This picture is me with the Honey Monster at the British Par 3 Championships, in case you’re wondering, I’m the one in Red!
I love playing and watching golf and you can regularly find me on the golf course, no matter the weather.
I have played a lot of competition golf on Amateur Tours, such as the Fore Tour, Volvo Amateur Tour (Now the StaySure Tour) and played in events such as the Trilby Tour
I was once runner-up in the Daily Mail National Match Play Singles. I played 8 rounds of match play to then find out the final was a 4 player stableford competition. Not cool!
This was quite disappointing at the time but turned out to be the catalyst for me creating the Fore King Golf Tour
I organise all the Fore King Golf competitions and spend a lot of time on the golf course, filming for our YouTube Channel, and when I am not on the golf course I create the content for our website and YouTube Channel
I love playing golf myself and I am very competitive by nature, but no matter how well I’ve played, like most golfers, I always feel like I’ve left some shots out there on the course.
I am keen to improve all the time and with help from Rich I know I am moving in the right direction.
I have played off single figures for the last 20 years but like most golfers have good days and bad days.
I’m currently not a member of a golf club and play most of my competitive golf in the Hercules Golf Society – I served in the Royal Air Force hence the connection to the Society.
Fore King Golf sponsor a Society event each year and a pairs competition was introduced in the 2019 season and will continue to be played annually, where the winners get to join me, as my playing partners, in a PRO-AM Competition.
I love playing in Team Events and Pro-AM’s, especially with my good friend Touring Pro Matt Mumford, who has just overtaken me in the Hole-In-One Stakes 6 to 5
Weekend Golfers Academy
Drive For Show was the first coaching program that Rich & I put together. Which came about after Rich gave me a lesson on my long game.
Despite being a single figure golfer, I had been really struggling to find the fairways, which had the obvious knock on effect of not then reaching the green in regulation, and unless I chipped-in or made long putts I was doomed to making tough pars, more likely bogey’s and quite often much worse.
The results were amazing in such a short period of time that I convinced Rich to let me film him giving the coaching. Which we did and as we had so much fun making the coaching, and became really good friends, we made a bunch more.
Since then we have created a library of golf coaching courses which you can see in the Weekend Golfers Academy
My Golfing Milestones
This is a set of milestones I read in Golf Monthly and for me this is still a work in progress
- Break 100 ✔
- Join a Club or Society ✔
- Get a handicap ✔
- Complete a round with the same ball you started with ✔
- Make a par ✔
- Break 90 ✔
- Get a handicap cut ✔
- Make a birdie ✔
- Represent your golf club or society in a match ✔
- Hit a par 5 green in two ✔
- Win a club or Society competition ✔
- Drive a par 4 green in one ✔
- Play a round with no double bogeys or worse ✔
- Hit all the fairways in one round
- Break 80 ✔
- Play in a Pro-AM ✔
- Play nine holes in level par or better ✔
- Make an eagle ✔
- Make back-to-back birdies ✔
- Make a 2 on a par 4 ✔
- Get your handicap into single figures ✔
- Get your handicap to 4.4 or below
- Win an Open Competition
- Break 75 ✔
- Play 18 holes in level par or better
- Break 70
- Get your handicap to scratch
- Play a bogey-free round
- Win your club championship
- Hit all 18 greens in regulation in one round
- Make an albatross
- Make a hole-in-one ✔✔✔✔✔
All things TEchnical
As I mentioned, it’s also my job to make sure our website and YouTube Channel runs smoothly and I make sure that all of our Members receive their golf coaching materials on time and can benefit straight away from Rich’s coaching.
I was lucky to already have lots of experience of running an online business as I have previously created several membership sites and multiple info products.
Over the last 15 or so years, I have learned a great deal about online techniques, from website build and development, to traffic generation, SEO techniques, successful monetization of web pages and the creating of various memberships sites, using a variety of platforms, which all sit on the back end of comprehensive sales funnels.
These days I try to keep up to date with the latest technologies and over the years Rich & I developed a catalogue of iPhone apps which are for recreational golfers.
I look forward to seeing you on the site and welcoming you as a member.
From a personal game development point of view I have attained my PGA ASQ Level 1 Coaching Accreditation, learned some basic club-fitting and passed the R&A Level One Rules exam.
my Brief History Working At Weekend Golfers & Fore King Golf
|JAN 2021||How To Fix A Shank Coaching added to website|
|JAN 2021||How To Fix A Hook Coaching added to website|
|JAN 2021||Playing Golf Between The Ears coaching added to website|
|DEC 2020||Preparing to Win coaching added to website|
|DEC 2020||Our Affiliate Program added to website|
|DEC 2020||Putt For Dough coaching added to website|
|DEC 2020||Drive For Show Coaching added to website|
|DEC 2020||Bunker Basics Coaching added to website|
|DEC 2020||How To Fix A Slice Coaching added to website|
|NOV 2020||Golf For Beginners Free Coaching added to website|
|NOV 2020||Redesigned the Fore King Golf Website|
|01 SEP 2020||Renamed UK AM Golf Tour to Fore King Golf|
|17 MAR 2020||COVID-19 put a spanner in the works for the year|
|14 MAR 2020||UK AM Golf Tour First Event Held at Manor House|
|01 SEP 2019||Created The UK AM Golf Tour|
|17 AUG 2019||Created Fore King Golf YouTube Channel|
|2018-2019||Hercules Golf Society Competition Secretary|
|10 FEB 2016||The R&A Level 1 Rules Exam|
|2012 – 2013||Weekend Golfers Academy based from Woodbridge Park Golf Club|
|10 FEB 2010||Sports Coach UK – Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course|
|04 FEB 2009||Created Weekend Golfers Academy with Rich Lawless|
|April 2008||ASQ Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Golf |
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