Get To Know


Based at Horne Park


Centre: Horne Park Golf
Contact Number: 07796 531158
Email: [email protected]
Coaching Accreditations: Fully Qualified PGA Golf Coach

Q: What year did you turn professional?
I turned professional in 1988.

Q: What can a golfer expect from a lesson with you?
You can expect a simple explanation.

Q: What aspect of the game do you specialise in coaching?
I cover all aspects of the game.

Q: What was your greatest playing achievement?
My greatest playing achievement was reaching the final qualifying stage of The Open on three occasions, and playing with a Ryder Cup player.

Q: What technology do you use in your lessons and how do you believe it helps?
I use video, it’s important for the pupil to see their swings.

Q: What three words would best describe you as a coach?
Not too technical.

Q: As a player, what weakness have you struggled with and what did you do to correct it?
I struggled with a hook when I first started. How I corrected it was to change my grip.

Q: What would you say to a beginner who might be intimidated by / nervous of the idea of taking up golf as a sport?
Everyone was a beginner once. Give it a try.

Q: What life skills do you believe golf teaches a person?
I believe it teaches you patience.

Q: Favourite course that you ever played?
My favourite course is Loch Lomond.

Q: Which course is number one on your bucket list to play / is your dream course to play?
I would love to play at Augusta.

Q: Who is your favourite Major Champion of all time?
My favourite Major Champion is Seve.

Q: Who would join you in your dream fourball?
My dream fourball would be Seve, Faldo and Tiger.

Q: Favourite club in the bag?
My favourite club is the lob wedge.

Q: Best quick golf tip?
Spend regular time on the putting green!