Hi, my name is Ben Guilford. I coach golf at Arrowtown Golf Course and at Golf Federation, an indoor golf facility in Queenstown centre.
I am a fully qualified NZ PGA Coaching Professional with a decade's worth of experience. I began my career on the circuit and transitioned to become a coaching professional in 2014. I have coached at Akarana and Pupuke Golf Clubs in Auckland before relocating with my family to Queenstown.
I love everything about golf and want the best for my clients. I use some of the best technology in golf to inform my work with quantifiable data such as Trackman, BodiTrak, K-vest and more. Many of my clients have found my coaching to be really valuable, and in conducting up to 45 lessons per week I have plenty of experience coaching people of all ages and abilities -from multiple winning tour players, to beginners who have never swung a club. I look forward to bringing my passion and expertise to help you improve your game.
Playing and Coaching Achievements
Coach to numerous New Zealand and overseas professionals
Former Head Coaching Professional at Waitemata Golf
NZ P.G.A Trainee Championship Winner 2014
NZ P.G.A Tour Professional since 2010
Coach to NZ Speed Golf Champion
Coach to Auckland, North Harbour and Bay of Plenty Reps
Course record holder at three courses at a time
Numerous top 10 finishes in Pro Am events New Zealand and Australian P.G.A
Representative Golf for Bay of Plenty from 2002 through to 2009
Technology To Help Your Game
Trackman is the leading Doppler Radar in the golfing market, every lesson has this technology available for no extra charge. Trackman is in use by the top golf instructors, club fitters, tour players and original equipment manufacturers around the world.
BodiTrak Golf is a portable force plate for golf that measures an athlete's real-time weight and center of pressure during the swing.
V1 Pro is my video analysis of choice. Every lesson includes a personalised video analysis sent to your email to have for future reference, so you can keep record of what you need to focus on.
KMotion – a revolutionary wireless 3D Full Body and Club Motion Capture system. Making an avertar of your swing. KMotion provides bio feedback to get you the feel of the correct positions
Gift vouchers are available for individual lessons and lesson packages. The e-vouchers can be personalised with your recipient's name and these make great birthday and Christmas gifts. To purchase one, get in touch through the contact form below with your request and be sure to let us know your recipient's first name and last name.
Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.