top class coaching

We have a group of top class PGA coaching professionals to run our teaching programmes and support the various County teams.

As well aiding the teams at county matches, especially at Northern County fixtures, the coaching programme has evolved to help introduce players of all ages to new teaching techniques such as specialist putting session at The Mere Golf Acadamy and indoor simulators for winter training.  We use Trackman golf for analysing shot data at facilities like The Beeches. Information is also being provided in other areas such as sports pyschology and injury prevention.   

Coach Profiles

John Heggarty

Head Professional

Head Professional John Heggarty has seen many changes at Royal Liverpool Golf Club since he first started in 1982. He is one of only a few Master PGA Professionals in UK &I and an immediate past Captain of the PGA  John is at the cutting edge of the golf industry.

As well as being a PGA coaching tutor and assessor his excellent reputation as a coach sees him as one of the lead coaches for Cheshire County Boys and Mens squads. He is TPI Level1 qualified and enjoys coaching players who simply want to enjoy the game more.

Matthew Turnock

PGA Golf Professional

Resident PGA Professional at Mottram Hall since 1992 with over 28 years coaching experience

Cheshire County Golf Partnership Academy Coach since 2009 – one of 7 award winning coaches working with development & elite Junior golfers

Award winning ISPS Handa Disability Coach – working with individuals and groups with learning and physical disabilities.

Official “Swing Zone” Coach at the THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 (Royal Liverpool G.C) & 2017 (Royal Birkdale G.C)

Awarded ENGLAND GOLF Coach of the Year 2018

Peter Barber

PGA Professional

Peter Barber spent 33 years as the Golf Professional at Didsbury Golf Club, which followed a playing career lasting more than a decade on the European Tour (1975-1987).  

He has been the Cheshire County Coach for the past 25 years, and is now the Head Coach to England North West Under 18’s boys.

Peter has also been Captain of The Manchester & District Alliance and Captain of The North West P.G.A.

Jordan Massey

PGA Professional

Jordan believes that each golf swing is unique to the individual, and always works to create a functional and repeatable movement without removing the natural elements of the swing.

Jordan specialises in putting coaching and has devoted a large amount of his time to studying the putting stroke over the past few years. He is a Level 2 Qualified Capto putting coach as well as a Certified Eyeline Elite coach. Jordan believes that with the right fundamentals, every golfer is capable of putting like a champion.

Mark Johnson

PGA Professional

Mark is the lead coach for Styal Golf Juniors and has overseen the junior section since 2000. He has has continually developed the junior playing and coaching programme at Styal.

Mark has a wide experience coaching players of all abilities, from beginner to elite, and has specific knowledge in sports psychology, golf specific physiotherapy, biomechanics, 3D motion analysis and Trackman.

Mark is a county coach for both the boys and girls and was a finalist in the prestigious England Golf Awards for ‘Coach of the Year’ in 2019

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