'The best thing about being an AGMS student was being involved with people that love the game and to see different areas of golf that I would not have necessarily known or been educated in.'
Head PGA Professional (Marriott Tudor Park)
After working for one year as assistant professional in Northern Spain, I joined the Marriott Tudor Park as Head PGA professional focussing on business development and coaching. I am also one of 6 County Golf Partnership coaches helping develop young talent in Kent. I also focus my time on golf development in local schools by teaching Tri-golf & Golf extreme workshops across Kent.
What is the best thing about what you are doing now?
Although I work for Marriott I have a free reign over my academy. I can implement different ideas and am free to concentrate my efforts on any aspect of coaching to any segment I choose. I also enjoy developing my assistant and helping him to reach his potential as an excellent golf coach and player.
What was the best thing about your time as an AGMS student?
Being involved with people that love the game and to see different areas of golf that I would not have necessarily known or been educated in.
How did you grow as a person by coming to University? Did it change your life in any way?
The course gave me focus and direction and allowed me to explore possible alternatives that I would not have thought of or explored. You become professionally minded from the first year out. I met some great people, including PGA staff, lecturers and students – all trying to excel through their passion for the game of golf.
What were your expectations and experiences of living in Birmingham?
My Initial expectations of Birmingham were far from exciting, especially when you compare it to some other University locations. However, the campuses are ideally situated in the best and greenest areas of the city where you feel safe and can enjoy all aspect of student life from education, sports and of course, socialising.
Advice for current students
Keep up to date with all the developments in golf, focus on a couple of aspects of golf you really enjoy and plan your development through those choices – at the end you will get a comprehensive and professional knowledge of an area you are interested in and know a lot about.