A LOCAL PGA professional’s desire to ‘keep on learning’ has seen her add yet another accolade to an already decorated résumé.
Alex Mollin departed the world of finance in favour of golf coaching a decade ago and has now become one of the latest to receive PGA Fellow Professional status, through the new PGA Excel scheme.
Members are granted status if they are able to show that they have provided significant ‘impact, achievements and value’ in their given field.
Her latest recognition is added to a long line of achievements within the golf industry, including PGA Advanced Professional status, obtained in 2017.
Mollin remains the only coach with this honour in the Island, and is part of a select group across the United Kingdom who share that recognition from the PGA.
An accomplished golfer by right during her playing days, the former women’s Channel Island champion is motivated by a desire to continue improving for her students.
‘It’s a fantastic recognition,’ she said.
‘I’m a really proud PGA Member and to have achieved PGA Fellow Professional status is really important because it’s that recognition within the industry and also brings that feeling of achievement.
‘The opportunities to be able to achieve these designations through PGA Excel help give your career structure.
‘It provides that opportunity for progression and it allows you to benchmark your progress and see what is needed to move forward on a personal and professional level.
‘PGA Excel is important for everyone within the golf industry to understand how PGA Professionals have invested in themselves, how they’ve progressed within their careers and also having that recognition helps raise the profile of those PGA Members who have invested more and worked hard to achieve a particular designation.’
Mollin proved a standout within the PGA family from the word go.
She was awarded the PGA Rookie Assistant of the year award, which was promptly accompanied by a Second Year Assistant of the Year accolade.
The Caesarean, who has recently opened her own teaching facility in Jersey called AMP Golf Performance, continues to be passionate in the pursuit of passing on knowledge to those she teaches.
‘I like having something to aspire to,’ said Mollin.
‘The more you learn, the more you realise that you don’t know.
‘It is a humbling feeling, but an exciting one, that you can always become better and improve your understanding of your given field.
‘Everything I do is in order to improve myself in the field, is to be in a position to better help and support the players I work with.
‘All the knowledge that I acquire in golf is knowledge to be passed on to other people.
‘In the process it really helps develop me both personally and professionally and that is a very rewarding journey.’