UK’s Premiere Golfing Academy welcomes new coaches to bolster Junior Academy
The north’s centre of excellence for golf improvement, The Academy at Trafford Golf Centre has welcomed Paul Williams and Matthew Cross into its growing team of PGA professionals. The duo have begun their PGA degree programme and will begin coaching in early 2022.
The new Academy recruits, who have been part of the Trafford Golf Centre team for 12 months, will be the driving force behind the Junior Academy, including the school education programme. The pair will work alongside Assistant PGA coaches, Matthew Phillips and Callum Hayes.
Director of Golf, Pete Styles said: “2022 is set to be an exciting year at Trafford Golf Centre and I’m pleased to be welcoming Paul and Matthew into the Academy team. I personally love to see our team members progressing their careers and showing a passion for the sport, so I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing what they will bring to the Academy, with their focus being our Junior offering.”
Trafford Golf Centre prides itself on being an inclusive venue, welcoming people from all walks of life to enjoy golf. Junior golf lessons will be available 7 days a week from the 21st February. Class times are as follows:
- Monday to Friday – 4pm and 5pm
- Weekends – 9am, 10am and 11am
School packages are also available, offering a Covid-safe school trip to try out something new, plus there is a special offer for Scout, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbow groups.
Speaking on his appointment, Paul Williams said: “I’m really looking forward to embarking on this next chapter. Having worked at Trafford Golf Centre for the past 12 months, it’s a fantastic opportunity to join the Academy team and I can’t wait to see new golfing talent join our Junior Academy in 2022.”
Matthew Cross added: “Whether your little one is a complete newbie to golf or already has some experience and passion for the sport, we welcome all ages and all experience levels at the Junior Academy. I’d like to thank Pete and the team for welcoming me on board, I can’t wait to get started!”
Featuring a licensed Café & Bar, six target greens spread over 300 yards and the largest American Golf retail store in the north, Trafford Golf Centre is like Disney World for any golfer – as quoted by Vice Chairman of Battle Back and past Invictus Games Captain, Bernie Broad. The venue recently joined the Chatty Café Scheme, set up to get people chatting and combat loneliness in communities, and now has a designated Chatter & Natter table available Monday to Sunday, 7:00am to 10:30pm.
Trafford Golf Centre is also home to Manchester’s most popular 36-hole adventure golf course, Dino Falls Adventure Golf.