Meet the Team

Taranaki Golf Centre provides individualised golf coaching and fitting services by qualified NZ PGA Professionals. The team of Dominic, Craig, Stevie and Ethan 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 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
  • Mizuno Ambassador 


Craig Owen
Craig turned 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
  • Mizuno 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, the 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.

  • NZPGA Coach at New Plymouth Golf Club
  • PING Ambassador 

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Ethan Jones

Spending four years overseas playing college golf at the University of West Georgia, Ethan has gained a wealth of knowledge about coaching golf. Spending time with PGA tour-level golf coaches in America has set him up to best help your golf game. Ethan enjoys competing on the NZPGA circuit, playing several pro-ams and Charles Tour events.

  • Apprentice/Trainee at New Plymouth Golf Club
  • Professional Golfer

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