A BRIEF BACKGROUND
I started playing golf at the age of 12, and was lucky enough to win a scholarship to the local club through school. After school, I went on to study Sports Science at college and then a Golf Management course at University. Subjects covered, such as Sport Psychology, Golf Coaching, Green-keeping and Finance gave me a good head start with my career in golf.
After graduating with distinction, I started work at the Belfry. Here I've undertaken a variety of roles, including Golf Academy Supervisor and Senior Custom Fit Specialist.
My Custom fitting experience enabled me to work with TaylorMade, fitting a number of their European Tour & Challenge Tour Players, running their only Motion Analysis System (MAT-T) in Europe at the time. I was also a regular Club tester for Today’s Golfer magazine and lectured Custom fitting for the PGA.
While at the Belfry, I was very proud to have graduated 3rd in the country with my PGA exams and since this time I've been busy teaching golfers of all levels and learning from some of the world's best teachers.
For the four years up to April 2013, I was working at Brocton Hall Golf Club as the Head Teaching Professional. My time there was been spent coaching a range of golfers from beginners to Professionals. I regularly attend National Coaching conferences and courses to learn from world leaders in all areas of the game. In 2010 I was chosen as a Staffordshire County Academy Coach and in 2011 coach to Stafford University.
In April 2013, I accepted the position as Head Professional at Drayton Park Golf Club and founded the TruGolf Academy.
2018 - TruGolf Academy moved to an exciting new location at Branston Golf & Country Club, near Burton-on-Trent.
November 2020, I now have a growing following on YouTube where I post 2 teaching videos a week, which are free to view and subscribe to.
I am now offering individual lessons at an Indoor Golf Studio and have an outdoor chipping and putting area complete with a Huxley Green and two large bunkers.
There is so much information on the golf swing available to golfers through the internet, golf magazines, books and DVDs. Although the information is useful, I find golfers becoming confused with conflicting methods. You don’t need to understand everything about the swing mechanics, just your own swing, your physical ability and how this effects the golf club and ball.