Best trainee in Australia – again

By Robert Muir

For the second consecutive year, Frazer Droop has won Australia Trainee of the Year Player.

Frazer, who turned 22-years-of-age in early December, has just completed his second year of the three-year trainee golf professional apprenticeship.

It is another remarkable achievement by the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort Pro Shop employee.

Up to 300 trainee golf professionals in Australia ranging from first to third year trainees were considered by Golf Digest for the best performed trainee golf professional for 2018. Frazer’s announcement was made a few days before Christmas.

Highlights of his excellent 12 months included winning the Victorian State Trainees Championship at Tocumwal, winning the NSW State Traineeship at Riverside Oaks and finishing fourth at Cape Schanck in the Victorian PGA Championships. 

At Cape Schanck, in October, he broke the course record by two strokes after firing an eight-under-par 62. It is still the course record.

“It’s good, to have your name on something,” the modest star told the Yarrawonga Chronicle of his back-to-back best national trainee award. “It means you’re going the right way at something.”

Frazer’s aims for 2019 “will be much of the same” and “getting into a few more of the bigger tournament events so I can finish with a fair bit more experience in big events.”