Women's Coaching
While we have seven coaches on our staff to choose from, you may prefer to receive coaching from our two NZPGA women's coaches, Jess and Hillary. Their profiles are showcased below.

Jess Reid

NZPGA AAA Professional since 2013


Known for her friendly, vivacious and energetic personality, Jess is our female PGA Golf Professional and Retail Manager of the Shop. Jess’s number one passion lies with teaching and coaching the game, along with encouraging anyone and everyone to give the game a go.

Jess started playing the game at the age of 10, with the encouragement and support of her father. She continued to play throughout her school years. In 2009, Jess reached her goal of representing Canterbury and played for the region as player #1 or #2, for 4 years. Throughout this time, she won the Canterbury Women’sOrder of Merit 3 times and was the Canterbury Women’s Golfer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, she decided to follow her dream of turning professional and began her coaching career.

Jess  as an AAA PGA Golf Professional and very experienced. During her 3-year traineeship, she won the PGA Trainee of the Year award for 3 consecutive years.






Hillary O'Connor

NZPGA Trainee Golf Professional since 2020


Hillary is a warm, friendly and enthusiastic member of Russley’s coaching team. Her love for golf started at an early age, playing for both the Canterbury region and New Zealand respectively. Playing golf for over 15 years, she has a great understanding of the

As a coach, Hillary believes communication is at the forefront of the lesson, her bubbly and high spirited nature will have you leaving the golf course full of energy, with some basic pointers to focus on in your game.

Hillary’s passion is to make people smile and feel comfortable, so get in touch with her now if your golf game needs a bit of help. She’ll brighten your day and your golf game.

Whatever your golfing needs are, Hillary will be sure to help you reach your full potential.