About Coach Gurney
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.
About Coach Stacey
Stacey is an NZPGA Trainee Professional and TPI Certified (Titleist Performance Institute) Coach and is bringing her passion for the helping people and for golf together to create and athlete centered holistic approach to player development and is really passionate about getting people into golf.
Stacey has played golf from the age of 4 years old following in her fathers footsteps developing a love for the game, she then moved on to become an Auckland representative and at a club level played both Mens and Womens pennants teams and won club multiple championships.
After completing her diploma in Athlete development (for golf) Stacey then left NZ at age 18 Stacey travelled over to the USA and spent some time teaching juniors at one of the summer camps where her program had the most participation the camp had seen in many years. It was her love of the sport and passion for people that achieved this, with many children attending her sessions at every opportunity.
During a spell away from the game Stacey was raising two children, and pursed a successful career as a Real Estate agent and Outdoor Education. Returning to the game Stacey wants to give new players the opportunity to discover passion for the game and develop themselves both as a player and as people. Stacey has had extensive experience and knowledge in working with young people, she has an open honest and positive approach and believes everyone should have the opportunity to play and achieve at their own level.