Biography

David is one of the most experienced and qualified golf professionals in Europe. He first became a professional golfer in 1968 as an assistant to Tom Colinge at Olton Golf Club in Solihull. This is where his playing and coaching career began. David has won fourteen tournaments worldwide, while further career highlights include being named Henry Cotton's "Rookie of the Year" aged 20 and breaking the lowest 72 hole score in a European tournament – a record he still holds. He is honoured to have represented Wales in the Dunhill Cup, Hennessy Cup International and has been part of the Welsh World Cup team on four occasions, including winning the World Cup for Wales with Ian Woosnam in 1987.

David has long recognised the importance of mental focus in the game of golf and has studied for 20 years with Alan Fine, the renowned sport and golf psychologist. This passion is one of the key elements to David’s coaching and one he brought to his role as the Welsh National Coach, a position he held for 10 years.

David has also managed a number of golf clubs and was head professional at Royal Marsa in Malta, Purley Chase G.C. in Nuneaton and Northop Country Park in Flintshire. In 1982, whilst the professional at Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club and working with his wife Bridie, he met Steve Clements, his future sponsor and life long friend. It was this relationship that enabled David to make a successful return to the European Tour.

David is also proud to have been appointed Captain of the Great Britian & Ireland PGA team against the USA, the Coach of the Palmer Cup Squad (European Colleges vs USA Colleges) and Captain of Wales for 8 years in the Ford Home International.

He continues to regularly guest lecture in Golf Studies at various universities and colleges in the UK and for the British PGA Development Programme.

David is now a freelance coach. If you would like to gain from over 40 years of golfing experience then please contact him personally. The links to the left provide further information regarding personal, group or company tuition, helping you to find a coaching programme that suits!