Retail

Meet the team


Renée Fowler – Operations Manager-Golf

Renee was born at Waiora House in Taupo. Renee took up the game of golf in 1989 after a chance meeting of a Springfield (Rotorua) Golf club member who identified Renee had potential to do well. Within 6 months of playing Renee had her first taste of success at a NZ under 21-year tournament. This was all the motivation needed. Renee was then driven to improving her golf.

Success through golf allowed Renee to travel both nationally and internationally. She represented New Zealand as an amateur for 7 consecutive years attaining No 1 for New Zealand before turning Professional. A highlight for Renee was being a member of the 1999 NZ team who played the Queen Sirikit Cup when it was held at Paraparaumu NZ. The team of Tina Howard (Taupo) Renee and Lisa Alridge won the event for NZ after a playoff with Korea. Playing in the USA, Europe and Australia was halted when Renee sustained an injury that continues to plague her to this day. Renee had always enjoyed teaching so she began teaching working in Australia and Germany before being encouraged to return to home to New Zealand.

Renee loves the challenge of teaching beginners, experienced golfers and those who have physical challenges.

In her spare time Renee plays guitar, enjoys redecorating and mountain biking. Renee is an avid Speed Golfer who professes to LOVE SPEED GOLF.

Renee has been an ALPG, Teaching Professional since 2001, and a European Golf Teachers Federation Teacher since 2002, In 2008 Renee qualified as a European Golf Teachers Federation Master Teacher.

Roles Renee has undertaken include:

· 2001-02 Head Professional, Government Gardens Golf and Driving Range, Rotorua

· 2001-02 Head Teaching Professional, Springfield Golf Club, Rotorua

· 2002-04 Bay of Plenty Junior Girls coaching Program

· 2002-04 Junior Coaching Co-coordinator Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation, Sydney, Australia

· 2004-05 Teaching Professional, Golf Club Marhordt, Stuttgart, German

· 2006-09 Teaching Professional, Manor Park Golf

· Miramar Golf Club Head Pro

· Wellington Women's Golf Team Coach 2006

· Wellington Women's Golf Coach 2012-13-14-15

· Wellington Golf Academy Coach 2014-15-16

· Lesson booking is recommended

Kevin Christensen – Shop Assistant

Kevin is a recreational golfer who loves the game of golf. He prides himself on his customer service and ability to develop an instant rapport with people.

The Taupo Golf Club team value Kevin’s eye for detail, sound time management a cheerful outgoing personality who is always willing to laugh. As a valued team member Kevin guarantees the carts are charged and in sound mechanical condition and ensures the smooth running of the Pro Shop activities. Kevin has worked at Kinloch Golf Club prior to working here at the Taupo Club as he loves the outdoors and the physical nature of the job.

Anne Graham - Pro Shop Assistant

Anne is a recreational golfer who loves the game of golf. She brings both her love of golf with a strong ethical customer focus to her work.

The Taupo Golf Club team value Anne’s administration and management expertise, particularly managing the administration of dot.golf data, golf tournaments and events. Anne is a person who quietly gets on with the job with a “whatever it takes” approach, is adaptable, organised and patient. She always goes the extra mile to ensure a job is done well. Anne has a lovely sense of humour and assists with teaching clinics.

Outside of work Anne enjoys spending time with friends, her pets, is a keen home decorator and of course enjoys a game of golf!

Carl Musticone - Pro Shop

Carl hales from the UK and moved here with his Kiwi wife. He saw the role in the Taupo Pro Shop as an opportunity to change his career direction as an engineer to working at his passion that is golf. His engineering background brings expertise to our workshop and management of carts.

Carl’s positive outlook on life, personable nature, his enthusiasm for the game of golf and his willingness to learn something new means he is an asset to our team. Expanding his knowledge of golf equipment and the intricacies of the game of golf has resulted in Carl really enjoying assisting customers in their purchase of golf equipment.

In his spare time Carl enjoys having time with his family and friends and projects around home. Carl is also a keen golfer who enjoys improving his game of golf.