Born in 1963, I began playing golf in 1977, before turning pro in 1980 as an Assistant Professional at Lingdale Golf Club. In 1984 I qualified as a PGA Professional and began my journey to the present day.
I am married to Lisa and have six wonderful children (5 of whom play golf!).
Three of my daughters are plus golfers, who have attained a World Amateur Ranking under my tutelage.
I’m very passionate about golf, and am keen to give back by offering help and advice to all; borne from a vast wealth of knowledge and experience gained through my professional playing days at the highest level and my coaching journey, working from Grass Roots to Elite levels.
1980 - Turned Pro working as an Assistant Professional to Head PGA Professional Jerry Brown at Lingdale GC.
1984 - I qualified as a PGA Professional at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall Hall, Newport and became a Full PGA Member.
1986 - I was appointed Club Professional at Longcliffe GC, Loughborough, Leicestershire serving the members and management committee for a little over 13yrs.
2000 - I purposefully changed my career path to become a full time golf coach and set up my company www.golfingpartner.com
2006 - Starting working with the Leicester City School Sports Partnership delivering Tri Golf to inner city schools within Leicester City.
2011 - I became the Leicester & Rutland Golf Union County Coach working with elite golfers within the County Boys U14, U16 & U18 Teams and the County Mens 1st & 2nd Teams.
2012 - Won a National Coaching Award, namely the ‘Boroughs Award’, presented by the Golf Foundation at the PGA BMW Championship held at Wentworth GC, for my work with SEN Schools in inner city areas of Leicester.
2017 - Worked for the R&A and The PGA in the SwingZone Area at The Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale GC.
2017 - Coach to my daughter Lianna who won the prestigious St Rule, which is a World Ranked Ladies Scratch Tournament played at the home of golf, St Andrews.
2018 - Worked for the R&A and The PGA in the SwingZone Area at The Open Championship held at Carnoustie GC.
2018 - Coach to the Midland Golf Union U14’s 6 Man Champions played at Broughton Heath GC, Derbyshire.
2018 - Coach to the U14 Midland Golf Union Champion of Champions played at Newark GC, Nottinghamshire.
2019 - Selected to represent the PGA and the R&A in the SwingZone at this years Open Championship, Royal Portrush GC, Northern Ireland.
2019 - Selected to represent the PGA in the SwingZone at this years Solheim Cup Match between GB&I v USA, Gleneagles GC, Scotland.
Hi IanThanks for the short lesson in the SwingZone at the Open. Can’t wait to get on the range to ‘turn left foot out with a wider stance and raise the right heel into thro swing’ yer a gent!RegardsJohn (old bloke)
I was a marshal at the Open and had a lesson with you in the SwingZone on Friday @ 17.00hrs.
You relaxed my grip pressure.
Played the Monday and struggled, felt the club was loose. Then played Tuesday and had 39points to win a charity day, best round for a long time.
Thank you, much appreciated.
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