The Clubroom Coaching

THE Clubroom Coaching!

The Clubroom Coaching

Elevate Your Game with our Clubroom Coaching Team!

Who are The Clubroom Coaches?

The Clubroom Golf Coaching Team comprises seasoned professionals dedicated to honing golf skills and cultivating a love for Golf.

With extensive experience in both playing and teaching Golf, each member brings a unique blend of expertise to the table.

Their collective knowledge is deeply rooted in their coaching training provided by the PGA of New Zealand, where they've undergone rigorous training and certification processes.

From perfecting swings to mastering course management, they tailor their coaching approach to suit every player's individual needs. With a passion for excellence and a commitment to fostering growth, The Clubroom Golf Coaching Team stands as a beacon of guidance and inspiration for golf enthusiasts at every level.

What will getting a Golf Lesson help me achieve?

The Clubroom Golf Coaching Team, comprised of PGA NZ Qualified Coaches, offers an unparalleled golfing experience marked by expertise, precision, and personalized guidance.

With their rigorous training and certification through the Professional Golfers' Association of New Zealand (PGA NZ), these coaches bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to help you as a Golfer achieve your golfing goals.

Participants can expect comprehensive instruction tailored to their skill level and goals, whether they're beginners seeking fundamental techniques or seasoned players aiming to refine their game.

From mastering the swing mechanics to enhancing mental resilience on the course, The Clubroom's PGA NZ Qualified Coaches provide a holistic approach to golf instruction, ensuring that every individual receives the tools and support needed to excel in their golfing journey.


Mark Purser

Growing up across from Hamilton Golf Club, Mark Purser played extensively as an amateur and professionally from 2007, competing in Asia, Australia, and the United States.

Purser was part of a talented Waikato academy cohort in the early 2000s, which included golfers like Brad Shilton, Matt Holten, Richard Wright, James Gill, Mark Boe, and Jim Cusdin. 

As a full-time coach, Mark is dedicated to helping golfers achieve their personal goals through personalized training programs and expert guidance. 

In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Mark also works part-time in the store, where he shares his knowledge of golf equipment and gear, ensuring that customers find the perfect products to enhance their performance. 


The Clubroom - Hayden Beard


Hayden Beard is a fully qualified PGA Professional who graduated from Waikato University with an Accounting Degree in 2012. However, his love for golf led him to turn professional and play in Australia and Asia for five years. After gaining valuable experience on the course, Hayden decided to share his knowledge with others. He is particularly passionate about helping junior golfers and hosts a lot of junior clinics, including school groups during school terms. With his expertise and enthusiasm for the game, Hayden is dedicated to helping young players improve their skills and reach their full potential.


Jackson Price is a fully qualified PGA Professional who has now joined The Clubroom Tauranga team. Jackson started playing golf at a young age after being gifted his grandma’s old clubs for Christmas. At age 21, he decided to take a break from golf and join the Australian Defence Force as a rifleman. After four years in the military, Jackson fell back in love with golf and decided to complete his NZ PGA traineeship. Originally from Australia, Jackson made the move across the ditch in 2020. Jackson is excited to now be offering professional golf lessons and coaching at The Clubroom Tauranga alongside director Hayden Beard.  Jackson loves the fun challenge of the game, and can’t wait to continue helping players progress their golfing goals.

The Clubroom - Jay Carter

Jay Carter

Jay Carter is a highly experienced golf coach who has been based at Tauranga Golf Club since 2006. During this time, he has helped numerous players achieve their golfing goals. Jay's impressive coaching credentials have led him to become the current Golf New Zealand High Performance Coach. With his wealth of knowledge and experience, he is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their own golfing aspirations. Jay utilizes the latest in golf technology, including TrackMan and SAM Putt Lab, to ensure his clients receive the most accurate and valuable feedback possible. He is also one of only a select few coaches in the country who is Aimpoint certified, demonstrating his commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies in the sport.



Fraser Wilkin is a dedicated golf professional with a passion for the game that began at a young age. He grew up just across the road from a golf course where he started playing at the age of five, and has been hooked ever since. Over the years, Fraser has worked in various roles and organizations within the golf industry, and he continues to pursue his love for the game today.

Currently, Fraser is working part-time at The Clubroom Newton Road while also coaching at the Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club. He is collaborating with Marcus Wheelhouse, the coach of renowned golfer Ryan Fox, to help players of all skill levels hone their golfing abilities.

Fraser's extensive experience in the sport includes playing professionally in Australasia and China for the past seven years, both during and after his time at university. He is now combining his deep knowledge of the game with a passion for teaching and helping others improve their skills.

Scottie Hill

It’s a lot easier for me to talk about my coaching philosophy than myself but I will manage a bit of both as they are very much intertwined.

I found the game trying to generate a bit of spending money searching for / stealing balls  and selling them to the shop at Golf City in Palmerston North, one day Warren the owner gave us a half set of clubs each instead of payment and off we went and a love affair started that has continued for nearly 40 years. 

I begun working in the pro shop at Manawatu Golf Club pretty much the day I turned 15 and my apprenticeship to become a professional at 18.

My focus was very much on playing through my 20’s and 30’s, got to travel to some wonderful places, play some beautiful golf courses, work with some great coaches, biomechanics, sports psychologists, mentors and spend time and compete with a lot of talented golfers. I shifted to coaching full time in 2010. 



Sam Reese is a skilled club fitter & Coach who is currently completing his PGA Traineeship. With a background in high-level competitive golf, having represented North Harbour in various age groups, Sam has a deep understanding of the game and what it takes to perform at a high level. In retail, Sam has developed a reputation for his expertise in helping golfers find the right equipment to enhance their game. He takes pride in his ability to work with players of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals, to help them achieve their goals on the course. With his dedication to the sport and passion for helping others improve, Sam is a valuable asset to any golfer looking to take their game to the next level.


Richard has over 20 years of playing experience, learning his craft on the NZPGA, Australasian, One Asia, Asian, Japanese and European Golf Tours. Whilst golf is a very technical sport.

Richard's philosophy is to keep lessons as simple as possible. This approach will help to keep the fluidity in your golf swing by not tightening up with too many thoughts, ultimately giving you more enjoyment for the game.