The MGC Golf Academy is home to 5 PGA Professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in teaching at all levels from European Tour stars to beginners. We provide coaching 7 days a week and up to 12 hours a day. Lessons can be taken in our bespoke TrackMan powered private teaching bays, indoor studios, short game area or even on one of the two 18 hole championship courses

Why Coaching?

We pride ourselves on a thorough and yet enjoyable approach to teaching golf. From the newcomer to golf to the more experienced player wishing to address specific problems, golfers of every age and ability will benefit from our straightforward advice depth of golfing knowledge and the very best of technology.

We’re passionate about helping you play better golf.

Every golfer enjoys the game more when they’re hitting good shots and playing well. This is our mission for you.

Think back to your last few rounds and try to pinpoint an area that cost you shots…

Maybe, you had too many three-putts as a result of poor distance control? Or did you miss too many fairways to the right meaning you had to chip out sideways? It could be that you play well in practice rounds with your friends but struggle to replicate that in competitions?

Through our experiences in the game and our PGA education, we appreciate that every golfer is different. That’s why we offer a range of lessons and packages to suit everyone.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Putting
  • Chipping
  • Trackman
  • SamLab

Our Staff

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Chris Steele - Head PGA Professional

Having entered the professional ranks as a top regional player winning multiple Pro-Ams, setting course records and competing in PGA events all over Europe, Chris has since focused his attention on the role of Head Professional at Minchinhampton Golf Club. In this time, Chris has overseen the evolution of the Pro-Shop to where it sits today at the heart of the Golf Club. Always well-stocked with all the leading brands, the shop attracts golfers from far and wide, and has won several industry awards.

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Robert Ralph - PGA Professional

Robert began playing the game as a junior at Cirencester Golf Club when he was 14 and was offered the position of Trainee Assistant in 1994. Robert moved to Carswell Golf and Country Club in 1995, serving as Head Assistant for 8 years, before taking over as Head Professional and Course Manager. Robert has since worked as the Club Professional at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club in Wiltshire, before moving to Minchinhampton Golf Club.

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Stuart Little - PGA Professional

Stuart joined Minchinhampton as a junior member in 1979, and turned professional in 1985 upon joining Chris Steele. Stuart then pursued a playing career, and gained his European Tour Card in 1992. Since his professional debut, he has played in over 700 West Region PGA events, amassing more than 100 wins and setting many course records. On the international stage, his 341 appearances have taken him to 37 different countries, where he has a return of 4 wins and 31 top ten finishes.

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Nick Haile - PGA Professional

Nick joined the team in the Professional Shop in 2012. Nick represented the Club’s ‘A Team’ and competing in many scratch competitions around the country. In 2014, Nick decided to start his 3 year PGA degree and turned professional. Nick completed his PGA Training in 2017 and he regularly competes on the West of England PGA circuit with a goal to keep improving his own game. Nick in the main custom fitting specialist at MGC, having carried out countless fitting sessions using our state of the art studio.

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Steven Gerrish - PGA Professional

Steve is a very experienced and modern teaching professional with sound knowledge of the golf swing and short-game.

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