Hi, my name is Jason Tilley and I’m a freelance N.Z.P.G.A Golf Professional. Based at the Christchurch Golf Club, I service other clubs, schools and groups in the area and I’m delighted to be offered the chance to teach at X-Golf Avonhead. I have been playing golf for more than 30 years, and as an amateur I played many representative events in New Zealand and internationally competing in Australia and Canada. In 1995 I turned professional and have been a member of the New Zealand PGA since then. I played the NZ Pro Am circuit for a few years – my highest ranking was 10th on the order of merit. During my traineeship I represented New Zealand at the Australian Futures Tournament, have tied 1st for the NZ Club Professional title, with some career highlights being two holes in one and a double eagle (score of 2 on a par 5).
In recent years I have focused on becoming a successful coach, enjoying teaching students of all ages, nationalities and physical ability. One of my students, Amelia Garvey now plays for New Zealand. She is 15-years-old and I have been her coach since she was eight-years-old. Amelia has won a number of awards along with two international long drive competitions.
At a PGA tour event I was fortunate to meet and watch some of the world’s best players and coaches, including Sean Foley and watching Tiger Woods play, along with watching today’s top players practice on the range. I have also met with Callaway Golf and was able to spend time in their tour trailer observing how PGA Players get fitted for equipment.
I look forward to helping you enjoy this wonderful game.
1 Hour Session Options:
Beginner to Advanced players? You’ll improve your game with expert instruction.
Sessions can be split between a Driving Range situation where you can become comfortable with any changes,
And on course play focussing on routines, club selection and mental skills.
All this while experiencing some of the best holes in the world.
Improve your game
Fix a fault
Focus on one area of the game to become a strength
Split a session – 30 min Driving Range followed by 30 min on course practical
“Short Game Shape Up”
1 Hour Session focussing on distances of up to 90m to the green, make these shots a strength to your game.
Improve your accuracy and learn how to control distance and trajectory.
Improve your chipping and putting. As the Pros say, “these are the scoring shots”. Play shots into some amazing greens over water and bunkers!
Jason Tilley – PGA Professional (By advanced appointment only.)
Individual Sessions – 1 hour $120
Group (3 or more) – 1 hour $45 per person
Lessons can be booked online or phone: 03 358 8610.
(Lessons will be held on our X-Golf Eye simulator to analyse your ball speed, ball direction, trajectory, spin and much more.)