I've been playing and coaching professionally for over thirty years now, having been introduced to the game when I was aged thirteen and then turning professional at the sport when I was aged seventeen.
After qualifying as a full member of the PGA
(Professional Golfers' Association), I then played on the LET (Ladies European Tour) for over a decade.
Another decade (plus!) has since passed, and I'm proud to proclaim that I'm now in the top one per cent of over 5,000 PGA Members who has been accorded the status of Fellow of the Professional Golfers’ Association, and subsequently, referred to as a PGA Specialist Coach, and I've also been accredited as a GOLF MONTHLY* TOP 50 COACH.
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Colmworth Golf Club is situated in North Bedfordshire, but is also very close to the borders of both Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire, and is only minutes away from the roads network of the A1, M1, A14 and the A6.
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If you'd like to enjoy the all round health and social
benefits that golf has to offer, make highly effective use of your leisure and recreational time, and have a great sense of achievement and huge fulfillment in your life, please...
Golf is better than a fast and furious gym session!
Golf combines all the known weight-loss benefits of walking, combined with the toning and muscle strengthening benefits of swinging your golf clubs and carrying/pulling your golf bag/golf trolley.
If you have recently moved into the area,
then golf is a great way to meet new people.
A host of rewarding new friendships awaits you,
friendships that are likely to flourish, thanks to the warm atmosphere of the game itself and the ready-made
social life at the clubhouse afterwards.
Golf ticks all the right boxes when it comes to optimal
well-being, as it offers some important feel-good factors, such as an active social life and regular physical activity
of the best kind – ‘green exercise’ outside in nature.
Golf’s powerful combination of stress-busting exercise,
fresh air and camaraderie can help promote long term
heart health - it can reduce blood pressure and raised cholesterol, and cut your risk of stroke and diabetes, especially if combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Golf’s unique combination of outdoor exercise and
social interaction can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Indeed, a recent study has reported that playing golf can actually increase your life expectancy by up to five years.
Regular walking, such as the four hours it typically takes to play 18 holes of golf, can help ward off dementia too.
Golf gives you a precious space of your own that can help you recharge your batteries and alleviate stress.
Its unique combination of fresh air, exercise and socialising means it can help calm your worries, keep you healthy
and give you a better perspective.
Learning something new and progressing with the sport
will provide you with a great sense of achievement as well.
Golf helps develop lifelong skills beyond
simply hitting a ball into the hole.
These include working with and respecting others, leadership, listening and commitment.
In addition, learning something new is great for keeping
your brain healthy and your well-being on track.
If you, like far too many others, are spending over 6 hours
a day sitting at your desk, then this will be having
a very detrimental effect on your health.
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Previously a successful tournament player on the Ladies European Tour, I now focus on my passion for delivering first class golf lessons and golf coaching sessions.
I'm skilled in all aspects of golf and have vast experience in nurturing all abilities, from golf lessons for beginners through to teaching established golfers.
Indeed, my coaching expertise is both renowned and highly respected regionally and beyond, and I'm proud to proclaim that I'm, in fact, in the top one per cent of PGA Members who has been accorded the status of Fellow of the Professional Golfers’ Association, and subsequently, referred to as a PGA Specialist Coach - so you're in extremely good, incredibly safe and highly competent hands!
I strongly believe that everyone has an aptitude for golf, and so, I'm eager to introduce this wonderful sport to all, as I love having the opportunity to nurture talent, improve ability and generally increase people's overall enjoyment of the game.
My coaching methodology is to simplify fundamentals of the golf swing and to focus on specific areas of the game to enhance pupils and a players' capabilities.
Golfers require consistency and this is greatly accomplished by my simplifying parts of the game that I regard as having become "unnecessarily complicated".
I also believe strongly in the significance of a solid short-game and focus on this aspect with my players and pupils.
To offer the best golf lessons and golf coaching experience possible, by accomplishing speedy and continuing results for all pupils and players, assured through quality, established and easy to understand methods.
I can wholeheartedly say that I truly love my job, from teaching golf for beginners to coaching established players, I just enjoy every minute of my chosen vocation.
Whether it's teaching adults or juniors, individuals or groups, I just love nurturing talent and simply assisting people with their golf games.