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Employment Opportunity

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I'll be looking to recruit either a Trainee PGA Professional who is under the banner of the PGA or a fully qualified Assistant PGA Professional to join me at The Whitecraigs Golf Club. I'll be taking up the position as Club Professional on 11th August and am keen to recuit an enthusiastic worker who shares my passion for golf!

I'm looking for an Assistant who is organised, forward thinking, able to work on own initiative, reliable, dedicated and well presented. Whilst the position will be predominantly shop based, there is an opportunity for development in coaching and custom fitting.

If you're interested to speak to me further about this job opportunity, I'd love to hear from you with a covering letter of application along with current CV. Please email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP

The position is FULL TIME with flexibility on seasonal shifts.

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Putting in the Prep

Winter in this country - especially this one - seems to last a long time! All the more reason to make time for some practice on your own game.

This past winter I had the pleasure of working with various golfers on my 'Winter Performance Plan' - golfers of ALL abilities. Some beginners, some high, some mid and some low handicappers and each player got something different from it. My plan provides a good structure for well planned out practice over the winter months and allows each player to either make the necessary changes or work on existing technique so that come the start of the season, you're not on the back-foot.

Thank you to those who have signed up this year and want to wish you all the best for the season ahead! Now that the warmer weather seems to be with us, the season is now underway!

Details of my next performance plan will be released around September time so if you're keen to sign up, keep an eye out on my website for further details.

Have a great season folks!

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The TGI Annual Conference and Awards

I've been the Head Pro here at Eastwood Golf Club since March 2015 and can honestly say that I love my job - well it's made easier for me as I love golf and golf is my business!

I've never been nominated for any award - yes, I've won golf tournaments before - but I have to say this is totally different. I was absolutely delighted to have got the call from Paul at TGI back in December to say that, alongside another 3 Pro's, I had been nominated for 'The Most Improved Business of 2017' Award. I was surprised to say the least and humbled - more so on Tuesday night when my name was called out on winning!

I have reflected quite a bit over these last few years on the changing trends in golf, especially private members clubs. At Eastwood, we are without doubt, moving with the times - with a high-tech indoor teaching studio, fully equipped for custom fitting and coaching and a full retail/repair service in the Pro Shop - it's all going on here! Membership is on the rise here and the people who play here enjoy it and make the most of their golf-work balance.

However, with the presence of the big stores such as American Golf, Golf Shop Online etc it becomes increasingly difficult for the Club Pro to compete with price-matching etc - but for me, I always try to do my best in terms of price. On the flip side of that, what you do get is PGA Professional service and advice - all the way. Anything from what type of grips you need/how many layers of tape, advice on shoes, waterproofs, golf bags - clubs, custom fitting right through to coaching - it's EXPERT advice and support. These big conglomerates don't offer you that.

When I was in St. Andrews on Tuesday night, I was in company of many PGA Pro's from around the UK and it was great (not to mention worthwhile) to catch up with these guys. What was obvious to me was the common focus in business between us all - customer service and value for money - that's the role of the PGA Pro in my opinion. Someone who is here for YOU, the golfer, to give you advice, offer you support - maybe at a time when your game has left you ..... not to mention all other aspects of golf.

So, to this end, I'd like to thank those who voted for me at TGI, all the members at Eastwood and all my coaching clients who support me in my golfing business. I will continue to strive to provide the best service to you!

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