Karori Teaching Pro - Stephen Wood

We’re delighted to welcome Stephen Wood to our Club. Stephen is passionate about developing junior golfers. He has joined Karori Golf Club to lead our new junior development programme and develop a sustainable junior interclub team. Stephen will also be available for coaching club members and interclub teams.

Stephen has a distinguished golf pedigree. As a player, he was a member of the NZ Senior Titleist Academy and played inter-provincial golf for both Manawatu-Wanganui and Wellington regions. He obtained his Australasian tour card, and played on the PGA Tour of Australia during the 2000’s.

After a wrist injury forced an end to playing, he shifted into coaching and administration. Since then he has held numerous roles in Australia and New Zealand as a Club Professional, in Golf Development and High Performance.A family man at heart, in 2015 Stephen decided to step away from golf and purchase Tawa Montessori Preschool to free up more time for his growing family. With the children now more independent he's decided to return to his passion and balance the preschool requirements with coaching at the Karori Golf Club.

This Summer, Stephen will lead a new graduated junior development programme with the support of club members. This programme will equip our young golfers with core skills, grow their game and shape pathways towards club and regional representation and beyond. The programme will include 8-9 week modules in school terms 1 and 4.

Lesson Pricing
KGC Members Non-KGC Members KGC Juniors
30 mins* = $40 30 mins* = $60 30 - 60 mins*** = $20
60 mins** = $75 60 mins** = $100  
Book via: 021 384424 or

* Held on practice faciliteis. Video Analysis included.

** 60 minutes is recommended as a first lessons and dependant on your needs can include a erview of all areas of your golf game. Can be held on the course and/or practice facilities. Video Analysis is included and cart use (if available).

*** Plus help with ball pick-up.