James has been a member of the Professional Clubmakers Society since 2003, with a background in Design & Technology that dates back to his school and university days.
Clubmaking was clearly James' destiny, with his early passion for the game inspired by his great grandfather, a professional golfer and contemporary of the legendary J.H.Taylor, a five-time Open champion.
"The constant advancements in golf club design - and especially shaft technology - present fascinating new challenges for cutting-edge clubmaking," says James. "I thrive ondeveloping innovative and efficient techniques both to pioneer and incorporate the latest thinking, and always strive to make each of our clients' golf equipment not only technically precise in terms of specification, but also as individually personal as their signature."
"Seeing the satisfaction on their faces when they collect their new bespoke equipment reminds me of the day I built my own very first set of clubs for myself," he adds.
A former junior champion at Stoke Poges and West Hill GC, Simon played to a handicap of +1 in such established amateur events as the Brabazon Trophy, English Amateur, Berkshire Trophy, Tillman Trophy, and the Royal St George's Grand Challenge Cup.
As a professional he played on the EuroPro Tour and Challenge Tour in 2004, while also progressing to Final Open Qualifying in 2003 and 2006. Simon has a Distinction in Golf Management from Merrist Wood College and gained valuable early experience organising corporate golf days for prestigious clients, including Jaguar, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz on behalf of a leading Event Management company.
"Bespoke club fitting is all about being sympathetic to the player and ensuring their golf clubs complement both their swing and their approach to the game," says Simon. "It involves far more than just looking at clubhead speed and handicap and prescribing a Stiff or a Regular shaft."
"The challenge for the fitter is to assess each individual's swing profile and shot patterns in the context of their physical requirements and personal preferences and, with a detailed knowledge of club design and technology, to succinctly advise on the ideal clubs to suit both their performance potential and aesthetics," he explains.
"From my experience of fitting clients, and also playing with my amateur and professional contemporaries, I have developed an appreciation of the different ways the game can be played. It has taught me that it is inappropriate just to tell someone what equipment to use, given how the ideal solution is ultimately a complex equation involving careful interpretation of objective data and highly subjective individual preferences. Indeed, I always stress that a truly fitted set of clubs requires considerable amount of input from the golfer themselves. This, in time, helps clients better understand their own game, allowing them to build on their strengths and minimise their weaknesses"
"It is a fascinating challenge to find a truly personalised solution for every client."
With a background in Retail, Distribution and Exhibitions Patrick has joined PG at an exciting time with a passion for delivering customer services and strengthening customer relationships. In his spare time Patrick is a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Commanding 11f Brooklands Sqn and has accompanied members of the royal family at public affairs including HRH Prince Edward and HRH Duchess of Cambridge. Patrick is a beginner at golf but with solid swing fundamentals he’ll be undergoing regular instruction at PG and we feel he’ll be able to break 90 within 2 years!
Mark Woodward brings over 25 years of experience in the golf industry with expertise in the fields of club building, fitting as well golf retail management. Having previously worked at Callaway Golf as one of their main repair technicians, Mark has handled a huge variety of work from across the whole of Europe.
Mark has also held a Category 1 handicap for over 30 years, with the majority of that time as a squad member for the Surrey ‘A’ Team. Along the way he has held two course records, won eight club championships and been a county medal winner. Mark has an unrivalled passion for the game and relishes the challenge of helping others to improve their game and achieve their golfing goals.
Mike is an extremely experienced PGA professional with over 25 years within the industry. Having competed at national amateur level as both junior & senior level he went to play a number of years on the PGA’s South Region circuit and a number of developmental tours in the UK after joining the paid ranks. He also has a wealth of coaching experience and has coached all levels of player, from complete beginners to assisting players at European Tour level. He was also part of the Sussex County coaching team for a number of seasons as their lead U14’s coach.
Golf equipment, technology and repairs have always been a passion of Mike’s. Trained by a Master club-maker during his PGA training, Mike has always been keen to introduce detailed club fitting into his coaching as a way of helping his clients to get the most out of their game. This passion led him to move into this area of the industry full time including 9 years working for Callaway Golf in their European Performance Centre as their Senior Fitting Technician. During this time he has fitted a myriad of golfers from the beginner to Challenge & European Tour players and numerous celebrities and even one ‘Crown Prince’. He also accumulated a wealth of technical knowledge on both the Callaway & Odyssey brands while there having had wonderful access to the company’s prolific R&D department and other industry leaders linked to the brands.
Pete has a wealth of experience both in his knowledge of the game and his own professional and amateur career. Pete joined us from The European Tour where he was responsible for the ‘day to day’ activities of the European Tour longest marathon ‘Qualifying School’ spanning the past 5 years.
Living and breathing the world of golf for many years within the circles of the European, Challenge and the Senior Tour’s top players, Pete has seen first hand what it takes to reach the top of the ladder.
Pete is passionate about golf and has now transferred his knowledge and expertise into helping educate others to achieve maximum results from their equipment and develop their connection with the game. Pete is pure geek too when it comes to golf, so he fits right in!
Mike is an extremely experienced professional and brings with him over 30 years experience that encompasses competing in regional and developmental tours, to specialising in advising on the performance of products.
Mike’s has always been very keen about equipment technology and fitting. Over the last 25 years he has worked alongside industry leading designers and engineers and advised some of the highest level golfers on the European, Senior and the LET Tour. Mike has also represented Ping and Honma gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in product materials, performance benefits and equipment technology.
“My passion is helping and advising golfers to achieve their goals, potential and maximum enjoyment.”
Nuno joins the team in the PG Workshop bringing with him over 10 years experience in the custom club-building world.
Having built tens of thousands of clubs over the years and overseeing quality control at Callaway Golf Europe Nuno is no stranger to ensuring perfection. So much so Joe Miller, the current World Long Drive Champion, insisted that his 50" long drivers were built by Nuno.
Stuart qualified as a chiropractor at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in the United Kingdom. He is also a graduate of the University of St Andrews where he studied Human Biology.
Stuart is a very keen golfer and was awarded a golf bursary by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews whilst he studied at St Andrews. He also enjoys cycling and has run two marathons, the second of which allowed him to raise funds for Myeloma UK. When he gets the opportunity he also loves to ski.
As well as using joint manipulation / mobilization Stuart utilises dry needling (Western acupuncture) and tailored exercise programmes to help rehabilitate patients with muscle and joint problems.
Stuart has been in golf since 1993 having started to learn his trade at World of Golf in New Malden. In the late 90s he became a full-time tournament professional playing on both the Challenge Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia. His experience in Australia allowed him to work with the Paul Chek Institute to develop his passion for the anatomical aspects of golf such as strength and condition and performance programmes.
Stuart has worked with a number of European Tour players including Steve Webster, as well as European Seniors Tour Professional, Mark Davis. Stuart is currently Nick Dougherty’s full time coach and caddie.
Kate is a TPI Fitness Level 2 Certified and Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer. Kate offers golfers TPI screening and 1-2-1 Personal Training in our fully equipped gym, tailoring programs to your exact needs.
But be warned Kate is no stranger when it comes to achieving ultimate goals having completed Ironman Lanzarote, the toughest of it’s kind, finishing in the Top 100 Ladies. Kate has also as competed in numerous Triathlons and 'Tough Guy' events, finally winning the Tough Guy Triathlon in 2012, and has also coached teams and individuals to County Division 1 level.
As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf. With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf’s oldest brand, John Letters. Dan has recently taken over as Editor at Golf Retailing, European golfs number one trade publication but MOST importantly will be regularly contributing as Editor of the monthly PG Blog.
Sharon has known James and Simon since they first opened the PG doors back in 2005. Having helped run several SMEs Sharon know what it takes to run a business from behind the scenes and puts as much effort into the PG accounts as customers bear witness to during studio fittings. The unsung hero of the PG Team!
Our status as truly independent club fitters and builders allows us access to the complete range of golf club components on the market, including all the major clubhead, shaft and grip manufacturers. In addition, we have established relationships with a select group of respected operators in many areas of the golf industry. These include:
Cool Clubs are the largest independent club fitting organisation in the world with 16 sites in six countries with more sites in more countries planned. Like Precision Golf, Cool Clubs are not affiliated with any club manufacturer which means they fit clients with the equipment that performs best for them. All the equipment they fit is tested in-house using Cool Clubs developed software and testing equipment. Since they do not rely on each manufacturer's internal testing they know exactly how each club component performs against all other manufacturers. Precision Golf is proud with have formed an alliance with Cool Clubs in 2015 and now uses the very same software, technology and equipment for all fitting and building.
Intelligent Golf Performance combines European Tour Led Coaching with Biomechanics programs by qualified professionals who work closely together in improving your game. This unique synergy of disciplines ensures more efficient game development producing more faster more effective results.