I took up golf quite late, after an injury had stunted my athletics career, at 16 years old. A pal of mine was a golfer and was quite good. He invited me along to a golf club one day and we played on the 18 hole course (not the normal introduction to golf I grant you!). It was the first time I had ever played the game and I was terrible. I mean, really bad!
But far from being deterred by my inadequacies, I stuck at the game determined to get better and pretty quickly the scores started coming down. I competed against my brother Nick and we both reached a high standard as you tend to do when you’re determined to improve and you spend every waking hour at the golf course!
I joined the local golf club where my first handicap was 15 and within a short time it was 4.
At work one day a colleague suggested that I wrote some letters to local golf clubs so that I could start working in a profession that I really enjoyed. My first job in golf was at Wavendon Golf Centre in Milton Keynes where I trained and qualified as a PGA Golf Professional and coached players of all abilities including professionals.
In 2004 I took the role of General Manager and Head Professional at Leen Valley GC in Nottingham but coaching opportunities were few and far between so it was time to move on.
In the summer of 2005 I started at Redbourn GC as a golf coach and have loved every minute of it. No day is ever the same and I get to help golfers achieve their goals every day which is something I’ll always be grateful for.
If you’re thinking of coming along for lessons you can be sure that I take the responsibility of improving your game very seriously and will always go the extra mile to help you achieve it.
See you at the club soon