WARRNAMBOOL Golf Club has appointed the experienced Trent Wieland as its new head golf professional. Wieland brings more 20 years experience in the industry with a range of specialist areas including golf operations, tuition, specialist product knowledge, fitting and repairs, retail sales and golf development. The New South Wales-based pro, who comes to Warrnambool from Toukley Golf Club on the central coast, will start in the role in early May after 12 years in his current role. Wieland, who learnt his craft at Tamworth Golf Club in country NSW before moving to Toukley, has also played tournament golf throughout Australasia and caddied on the Web.Com (now Korn Ferry) Tour in the USA earlier in his career. He is also passionate about junior and women's golf development and is eager to provide opportunities to increase participation and the profile of golf in the region. WGC undertook a recruitment campaign through the PGA of Australia in late February that attracted significant interest, following the resignation of Craig Bonney, the club's head golf professional for the past 22 years. Listen to the latest episode of our weekly episode The Booletin and Beyond: Warrnambool Golf Club president Paul Blain said it's an exciting time for the club. "Most importantly, he is motivated to run a professional and dynamic business to service our diverse customer base," he said. "After 22 years, Craig has left a significant legacy at our club and the incoming professional will certainly have big shoes to fill. "However, we're confident that our Trent will bring the same passion and drive for golf that our members expect and we look forward to providing him a warm welcome. "The club is fortunate to have had significant interest in this position and Trent was a stand-out amongst the applicants. "Not only does he have strong experience and knowledge as a golf professional, but his passion for golf development and the latest product technology and performance will be of great benefit to our members and the club." Bonney, who joined the Younger Street-based club in 1999, resigned from his role in January. Have you signed up to The Standard's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in the south-west.