Thank you so much Dave for all the time you have spent with me over the years.
When I first started seeing Dave my feet didn’t touch the ground on his couch.
Each and every session was so much fun, learning how to get the best out of my mind in my Pursuit of being world no 1.
We spent time visualising playing at tournaments, playing the shot and winning. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs.
I really enjoyed going to my sessions and coming away with something new each time to put into practice. We would de-brief at the next session to look at what worked and what didn’t, this helped me to be able to be more aware of my thought process on and off the course.
Dave believed in me and I truly believe that with all the new learnings that I put into place helped me to where I am today with my mental aptitude.
Thanks Dave, you are a big man with a big heart.
Current No. 1 female professional golfer in the world since Oct 2015
In 2016, Ko was named Young New Zealander of the Year in the annual New Zealander of the Year Awards.
Won two major titles – The Evian Championship in 2015, and the ANA Inspiration in April 2016 where she became the youngest player to win two women’s major championships.
November 2015 – Won the LPGA Rolex Player of the Year Award, making her the youngest winner in the 49 years of the Award.
February 2015 – Became the No. 1 ranked female professional golfer in the world at age 17 years.
2014 and 2015 – Named in the ESPN W’s Impact25 list of twenty-five athletes and influencers who have made the greatest impact for women in sports.
April 2014 – Won her first LPGA tournament as a pro at the Swinging Skirt LPGA Classic and rose to No. 2 in the world.
April 2014 – Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
Oct 2013 – Turned professional
August 2013 – Defended her win at the 2013 CN Canadian Open as an amateur
August 2012 – At the age of 15 years, the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA Tour event, CN Canadian Women’s Open.
January 2012 – Ko became the youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event by winning the Bing Lee/Samsung Women’s NSW Open on the ALPG Tour.
2016 NZ PGA Tied 5th
2016 NZ OPEN Tied 3rd
2016 – Lawnmaster Classic, Charles Tour 1st
2016 Mondiale Omaha Beach Pro-am 1st
2016 – Volvik Whitford Park Pro-am 1st
“I have worked with David for many years now. He is an amazing motivator and someone I can always count on during tough times. His passion for me to succeed shows me he is truly invested in helping me achieve my goals.
He has been instrumental in the success I have had so far and will continue to be in the future.”
There’s so many good reasons Dave is considered the best in the country in the mental aspect of sports and competition. Dave is easy to talk to, down-to-earth, real, raw and straight to the point – there’s no messing around. He instantly lifts you up and haves you believing you are the absolute best at what you do – which is what it’s all about. Dave has helped me eliminate fears I had in my golf game – for anyone who plays golf, you’ll understand how important this is. I have no hesitations is recommending Dave to any athlete in any code. He is the best for good reason.
Represented New Zealand in the Commonwealth Tournament.
2006 Conference USA Golfer of the Year.
Member of the winning 2007 Conference USA Championship team at Memphi.s
Recorded six (6) individual wins while at the University of Memphis – and current record holder for lowest career average at Memphis (75.3).
Named by GolfWorld Magazine as one of the ‘Top 50 Players to Watch’.
Top qualifier for the 2007 US Amateur Open.
Highest finish of fifth in the Duramed Futures Tour Rookie Year – 2008.
Two-time winner on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf tour – 2009.
Led after the first round of the 2014 New Zealand Women’s Open – in just my second major tournament back as a professional after three year break.
University of Memphis ‘M Club’ Hall of Fame Inductee – To be inducted at a later ceremony.
T30 HLR Golf Academy Open, Finland – 2015
T18 Mt Broughton Ladies Classic, Sydney – 2016
T15 Bing Lee Fijitsu General Open, Sydney – 2016
T12 Mulpha Norwest Ladies Pro Am, Sydney – 2016
When I was about 13 years old, I remember being introduced to David at the Tauranga Golf Course I kept his details in my wallet for about three years before I finally pulled it out and contacted David. At this time I was struggling with my mental game on the golf course, as well as not being able to get my break through national win – I was constantly falling just short. After meeting with David and doing an on course session, he changed my way of approaching golf both mentally and physiologically. He taught me many tools that would give me the best chance at succeeding. Only a month or so after meeting David, I won my first New Zealand title, and that same year I would go on to win two more national titles. David is one of the most passionate, motivating and knowledgable people I have ever worked with. He is upfront and does not beat around the bush, which I have the utmost respect for.
David is the one person I always turn back to even though I live and work with Coaches in the United States.
2014 Big Ten Conference Championship 2nd
2010 South Island Stroke Play Champion
2009 New Zealand Strokeplay Champion
2009 New Zealand U23 Champion
Represented New Zealand in the junior and senior trans tasman trophy, queen sirikit cup and esparto santo world championships.
My Sessions with Dave always entail a lot of learning and a lot of laughs. He’s a great motivator who inspires and installs conﬁdence in me.
What makes Dave exceptional is that he is a great person who truly cares about me. I feel blessed to have him in my life. He has made a huge impact on me.
Thanks Dave. I hope I can be all that you envision me to be.
2017 – Holds the current regional and national record in junior golf in India for winning 4 consecutive Order of Merit Titles by winning every tournament participated in.
2017 – Order of Merit Champion – Under 11 Boys (Age 10) – Indian Golf Union – West Zone
Kensville Golf & Country Club, Ahmedabad – April 2017 Winner Poona Club Golf Course, Pune – April 2017 Winner
Oxford Golf Resort, Pune – June 2017 Winner
Gaekwad Baroda Golf Course, Vadodara – August 2017 Winner Gulmohar Greens Golf Course, Ahmedabad – August 2017 Winner
2016 – Order of Merit Champion – Under 11 Boys (Age 9) – Indian Golf Union – West Zone
Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai – April 2016 Winner
Gulmohar Greens Golf Course, Ahmedabad – August 2016 Winner Gaekwad Baroda Golf Course, Vadodara – August 2016 Winner Glade One, Ahmedabad – September 2016 Winner
Kalhaar Blues & Greens, Ahmedabad – September 2016 Winner
2015 – Order of Merit Champion – Under 9 Boys (Age 8) – Indian Golf Union – West Zone
Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai – April 2015 Winner Poona Club Golf Course, Pune – April 2015 Winner
Gaekwad Baroda Golf Course, Vadodara – August 2015 Winner Oxford Golf Resort, Pune – August 2015 Winner
Gulmohar Greens Golf Course, Ahmedabad – October 2015 Winner
2014 – Order of Merit Champion – Under 9 Boys (Age 7) – Indian Golf Union
Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai – April 2014 Winner Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai – April 2014 Winner Poona Club Golf Course, Pune – June 2014 Winner
Gulmohar Greens Golf Course, Ahmedabad – September 2014 Winner Kalhaar Blues & Greens, Ahmedabad – September 2014 Winner Poona Club Golf Course, Pune – October 2014 Winner