Coaching Staff
Whether you are a beginning or experienced golfer, we are here to help you improve your game and gain maximum enjoyment from our wonderful sport.
 
The coaching facilities at the Otago Golf Club are first-class and state of the art. Our all-weather Coaching Centre is sited on the driving range and features Silicon Coach video analysis and Explanar training aids.
 
Using our FlightScope golf swing analyser we are able to three dimensionally track your golf shots, which allows unsurpassed measurement of playing equipment. It is the ultimate piece of club fitting equipment.
 

Shelley Duncan

Director of Golf, NZPGA AAA
  

Shelley is a NZPGA AAA member with 40+ years’ experience in the game, the last 18 years as a professional coach and mentor. The Otago Golf Club is where Shelley’s roots lie, it is where she started playing for Otago and subsequently New Zealand. From those successes she went on to win a golf scholarship to The University of Oklahoma, which also included a couple of years on the United States mini tour. Following a successful outing in The Women’s US Open she made the decision to return to her roots and work to encourage many more people into the wonderful game of golf.

Shelley has a passion and knowledge for the game which is unequalled. During her very successful coaching career many have experienced the fantastic feeling of it all coming together. Shelley’s approach focusses on your technique, control and consistency and takes your game to a higher level.

Shelley works well with all age groups and abilities, she takes every opportunity to encourage more players into the game.

Michael Ormandy

For Michael, golf is what he enjoys doing the most and his career to date makes him the perfect person to learn from – he has been there and done that.

Before joining the team at the Otago Golf Club, he was Development Manager for Sport Otago, where he focssed on getting more into the game of golf. Michael is a selector for a number of the New Zealand amateur teams through NZ Golf. He decided to commit himself to becoming a PGA professional. Right now, he is undertaking the three-year programme of becoming a professional PGA certified professional.

"Michael has a unique style he is patient, thoughtful, and demonstrates empathy with the amateur golfer. He focuses on small changes, which over time, build a better golfer. He knows what it takes to get better and is ready to help you reduce your handicap.