Who is Anthony Barkley?
I’m very proud to be the head professional and golf coach at the Rotorua Golf Club due to its history, culture and geothermal nature. We also not only get to meet locals but people from all over the world which is always interesting.
My goal is create a very positive service culture at the club where no matter who you are you will be treated the same. I come from a customer service background and know the benefits of good service so when you come in the shop you will get a great experience.
Anthony (Ant) Barkley
Best Score: 63
We have three full time staff currently. Myself, Greg Ludgate and Same Lee. Greg is my go to man for course bookings and general shop management. Sam Lee is my new Trainee Professional who is in charge of junior golf and in time will be available for general golf coaching as well. The three of us creates a very strong team.
Mid way through last year I invested in a high tech Launch Monitor called a FlightScope. It’s been absolutely awesome as it gives us very accurate data for both coaching and especially club fitting.
With two PGA coaches now we can provide great coaching opportunities. I myself have coached junior golfers to elite level including a Queensland Junior Champion, NZ Maori Women’s Champion and provincial age group champions. I invest in my coaching and attended the 2014 Australasian Coaching Summit so am up to date with modern coaching principles.
I am also currently testing and developing my own coaching system called “Golf180” which has great potential as an effective way for clients to learn.