Mary brings a passion for working with new golfers,
and extensive experience working with adults & children
to fulfill their health, recreational & well being goals
through sport & fitness.
Mary has an enthusiastic and encouraging personality, camaraderie and humor are hallmarks of her coaching style.
After graduating from PE School in Otago she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and then took up the opportunity to dance in a professional contemporary Dance company in NZ and then studied and danced in the USA for a few years.
On her return she became involved in teaching a Fitness Dance Programmme and directed that Programmme and its many teachers for 9 years. When her children got to school age she took up golf particularly to play with her Dad which was always a wish of hers.
"Thanks Mary..I'm just loving your teaching style and the lessons, you make it fun, relevant and meaningful! Looking forward to next week !
Mary trained coached and convened juniors at Paraparumu Beach Golf Club for 8 years including the highly successful years in junior golf development in the mid 2000's.
She has since trained as an NZPGA Development Coach and Flightscope Professional (in 3D Dopler Radar Technology) sounds sophisticated....she doesn't use that amount of technology in her coaching :) A small ES12 distance recorder is perfect for the sort of measuring she uses in the new player programme.
She has created a pathway for new adults wanting to take up the game by offering her programme after the always popular Love Golf Days. The Love Golf Days are offered annually in the Spring and lead on to the New Player Programme which takes advantage of the daylight savings evenings in the Summer and Autumn.
Her golf training and experience has allowed her to develop the New Player Programme which yields outstanding numbers who are keen and committed to continuing with the game. Her creative experience as a choreographer linked with her knowledge of teaching, sport and the body provides a refreshing and infectious approach to golf coaching
She is highly dedicated to growing the game at the Community level