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Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Golf Operations Manager

About Me

Since gaining my professional qualifications in the British PGA in 1979, I have held various positions within the golf industry. One of the highlights of my Golf Professional career was playing in professional tournaments from 1987 till 1995. I started in the late 1980’s playing in local events throughout Europe ran by the various countries PGA’s.

This became the Challenge Tour in 1989 and my 3rd place in the order of merit gave me my full European Tour card for 1990. Three years playing alongside some of the world’s best players and seeing how they went about their business has inspired me throughout my career. The tremendous work ethic, attention to detail in aspect of the sport has a close parallel in the business world.

I have worked in the golf industry in Scotland, Germany, Holland and most recently New Zealand. It is a great pleasure to be involved at Millbrook which is unique in so many aspects. I look forward to hosting players from all over the world and giving them the highest level of personal service during their stay at Millbrook. Please feel free to come and have a chat about any aspect of this great game of golf.

My Success

• Played PGA tournaments in almost every country in Europe plus Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand during the European Tour from 1990 till 1993. • Competing alongside Jack Nicklaus, Sandy Lyle, Paul Lawrie, Ian Woosnam and Seve Ballesteros were career highlights. • Seven top ten finishes on the European Tour plus competed recently on the European Senior Tour

Ben Gallie

Ben Gallie has been the teaching professional at Millbrook for 7 years and is master of getting the best out of your golf swing using Golf Swing Analysis.  Ben has been a member of the NZPGA for 10 years as a tour player and teaching professional. He is currently the coach of the Otago Men’s Golf Team and the Southland Men’s Golf Team and has had fantastic results coaching some of the best juniors in Central Otago. The highlight of 2012 was coaching the Wakatipu School Golf Team to becoming the 3rd best Golf Team in New Zealand. As a past New Zealand Amateur Champion and with a Professional World Ranking of 682, Ben specializes in on course golf lessons with the focus on getting you to think smart and get you playing your best. Ben’s skills as a golf coach are world class and as a qualified mental game coach he can help you with every aspect of your game; be it short game, golf swing or on course coaching. 

Ben Gallie, Millbrook’s Teaching Professional. Contact 021 709 262 or