Andy Gurney - Bay of Plenty


Andy GurneyCoach Gurney is Andy Gurney:
Full NZPGA Member AAA, TPI Certified, Head of Golf Instruction & Co-Director @ Golf Fit Ltd situated out of the Omanu Golf Club in sunny Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Andy has been teaching golf since 2003 and has been a full NZPGA member since 2005. Golf has taken him to the UK and the US, where he has visited and played courses such as St Andrew's and Kingsbarnes in Fife, Scotland; The Congressional Course and Spyglass in the US, as well as visiting the TPI Headquarters in San Diego. He also has had experience caddying at both the Australian and New Zealand Opens, as well as teaching and coaching golf to all ages and levels of experience.
Andy is currently one of the NZPGA's 2014 Performance Coach Advance Programme Candidates, and approaches his coaching holistically: looking at your psychological and physical health on and off the course, and providing support and feedback on all aspects of the game you need help with.

Andy is available to coach at the Omanu, Omokoroa and Waihi Golf Clubs.
Phone: 07 575 5957
Cell: 021 040 7916

Bob McDonald - Bay of Plenty

Bob McDonaldTeaching Professional, Snappers Golf Range, Mount Maunganui

Background and Credentials

Former Club Professional Glenelg Golf Club Adelaide South Australia Former South Australia State Junior Squad Coach Former Coach to Tasman,Manawatu,Auckland Golf EX Assistant NZ National Coach Coach/adviser to Many top amateur and Professional Players both New Zealand and South Korea .A partial list include Richard Best,Richard Lee ,Tim Wilkinson, Sharon[ Shin Ae] Ahn,Andrew[Sung Joon] Park,Terry Kendall,Steve Gordon, Simon Owen ,Barry Vivian and occasional adviser to Bob Charles.

Ball striking technique . Coach the Player not "The Method" There are many good methods. Find one to suit the Player. Balance number 1 fundamental. Level Swing no injury to the player

Playing History

Competed NZ and Aust Tour , Asia Senior Tour Over 150 events With players such as Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle ,Gary Player ,Gene Littler, Lee Trevino, George Knudsen, Mark O'Mera, David Graham, Bill Dunk,To name but only a few. Winner Several minor Pro Am Best 9 hole score 29 Royal Adelaide back 9 South Aust Open 1987
Coaching Profile

Attendee at Countless coaching Seminars /Conferences mainly USA and Australia. Some Coaches worked with include Kel llewelyn, Peter Croker,Paul Hart, Allan Murray [Singapore]Mal Tongue,Paul Runyan ,Dale Lynch, Received Advice from greats such as Peter Tomson ,Kel Nagle Norman Von Nida ,Lee trevino Gary Player ,Sam Snead,Jimmy Ballard, and many others, Attendee Pro Tour Events South Korea and Japan

PGA Professional FULL AAA
Phone: 021 634 970

Teaching at Snappers Golf Driving Range 2 Mataphi Road Omanu
Mt Maunganui Whakatane Golf Centre
Whakatane Golf Club


Jan Higgins - Tauranga

Jan HigginsJan Higgins has been playing golf for 34 years and represented New Zealand in junior and senior teams from 1985 to 1991. New Zealand No1 for 3 years!
- Australian Amateur Champion 1990
- Indian Amateur Champion 1990
- 2nd individual in World Cup 1990
- Winners Queen Sirikit Cup 1990 (both team and individual honours)
- Commonwealth Teams Events
- World Cups 1988 and 1990
- 2nd individual in World Cup 1990
- The First Tee lifeskills and golf programme
- Kiwi Golf School programmes
- NCEA College programmes

Turned professional and competed on the Japanese Ladies Professional Tour for two years before returning to New Zealand to have a family.

Began coaching in 1995 and has been helping players to improve their game for the past 19 years.

Phone: 021-848477