MEET THE TEAM!
WELCOME TO THE CLUBROOM TEAM
The home of golfing excellence is at The Clubroom, our custom pro shop provides a premium range of golf equipment and expert advice to golfers at any level.
Here at The Clubroom, we pride ourselves on the culture and environment we have created and the experience we provide our customers. We are in an exciting growth phase and now have three NZ-based stores to share our decades of combined experience in the golf industry with NZ’s fellow golf nuts!
THE CLUBROOM AUCKLAND
After completing his PGA traineeship at the end of 2018, David Feeney brings 15 years of golf experience to his role. Having played for three different provinces in Senior Representative Golf, David has honed his skills both on and off the course. With eight years of experience in the retail sector and fitting, David has developed a passion for providing exceptional customer service and loves the excitement of helping people find the right gear for their game. If you're in the Auckland area and looking for top-quality golf equipment and expertise, David is the perfect person to turn to.
With over two decades of experience in the golf industry, James has been assembling clubs for some of the top brands since 1998, including Spalding, Hogan, Nicklaus, Cleveland, Mizuno, Ping alterations, and Wilson. At his home club of Muriwai, James has been a key member of the team, helping them win eight Nobilo Pennant Titles. He has also represented North Harbour in age group and senior teams, showcasing his skills on the course. With his wealth of experience and expertise, James is the go-to person for expert fitting and in-depth club fitting information. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer, James can help you find the right equipment to improve your game. So, don't hesitate to get in touch.
Jim Cusdin, a former professional golfer with eight years of experience playing in both New Zealand and overseas, has recently moved to Auckland. He has a deep passion for the sport and is committed to staying at the forefront of the golfing industry by continuously upskilling. Utilizing cutting-edge technology available in-store and a variety of other services, Jim is well-equipped to take your golf game to the next level. His dedication to golf and his extensive knowledge of the latest advancements in golf equipment and techniques make him a valuable asset to any golfer looking to improve their game.
Keegan Wiltshier, a former high-level amateur golfer. After completing his Business Management Degree at the University of Waikato, Keegan represented the Bay of Plenty in both junior and senior teams. Keegan won the 2015 New Zealand Maori Golf Nationals, which was a significant accomplishment. Keegan's knowledge of the game and his attention to detail have made him a key part to The Clubroom. Part time Keegan is now using his skills and experience to help professional golfer Harry Hillier as his caddie over in the USA.
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.
Steven Kuggeleijn is a passionate and dedicated individual. With a strong background in the sport and a relentless drive to excel, Steven is quickly making a name for himself within The Clubroom Golf Shop.
Steve's journey in the golfing world has seen him caddy at the prestigious Tara Iti Golf Club, where he had the unique opportunity to work closely with seasoned golfers and gain invaluable insights into the game. Steve is excited to start his apprenticeship at The Clubroom Golf. His commitment to excellence, combined with his deep knowledge of golf equipment and accessories, makes him a valuable addition to the team.
THE CLUBROOM ALBANY
Hayden McCallum is located at The Clubroom Albany. With a background in golf, Hayden has previously worked at the Akarana Golf Club and Waitemata Golf Club. Hayden has a strong understanding of the technical aspects of golf equipment and works closely with customers to ensure they have the right equipment to improve their game. Hayden's expertise in golf equipment and his passion for the sport make him a valuable asset to the golf community at The Clubroom Albany.
Dan Crook is a highly skilled club fitter with a passion for helping golfers improve their game. He also runs a fitness business called SportFitDC, where he applies his knowledge and expertise to help athletes become stronger and more resilient. As a TPI Certified Sport Specific Strength Coach, Dan has a deep understanding of the importance of physical fitness and how it relates to golf performance. In addition to his fitness business, Dan has excelled in the retail sector, where he has helped countless golfers find the right equipment to enhance their game. With his dedication and expertise, Dan is committed to helping golfers of all levels achieve their full potential on the course.
Chase McKewon is a highly skilled club fitter and a former NZ Long Drive Champion. Known for his incredible distance off the tee, Chase has made a name for himself in the golf industry. With years of experience in retail, Chase has honed his skills in helping golfers find the right equipment to take their game to the next level. He has a passion for helping golfers of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals, achieve their full potential. Chase's knowledge and expertise in club fitting, coupled with his impressive driving abilities, make him a valuable asset to any golfer looking to improve their game.
Sam Reese is a skilled club fitter 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.
THE CLUBROOM TAURANGA
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.
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.
CARSON VAN ASSELT
Carson Van Asselt is an exceptional club fitter who is currently undergoing his PGA Traineeship. Having played at a high level throughout his career, Carson has represented the Bay of Plenty golf team on multiple occasions as part of their Junior and Senior Teams. Hailing from Ohope, where he developed his love for the game, Carson is a true golf enthusiast who is always excited about the latest and greatest products to hit The Clubroom Shop floor. With his deep knowledge of the sport and commitment to helping golfers of all levels improve their game, Carson is a valuable addition to the team.
Shania Cooke is a talented golfer who has recently joined The Clubroom golf retail store. She plays off a 9 handicap and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. With her passion for golf and love for the sport, Shania is committed to providing exceptional customer service and helping customers find the perfect gear to improve their game.
Zoe has been a reporter in Tauranga for more than a decade, writing for the Bay of Plenty Times and formerly SunLive. Seeking a change in career and lifestyle, she now joins The Clubroom team. Zoe classes herself as an extremely beginner golfer. While she hasn’t managed to sneak any extra tips from her husband Hayden, she has been enjoying learning the game through the Ladies Super 6s and is excited for the opportunity to play more golf. She looks forward to meeting you all over the coming days and encourages you to come and say hi.