Mark’s passion is golf coaching, especially with a goal of developing golfers to elite performers. He set up the Elite Performance squad – a selection of Mark’s best Junior golfers that are currently in full time coaching programme with Mark.
He has enrolled a team of Mentors to help develop the players on all levels from the help of mobility coaches through to sports Psychologists and fitness and nutritional experts. Mark believes that it’s key having great mentors who are experts in their fields to help nurture the talent these players possess.
The squad meets once every 3-4 weeks and has had incredible success in its first year of running. With county caps, county wins, clubs championships and international honours, this is proof that Mark’s programme and philosophy works.
Junior School Of Golf
Mark was appointed Head Professional and Director of Instruction at Machynys in 2012 and in that time he has developed a enviable reputation in golf coaching nationally.
Mark set up the Machynys Junior School of Golf in 2013 and in this he set out a structured but fun pathway of development.
This was focused developing young juniors and beginners into becoming junior golfers and members. He did this through his 4 level programme covering all aspects of the game from the technical through to the etiquette.
This programme has been a great success and Mark has his team of coaches delivering this programme to over 90 children weekly.
GUW Coaching Centres
Mark is also a Golf Union of Wales Accredited Coaching Centre Professional after being one of the pilot professionals to run the scheme.
The mission is to develop a structure that continues to develop a flow of talented coaches and players throughout Wales; creating more golfers, tournament winners, winning Welsh sides, thus raising the profile and standard of golf across Wales.
The catalyst behind achieving this mission is the Coaching Centres – a progressive five-year junior development programme.
The Coaching Centres programme is aimed at giving junior golfers, of varying ages and abilities, the opportunity to learn to play golf at GUW accredited facilities under the expert tuition of a GUW accredited PGA Professional. The certification process ensures quality and consistency across all Centres in Wales.
To find out more information about the Golf Union of Wales Coaching Centres you can visit their website by clicking here.