PGA Teaching Professionals at Clarkes' Golf Centre
Our PGA teaching bays are fully equipped with the latest high speed video technology, 42” plasma screens, full length mirrors and alignment mats to ensure your tuition experience is the best it can possibly be.
PGA Professional Barry Taylor
PGA cup player Barry Taylor has carded an impressive haul of over 134 victories since turning professional.
Such a fine playing record speaks volumes but most importantly, Barry’s character, his sportsmanship and his stature quickly helped him win the respect of his on course rivals.
He turned professional at 21 after coming to the fore as an outstanding junior playing at Sherdley Park Golf Club in St Helens.
The highlight of his career so far has been representing GB & Ireland against the United States under the captaincy of Gary Alliss at the Carrick in 2009.
Taylor won the prestigious Lancashire Open at Blackpool North Shore in both 2007 and 2009.
Barry is a highly popular figure in golfing circles. He prides himself on his appearance and always has both a refreshing and hungry outlook on the game golf.
Barry also has a first -class reputation as a teaching professional. His pupils range from primary school children to club champions and fellow professionals.
Visit Barry’s website at www.barrytaylorpga.uk
PGA Professional Jeff Mathews
Former European Tour Player Jeff has over 30 years’ teaching experience, starting his personal journey by winning the Wallsend Men’s Club Championship at the age of 15.
The Newcastle-born former Burnside High School pupil captured the Northumberland junior championship and led the PGA North East North West Order of Merit for two years in a row.
He left the North East at the age of 28 to take a coaching job in East Lancashire.
Mathews was PGA Assistant at both Parklands and Wallsend before becoming Bedlingtonshire pro. He left the North East at the age of 28 to take a coaching job in East Lancashire. Now we’re lucky enough to have Jeff here at Clarkes’.
Mathews, former County Professional Champion was appointed the 2011 Captain of the PGA North Region, which stretches from the Scottish borders to North Wales.
Jeff qualified for the Senior Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
Jeff is a highly popular professional with an easy going manner that belies his competitive streak.
PGA Professional Joe Senior
As an amateur golfer I reached a handicap of plus 3 and represented Lancashire boys and men’s teams on a regular basis. Turned Professional in 2001 became a fully qualified PGA Professional in 2004. Over the last 14 years I have gained a vast wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the golf game and have continued to compete at a very high standard winning several PGA events.
I am an experienced coach and have a desire to help every golfer reach their full potential. I am also an advanced club and ball fitting technician with many years’ experience working for Cobra and Bridgestone Golf.
I am delighted to join the team at Clarkes Golf, with my passion for the game I am looking forward to the challenge of improving your golf.
PGA Professional Scott Houghton
I have been playing golf since the age of 12 and decided to turn professional in 2012. My path through the PGA Program has been a great learning experience and has definitely helped further my knowledge of the game of golf as a whole. Since turning professional I have had some success playing, with a Win in my first year, as well as multiple top 3 finishes. I feel I can use these experiences in my teaching and ultimately help each individual on their own path to success.
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