Our team boasts 4 PGA Professionals underpinned by a very simple ethos - to improve skills and golfing confidence, simultaneously. Despite their golfing successes, our Professionals remain approachable, amenable, affable and affordable. They constantly research technology and hardware to enhance pupils’ game and are genuinely thrilled when personal golfing ambitions are achieved. Golf should also be fun. It is a sport to be passionate about but you should also have fun along the way. At any golf club you should have good times with good friends and that includes the Professionals.
PGA Head Professional, David Green has been a Golf Professional since 1995 and has been fortunate enough to have worked alongside, played with and received tuition from some of the country's leading Professionals. Since becoming qualified at the age of 21 at Princes Championship Links Course in Sandwich, he has taught a wealth of golfers with varying ability levels - from the beginner to Tournament Professional.
To underpin how the golfing community recognises David for both his playing ability and charisma, he was the Captain of the PGA in Kent, is the current Vice Chairman, is a Board Member of the PGA in England (South) and is also a Callaway Staff Player.
With his own golfing career, he has been coached and guided by some of the best in the UK - David Whelan of the Leadbetter Academy and more recently Clive Tucker, coach to European Tour players, David Howell and Graeme McDowell. These Coaches have enhanced David's own golfing style which in turn have developed his own coaching techniques, ethos and ideas.
David understands that learning the game of golf can be a daunting prospect and can be viewed as a game of overly technical movements and complicated positions. His style is one of simplicity. He keeps it jargon-free and uses practical and visual aids to help retain new information.
PGA Head Assistant, Phil Beever has been a PGA Golf Professional since 2000 and has an enviable reputation as a great coach with a personable, affable character.
Despite turning to golf relatively late, at 16, Phil progressed at alarming rate and became PGA qualified five years later, playing throughout Europe with notable success in Pro Ams and Tournament Golf including two course records and four hole in ones. To widen his experience, he became a caddy on the European and Seniors Tour and was fortunate enough to be on the bag to experience two wins. This has helped his motivation, inspiration, course management and of course, his own play, which is successful and competitive.
It is, however, his coaching expertise and knowledge that would be of greatest value to any golfer – he has a strong reputation for generally increasing confidence and self-assurance, for developing Juniors and regular Club Members into Club Champions and even enhancing Touring Professionals prowess’.
PGA Assistant Teaching Professional, Nicky Way fell in love with golf at the impressionable age of 13, and achieved a handicap as an amateur of +2. She represented Sussex Ladies from the age of 16, winning the Sussex Ladies Championship in 1985, then won the South Eastern Ladies Championship in 1987 and the Under 23 British Ladies Strokeplay Championship in 1987. Nicky then represented England in Nations Trophy and the European Junior Team Championship. Her amateur career highlight was finishing in the top 10 of the Ladies British Open in 1988.
Becoming a PGA Professional in 1996, Nicky played in many European Ladies Tour events before focussing on coaching golf. Her tuition is tailored to each player’s physical ability and limitations and she believes in simplifying lessons and not making too many changes simultaneously. She receives tremendous satisfaction from seeing players’ skill and confidence grow in tandem.
Assistant Professional, Jake Oudes, brings a wealth of golf and customer service experience having previously worked at both an exclusive resort in North East Florida and as a Sales Representative for Galvin Green and Abacus Sportswear. After attaining a degree in Sport and Business Studies, he is now fully immersed in his formal PGA qualification training.
Jake has worked intensely on his game in the US and has reduced his handicap down from 6 to 0.4 and would play 24/7, if work, qualification and a social life allowed it!