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Emma Fairnie

Certified Professional


Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science, FdSc Professional Golf, Crossfit L1

Position

Teaching Professional


Background & Credentials

AA member of the PGA of Scotland and the NZPGA


Speciality

Junior Development and Ladies Golf


Playing History

As a junior, I represented Scotland from the ages of 12-22. I attended Loretto School on a golf scholarship was an R&A bursar throughout university. In 2007, I represented GB&I at the World University Games in Bangkok. In 2010, I turned professional and regularly competed in the Scottish Young Professionals events and on the Tartan Tour (predominantly male professional tour) where I regularly finished in the top 10. In 2013, I was one of few females ever to qualify for the Scottish PGA Championships held at Gleneagles. I haven't played much since I arrived in New Zealand but hope to play in more events in 2020.


Coaching Profile

I turned professional in 2010 and completed my apprenticeship at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland. I qualified top trainee in Scotland and in 2013 was awarded runner up in the Trainee of the Year Awards for the UK. I was in charge of one of the Scottish Development Centres whcih provided coaching and assistance to up and coming junior players in the East Lothian Area, as well as being heavily involved in Clubgolf, a grass roots association aimed at increasing participation in golf around Scotland. In 2014 I moved to New Zealand to pursue a full time coaching position with the Institute of Golf where I was Programme Development Manager, in charge of programming for both players and coaches, specialising in Junior Development Programming. In 2019, I moved on from IOG to work independently. I am now based at Omaha Golf Club with Golf HQ and work all over Auckland.