“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.”
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.
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.
Stuart has been coaching from the age of 17 and after being a successful Head Professional at Denham Golf Club. He then came to Lavender Park in 2018 with a desire to focus on his main passion which is to coach golf. Stuart is passionate about introducing Juniors and new golfers to the game as well as helping all golfers to improve and enjoy the game he loves. His philosophy is to develop a swing based on solid fundamentals that reacts to all situations ensuring everyone he works with takes ownership of their own development plan
The Short Game is a real love for Stuart, he believes it is a key area of the game having the biggest impact on improving most players scoring throughout the season.
Personal development is the driving force behind Stuart’s passion to coach and he is always seeking to improve his skills through continuous learning and interaction with other highly respected coaches
To enhance Stuart’s Coaching skills he likes to introduce technology where appropriate so if you would like to find out your average carry distances through the bag to give you accurate information that will help to improve your game then you can book a Gapping Session with him.