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Adam Bonnar

Coach  |  NZPGA Professional  |  Coaches Inc. Director

Who Adam coaches:

Beginner to Elite golfers.  Adults, juniors (3yrs +) and families.  1:1 or shared learning, birthday parties and corporate functions.

Adams approach to coaching:

– Establish where golfer is at and where they way to go

– Explore, assess, address influencing factors

– Away from lesson practice plan

Background:

Hailing from a small town 2.5 hours north of Auckland, Adam graduated as a New Zealand PGA golf professional in 2008. With the coaching fire burning deep within, he made the move to Auckland in 2009, and in 2011 took over sole ownership of Coaches Inc. NZ Ltd. a golf company set up to provide various services & products in the golf industry for all ages/abilities.

Through experiencing some challenges early on in Adams up-brining, he developed a deep and honest desire to help and make people happy.  Golf at the time was a sport that allowed him to escape and would later turn into a hobby that he excelled in.

Happily married to his beautiful wife Micaela who recently welcomed their baby boy Emerson into the world who joins his big sister Chelsea the miniature schnauzer dog!

Philosophies:

Below are a few philosophies & ways of thinking that I really buy into – hopefully this will give you a few clues as to the type of person I am.

“Give a man a fish and he feeds himself for just one day, give a man the means to fish and he will feed himself for an entire life time…” Lao Tzu, Chinese Taoist

A very commonly used quote, which perfectly explains the difference between coaching & instruction.

“Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result” Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.

Looks at our behaviour choices, evident in most frustrated golfers – brilliant quote from Mr Einstein

“Amateurs teach other Amateurs how to play like Amateurs” USPGA Coach

Found this on youtube – brilliant and so true. Having knowledge and knowing how and when to deliver it are mutually exclusive.

“All that we are is the result of what we thought” Buddha

So simple, so true. In my opinion we are just a sum total of our experiences. Relating this to the golf swing, our golf club is what moves the ball, our body is what moves the club, and our brain is what moves our body – hence if you are not getting what result you want, maybe its time for different thought?

“Enjoy, Change, Accept” Arron Harding, PGA teaching professional

Enjoy – every moment of what you do, if you are not then….

Change – if you cannot then…

Accept – these are the cards you have been dealt, although not ideal, moving on is the only way forward