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19 Centennial Drive, Palmerston North - 06 3578793 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Whether you are looking for individual coaching or want to get into golf through our “Get into Golf” clinics or our award winning “Discover Golf” program, you can be sure that the team at the Manawatu Golf Shop has programs and times to suit everyone. With lessons and coaching available seven days a week and a weather protected practise fairway, once you make an appointment you can be sure your lesson will go ahead whatever the weather may bring.
To book a lesson contact the Golf Shop on 06 3578793 extn 1 or email email@example.com or click here to book online.
Alan Hyatt - Director of Golf
Alan grew up in Nelson and took up the game of golf in 2002 at the age of 14 playing amateur representative golf for Nelson & Tasman from 2003-2006. It was during this time that Alan decided to make a career out of his golf and in 2007 he started his NZPGA trainee-ship at the Manawatu Golf Shop. Alan finished his trainee-ship as "Player of the Year", and was runner-up Trainee of the Year for the class of 2009.
After taking a short break from the Pro Shop Alan again joined the team at the Manawatu Golf Shop in 2010 and has built up a strong reputation for his coaching skills from juniors, beginners, club members and elite players. Coaching is a passion for Alan and as an accomplished player himself he understands what it takes to play the game at a high level.
Alan enjoys playing in the various NZ PGA events when he gets the chance with his best finish being place at the Electronet Poverty Bay Pro-Am tournament.
Alan's skills and personality make him a valuable team member so if it is a lesson you are looking for or advice on any area of the game of golf you simply cannot go wrong by talking to and dealing with Alan as you can be sure that he has your very best interests at heart.
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André White - Head Coach
André came into golf by being introduced to the sport as a 17 year old at school. Having not found a sport that really gelled with him, golf filled this void. Only 2 1/2yrs years after taking it up André was a trainee Golf Professional and had qualified for and was playing in his first New Zealand Open Championship.
After completing his Trainee-ship as New Zealand’s “Trainee of the Year”, André played throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and Asia in Professional Tournaments winning a number of Pro-Am events.
In 1992 André accepted the position as Golf Professional at the Palmerston North Golf Club and held the position until 2005 during which time he was awarded “Manawatu’s Retailer of the Year” and “Manawatu’s Coach of the Year”.
In 2005 André moved to the Manawatu Golf Club as the Head Golf Professional and has remained part of a successful Club, membership, retail and coaching operation.
During his time in the Manawatu André has been an integral part of award winning elite athlete development programs and award winning grass roots introductory coaching programs. He has helped golfers of all ability levels from US PGA tour players and Web.Com Tour winners to Golf Professionals just starting their career, from New Zealand Amateur Champions to New Zealand Girls Champions, from national and district representative players to beginners new to the game.
While there is prestige and recognition that comes from teaching high profile players some of André’s most satisfying moments come from new players and club golfers that come in with stories of their successes and improvement.
André specifically remembers the very first golf shot he ever hit as the feeling of seeing the ball fly to the other end of the rugby field at school was in his words “Euphoric”. This one shot changed the course of André’s life. As he knows just how powerful the feeling of hitting a great golf shot can be, André works hard during each and every lesson to give his students the very same thrill he
experienced with his first golf shot.
Whether it be how to start or how to improve, when it comes to lessons and
equipment, you can be assured that André has a wealth of experience to give
you the best advice possible.