The MGC Golf Academy is home to 5 PGA Professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in teaching at all levels from European Tour stars to beginners. We provide coaching 7 days a week and up to 12 hours a day. Lessons can be taken in our bespoke TrackMan powered private teaching bays, indoor studios, short game area or even on one of the two 18 hole championship courses. 

Why Coaching?

We pride ourselves on a thorough and yet enjoyable approach to teaching golf. From the newcomer to golf to the more experienced player wishing to address specific problems, golfers of every age and ability will benefit from our straightforward advice depth of golfing knowledge and the very best of technology.

We’re passionate about helping you play better golf.

Every golfer enjoys the game more when they’re hitting good shots and playing well. This is our mission for you.

Think back to your last few rounds and try to pinpoint an area that cost you shots…

Maybe, you had too many three-putts as a result of poor distance control? Or did you miss too many fairways to the right meaning you had to chip out sideways? It could be that you play well in practice rounds with your friends but struggle to replicate that in competitions?

Through our experiences in the game and our PGA education, we appreciate that every golfer is different. That’s why we offer a range of lessons and packages to suit everyone.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Putting
  • Chipping
  • Trackman
  • SamLab

Our Staff

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Chris Steele - Head PGA Professional

Having entered the professional ranks as a top regional player winning multiple Pro-Ams, setting course records and competing in PGA events all over Europe, Chris has since focused his attention on the role of Head Professional at Minchinhampton Golf Club. In this time, Chris has overseen the evolution of the Pro-Shop to where it sits today at the heart of the Golf Club. Always well-stocked with all the leading brands, the shop attracts golfers from far and wide, and has won several industry awards.

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Stuart Little - PGA Professional

Stuart joined Minchinhampton as a junior member in 1979, and turned professional in 1985 upon joining Chris Steele. Stuart then pursued a playing career, and gained his European Tour Card in 1992. Since his professional debut, he has played in over 700 West Region PGA events, amassing more than 100 wins and setting many course records. On the international stage, his 341 appearances have taken him to 37 different countries, where he has a return of 4 wins and 31 top ten finishes.

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Nick Haile - PGA Professional

Nick joined the team in the Professional Shop in 2012. In 2014, Nick decided to start his 3 year PGA degree and turned professional. Nick completed his PGA Training in 2017 and he regularly competes on the West of England PGA circuit with a goal to keep improving his own game. Nick is a fully trained club fitter for all the leading brands and can unlock your golfing potential through a precise and knowledgeable swing assessment and club fitting In 2018 Nick travelled to the USA to complete his level 2 Titleist TPI performance institute certification. Nick can help find any physical limitations a player may have and create a plan to eliminate members and visitors with any general golf related enquiries. He has a vast knowledge of all golf products and can give first-class advice on the equipment likely to help you improve your game.them or work around them.

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Steven Gerrish - PGA Professional

Steve is a very experienced and modern teaching professional with sound knowledge of the golf swing and short-game. He applies new coaching concepts in a simple relatable way using the latest launch monitor technology. Steve has coached in Europe, and The Middle East gaining valuable experience and as well this, he’s attended many courses, seminars and picked the brains of some of the best golf coaches in the world. Steve is a student of the game and is always looking to better himself as a coach and offer the very best golf coaching service.

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Kirsty Taylor - Teaching Professional

Having taken up the game early Kirsty joined Clitheroe GC at 8 years old. After a successful amateur career culminating in representing GB&I in The Curtis Cup Kirsty turned professional in 1995 and joined The Ladies European Tour. A career that lasted 15 years including notable achievements such as runner up in The 2000 Weetabix Ladies British Open, winning the 2005 Ladies Welsh Open and achieving over 30 top 10’s. Whilst playing with the world’s top players Kirsty gained a wealth of knowl

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