It was my dream in 1999 when qualifying as a 20 year old to help as many golfers as I could. I realised to do this I needed help and support. I needed a group of like minded coaches who were also driven to help golfers develop their games. Today I have a fine group. I present to you The Elite Golf Coach Coaching Team:
Senior Teaching Professional
Gavin is a PGA qualified professional. He has joined the Machynys Golf Team as the Senior Teaching Professional and an Affiliated coach of Mark Govier’s Elite Golf Academy.
Gavin holds a commitment and true passion for coaching and believes in Mark’s philosophy of coaching to the individual. Gavin is an expert in custom fitting, and has extensive knowledge of shaft and club specifications and Trackman data.
Director of Golf
Nick is a PGA Qualified Professional and The Director of Golf at Machynys. He had conducted his coaching under the tutorage of Head Professional Mark Govier and is an Affiliated Elite Golf Coach Professional.
As the Director of Golf, Nick runs the day to day operations of the Nicklaus Design Resort. He’s always available in person, email or phone to ensure that members, guests and visitors enjoy the facilities.
Golf Operations Manager/PGA Professional
Steffan is a PGA Qualified Professional and has rejoined the Machynys Team after being made Club Professional at Pontardawe Golf Club.
Steff’s 4 year experience working and learning with Head Professional Mark Govier has meant he coaches with similar philosophy and method beliefs as Mark.
Steff is a left handed golfer therefore can cater well for both dexterity. He is also a Welsh speaker.
PGA Assistant Professional
Jordan started golf at the age of 4 and has been playing competitively for over 15 years. He’s very passionate about the sport and loves helping others take their game to the next level through coaching in particular junior development .
Jordan has played at the top level of County and Welsh golf, captaining his county for many years and represented Wales on 7 separate occasions including the Boys Home internationals. He turned professional after achieving a handicap of +1, and joined the Machynys team in 2018.
PGA Assistant Professional
James has recently joined the team as he has begun his PGA training. James played internationally for Wales from 2008-2012. He turned professional with a handicap of plus 5 and 42 in the world amateur rankings.
Since then he has been playing full time on the PGA EuroPro Tour and European Challenge Tour. Whilst James still intends to pursue a playing career, he would like to help you with your on course game management, short game and putting.
Having played at a very high level for many years, he feels this is an area he can help you improve the most.
Teach to the Individual
We are all different, in every way from size and temperament to fitness and time schedules. My belief is that as a coach, you must tailor your coaching to suit the individual needs and goals of your pupil.
Looking at the Game as a Whole
It's important that we look at the whole picture when coaching. It's not all about technique - there are many other factors that affect performance, and this website will give you a brief insight into these factors.
Unlock Your Potential
Contact Mark or one of his Accredited Professionals to start your programme of development. Remember, Mark’s coaching is suitable for all standards of golfers who want real term development NOT the dreaded ‘quick fix’ coaching!!