Coach Gurney is Andy Gurney: Full NZPGA Member AAA, TPI Certified, Golf coach. He is based out of sunny Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. He also coaches at the Waihi, Omokoroa, and Fairview Golf Clubs.
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 completed the NZPGA/Sport New Zealand 2014 Performance Coach Advance Programme and approaches his coaching holistically. He looks 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's Coaching Philosophy
The Why I do what I do.
I love helping people achieve their dreams. I generate personal satisfaction from being a part of a player’s team that helps them achieve theirs. The bigger the dream, the more I enjoy the opportunity to work with the player.
This is why I believe I am always looking to develop my skills, not only as a golfer and a coach but as a mentor and life-leader. There is so much more to being a truly great coach than just having an excellent understanding of the golf swing. It involves the whole person, the whole player and the attitude that the player brings to the game. I’m always developing myself and my skills so I can do a better job for those that I work with to make them better golfers.
Once we have the dream on paper we can start to create a pathway to achieving it.
“You’ve got to have a plan.”
Once we have plan, then we can get onto the ‘what do you work on’ part of the process. That is what it is: ‘a process’. If you are serious about achieving your ‘Dreams’ then you must be willing to put the time and effort in that is required to make those dreams a reality.
The ‘What’ do we work on part?
Depending on the goal, I believe that we can create a plan to achieve it. If we need to improve your ability off the tee for example, then the use of video, training aids, drills & home exercises may well be the most effective way of learning and improving the skill.
This is done on a case by case basis as no two golfers have the same body, limitations and swings. In preparation for developing the plan, we will work together to identify your needs, and then we will move forward so that your golf game improves, and so will your sense of achievement and enjoyment of life.
Success breeds success.