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Our added value to you

After spending years honing our skills and working closely with club golfers like you, we're confident that we can lend a helping hand wherever your game needs a little fine-tuning.

As your PGA Professional team, we deeply care about your golf game and the happiness it brings you. That's where the philosophy of We Coach, We Fit, We Care comes into action – our approachable team is always ready to listen to your concerns and help you make positive changes that bring success on the course.

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Mendip Spring has 7 resident PGA Professional golfers available for individual and group golf tuition for men and women of all standards of play.

Why Coaching?

Golf lessons can be tailored to a person’s needs, covering any aspect of the game that needs improvement, including driving the ball with power and precision, iron play and the delicate skills of chipping and putting. Video analysis enables our golf professionals to help you correct any problems in your technique.

A regular Saturday morning feature at the Club is junior golf tuition for girls and boys. Mendip Spring is proud of its record of developing young golfers.

In 2011 the Club was awarded the prestigious GolfMark, a national scheme run by the English Golf Union that identifies and recognises junior and beginner-friendly clubs. Our commitment to young people and beginners is absolute and this Award is recognition of this fact. Any parent seeing the GolfMark symbol can be sure that the Club has a structured environment in which their child can develop as a player and person.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Long Game
  • Course Management

Our Staff

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William Hobbs - Head PGA Professional

Will became a fully qualified PGA Professional in 2017, but has been at Mendip Spring since 2013 where he began his studies. Recently he was short listed in the Top 4 in the UK for Foremost PGA Assistant of the Year 2016. He prides himself on his friendly personality, working with all abilities tailoring each lesson specifically to the individual pupil. During his sessions Will uses the latest technology such as V1 Coaching Software coupled with a GC2 & HMT launch monitor. This allows each pupil to have all the statistics, as well as a visual of the movements made throughout the swing. Will also specialises in Custom Fitting. Each brand supplied at the Mendip Spring Golf Centre has come in and personally trained Will, in their latest equipment and fitting techniques.

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Luke Collins - Head Coaching 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. If you are looking to improve your golf and lower your scores, 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.

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Katie Rule - Advanced PGA

Katie turned professional in 2012 and has been rewarded AA status. Katie then furthered her studies and became the youngest professional to receive the Director of Golf Degree and is qualified in golf psychology coaching. Katie coaches the Somerset county girls performance team and is coach to British Ladies Amateur Open winner Emily Toy. Katie has had a successful professional playing career. She has won the Women’s PGA qualifying order of merit for the last three years and is the Ladies PGA South West Champion. Katie is known for coaching all abilities of golfers, from complete beginners to professionals and regularly runs a variety of group classes.

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Nick Pope - Advanced PGA

Nick turned professional in 2002 and was the Head Professional at the Isle of Wedmore GC for 10 years & Somerset County Girls Head Coach from 2014 - 2017. In 2013 Nick won the Pro Shop Europe “Pro Shop of the Year”, “PGA Pro of the Year” & “Junior Coach of the Year” awards. Nick was also short listed in 2016 in Foremost Golf UK’s Top 4 Pro’s, at the time there were over 1000 golf pro’s in this consortium. Always looking to improve, Nick qualified as a CHEK fitness coach and CHEK golf practitioner in 2014. The PGA awarded Nick ‘Advanced PGA Professional’ status for his work in coaching and retail in 2017. He also regularly travels to Spain with Tarleton Golf taking part in Pro-ams held in Spain. Nick Pope Golf Schools was established in 2016 and many groups of golfers have enjoyed trips abroad with him to work on their golf games. Nick is known for his friendly and engaging personality and enjoys coaching individuals or groups of any ability. He takes the time to understand every aspect of each golfer to help them improve and enjoy their golf game more.

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George Ryall - Teaching Professional

George has over 30 years of experience as a PGA Professional and has enjoyed playing on the European Tour, European Challenge Tour and most recently the European Senior Tour. Whilst on tour he has enjoyed many happy times that also included winning the Dutch Open on the European Senior Tour, The Belgian Open on the European Challenge Tour and the PGA Senior Championship. As well as playing George has a passion for coaching. He has helped players on the U.S P.G.A tour, European Tour and European Challenge Tour and will now be based at Mendip Spring to help anyone with their game.

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Scott Thompson - Fellow PGA

As well as being one of the leading Putting Coaches in the UK, Scott has also developed himself an excellent reputation as a Swing coach, which during the 2005 season led Gordon Brand Jnr to employ his skills full time. But you don’t just have to be a European Tour player to benefit from Scott’s expertise. He prides himself on his ability to help players, of all levels understand the movements of their own individual swings, whether good or bad. This knowledge is how Scott separates himself from his fellow coaches. Each session is tailored specifically to the individual’s needs and is available on all aspects of the game, from simple swing movements to the more advanced physical & mental techniques used by the world’s leading players. As well as helping Gordon Brand Jnr on Tour Scott was involved in The PGA’s Bryant Homes Road show. This project helped give people from all walks of life the chance to try their hand at this very addictive game. In 2004 Scott gained his PGA Europro Tour card, so as well as being an exceptional coach, he can really play the game. So why not book an on course session and benefit from tutoring covering awkward lies, course management, pre shot routine, mental techniques, short game and swing fundamentals. Scott has now seen his coaching talents recognised by the PGA this year when he was awarded PGA Fellow status for his achivements in coaching as well as golf club management.

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