Senior PGA Teaching Professional
Joining the Close House team in August 2021, Simon has years of experience playing golf to the highest level, as a former European and World Boys Champion and representing England and Great Britain at a Junior and Senior level. He was recruited by the University of Houston to play for their golf team, after 4 years he returned home, turned pro and competed as a European Tour player, partnering some of the world’s best players including Justin Rose, Nick Dougherty and Graeme McDowell. One of his proudest moments is winning on the PGA Challenge Tour in 2008.
Turning to coaching around 2011 he’s more recently held teaching roles at leading North East courses, enjoys developing junior golfers and has coached at the highest level, including at the Open championship in 2019.
What’s in the bag?
Callaway Rogue triple diamond driver 9 degree. Shaft tensi white x flex. Half an inch shorter than standard.
Callaway Rogue LS 3 wood. Shaft tensi white x flex. Standard length.
Callaway UW 5 wood. Shaft Hzrdus 6.5 black
Callaway apex TCB 4-PW. Shafts dynamic gold s300. Standard length 1degree upright.
Callaway Jaws 52,56,60 degree wedges. Standard length and lie.
Odyssey ten two ball putter.
Callaway chrome soft X ball
"I have a systematic approach to teaching, influenced by The Golfing Machine, Mac O’Grady’s and the Stack and Tilt system. I focus on the true fundamentals of golf contact, power and direction."Simon’s Teaching Philosophy
Simon’s Go To Club
“My Titleist T100S irons are a great new addition to my bag. They go miles, are very forgiving, and I’ve played much better since I’ve started using them.”
Simon’s Golf Hero
“Seve Ballesteros, my first golfing memory is watching him win the Masters back in the early 80’s. I loved his energy and outstanding short game. He was so exciting to watch and never gave up.”
|Individual 45min lesson||£55|
|5 x 45min lessons||£220|
|Junior 45min lesson||£40|
|5 x 45min lessons (Junior)||£160|
|9-hole playing lesson (Filly)||£99|