Meet the Team
  • CRAIG DIXON
    CEO

    Craig Dixon is one of the most sought-after golf coaches in New Zealand and his reputation continues to grow around the world through the continued success of players he coaches.

    His dedication and knowledge will improve your game fast with improvements experienced being byproducts of Craig’s revolutionary processes and systems that have been built around fast and long lasting game improvement.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    Founder of the Institute of Golf
    Coach to Michael Hendry (2007 to 2015)
    Technical advisor to Lydia Ko (2008 to 2013)

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  • GUY WILSON
    Head of Instruction

    Guy Wilson is the Director of Instruction for the Institute of Golf. His instruction provides a pivotal role in educating, inspiring and assessing the on going performance of his players. Guy’s holistic approach to coaching makes him an ideal instructor for any player looking to take their game to the next level.

    The Institute of Golf’s methodology and Guy’s knowledge and passion for coaching combined will ensure his pupils have great success in reaching their desired goals.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    Director of the Instruction of the Institute of Golf
    Halberg Coach of the Year Finalist 2014
    Coach to many national and international representatives
    Coach to Lydia Ko from age 5 to 14

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  • RYAN BRANDEBURG
    Managing Director, NZ

    Ryan has ben involved with IOG since 2015 and has been a board member and director since 2017. He holds both a governance role on the board of IOG’s global business, and specifically oversees IOG’s operations in New Zealand.

    A PGA of America member since 2001, Ryan holds a business marketing degree with a specialisation in Professional Golf Management from Coastal Carolina University.

    His background includes a variety of roles at resort and private golf clubs, as well as significant time spent with one of the world’s largest private equity firms, The Blackstone Group. He was recruited in 2009 to serve as director of golf for Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers, both located on New Zealand’s North Island and ranked among the top 50 in the world. In 2014, he formed a consulting company that services a variety of clients around the world including delivering the New Zealand government’s golf tourism strategy.

    Ryan is most impressed with IOG’s commitment to staff development and training alongside a strong desire from our coaching and support teams to improve our players faster than anyone else in the market.

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  • Catherine Su
    Growth Manager

    Catherine has been working as IOG’s Growth Manager since December 2017 following joining the team as their Social Media Manager.

    Catherine is passionate about junior golf development and truly enjoy helping juniors to reach their goals. She believes IOG creates such an amazing inclusive community that provides overall support to young players from all over the world to be the best they can be.

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
    Volunteer with The First Tee Greater Houston
    Area Operation Manager with Sodexo (China) Foreign Invested Companies
    Graduated MBA from Bauer College of Business at University of Houston
    Financial Analyst with Landry's Inc. USA
    Graduated B.S. from Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at University of Houston

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  • SHARON COLLINSON
    General Manager

    Sharon began working at IOG in March 2018, she enjoys the diversity of the role at IOG and working in a team environment.

    Sharon has worked in the Golf Industry in New Zealand for over 6 years. She began her career in Golf as the Assistant to the General Manager at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, Wellington. She had this role for over 4 years until a move with my family brought her up to Auckland in 2017.

    She moved into the role of Accountant at Tara iti Golf Club, Managwhai, until the opportunity to work closer to home and for IOG arose. I have brought with me a wealth of knowledge from the high end day to day operations and finance from my previous roles in the industry. I enjoy using this knowledge to work as part of the team here at IOG as our company moves from strength to strength.

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  • OLIVIA ROGERS
    Sponsorship, Events & Marketing

    Olivia joined IOG at the start of the year to assist in executing the Next World Number One fundraiser tournament and dinner.

    Olivia has 12 years experience working with companies in the events, sponsorship and marketing space. She has been lucky to travel the world working with a number of different clients on various events and initiatives.

    She feel’s very passionate about IOG’s values in particular the Next World Number One project. She is looking forward to hoping grow the business moving forward and building strong brand awareness and strategic partnerships for IOG.

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  • JINXIA NIE
    Client Services Specialist

    Jin has been working at the Institute of Golf since November last year, her job is to assist with Marketing, client services and General office duties in the Institute of Golf.

    IOG for her is like a big family, where everyone cares about each other and motivates each other to be a better person in a harmonious atmosphere.

    Jin moved to New Zealand two years ago, and her previous roles include sales, and marketing assistant, which has given her great opportunities to develop superb problem-solving and communication skills.

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