Hampshire Collegiate School is
pleased to announce the start of our new Golf Academy. Headed by PGA Advanced
Pro Professional Dean Halford, all aspects of the sport are covered with
additional focus at older age groups on preparation for competitions. We
already have a great relationship with local clubs including Bramshaw Golf
Club, who have been providing tuition via our extra-curricular programme. With
recent national and international level golfers coming from HCS, we hope to
increase our success in the sport and promote enjoyment of golf at all ages,
levels and abilities.
I was Head Coach of the Lee Westwood Golf Academy from 2008
to 2012 and this exciting initiative offered more than 1000 junior golfers the
chance to recieve coaching from over 80 PGA coaches each year at venues across
England. I oversaw the coaching and developed the programme for Lee. The
Academy was launched in Spain from 2009 which I was also responsible for at the
world renowned La Manga Resort. I spent a great deal of time with Lee throughout
the process in the time when he was No1 in the World!
In July 2011 I was involved in setting up The Hyde Park Golf
Academy which offered golfers the chance to have outdoor coaching for the 1st
time in Central London.
Having been head hunted by Nuffield I launched the Canary
Wharf Golf Academy where I looked after the clients and staff of Barclays and
Credit Suisse. This was a great opportunity to work within the corporate
At various times I have been fortunate to have coached on
the European Tour working alongside the likes of Justin Rose, Mark Davis and
the late great Seve Ballesteros. The highlight of my career was to spend 4 days
with Seve at The BMW Masters in Germany. I also worked with 2011 US Open
Champion Rory McIllroy in the early stages of his development as a junior
whilst Director of Golf at Millfield School.
My experience has taken me all over the UK and into Europe
with TMB Events on their corporate golf days. I ran over 200 golf days on
behalf of their Blue Chip clients that included Audi, Toyota, Lexus and Wella.