Take your golf game to the next level

Golf coaching by award winning professional coach Marcus Wheelhouse. Marcus brings a problem solving, proven pathway for players to elevate their game!

YOUR COACHES

MARCUS WHEELHOUSE

 

Marcus Wheelhouse was a former world number 1 ranked amateur golfer and was a tour player for 12 years worldwide. Marcus is now one of the leading teaching professionals in New Zealand and was voted the NZPGA Coach of the year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 
 

 He is the current Director of teaching at the Royal Auckland and Grange golf club and Akarana Golf club in Auckland, New Zealand. He currently has 3 coaches working for him in different locations and academies. In 2012 Marcus started coaching Ryan Fox who is full time on the European tour and continues to guide his professional career.

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  • Marcus started the game of golf at just 8 years of age.
  • NZ amateur champion 93-94
  • Lake Macquarie in champion in Australia 1994
  • Ranked #1 amateur golfer in the world in 1995
  • Auckland sportsman of the year 1995
  • Won 31 amateur events internationally and in NZ

Marcus turned professional 1996

  • Australasian tour rookie of the year 1996-97
  • Australasian tour member 1996-2008 (three top 10’s)
  • European challenge tour member 1996-2001 (five top 10’s)
  • Nationwide tour and mini tour events 2001-2007

In 2008 Marcus retired from full time playing  began teaching now a AAA NZPGA Member

  •  Wheelhouse golf academy started 2015
  • Winner of prime minister scholarship 2017
  • NZPGA coach of the year 2017 | 2018 | 2019
  • Auckland district golf coach 2015-current
  • Titliest advisory staff member for Acushnet worldwide 2018 – current
  • NZPGA player representative on board 2014-2017
  • Coached Mike Hendry when he won 2017 NZ open
  • Coaches European tour player and winner Ryan Fox and rose to 66 on the OWGR in 2019.

Marcus is based at 3 venues and he hosts corporate golf days, holds golf clinics and provides coaching for all levels of players.

He is proud to have helped so many different levels of both professional and amateur players to get to the next level. He is passionate about learning and is certified in Trackman, Boditrak , Capto putting and TPI.. and uses this technology to measure. Marcus has attended over 25 Major championships coaching and hosting tour groups and is a true student of the game!

 

DOMINIC SAINSBURY

 

Dominic has grown up with golf in his bones. He has been a member of the NZPGA for over 25 years and counting and is passionate about growing the game of golf!

Dominic spent time in Scotland and abroad working with players at all levels, in different coaching environments in Europe before coming back to NZ and working with our ownNZPGA. Dom started his work in the PGA in education before being the General Manager for 5 years. A wealth of knowledge has amounted, and Dominic brings this knowlegde and delivers it in a very simplistic manner.

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Dominic focuses on client’s strengths to help them enjoy their golf more, but also provides a pathway for the technical aspects of playing golf including swing mechanics, putting, chipping, pitching to flourish with the learnings.

Group coaching is something that Dominic really enjoys with the games based learnings and setting a challenge on the course or setting up an environment that can be transferable to your game.

Let Dom teach you your game whilst making sure theexperience is great!

FRASER WILKIN

 

Fraser grew up learning the game at Royal Auckland Golf club and from a young age showed huge potential.  He represented the Club in junior and senior level, was part of multiple winning Bisset Shield teams and was the RAGGC Club Champion.  Fraser then progressed to represent the Auckland province from age 12 through to 24 until he turned professional at the end of 2012.  He played on the Australian PGA tour, the China tour and the NZPGA circuit.  Highlights of Fraser’s professional career are being a two-time champion on the Charles tour, finishing 2nd in a China tour event and shooting a 12 under par 60 at Denerau Golf Club.

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Whilst still playing events throughout NZ to the current day, he has shifted focus towards coaching and is completing his NZPGA full member certification.  Fraser has worked with Marcus for 8 years already and has a strong understanding of coaching principals.  Fraser is quickly building a good client base whilst also helping with our Junior programs, Kings Academy and Member clinics and one-on-one coaching. 

OSCAR SACHS

Oscar returned home to NZ after spending 12 years in USA attending University, playing college golf then touring before turning his hand to coaching 5 years ago.

We welcome Oscar back to Akarana where he grew up playing junior golf and went on to represent Auckland in Junior golf from 2007-2009 before moving onto University.

He has a wealth of knowledge and plenty of experience coaching, particularly junior programs, and he is also available for one-on-one coaching.

Chichi Hu

Chichi has had a strong interest in golf since she was six years old, and at the age of nine, she won the Senior Women’s Club Championships at Royal Wellington Golf Club. Encouraged by her passion, she competed in numerous national and international tournaments and represented Wellington, Palmerston North, and New Plymouth in junior and women’s teams.

In China, she won the HSBC China Junior Championship and the IJGA World Stars Of Junior Golf Championship, but her most notable achievement was shooting a 67 (5 under par) at New Plymouth Golf Club.

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Chichi has always enjoyed the challenge of identifying flaws in her game and working to fix them, so after twelve years of competitive golf, she believes she is ready to help others enjoy the game more as well. She speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hokkien fluently.

Chichi is currently a PGA trainee and is available for one-on-one and two-person coaching, clinics, and junior programmes.

here’s why this system will work for you!

I have been working with Marcus since 2012, starting on the PGA of Australasia and with Marcus’ help working my way onto the European Tour. His knowledge of the game of golf and the golf swing is second to none and it’s a great benefit to have a coach that has played tour level golf and understands it at the highest level.

RYAN FOX

PGA Touring Pro

Marcus has a real talent for immediately understanding your swing, finding the flaws and helping you fix them so you can maximise your potential. My handicap has halved since I have been with Marcus and he has given me such confidence in my game that I have played in the last 5 NZ Opens as an amateur in the pro-am.
KEN MILLAR

I have been lucky enough to have been personally coached by Marcus Wheelhouse over the past 7 years and cannot speak highly enough of his teaching ability. I am pleased to say that my game has improved markedly as a result. He has a very professional nature and energetic personality.

PHIL BRAMWELL

Director - Mondiale Freight

Marcus has an extensive knowledge of the game and is an exceptional coach. Golf is complex for someone like me, a middle aged golfer without any athletic background, but Marcus makes the process easy by breaking down the complicated aspects of golf into pieces so that I can improve my game step-by-step.
REIKO SEGAWA

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