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Trafford Golf Centre

0161 749 7000

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0161 749 7788

Meet the Coaches

Pete Styles

Pete Styles - Director of Golf

Senior PGA Teaching Professional
Tel: 07790 417981
Email: pete.styles@traffordgolfcentre.co.uk

Turned pro: 1999
PGA qualified: Class A, 2002
Favourite local golf course: Royal Birkdale
Dream fourball: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Cameron Diaz
If I wasn't a golfer I'd like to be a: Ski instructor
Any famous clients: Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Rafael Da Silva, Andreas Pereira, Dan Walker, two fifths of Elbow, Alan Halsall from the telly.
When I’m not teaching golf I’m: Busy with a young family
Personal achievement: 3 consecutive eagles
Favourite sporting moment: Watching Europe win the last 4 home Ryder Cups

Testimonials

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU – Finally a golf instructor that explains the whole golf swing in simple to understand terms. After years of trail and error I finally understand the mechanics of a proper swing. Brilliant!!!Robert Smith 9 H’cap.

No one has yet explained the game of golf the way Pete has, and Ben Hogan can go to school to know as much as Pete does. He has an excellent way of describing the secret of a golf swing and body reaction. Thanks Pete Graham Reed 22 H’cap.

I was really impressed the teaching methods at Trafford Golf Centre Manchester – and with the expertise of my assigned professional Pete Styles in particular. What really stood out was the multi-disciplinary approach. Prior to even picking up a club, Pete assessed so many facets of my game that I had total confidence in his guidance when it did come to showing him my swing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pete and Trafford Golf Centre Manchester to any other golfer.- Matt Cooper, feature writer at Golf365.com and 16  H’cap.

Teaching Style

Straight-talking, easy to follow, enjoyable


Chris Fletcher

Chris Fletcher

Senior PGA Teaching Professional
Tel: +447989 148252
Email: chris.fletcher@traffordgolfcentre.co.uk

Turned pro: 2004
PGA qualified: Class AA, 2006
Favourite local golf course: Stockport GC and Prestbury GC
Dream fourball: Tiger Woods, Sir Alex Ferguson, and Warren Bu
If I wasn't a golfer I'd like to be a: N/A
Any famous clients: N/A
When I’m not teaching golf I’m: Playing golf, watching Man Utd and spending time with my family.
Personal achievement: Coached in NRW, Germany for 10 years, Head Senior Golf Coach. Took Muenster Wilkinghege to the National 1st League, top 7 team in the country. County Coach Coaches National Players Coach to Tour Players Advanced PGA Professional
Favourite sporting moment: Tiger Woods doing the Grand Slam and Man Utd winning the treble 1999, winning at the Nou Camp against Bayern Munich.

Testimonials

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Teaching Style

“Fit the Swing to the Golfer, NOT the Golfer to the Swing”


Nick Holmes

Nick Holmes

PGA Teaching Professional
Tel: 07891 941120
Email: nick.holmes@traffordgolfcentre.co.uk

Turned pro: 2010
PGA qualified: 2013
Favourite local golf course: Royal Birkdale
Dream fourball: Tiger Woods, Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo
If I wasn't a golfer I'd like to be a: Rally Driver
Any famous clients: Joe Corrigan,
When I’m not teaching golf I’m: Playing golf, walking the dog or watching any sport.
Personal achievement: Hole in one on a 286 yard par 4 (3 wood)
Favourite sporting moment: Watching Europe's Comeback against USA in the 2012 Ryder Cup & United win the Champions League in stoppage time at the Camp Nou against Bayern Munich.

Testimonials

Teaching Style

Friendly, Relaxed, Easy to follow, Results promised


Dean Butler

Dean Butler

PGA Teaching Professional
Tel: 07932 120038
Email: dean.butler@traffordgolfcentre.co.uk

Turned pro: 1985
PGA qualified: Class AA
Favourite local golf course: Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club
Dream fourball: Tom Watson, Ian Poulter & Gary Player
If I wasn't a golfer I'd like to be a: Stockbroker
Any famous clients: Strictly confidential
When I’m not teaching golf I’m: Working in my garden or walking my dog
Personal achievement: Becoming a PGA professional
Favourite sporting moment: Tom Watson winning the British Open against Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry in 1977 (The duel in the sun).

Testimonials

As a student of Dean Butler, I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to learn the game of golf, or take their game to the next level.

• Every lesson you are welcomed by Deans enthusiasm, professionalism and passion for teaching golf.
• Dean teaches the fundamentals of golf, providing a solid foundation to build upon lesson after lesson.
• At the start of each lesson Dean sets a goal that you will achieve by the end of the lesson.... believe it or not at the time, you will achieve this goal by the end of your lesson!
• Dean has a natural ability to teach in an understandable manner with positive attitude.
• Dean takes video clips of your progress during the lesson, which are invaluable! These are then forwarded to you by email, as a reference for your practice until the next lesson.

I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to each golf lesson and would highly recommend Dean Butler to anyone who wants to learn the game of golf, or take their game to the next level.

Robert Russell

I have experienced many golf lessons with Dean over the years & have always found him to be very knowledgable, patient and considerate. He pinpoints my faults quickly & always provides the required solutions.

Being in my mid 70's I don't expect to get down to single figures, but I want to enjoy playing to a good standard. Dean recognises my limitations & guides me accordingly.

I have no hesitation in recommending golf lessons with Dean irrespective of handicap standard.

Keith Madden.

“I started coaching with Dean a few weeks ago having never played or struck a golf ball before. After six hourly lessons he had me addressing properly, swinging accurately and hitting the ball powerfully in a straight line.

There’s no fluff with him. He tells you what to do, shows you how to do it and won’t let you go home until you’ve done it – with a video so you can see how poor you used to be. What more do you need?

Top coach; Top man. Highly recommended”

Michael Crook

At the start of the 2017 golf season, Dean and I sat down together to work out what our objective was, which we agreed was to move from 21 hcp to 17 hcp by the end of the summer. We jointly agreed areas to focus on, where we needed to improve and how we would structure the golf lessons to achieve these goals. Straight away Deans relaxing and professional approach allowed for a strong and easy relationship to develop - this helped in maximising results. Throughout the summer, Dean encouraged regular two way feedback, so direct feedback could be quickly applied in our ongoing lessons. Dean has a calming, knowledgeable and patient approach which greatly helped the learning process.

This allowed me to finish the 2017 golfing season 16.0 hcp, all my goals surpassed a real team effort and result"

Teaching Style

• Let’s keep it simple & enjoyable • Plain English advice • One step at a time • Set realistic goals • Relaxed atmosphere • One or two thing to focus on • We get out of golf what we put in


Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

PGA Teaching Professional
Tel: 07817 582777
Email: mclarke@traffordgolfcentre.co.uk

Turned pro: 2011
PGA qualified: Class A
Favourite local golf course: Formby
Dream fourball: Lee Westwood. Pamela Anderson. Bill Clinton.
If I wasn't a golfer I'd like to be a: Motorcycle Racer
Any famous clients: A couple
When I’m not teaching golf I’m: Spending quality time with my wife and two young kids.
Personal achievement: Scoring the winning goal in sudden death overtime in the final of the British Recreational Ice Hockey Championships
Favourite sporting moment: Poulter's 5 birdie streak on the Saturday to set up the "Miracle of Medinah" at Ryder Cup 2012

Testimonials

Amazing results last weekend on my annual golf trip with my society. I won by 10 shots (the group accused me of being a bandit!) and really found the on course session after the range lessons invaluable. I just concentrated on the simple changes you gave me and it worked perfectly. I even came away with nearest the pin on a 160 yard par 3 over water and played it 1 over par for the 3 rounds!! Mike Brown. 24 hcap.

Many thanks for your help the other day. I immediately noticed my ball going much further & in the right direction when I followed the points we changed. I actually kept flying over greens until I started using less club than normal!! I especially found the putting and chipping changes meant I wasn't throwing away shots from close range which massively improved my score. John Halstead. 18 hcap.

Thanks for the simple changes we made during the lessons. I have had an amazing season this summer. I won the most improved handicap (10 down to 7) and the best 6 net scores from 14 competitions by 8 shots!! John Booth. 7 hcap.

Teaching Style

Easy to understand. Simple, clear instruction with quick results.


Matt Fryer

Matt Fryer - Matt Fryer

PGA Teaching Professional
Tel: 07854150733
Email: matt.fryer@traffordgolfcentre.co.uk

Turned pro: 2014
PGA qualified: 2017
Favourite local golf course: Delamere GC
Dream fourball: Tiger Woods, Casey Neistat, Barack Obama
If I wasn't a golfer I'd like to be a: Part of the music industry
Any famous clients: Lips are sealed
When I’m not teaching golf I’m: Probably watching Casey Neistat vlogs or some other youtube videos
Personal achievement: Following in my dad’s footsteps and becoming a golf coach
Favourite sporting moment: The final round of the 2016 Open Championship between Stenson and Mickelson

Testimonials

Just wanted to show you the consistency of my scores after your expert guidance during the winter months.

All in the 70s apart from 1 80 so really pleased…….There has been no wins yet. I have really enjoyed my golf this season so far with the benefit increased knowledge of the working of the swing. Really clear, reliable advice imparted without any nonsense……Stephen Daintith, Warrington

I have been having golf lessons, both group & individual, with Matt Fryer for about twelve months now & my golf game has improved dramatically. My handicap came down three shots over the summer season & I feel much more confident about my game. Matt is able to explain the golf swing in such a way that it is easy to understand, doesn’t get over complicated and at the end of a lesson always leaves you with a swing thought that you are able to work on your own. I have enjoyed all of my lessons with Matt, particularly the individual ones & would recommend his services to anyone who wants to improve their golf game. Terry Wellerman

Teaching Style

To help you understand your own golf swing with simple information that can help you become a better golf and enjoy the game more.


Sam Mellor

Sam Mellor - Sam Mellor

PGA Teaching Professional
Tel: 07980 910676
Email: sam.mellor@traffordgolfcentre.co.uk

Turned pro: 2012
PGA qualified: 2015
Favourite local golf course: Royal Lytham St Annes
Dream fourball: Tiger Woods, Conor McGregor, My Wife.
If I wasn't a golfer I'd like to be a: F1 Driver
Any famous clients: Only in the making
When I’m not teaching golf I’m: Playing golf, making Youtube videos, trying to stay fit in the gym and relaxing with family.
Personal achievement: I’ve had 2 albatrosses but still waiting for that ace.
Favourite sporting moment: It has to be watching the Miracle at Medinah.

Testimonials

Teaching Style

Simple, easy to adapt, friendly with a focus on long lasting results.