PGA PRO TEAM
Our Late Founder
ALAN A. MURRAY
Champions Golf Academy (Director)
PGA of Australia (Life Member)
Asian PGA (AAA Master Professional )
PGA of Singapore (Co Founder, Former President & Only Life Member)
Honorary Ambassador, World Golfers Championship Singapore & Australia
Considered the ‘guru’ of golf analysis and coaching in the Asia Pacific, Alan Murray is also the ‘founding father’ of professional golf in the region.
He began his career in Sydney, Australia, as an assistant professional at Killara Golf Club. During his term there, he was fortunate to have the opportunity to acquire much valued tuition and guidance from Australia’s greatest players, including Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Norman Von Nida and Eric Cremin.
Alan Murray has played in every major PGA tournament in Australia and competed in most international PGA tournaments, including the British Open and 1967 World Cup.
He has won no less than 60 professional golf tournaments during his illustrious career on the PGA International circuit. This includes the 1962 French Open, 1961 Australian PGA Championship and the 1967 Australian Wills Masters to name a few. In winning these events he beat some of the legends of golf, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Peter Thomson.
Alan played the Asian Circuit during the 1960’s and relocated to Singapore in 1972 to take up a prestigious coaching position at the renowned Singapore Island Country Club & was head professional at SICC until 1980. During this period Alan won the Rolex Masters three times and structured the Singapore Professional Golfers Association & Alan is to this day the only person to receive ‘Life Membership’ Status.
Alan was recently made a Life Member of the PGA of Australia. Alan has coached many of the finest players on the tour today as well as the National Teams of New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia.
As Former National Coach of Malaysia, Alan was responsible for coaching many of Malaysia’s leading touring professionals including Danny Chia, Rashid Ismail, P. Gunasagaran, S. Murthy, V. Arumugam, Mohd Johari, Rahizam Ramli, Wong Hong Nung, R. Nachimuthu & Victor Lim.