Coaching and Club Fitting

We’re passionate about helping golfers of all levels improve their game and have a great time on the course. We have three teaching professionals Michael Henderson, Shelley Duncan, and Callum Patrick  ( 3rd Year Apprentice), who are all members of NZPGA.

Michael has been a professional for over 40 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the game. Mike has a great love for the game and still plays regularly. He has worked in many clubs and driving range facilities all over the world but is enjoying being back home where a did his apprenticeship at the Otago Golf Club. Mike enjoys educating players about the game of Golf and helping people understand their own game.

Shelley has been a teaching professional for over 24 years and her passion is to teach the game of golf. She gets great satisfaction watching her players develop and improve their skills. Shelley has played the game for more than 45 years at all levels both as an amateur and professional. Although she is now the General Manager at our club, she still makes time to fit in a limited amount of coaching. Shelley coaches experienced golfers and those new to the game, be they young or old.
Callum is currently in his final year of his traineeship to become a qualified PGA Professional. Last year in 2023 he was named Trainee of the Year for all second-year trainees. Callum has played golf from a young age and still loves to play often. He has been teaching regularly and is growing more as a golf coach. Callum is enthusiastic about growing the game and teaching people ways that will help them enjoy their own game.

Our coaching programs are tailored to everyone’s needs and goals. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced player seeking to fine-tune your skills, our experienced staff can help you achieve your objectives.

Our coaching philosophy is based on developing a solid foundation of fundamentals, including grip, posture, alignment, and swing mechanics. We use state-of-the-art technology, including launch monitor and video analysis, to provide accurate and detailed feedback on your swing.

In addition to individual coaching, we also offer group clinics for players of all ages and skill levels. These programs are a great way to learn in a fun and social environment, and to meet other golfers who share your passion for the game.

Club fitting is another important aspect of improving your golf game. We offer custom fitting services of top brands Titleist, Ping and Wilson for drivers, irons, wedges, and putters. Our expert fitters will analyse your swing and recommend the perfect combination of club head, shaft, and grip to optimize your performance and help you hit more accurate and consistent shots.

Our fitting process includes a thorough analysis of your swing, as well as a discussion of your preferences and goals. We use the latest technology, including launch monitor and ball flight simulator, to ensure that you get the best possible fit for your game.

We believe that coaching and club fitting are essential to improving your game and enjoying the sport to its fullest. Contact us today to learn more about our coaching programs and custom fitting services, and to take the first step toward achieving your golfing goals.

One-on-one coaching sessions are carried out, Monday to Saturday, at the Otago Golf Club Driving Range or in our all-weather Coaching Centre.

Professionals Michael Henderson, Shelley Duncan, and Callum Patrick (Apprentice)

(03) 467 2096

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