Our Brookwater Ambassadors

As Queensland's Number 1 Golf Course we are honoured to have the support of well known sport and media identities, all of whom love to play at Brookwater and have the privilege of showcasing our course to a wider audience.


Paul Pisasale

As Mayor of Ipswich and President of the Urban Local Government Association, Paul Pisasale has a deep loyalty for his city and Queensland.

Paul was elected Mayor in 2004 and again in 2012 with an 82% majority, demonstrating the support and respect in which he is held.

Paul is a compassionate man who is always ready to help not just the wider community but also individuals in need. He has always served his community in one way or another and was the driving force behind the formation of the Young Unemployed People of Ipswich, assisting unemployed people to gain work skills and employment.


Stefan Ackerie

Stefan is a highly regarded businessman and hairdresser from Brisbane, Australia. He owns a chain of approximately fifty hairdressing salons throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

As well as this Stefan owns the famous Brisbane restaurant Jo Jo's, a large thematic restaurant and bar located above the Queen Street Mall. Stefan's Brisbane headquarters is located in South Brisbane, underneath the Skyneedle, a prominent landmark which Stefan saved from being sold overseas after World Expo '88. Stefan was a finalist in the 2004 Australian of the Year awards.


Allan Border

Allan is a former Australian cricket captain. His playing nickname was 'A.B', he played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh.

Allan still retains the world record for the number of consecutive Test apprearances of 153 and the number of Tests as a captain and was one of the 55 inaugural inductees of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.


Ian Healy

Ian is a former cricketer who played for Queensland and Australia. A specialist wicketkeeper and useful righ-hand middle-order batsman, he made an unheralded entry to international cricket in 1988, after only six first-class games.

Since retiring he has gone on to a career as a news presenter for Channel Nine in Brisbane and in 2008 he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.


Andrew Slack

Andrew is a former state and national representative rugby union player who captained the Wallabies in 19 Test matches in between 1984 and 1987 with 14 victories.

Andrew is remembered as a key factor in the Wallabies' ascendancy to world class status,  guiding them to a Bledisloe Cup, a Grand Slam and a World Cup semi-final. 


Richard Champion

Richard has had a football career spanning 14 years, including 10 years with the Brisbane Bears/Lions.

Qualifying for entry to the AFL's prestigious 200 Club at the conclusion of his career.

Richard is a regular presenter on Chanel 7's Great South East programme.


Alistair Lynch

Alistair Lynch was a former captain and key member of the history-making Brisbane Lions team that won an extraordinary premiership hat trick in 2001-02-03 to be rated arguably the best team of all-time.


Pat Welsh

Pat Welsh is the Head of Sports for Seven News in Brisbane.

Welsh, who is best known for his rugby league and golfing commentary has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Australia and United States for the Seven Network. He has covered a wide array of events the Brisbane news bulletin since 1975.


Brendon Bossy

Bossy is currently a radio announcer at Brisbane's highly rated Nova 106.9. Having worked in the media for 10 years Bossy has plied his trade in Sydney, Gold Coast and now calls Brisbane home.

Apart from his radio work Bossy is also involved with the Brisbane Roar as their game day host and the Broncos as ground announcer.


Michael Wright

Michael Wright is one of the exciting new breed of Australian golfers. Based at Brookwater in Brisbane and coached by Tom and Ken Berndt, he is a ten-year professional who has played in both the 2006 and 2009 British Opens as well as numerous tournament victories around the globe.

Michael is one of the most popular players on the tour, respected as much for his faultless work ethic, his down-to-earth nature and his light-hearted manner as his excellent stroke-making ability and determination to succeed.

He turned professional in October 1999 and played on the Von Nida Tour and the Australasian Tour from 2000-05, boasting wins in the 2005 NSW Open at Liverpool and the 2005 Toyota Southern Classic at Woolooware in Sydney. He played in Japan in 2004 and secured his Asian tour card in 2006 where he played until 2008


Bree Arthur

Bree Arthur has had a close relationship with Brookwater Golf & Country Club ever since joining the club as a Junior Member in 2004. Bree was an outstanding player from a young age winning many major championships at club, state, national and international level.

Bree won the Queensland Female Amateur Player of the Year four times and was also the Brookwater Ladies Club Champion four times whilst still a junior and still holds the Ladies course record. Bree has also represented Australia at international level and won the individual gold medal at the Arafura Games in 2009 before turning professional.

Bree now holds ALPG, LPGA Futures and European player tour cards. With a top ten finish in the New Zealand Open and several other top twenty finishes already, Bree is set for a wonderful career and is very proud to be an Ambassador to Brookwater.


Michael Dalgliesh

As a physio, Michael has had many years of experience with elite athletes and teams, and while his passion is golf, he works across many other disciplines including athletics, rugby, cycling, swimming and beach volleyball. Currently, he also works with several schools around Brisbane on athlete development.


Peter Meares

Peter has been one of Queensland's leading sports commentators for the past 35 years. Best known for his hosting of the immensely popular Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 1982 with the ABC, Peter has been a familiar face on television throughout Australia.


Noel Whittaker

With over 45 years experience in the financial services industry, Noel is a co-founder of Whittaker Macnaught - one of Australia's leading financial advisory companies with nearly two billion dollars under management.

Noel was named Australian Investment Planner of the Year for 1988 and, in April 2003, was awarded the Australian Centenary medal in recognition of his services to the financial services industry.





Don Murray
Director Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and Redland

Following an extensive senior management and CEO career in both Australia and Europe, Don joined the Mater in 2002 as the Executive Director of the Mater Private Hospitals in Brisbane and Redland.

Mater’s strategic expansion beyond Mater Hill will see Don lead the establishment of the Mater Health Centre at Brookwater (later 2012) and Mater’s eventual presence in Springfield’s Health City.

Don takes an active role within the health sector and, after a number of years as a member of the Private Hospital Association of Queensland Management Committee, was elected President of that Association in 2011. 

In 2011 Don was made an Ambassador of the Brookwater Golf and Country Club.

A Greater Springfield Community