All Your Golf Needs Done By NZPGA Professionals
Golf HQ is where you will find some of the finest golf coaching in Auckland and the Hibiscus Coast. The team of Blake and Hamish are passionate about providing the superior golf coaching and fitting services to their customers. Learn more about the professionals at Golf HQ below and book your next lesson to take your game to the next level.
Meet the Golf HQ Professionals
- Class AA Member of the New Zealand PGA
- Head professional & Owner of Golf HQ
- Head professional at Whangaparaoa GC, Omaha GC & Golf HQ
- Titleist/Footjoy Ambassador
- NZPGA Certified Professional
- Owner of Golf HQ
- Head Professional at Golf HQ & The Omaha Beach Golf Club
- Professional at Whangaparaoa Golf Club, Warkworth Golf Club & Helensville Golf Club
- Ping/Mizuno/Ecco Ambassador
- Class AA member of the PGA of Scotland
- Edinburgh University, BSc Applied Sport Science (Hons.)
- Teaching Professional at Omaha GC
- Owner of Emma Fairnie Golf
I was introduced to golf by my brother and dad when I was 10 at a tiny country golf club in the Scottish Borders. By the time I was 12, I was playing high level junior events as part of the Scottish National Teams, and at 14 gained a golf scholarship to Loretto School just outside Edinburgh. I have always been very sporty and love to give everything a go, so when I left school I decided to study Applied Sport Science at Edinburgh University, and then then turned professional in 2010.
I completed my PGA training at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland, where I was top trainee for all three years of training and was awarded runner-up in the Trainee of the Year Awards in 2013. In 2014, I was ready for a new Challenge and moved to New Zealand to join the Institute of Golf team and after 5 years, wanted to develop my skills by taking on a new goal and working independently from courses around Auckland.
My background in sport sciences has driven much of my golfing methods and philosophies. I believe in creating a swing that is the most efficient and effective way for that player to achieve their goals. Whether you are looking to start golfing or want to take your golf to the next level, I can help you to achieve these goals. I also love working with juniors and have had many successes with multiple players representing New Zealand at age group levels in 2018 and 2019.
- NZPGA Certified Professional
- Callaway Ambassador
- Teaching Professional at Whangaparaoa Golf Club, Omaha Golf Club and Warkworth Golf Club
I picked up golf at the age of 15 having played many sports as a youngster: Tennis, soccer, ice hockey and cricket. I initially loved the social aspects that the game could offer and the idea that there was always something to work on. I enjoyed the fact that every day you could make little improvements towards an ultimate goal and these ideas pushed me to eventually play golf as my number one sport. Straight out of high school I pursued a career as a professional fire fighter however the passion and drive for golf was still very strong. I was able to continue working hard at my game until I was ready to commence my traineeship with the NZ PGA.
I consider it a privilege to be on the golf course or at the range helping people improve and reach their goals whether they are just picking up the game or are playing at a high level. My hope for everyone who comes to see me is that they leave every lesson not just with more ideas about the technical aspects of golf but with a better understanding of how to practice with purpose and make lasting improvements. Coaching is a true passion of mine and the same drive and determination that I used for my own game has now shifted into becoming the best coach I can possibly be through constant learning and up skilling.