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Rhys Watkins

Certified Professional

Current Position

Professional Coach at Feilding Golf Club

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Background & Profile

Completed the PGA Traineeship in 2020. Worked for Manawatu Wanganui Golf and then for Golf New Zealand for 10 years in Golf development and participation growth roles, and previous to that was the General Manager of the Manawatu Golf Club from 2007 - 2011. Have also worked in Marketing/Graphic Design and customer service roles.

Personal Values and Philosophy

Everyone is an equal - always treat people how you would expect to be treated. The game of golf should be accessible to everyone.

Products & Services

Coaching and club fitting at Feilding Golf Club / Indoor Simulator Coaching from home

Qualifications and Playing History

Academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and Diploma in Design and Multimedia from UCOL. Played as a keen amateur for 30 years, representing the districts of Taranaki and Manawatu Wanganui at National Interprovincial level. Won a handful of open district events, and a number of Club Championships, mainly at Manawatu Golf Club. Still a keen player, and have now played a handful of Pro-Am's for the enjoyment only. Happy to attempt to mix it with the young crowd, but quite clearly my best playing days are behind me!

Favorite Golfing Quote/Moment

"They always said there would be days like these"