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Job Opportunity

Self-employed Professional Golf Teacher. Earning Potential between £20,000 – £55,000

An exciting new position has become available at our busy 28 Bay Driving Range / Championship Short Course.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to grow their own teaching business generating 100% of their own income via..

– Individual Lessons
– On Course Lessons
– Group Lessons
– Junior Coaching
– Half Day Clinics
– Free Tasters
– Representing yourself via BHGC at local schools.

Centre facilities FREE for you to use..

– Driving Range Balls – You will have your own Range Card that the Shop Manager will top up on a regular basis.
– Hire Clubs for Lessons.
– Championship Par 3 Course – free for you and pupils whilst in the lesson time.
– Fantastic Short Game Areas
– Marketing Support – stationery, printed leaflets, lesson gift vouchers, website promoting, email campaigning and help with posters available.

Staff Uniform

– Polo Ralph Lauren shirts and cotton zip tops provided.
– Pros own use discounts available from the retail manufacturers (callaway/taylormade/cobra and others)

Rent – Shop Cover unpaid

– Golf Teachers cover the Golf Shop for a maximum of 18 hrs per week (generally 2×6 and 2×4 hour shifts with one shift on a weekend day).**This amount of hours varies and might only be 12-15 hours.
– Shifts are changeable with other staff as is fairly common due to golf competitions etc but must be arranged clearly well in advance.

The opening times of the Centre are 

– 9am-10pm monday to thursday
– 9am-9pm fridays
– 8am-8pm sat/sun

Shop Commission

– Good Commission from sales of shop products from top Manufacturers offering shop credit for sales of Irons and Woods.

Your Teaching Availability

– Teach whenever you wish around the shop hours.

CV to:

Shot and Club Selection

Much attention is given to the technical aspects of playing golf and the equipment used.

Having the best driver, irons and putter for your style of play is important.

Knowing how to swing each club and making a great contact is also key if you want to play well.

However, one aspect of playing golf which is often overlooked, especially at beginner and amateur

level, is shot and club selection.

Knowing what shot to play and which club to use during a round of golf WILL lower your score.

Perhaps the best place to begin is with shot selection. It is tempting to try something different, be bold and hit shots with a high risk/reward value.

However, what if you played only the type of shots

you are comfortable with playing?

You may be left with a very tricky shot and a style of shot you rarely play if you want to reach the

green in two. The chances of you making the shot are slim. Why not play a shot you are

comfortable with and attack the green from a better position on the following shot? Sure, it will not

be spectacular and you may not make the birdie you are always dreaming of but you will not drop

shots either.

Looking at a scorecard and seeing solid, consistent golf is better than seeing one or two great holes

and a handful of awful scores which have destroyed your card.

Always know where the danger area is on each hole before you play the tee shot. Sometimes this

will be a large bunker or lake but it is not always that obvious. There could be a large mound on the

fairway and if your ball finishes the wrong side of that mound, you are left with a tough blind second


When looking at the scorecard, problems like this are not obvious, if possible study the course online

before playing. This will help you have a plan in mind for each hole before you arrive at the golf

course. This is not only a great strategy but it helps to improve confidence.

Knowing how far you can hit the ball with each club is vital. If you are playing a shot over a bunker

or water to the green, you need to feel confident the club you are using is going to get the job done.

Take time at the practice range to hit each club and make a note of how far you can hit the ball

consistently with each of them.

When you are on the golf course, you can take a look at the yardage and know immediately which

club you can use to hit the ball the desired distance. Again, this helps enormously to improve

confidence with every shot you play. Happy Golfing ⛳️?️‍♂️?️‍♀️⛳️ 

European’s Leading the Way to Augusta

The first major golf championship of the year is almost upon us as we edge closer to the 2019 Masters.  There is just one stroke play event remaining before the players head to Augusta and that will be played at the Texas Open in San Antonio, one week prior to The Masters.

A look at recent winners of The Masters shows two of the three previous victors have come from Europe.  Danny Willett won in 2016 following the collapse of Jordan Spieth in the final round and Spain’s Sergio Garcia triumphed in 2017 to great fanfare.

The United States got back on top last year however, as Patrick Reed won The Masters with an impressive 15 under par, one stroke ahead of the runner-up, Ricky Fowler.  Still, there were only three American golfers in the top seven places at the 2018 Masters and we could be set for further disappointment for the home golfers this year.

One glance at the past three PGA Tour events prior to the World Golf Championship Dell Match Play shows three wins for European golfers.  Francesco Molinari won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rory McIlroy won The Players Championship and Paul Casey won the Valspar Championship, retaining the title he won last year.

That means European golfers have won three PGA Tour events in a row for the first time in seven years.

The only American golfer to hold his own over the course of the same period has been Dustin Johnson.  The official world number one finished T5 at The Players Championship and T6 at the Valspar Championship.  Johnson won the World Golf Championships in Mexico and has a T9 and T4 at two other PGA Tour events this year.

However, Johnson will not be happy with the way his tournament ended at the Valspar Championship, failing to register a single birdie as he dropped away with a final score of 74.

The defending Masters champion, Patrick Reed is yet to finish inside the top 10 this year and Justin Thomas appears to have faded after making a strong start.  The current PGA and US Open champion, Books Koepka has just two top 20’s to his name in 2019 and Jordan Spieth is still struggling to come close to the form which saw him win The Masters in 2015.

Form in the Florida swing of the PGA Tour does not always translate to success at Augusta but for the leading American players, their current form must be of concern.  Winning tournaments breeds confidence and that’s exactly what you need heading into the first major of the season.

Since the turn of the century, only two European golfers have won The Masters.  Come the end of the 2019 edition, we could have seen three European winners in four years.  This could be a huge year for European golf.

Pro Courtesy Information

Professional Courtesy

One of the perks of being an EGTF member is with a bit of prior warning and good manners members are able to receive courtesy or discounted green fees.

These are always at the discretion of the club and not a guarantee.

We recommend contacting and asking if they offer Professionals courtesy of the course either by phone or email. We have found contacting the manager or secretary gets better results than speaking with the shop PRO.

When you are with a group or bringing other paying customers your chances increase significantly, but still remains the clubs right to refuse. Some clubs have a “PGA” only members policy. If that is the case be polite, aiding the chance this policy will change in the future.

We have been lucky enough to receive free or discounted fees all over the world and know that many members already utilise this fantastic opportunity, with proper planning this can be a welcome addition to any golf trip.

If allowed courtesy of the course, then a polite thank you in person, by phone or email will go a very long way for yourself and other members in the future.

Remember to always carry your Professional teaching card with you!

We hope this information helps and we can start to compile a list of places that grant discounts under the right circumstances.

Please do forward on to us any courses you have been granted access and we shall include them into our database to share with members.

Golf Course Design & Management

Since 1987 Golf Design & Management has been one of the leading European golf companies, offering a wide range of Golf course design services.

Golf Design & Management have designed over 100 golf courses, and has managed over 30 golf projects. We have a combined 100 years of experience in golf course and facility management.

Traditionally the focus of Golf Design & Management has been the design, construction and operational management of golf courses and facilities.

Landmark courses designed and/or constructed by GDW include:

  •  Matfen Hall
  •  Burgham Park – St. Aidan’s Golf Course
  •  High Lee

Facilities that Golf Design & Management have managed include:

  •  Gosforth Park
  •  Forest Of Arden
  •  Burgham Park – St. Aidan’s Golf Course

We have recently expanded the scope and focus of its business into another key area:
 Golf project development and new operations in particular the creation of new Mark
James Academies which will be strategically located in the UK

 Mark James Academies will also be developed with partners outside of the UK
Golf Design & Management are uniquely positioned to develop and manage these new golf
facilities effectively on the back of its successful experience in operational management and
recent expansion of the team.

To increase its focus on development and management Golf Design & Management have
created specific financial relationships focused on, funding, capital raising and business

We look forward to an open yet discrete dialogue on how we can best assist you with your
ambitions or issues in the golf industry.

To speak to a representative from Golf Design & Management, contact us today.
EGTF members shall receive beneficial rates depending on individual needs.

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Willie McKenzie – Master Teaching Professional – Certified Putting Instructor |

Hello hope you had a great Christmas.  Now the festivities are over it’s time to think about getting the swing ready for the new season.  Too cold for golf? Click the link below to get your swing analysed from the comfort of your warm house.  Make a start on your golf for 2016.

Willie Mckenzie

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