David was born into golf. Coming from a family of Professionals, he started his career by joining the family ranks as Junior Assistant at South Staffordshire Golf Club at the age of 15. David was the youngest ever member of the PGA and has stayed dedicated to the profession, working his way to Senior Assistant at Lincoln Golf Club. David then took the role of joint Professional at Royal Blackheath, before moving on as Head Professional at Royal Malta and Farnham Park before becoming Director of Golf at Little Hay Golf Complex and now PGA Master Professional and Head of Coaching at Lavender Park.
David’s impressive four decades as a PGA Professional he has built an unparalleled CV which includes positions such as County Coach for three Counties, PGA Chairman of Training, PGA Senior Tutor, PGA Swing Examiner and a University Coach. David has supplemented his training to become an authorised Golf Machine Bachelor, an NLP Master Practitioner and a recognised Club Fitting Specialist by all the major golf brands. Most recently, David was named as the PGA South Professional of the Year.
“I believe that you teach a person, not a sport. Part of my method is to thoroughly understand my students’ golfing aspirations and tailor my approach to help them achieve what they want from golf. This is not a ‘one size fits all’ deal – everyone learns differently, so we teach in the most effective way for that individual”
Andrew has always had a passion for golf. Winning his first junior competition and taking-up an apprenticeship in 1986 at Little Hay Golf Complex, Andrew went on to start his PGA Pro training at Little Hay, and once qualified, moved to Lavender Park as a Teaching Professional in 1995.
Andrew continues his commitment to learning and the development of his own golf knowledge and skills. He also dedicates time to the PGA as an exam and coursework assessor to ensure standards are maintained in all trainees.
Andrew is a vastly experienced Professional, his knowledge, methods, passion and experience make him a real asset to the team. He is able to assess pupil’s needs accurately and focus on these needs to improve playing ability. His ethos is ‘Enjoy the Challenge’ making it his priority to ensure pupils have fun whilst improving their game.
Ceri started his golf career in Australia where he completed his traineeship at the Kingston Beach Golf Club in 2000. From there he progressed to Teaching Professional at Launceston Golf Club and became Head Coach for the Tasmanian Ladies and Junior Girls State Team, before heading to the UK to take-up residence as a Teaching Professional at Lavender Park in 2005.
Since joining Lavender Park, Ceri has taught golfers of all ages and abilities and always designs individual lesson plans that look to improve every aspect of that golfer’s game. Using a combination of sound fundamentals, modern methods and equipment, Ceri’s simple but effective teaching has aided many golfers in achieving their goals.
Alex’s interest in golf started in his teenage years and he quickly developed into a County level golfer, becoming Captain of the U18 Berkshire Team, representing Berks, Bucks & Oxs Top Six U18 Team and South England School’s Top 10 team.
Alex began his golf career at Bearwood Lakes where he worked for two years in golf coordination before taking the steps to turn professional.
Since joining Lavender Park, Alex has started his formal PGA training and, alongside his studies has developed basic coaching skills as a Golf Assistant. Successfully passing all of his exams and Level 1 coaching, Alex is now in the process of his 2nd year in Professional Golf Studies.
When he is on duty at Lavender Park, Alex works tirelessly on his own golf game and general fitness, rightly believing that fitness is key to playing consistently.