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Long Ashton Golf Club

Our PGA Professionals

Jack Heginbotham
Head PGA Golf Professional

After I started playing golf at the age of 14 I had a short and successful amateur career representing Somerset Golf Union at both U16 and U18 level, I turned Professional aged 18 after deciding I wanted a career in Golf and started my PGA training from the University of Birmingham. I completed my PGA training and qualified as a PGA Professional in 2014, soon after I became Head PGA Professional at Wells Golf Club in January 2015.

Following my successful retail, coaching and custom fitting impact at Wells Golf Club I was awarded the 2015 Golf Industry ‘Breakthrough Professional of the Year Award’

I am an extremely passionate golf coach and continually develop my knowledge to improve the service I offer clients, my success resulted in my appointment as Somerset Golf Union U16 Performance Coach in 2016. I am proud owner of both a GC2/HMT along with a Flightscope X2 Elite to enhance the customer experience.

I will be offering a wide range of lesson packages to ensure that you get the best from your golf game, I am here to help YOU, please look no further than your local Professional if you have any questions about golf.

Luke Collins
PGA Professional

Following a highly successful amateur career, winning the Finland Amateur and Berkshire Trophy, representing England Golf worldwide and Somerset, I turned professional off a +4 handicap. Since then I have completed the PGA Foundation Degree in Professional Golf from the University of Birmingham, gaining PGA class A status and membership in 2017.

I have developed my teaching methods from my knowledge base and elite level playing experience, I feel my skillset and at ease approach give me a great platform to tailor each session to individual’s needs, this enables me to work with a variety of clients, from beginner to elite level on an individual basis and a group coaching environment. I continue to develop my coaching ideas by researching and gaining further qualifications to help enhance your experience as a golfer. My aim as a coach is to help prepare you to play and compete to the best of your ability.

I am looking forward to getting involved as much as possible at Long Ashton Golf Club, playing, practicing, social golf and hopefully some clinics and organised overseas coaching trips during the winter months. Excited for what the future holds here at a fantastic club.

If you are looking to improve your golf and lower your score’s, perhaps it just gaining some distance, eliminating that slice, knocking it close out of the bunkers or simply sinking those putts from inside 10ft, then please don’t hesitate and get in touch.

You can book directly through the Professional Shop or can contact me direct at:  lukecollinsgolf@hotmail.com.

Stuart Clark
PGA Professional

Having got the golfing bug from my dad at the age of 10, I knew very early that my career would be in golf. Having already achieved both National & Higher National Diplomas in Sports Science (Golf Studies), I qualified via the PGA’s Foundation Degree in Professional Golf in 2006 (achieving a Distinction in my teaching exam).

Since then I have furthered my education in the fields of custom fitting, physical profiling, 3D motion analysis, ball flight/launch monitor technologies and short game technique. I spent seven years as the Head Professional at Orchardleigh Golf Club, but coaching is where my heart really lies, I have just spent two very enjoyable years at Lansdown Golf Club, where I mixed individual coaching with ladies, senior and junior group sessions.

Recently though I was very fortunate to be offered a position here at Long Ashton, and now I’m here, I can’t wait to get going. I was told before I came here about the welcoming nature of the club, and having only spent a few days at Long Ashton, I already know that I’ve made the right choice.

If you are interested in individual coaching this month, I am available for morning and/or afternoon sessions.

I also have evening slots available after I finish in the shop several days a week. You can book with us in the shop or contact me direct at stuartclarkgolfcoaching@gmail.com.

Tom Maggs
PGA Professional

I had a successful experience as an amateur golfer and chose to develop my skills further through turning Professional, I completed my PGA Foundation Degree to become a fully Qualified PGA Professional in early 2017.

I’m an extremely passionate golf coach and coach all ages and abilities from beginners to advanced golfers, I feel I have a great skill in tailoring my coaching style specifically to my clients. Whilst being dedicated to providing a variation of coaching services, I also enjoy getting involved within ‘Get into Golf’ group coaching, members group coaching, golf clinics and individual lessons.

Alongside my coaching skills I am also a qualified custom fitting specialist and have attended certified fitting courses to extend my knowledge further to enhance your experience.

Finally, I’m very social and enjoy attending social events within the golf club and joining roll up groups for social golf, I’ve helped organise various successful golfing away days and coaching trips abroad for members and I know this is something Jack and the team strives to continue at Long Ashton.

You can book directly through the professional shop or can contact me direct at  tommaggspga@gmail.com.





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