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Meet The Team

David Haines
PGA Head Professional

David made a welcome return to his ‘Home Club’ when he was appointed Head Professional in 2014. Having learned to play golf on the famous links at Burnham & Berrow, David has won most of the major club competitions and The West of England Open Amateur Championship over his home course. He also represented the Club at County and International level in a distinguished amateur career before turning professional in 1994.

As a professional he still enjoys playing competitive golf and has won over 20 Pro-Ams in The West Region PGA and has won The Gloucester & Somerset PGA order of merit on two occasions.

He enjoys coaching golfers of all ages and abilities from beginners to touring professionals and particularly enjoys teaching the short game as he feels this is the area where he can usually help most golfers knock shots off their average score.

Since 1997 he has been entertaining golfers at corporate golf days, Captains’ Days, Demo Days and other golfing events with his skilful and amusing Golf Trick Shot Show, which incorporates an array of unusual clubs and skillfull shot making, combined with witty banter that leaves guests amazed and amused!

David has also been a past Captain and Chairman of both The Gloucestershire & Somerset and The West Region PGA and was elected to The PGA Board of Directors in 2013. Mobile - 07887 480037

Graham Coombe
PGA Head Professional

PGA Professional since 1986. Former Club Professional @ Tall Pines & the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club.

Prior to running a very successful chain of retail outlets in Somerset, Graham became a well respected teaching Professional at Broome Manor Golf Complex in Swindon and played full time on the West Region PGA circuit, winning 4 Pro-Am Individual events in the West Region, achieving 2 Professional Course records along the way.

Graham brings a wealth of experience both on and off the Golf Course and is available for both Personal Coaching & Custom Fitting sessions on a daily basis. Mobile – 07748 327175

Nicola Stroud
Head Teaching Professional

Nicola comes with an abundance of experience, having secured a place in the first European PGA University course, pioneered by the PGA of Europe. She was the first female in Europe to graduate and qualify as a PGA Professional from the course in 1994; going on to become the PGA’s youngest female Head Professional at the age of 24.

Now devoting her time to coaching, she is an accredited Golf Psychology Coach, Golf Union of Wales accredited coach and former England and Wales County coach, sport UK disability coach and Golf Union of Wales ambassador.

Nicola is a former Welsh International player at junior and senior level, county golfer and has played in a few WPGA events, most notably qualifying for the Ladies British Open.

Highlights of her career so far are being accredited with the PGA Advanced Status for the “outstanding contribution” she has made to the development of golf; winning the Golf Foundation Presidents Award; Being named Golf Development Wales PGA Professional of the Year; becoming a finalist in the BBC sports awards for Community Sports Coach of the Year and winning the Swansea City & County Community Sports Coach of the Year.

Nicola’s style of coaching involves uncomplicated language and easy to practice techniques; and incorporating the mental approach to your golf game. She believes in coaching the whole game from tee to green.

Nicola is available for private and group lessons from beginner to experienced golfer. She also organises golf tuition breaks here at Burnham and Berrow, within the UK and in warmer climates, abroad. Mobile - 07508360151

 

Graeme Biggs
PGA Golf Professional, Class AA

Graeme is a PGA member both here in the UK and South Africa. He feels very proud and privileged to be a member of the Professional Team at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club, having spent most of his professional career playing in South Africa.

His varied playing experience has taken him all over South Africa and its neighbouring countries. HE played in numerous events as a member of the Sunshine Senior Tour.

Back in the UK, Graeme now enjoys playing in PGA events more locally in Gloucester and Somerset and further afield events with the Senior PGA tour events.

 

 

Shane Kaye
PGA Professional - Junior Development Coach

Originally a junior member of Burnham and Berrow Golf Club, Shane joined the professional staff here at Burnham in January 2009, having begun his PGA training at a neighbouring club in 2007. He qualified as a PGA Professional and was elected to membership in 2012.

He is an active participant on the west region PGA circuit with 3 PGA medal wins and the 2011 Burnham and Berrow ProAm to his name. Mobile - 07708 979370