Vic Golf, due to having a Daughter Courtney playing in the Vic State Squad, for seven years.

 

Membership No 53.