Shani is a passionate golf professional dedicated to striving for excellence in all aspects of life and her career. Shani’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the game of golf through providing leading edge teaching and community programs to the golf industry as well as helping existing golfers get the most enjoyment out of their favourite pastime.
Shani’s passion for golf began at the age of 14 when she vividly remembers making her first par and the impact that had on her passion for the game.
Bunbury Golf Club was Shani’s first club where she remembers practicing landing balls in between kangaroos on the range and imagining holing putts to win the British Open on the practice putting green. She gets a kick out of the reaction from first time juniors when they see the wildlife just hanging out on the range.
Shani turned professional in January 1991 at the age of 21. She developed a highly successful international career with highlights including winning 3 times on the Ladies European Tour, losing a playoff in the 2003 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship on the LPGA and finishing 3rd in the 2002 US Women’s Open.
As a teaching professional Shani runs the Shani Waugh Golf School which is a well-respected business catering for all level of golfers. Shani has learned so much from her own coaches, peers and fellow players and believes this experience has enabled her to offer coaching to a wide variety of golfers, ranging from first time participants through to established club golfers and elite level performers.
“I believe that whether I am working with my students or in a more administrative environment, I am a reliable, honest and enthusiastic team member. A memorable day at work for me is when my students achieve their milestones and seeing others on the path towards sustained improvement. A special mention has to be the sight of a new golfer’s reaction when experiencing THAT perfect contact for the first time. That’s right up there!”
Shani Waugh's career Achievements
Ladies European Tour
2003 - Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
2002 - 3rd US Women's Open
2007 - 2012 - Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Board Member
2008 - Current- Shani Waugh Golf School Teaching Professional
2012 - 2018 - Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) President