Find a PGA Pro 

Use of this facility
Please note that this facility has been set up for members of the public to easily contact an active PGA Professional to make coaching session or club fitting enquires or to engage with your local PGA Professional. It is not to be used to advertise to PGA members. Should you wish to do so, please contact the PGA in the first instance.

About the PGA Professional

Member2004PGA Professionals are collectively recognised as the experts in teaching and coaching the game of golf around the world. PGA of New Zealand members earn their status only after completing a three-year traineeship, under the guidance of a fully qualified PGA Member and completing the academic and playing requirements as set by the PGA Academy of Golf.

PGA Professionals are the global leaders in the game of golf. As certified experts in playing and coaching the game, skilled advisers on equipment and technology and experienced personnel in managing day-to-day operations at golf facilities worldwide, The PGA Professional serves to grow interest and participation in golf. The PGA Professional qualifies to work competently in most areas of the golf industry. 

Covering modern teaching and learning methods, coaching and advanced technique analysis, human anatomy, physiology and bio-mechanics - fundamental to understanding the motion of the golf swing;

Game Development/Club Technologies
Includes extensive training and equipment manufacture, club, fitting and maintenance; event management and the growth and development of the game of golf.

Small Business
The PGA Academy Small Business course in association with the PGA International Golf Institute, covers merchandising, finance and administration, modern business principles and human resources;

A complete understanding of golf rules and ethics, career options, workplace organisation, law,  communication and business skills development.

Upon gradulation from the traineeship, PGA of New Zealand full members are eligible to become tournament, teaching and/or club professionals. Only full members of the PGA are able to hold this level of accreditation.

The bottom line is that when you are dealing with a PGA Member, you are benefiting from the very best golfing advice from a fully qualified expert in golf.
PGA Member Case Studies 

PGA Membership Classifications 

All PGA Professionals are engaged in professional development/Continued education


Certified Member

Advanced Member

Master Member

The PGA fulfils a crucial role in establishing standards across the golf industry, pooling resources and sharing ideas with the long-term aim of strengthening the position of PGA Professionals throughout the world as experts in their field right at the heart of golf. Current PGA members have been trained in the following subject areas

  • Business Management
  • Golf Coaching
  • Sports Science
  • Equipment and Technology
  • Rules and Tournament Organisation
  • Working with Children
  • Personal and Career Development

PGA Professionals The Heart of Golf

Courtesy of the PGA’s David Coulcough

Whether its learning to play the game, improving your handicap, equipment advice, custom fitting a new driver, coaching, helping with a ruling, managing a golf club from top to bottom, coaching a top Tour Professional or simply taking a green fee, PGA Professionals pretty much do anything and everything in Golf

Perhaps best of all - they're there to help you, the ordinary golfer - squeeze the most out of this wonderful game that both tantatilises and frustrates in equal measures.

The traditional club professional role is still very much in evidence with pros remaining the focal point of the golf club or driving range - a friendly face to visitors and source of advice and help to members.

Triple major winner Padraig Harrington has no doubts as to the benefits of using a PGA professional:

PGA pros are at the heart of a range of clubs and courses across the world but all share a common commitment to growing and promoting the game. Everyone wants to play to the best of their ability - whether in an Open Championship or the monthly medal - and there's no doubt Coaching sessions with your local PGA professional can help achieve that goal.

Down the years the role of the pro has broadened in step with changes in the golfing landscape brought about by the game's surge in popularity.

As golf has become more popular, opportunities have arisen to enable many pros to specialise in a specific area of the game whether as coaches, teachers, fitness and conditioning experts, golf managers, directors of golf, retailers, custom-fitters or club repairers.

The common denominator uniting the PGA's 300 plus members is the desire to help grow the game of golf and make it an enjoyable experience for amateur players - whether by assisting in achieving a good swing or in the smooth running of a golf club.