Golf Coaching

Are you tired of practicing with no direction or plan of how to improve technically, tactically or mentally? Want to learn and implement great habits and fundamentals fast forwarding you're learning and improvement?  Hastings Golf Centre have two NZPGA qualified Golf Professionals who are passionate about helping Beginners, Elite, Young,  Old, Male, Female, and the weekend warrior. Wether you want to be the best you can be, Hit longer and straighter shots on our driving range, or simply not feel embarrassed the next game you have with your friends or family we are here to help . Hastings Golf Centre have some of the best value coaching and coaching programmes in Hawkes Bay. 

Whether you need help to get the ball going forward as a complete beginner, to fix your slice, have an injury to work around or are looking for the next level with your game, our coach is here to help.

Meet Our Team

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GABRIEL WHINCOP - PGA Coaching Professional

Gabriel is a Certified NZPGA Golf professional and Head of coaching at Hastings Golf Centre. Gabriel is local to Hawkes Bay learning the game as a junior playing out of the Maraenui Golf Club in Napier.  He has been part of the Hastings Golf Centre since its conception in 2017 and qualified as a NZPGA professional in 2020. Gabriel is passionate about guiding all golfers down their desired pathway of learning the game. Helping them create an understanding around how outcomes are achieved to develop an independent player.


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BEN HARWOOD -  PGA Coaching Professional - Manager

Ben is a certified NZPGA Golf Professional and manager of the Hastings Golf Centre, Ben has recently moved back to Hawkes Bay with his family after spending three years as a golf professional and director of golf on the Coromandel peninsula. Ben learnt to play and develope his golf in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty whilst representing Waikato in junior and under 19 level golf. Ben completed a PGA traineeship at the Manaswatu Golf Club in 2019 spending four years with the club learning the trade and developing his own game, coaching and small business skills. Ben's coaching background is heavily in junior/youth golf development , beginner and coaching programmes . He is passionate about coaching,  giving golfers whether beginner, intermediate or elite an understanding of how they need their bodies to move/perform in order to maximise their potential with a golf club in hand. Ben's passionate about fitness, mobility and strength and how this relates to a golfers potential. 


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STUART DUFF - Range Assistant (Great Golfer)

Stuart (Stu) Has been with the range since January 2024 and brings a wealth of golf and sporting knowledge. Stu fomerly a professional cricket player for Central Districts from 1985-1996 fell in love with the game of golf and has grafted it into a fine art. Still one of NZ's top amateur golfers, NZ National Senior Golf Champion two times running and Asia Pacific Senior Champion in 2019 he needs no introduction when it comes to swinging a golf club. Stu plays out of the Hatings Golf Club (Bridge Pa) and you will find him out there most chances he gets to play. Stu brings not only experience and golfing expertise to the team at Hastings Golf Centre but a personable and friendly manner to match. The most humble good golfer we know, he's sure to help you out whe you come in to visit. 


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AUSTIN- Range Boy - Assistant


Golf Coaching Prices

$80 - 1 x 45 miute Coaching session with either Ben or Gabriel  

$220 - 3 x 45 minute coaching sessons with either Ben or Gabriel  (Recomended lesson package is used within a 3 month time frame to benefit the golfer)

$340 - 5 x 45 minute coaching sessions with either Ben or Gabriel  (Recomended lesson package is used within a 6 month time frame to benefit the golfer)


Coaching with Ben and Gabriel may include:

+ Video analysis

+ FlightScope launch monitor

+ Long term training plans

+ Club fitting/WOF

Ready to lift your game?

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