My Career So Far
I started playing golf at the age of thirteen and attained my first handicap of 17 shortly after. I decided to dedicate my time to one sport at the age of 16 and steadily progressed and represented Worcestershire at under eighteen level. I had some success at club level before turning professional to continue my development. As an assistant I won PGA pro ams and Worcestershire PGA medals, but decided my future and passion was as a coach.
I now have over ten years experience working in the golf industry. I started my career working at Ravenmeadow Golf Club and USA Golf at the age of 16. At Ravenmeadow I had the opportunity to assist Mark Slater with the junior coaching, and soon developed a real passion to help new young golfer improve. After approximately five years I moved to Worcester Golf and Country Club in February 2006 to work with Graham Farr. Shortly after my move to Worcester I turned professional and enrolled on the PGA degree programme which is run by the PGA and Birmingham University. Once I had my level one coaching certificate I started teaching TriGolf in local schools and introduced many children to golf. This enabled me to build a structured junior coaching program at Worcester Golf & Country Club and increase the junior membership from fifteen to over seventy. A couple of years later I happily graduated from my degree with a merit in May 2011. Once I completed my level two coaching certificate I started teaching on a one to one basis and now coach from beginner level to professional.
I continue to build my knowledge by attending continued professional development courses run by the PGA and observing experienced golf professionals.
- I have attended the following;
- Karl Morris – Mind Factor
- Jamie Edwards – Train the Brain
- England Golf Union Coaching Conference 2013 – Developing Winners
- Paul Affleck – Tour Pro Short Game Coach
- PGA Breakfast Club 2013
- England Golf Coaching Conference 2014
- England Golf Coaching Conference 2016
- England Golf Coaching Seminar 2018
I now have PGA AA status which is awarded for amassing over 100 continued professional development points.
I have been lucky enough to caddy on the Europro Tour, European Challenge Tour and the European Tour. This was a great experience getting up close to the worlds best players and seeing them in the heat of tournament golf. I hope to continue to build on this experience in the future.
I currently play in Worcestershire and Midland PGA Pro Ams. I have won PGA medals and Pro Am’s but now dedicate my time to developing my coaching. My goal is to coach a young player and help them reach one of the world tours. That doesn’t mean I won’t be as competitive as ever!
Worcestershire County Boys
I’m also proud to be able to tell you I became Worcestershire Under 18s Team Manager in 2012. This involves building squads, helping develope team performance, team selection, assisting with winter coaching and general management leading up to and on match days. I enjoy this role immensely as it allows me to work with the best young players in the county. I help them develop their game in the winter training program and then get to watch them perform throughout the season.
After a successful year working with the under 18s squad from October 2013 I will be increasing my role to also manage the under 16s team in 2014/15.
Worcestershire Girls County Academy Coach
I’m pleased to announce that in November 2013 I was appointed as a Worcestershire Girls CAP coach. This involves designing and delivering a coaching programme to a group of potential county players. The programme will cover technical, tactical and psychological performance and help the girls with their home coaches to improve in all areas as golfers.