Deciding to turn Professional at 17 years and following in his Fathers and Brothers footsteps Mark was granted by the P.G.A one of only three invitations as a trainee to compete in Professional Tournaments Australia Wide.
After completing his training Mark went on to play at National P.G.A level and State level P.G.A and won 6 times on the Queensland Sunshine tour (The tour Greg Norman Started his career on).
The highlights of His Major tournaments were top 20 finishes in the Australian Masters at Huntingdale, Queensland Open, PGA championship. Victorsen was the winner of the Sir James Killen Trophy for the best final 36 holes in the P.G.A Championship in a field that included the likes of Major winners Greg Norman, Wayne Grady & Ian Baker-Finch.
Having Played with Players like Norman(3 times), U.S Open and US PGA Champion – Payne Stewart, in addition to the wealth of great players coming out of the state of Queensland, provided Victorsen with a fantastic platform to develop into one of Australia’s Premier coaches. Victorsen has twice won the State P.G.A teams Championships with his Bother John and has also won the State Father & Son Championship with his eldest son Mitchell.
A member of “Golf Magazine” Advisory Coaching Panel, Victorsen has been ranked in Australia’s Top Fifty Coaches since the year 2000.
In addition to his many regular students who’ve been able to greatly improve all facets of their game and become more consistent golfers, in part due to Victorsen’s coaching, a number of his students have gone on to represent at the State and National Level in Australia and Jeremy Langdele was successful in winning the North American Junior College Championships, in Phoenix, Arizona (Jeremy Langdele).
Having His philosophy that “Golf is a simple game, it’s just hard to play”, Victorsen has developed his training methods that are not only successful but easier to understand than many super complicated Training & Teaching systems.
Victorsen who has spent his life around golf, gains as much satisfaction from helping one of his student reduce their handicap from 27 down to 15, as he gets from one of his Elite students winning a State or National title.
With the continued golf equipment development, Victorsen saw a need to research the effect of the club on the swing motion and ball striking of golfers.
In 2003 he was recognized for his development of systems to help in clubfitting and was awarded the title of Master Clubfitter – Victorsen is one of only 8 Worldwide.
Because of his up to date equipment knowledge and his “No Bull” approach , he is keenly sought after by golfers who want equipment advice in selecting the right woods, irons and putters to help them play more consistent golf – allowing them to hit the ball longer, straighter, more accurately and to hole more putts… basically to help them Make Golf Fun Again.
Philosophy on the Game:
“Golf is a simple game, it’s just hard to play!” – Mark Victorsen