THE GOLF COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR’S
Denis Pugh has an in depth knowledge of all aspects of developing a career in professional golf.
Coach to 2018 open champion Francesco Molinari, he initially gained recognition as coach to 8 times European Tour Vardon trophy winner Colin Montgomerie.
For over 21 years he appeared as a pundit on SKY TV as well as media exposure as a contributor to golf magazine articles.
Denis has a high demand for his coaching expertise and when not travelling the professional tours he is only available to golf college students and The Wisley members where he is the clubs Vice President.
- Veteran coach Denis Pugh has coached TOUR players at over 100 majors and 5 winning Ryder Cups.
- He has coached over two hundred different tour professionals.
- Denis coached 8 times European Number 1 Colin Montgomerie for 12 years.
- He is currently coaching Ryder Cup Stars Francesco Molinari and Ross Fisher.
- Denis co-founded the Golf College with former European Tour Professional Paul Lyons.
- Aspiring students benefit from working with Denis and Paul’s close harmony in teaching. Together they deliver the vision of what it takes to “be the best you can be”.
- Their knowledge of the professional game ensures all students get first hand advice on developing their own games.
Paul Lyons is the Head of coaching at The Golf College and will continue this role there. He is also a former European Tour player and has played in tournaments all around the world, including The Open Championship. He is a former coach to the Sussex Under 16 squad and coach many up and coming young, aspiring golf professionals. Paul was also voted PGA South Region Coach of the Year 2007.
Paul Lyons has recently become the only UK Certified Sports Mental Toughness Coach from The Human Performance Institute in Florida.
Tim Spence is a former Challenge and European Tour Player and still plays actively in the Southern Region. He is currently the coach for the Sussex County Union, working with both the First Team and U21’s.
Jack Bado joined the team in 2012, after completing his PGA Training. He is a former golf college student, so fully understands the environment in which the students train.
Jack became the youngest Trackman Master Professional in the world in 2016, one of only 7 Trackman Master’s in the UK. He is also very experienced coaching with K-Vest (3D Bio-Mechanics) and BodiTrak (ForcePlate Technology) which are permanent teaching tools at the college alongside Trackman.
Jack Bado has spent the last 10 years working alongside Denis Pugh and Paul Lyons on the range with our students. Jack also teaches several professionals on development tours and understands what it takes to reach the top of professional golf.
PGA qualified Professional specialising in Wedge short game.
Alex is a Wedge matrix coach (James Ridyard). 1 of 4 coaches worldwide with Authorised Certification and the 1st and only in the U.K. Alex also teaches over 50 Professional Golfers ranging from U.K PGA circuit to the Challenge Tour.
PGA qualified Professional specialising in Putting.
Paul has over 10 years’ experience with SAM Puttlab and is a Quintic Accredited Putting Coach. Paul’s approach to coaching is simple and logical, simplifying the mechanics to be less reliant on timing and manipulation. Instilling very solid concepts, fundamental set up parameters and external focus.
PGA Professional and a qualified Exercise Scientist. Adam graduated from Southampton University in 2014 with a degree in Sport Science, he has worked with professional athletes in a range of sports.
Being qualified as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor, he provides strength and conditioning support to the students in the on-site gym. These programmes focus on muscular development, injury prevention and stretching for golf. Adam Seabrook has completed his PGA foundation degree, and plays actively within the PGA South Region.
Adam Seabrook is also responsible for the junior coaching at Lindfield Golf club and coaches numerous members of the club.