Position
Senior Coach, Pod Leader


Describe your role at BGGA?
To be a transformational leader, not just to the students but also within this great coaching team at BGGA.  Sharing ideas and best practices of how we can improve the experience for the students.  Design the day-to-day schedule that will enable the students to develop not only their golfing skills but to push them outside their comfort zone which will give the students opportunities to learn, evolve and grow.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
Traveling to tournaments with the students.  You get to know the students outside golf and this helps with building a rapport with the students and them ultimately buying into the program.

How did you get started in golf?
My older brother started which got my parents involved and then the whole family (mum, dad and four boys) were all playing. My mother is the most successful golfer of the family, as she has won her club championship 10 times.

 

Why do you love the game of golf?
You learn so many life skills through the game of golf.  These life skills help shape and develop your character as a person.


What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“Be a lifelong learner.  Never have the belief that you know everything you need to know about a subject, there is always something new to learn. “ – David Leadbetter


What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
Salmon patties


What is always stocked in your refrigerator?
Cheese and ice cream


If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Moscenicka Draga, Croatia.  Relaxed lifestyle by the beach spending the days swimming, fishing, boating and eating great food with friends.

Is there anything you are addicted to? Or can’t live without?
Family time


What movie do you watch again and again?
Gladiator


Where is your favorite place to travel and why?
Italy. It has everything: Amazing culture, incredibly grand architecture, diverse scenery, incredible coastline, beautiful people who know how to dress and fantastic food.


What’s one thing we don’t know about you?
I represented New Zealand as a Trampolinist


Favorite quote?
“Success is a piece of mind which is a direct result of knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”  – Coach John Wooden


Favorite sport besides golf?
Fly Fishing

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