Meet the Team

Taranaki Golf Centre provides individualised golf coaching and fitting services by qualified NZ PGA Professionals. The team of Dominic, Craig and Stevie have years of experience on tour and coaching. Contact the Taranaki Golf Centre to learn more about the options available.  

Meet the Taranaki Golf Centre Professionals

Dominic Barson
Dominic turned playing professional in 1996 and is a vastly experienced tour and coaching professional. He still plays Charles Tour events and helping golfers of all abilities improve and enjoy the game. 

  • Class AA Member of the New Zealand PGA 
  • Director of Taranaki Golf Centre
  • Director of Golf at New Plymouth Golf Club
  • Titleist/Footjoy Ambassador 


Craig Owen
Craig turned playing professional in 1972 and played world wide Pro Events up until 1981. Craig has a vast coaching experience of over 40 years and is currently ‘The Teaching Pro’ at the ‘New Plymouth Golf Club’ in New Zealand.

  • Class AA Member of the New Zealand PGA 
  • Teaching Professional at New Plymouth Golf Club
  • Titleist Ambassador 

Steven Heyes
After Graduating from the University of Canterbury (Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Economics) in 2014 Stevie began a Career as a Professional Golfer. Playing in New Zealand and Australia and with short stints in Asia, USA and the Pacific Islands.

Once the decision was made that Stevie stop touring he made a transition into the Media Industry (Mediaworks) as an Assistant Director.

After 18 months working for Mediaworks Stevie came to the realisation that golf is the industry he needs to be involved in. Stevie reentered the industry as Golf Services Manager at Akarana Golf Club before joining the team at the Taranaki Golf Centre.

  • Apprentice/Trainee at New Plymouth Golf Club
  • Wilson Ambassador