Date of Birth: 08.04.1972
Place of Birth: Essex, England
Summary of Education
- Advanced PGA professional trained by Vivien Saunders British Open winner
- BSc Degree Recreational Management Lincoln University
- H. N. D. in Golf Course Studies Kingston University
- N. D. in Sports Psychology Newcastle University
- Two ‘A’ Levels in Business and Technology
- Nine GCSE ’s (7 at grade B, 2 at grade C)
2011 – 2013 Golfrange Vienna
2006 – 2010 Treudelberg Golf Course Hamburg
Worked with a team of 3 at this prestigious golfclub with Steigenberger Hotel, head of junior training, extensive shnupper due to conferences at hotel, privates, PE 48 hour courses
2006 Red Flag Golf, Golf & Country Club Mühlenhof, Germany
Head of teaching building academy, radio interviews, newspaper interviews, journalist open days, organized new courses to increase membership substantially
2003 – 2005 Hotel & Resort Wutzschleife, Germany
Full time golf professional teacher. Mainly hotel guests from all over Germany doing one week Platzriefe courses. Developed my teaching effectively by having new beginners every week and experiencing great success
1998 – 2003 Generation Sports & Languages
GSL is a French company that organizes sport and language holidays worldwide. Assisted Director in setting up schools around the world. Organized and managed the running of his schools and taught golf to the schools
2001-2002 Lincoln Golf Driving Range
Managed the range and taught golf while studying for my degree at Lincoln University
1998-2000 Stonebridge Golf Centre, Birmingham
Managed the golf shop and taught golf. Developed a working relationship with the Director of “Generation, Sports and Languages” teaching his students and organizing his events
1996-1998 Hoebridge Pay and Play Golf Centre, Surrey
One of the busiest golf facilities in Surrey. Taught golf alongside a team of thirteen golf professionals, operated the shop and developed my playing skills to pass the ‘level par in three tournaments’ PGA test.
2001 – 2002 De Montfort University, Lincoln
BSc Degree Recreational Management
Studied recreational management at degree level covering all aspects of leisure management particularly suited to the golf industry. Studied extensively teaching and learning theory in order to compile the second edition of my dissertation.
1997 – 1998 Newcastle University, Newcastle
N. D. in Sports Psychology
Covered all aspects of sports psychology.
1992-1996 Kingston University, London
H. N. D. in Golf Course Studies
Studied an H.N.D. in Golf Course Studies in conjunction with training for the P.G.A. Studied all aspects of the golfing industry including, Management, Hospitality, Sports Psychology, Fitness Studies, European Studies, Law, Computer Studies, Tournament and Playing Skills. I was secretary of the Merrist Wood Golf Club and took them to win the England University Championship.
My Sandwich Year was spent working for Vivien Saunders British Open winner, O.B.E (PhD) teaching and managing at her golf schools in Cambridgeshire.
I attained distinction for all of my studies.
Languages & other Qualifications
- English and German
- Became Fully Qualified Member of the British PGA in 1999
- Awarded 'Advanced' Professional Golfers’ Association
status in 2005