Meet our PGA Academy Professionals

Get to know our team of experienced PGA Professionals at Bowood Golf.

Nicky Lawrenson

DIRECTOR OF GOLF / PGA FELLOW PROFESSIONAL

Following several years of competitive golf, in 1998 Nicky embarked upon her professional career and attained her PGA Diploma gaining 3rd position within Great Britain and Ireland. She furthered her coaching career at The Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, where she gained invaluable experience as Senior Academy Instructor at the Peter Cowen Golf Academy.

With over 20 years coaching experience expanding across several continents, Nicky also pursued her passion within the field of performance mindset and alongside her experience as a PGA  Professional and TPI Level 3 instructor is a certified Master NLP Practitioner. Her passion within this area also led her to study various concepts within human performance. In 2011 Nicky was awarded Fellow status within the Professional Golfers Association.

Welcoming golfers of all ages and abilities, Nicky’s coaching philosophy bases itself upon a holistic approach, with a passion to develop each individuals golfing needs in an enjoyable, relaxed and simplified manner.

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RYAN DIX

SENIOR PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL

Ryan began his career as a PGA Professional in 2011. After 2 years of his PGA training, Ryan became Head PGA Assistant Professional. After a year within this role, he was promoted to Head PGA Professional where he spent another 2 years coaching all levels of golfer from beginner all the way up to professional level.

Ryan has completed many courses to further his coaching knowledge. He works on the philosophy that by identifying the faults and characteristics in a golfers swing can allow you to improve your overall gameplay.

All lessons with Ryan include video analysis, demonstration and private emailed lesson notes to add that nice personal touch to every session.

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GREGG HOOD

PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL

Not only is Gregg a qualified PGA Professional here at Bowood Golf Academy, in 2015 he also became a TPI certified Fitness Professional, offering TPI screenings to help improve mobility, stability and balance.

As a level 2 TPI Certified Junior Coach, Gregg heads up our Junior Golf Programme – Bowood Junior Golf Academy and offers coaching to juniors aged 5 upwards.

For further information about Gregg’s coaching and TPI Screening, follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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SIMON SHANKS

PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL

Simon, is an experienced PGA Professional and has over 15 years’ experience coaching players of all abilities. Simon’s most notable coaching success has been coaching Jordan Smith from amateur to European Tour standard and is now ranked inside the top 100 professional golfers worldwide.

Simon enjoys coaching golfers of all levels and welcomes golfers of all abilities to benefit from his wealth of experience.

For further information about Simon, follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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