The Golf College Degree
World-Class Tuition on a Daily Basis
The golf coaches you will be studying under at The Golf College are outstanding in their individual fields. The Golf College is delighted to include Master Professional Denis Pugh, who coached Colin Montgomerie to eight European Tour Order of Merit wins, Founder and Head Coach Paul Lyons, and our coaches Tim Spence, Jack Bado, Ben Clayton and Adam Seabrook.
Each of the coaches at The Golf College has a distinct speciality. Tim’s focus is on Tournament Organisation and Ben’s speciality is Short Game, where he is coach to many PGA Cup players and tournament professionals.
Jack Bado joined the team in 2012, after completing his PGA Training. Jack is a former golf college student, so fully understands the environment in which the students train. His former knowledge of student life, combined with a great enthusiasm for ensuring each student reaches their potential, makes him a valued coach & “student liaison”.
Adam Seabrook has a degree in Applied Sport & Exercise Science and has worked with professional athletes from a range of sports. Adam is also a Level 2 Qualified Gym Instructor.
Paul Hurcombe is a former golf college teacher, whose role now is Pastoral Care & Student Counsellor, ensuring that every student is working towards his or her goals. Paul frequently visits the college at Lindfield Golf Club, and takes time to speak with each student on a one-to-one basis, to allow students the opportunity to discuss any problems they may be having. Anything discussed is confidential, so the students can be confident in discussing any matters of concern.
For more information on each Coach at The Golf College please click on their name below.
Personal Instructors Profiles
Denis Pugh - Master PGA Golf Instructor
The Golf College’s Master Professional gained professional recognition as the coach of eight time European tour Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie. Denis is currently coach to Ross Fisher and fellow Ryder Cup player and 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.”
Paul Lyons - PGA Golf Instructor
Paul Lyons is a former tour player and the man behind the college. He was voted PGA South Region coach of the year 2007 and is the former coach to the Sussex under 16 squad. Paul has recently qualified as a TPI Level 1 Instructor. Paul is also the main contact for incoming students.
Tim Spence - PGA Golf Instructor
Tim 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 - PGA Golf Instructor
Jack Bado joined the team in 2012, after completing his PGA Training. Jack is a former golf college student, so fully understands the environment in which the students train.
Ben Clayton - PGA Golf Instructor
Ben specialises in the short game and is currently working with a number of PGA Cup Players and a number of elite players including European Tour players. Ben is also a Surrey County Coach and a contributing professional for Golf World and Golf Monthly magazines.
Adam Seabrook - PGA Golf Instructor
Assistant PGA Professional and qualified Exercise Scientist Adam Seabrook has a degree in Applied Sport & Exercise Science and has worked with professional athletes from a range of sports. Adam is also a Level 2 Qualified Gym Instructor.