PGA Professional Full AA
Golf Professional and Golf Industry Consultant, Resident Professional, Chisholm Links
Background and Credentials
1983-85 Apprentice at the Miramar GC in Wellington. 85-87 Golf Professional at the TeAwamutu Golf Club, 87-90 lived in Carmel California. Caddied at Pebble Beach 89 & 90. 1990 -93 lived in Calgary & Banff Canada. 93-96 Golf Professional at the Wanganui Golf Club. 96 -2000 CEO of Prosimmon Golf Canada. 2000-02 Golf Industry consultant involved in tech projects relating to golf, golf product development and golf distribution. 2003 - present Golf Professional at the Chisholm Park Golf Club. 2008 - present NZPGA Board member/Director of Education.
Focus on golf operations, golf tourism and the business of golf. What brings people to the game, how to grow the game, the golf dollar and how the golf distribution market operates.
Nothing of note. Just loved the game. Played in the 1984 and 85 NZ Open and 85 & 86 Air New Zealand Shell Open.
Have taught golfers of all levels here in NZ and in Canada. Spent time with some of the great teachers and have learnt watching them. The short game with Paul Runyan. Mac O Grady, Ben Doyle, Dave Stockton and Jim Flick. Worked as a range assistant for the Golf Digest Golf Schools in Carmel 1988 & 89. Authorised Golfing Machine Instructor. Manawatu Wanganui Golf Coach 1994 & 95.