Mark Govier

Mark is one of the country’s top coaches he has had a record of success developing the games of golfers of all abilities from the complete beginner through to elite performers at both amateur and professional level.

He has taught elite players from county international and professional including European tour and Ladies European Tour Players. Marks philosophy has never changed – coach to the individual, everyone is different from goals & ability through to times scales and physical abilities. It’s through this approach he has had incredible success with his pupils and marks friendly and enthusiastic approach has seen him become one of the most in demand coaches with all golfers with particular demand with elite players.

Mark’s knowledge of the golf swing is exceptional. However, he also has the ability to take a holistic approach to the game and an understanding that there is more to performing than just the technical game. Over the years he has worked alongside some of the best experts in their field which means Mark is always learning and improving. Mark believes that he must always stay ahead of the player and when dealing with ambitious players like internationals and professionals this means constant learning is key, and this is what Mark has done and continues to do every year!

Mark has now started his own Coaching Academy at Machynys Peninsula, the ‘Mark Govier Elite Golf Coach Academy’, with a Team of PGA Professionals coaching to Mark’s philosophy and method to give a quality and consistent approach to development.

Accredited Professionals

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:

Gavin Godbeer

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.

Nick Daniels

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.

Jordan Golley

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.

James Frazer

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.

High Performance Partners

Rhys Mooney

Sports Psychology

Having worked and specialised predominantly in golf and football since he began working in sport, Rhys has helped amateur, professional, and international players and coaches to understand the importance of psychological training as a crucial component of preparation and performance, both on and off the field. Wales Golf, Surrey Golf, Iceland Golf, Extra Soccer, and Seeking The Elite football agency are just some of he organisations Rhys has helped support.

Rhys’ focus on improving performance and wellbeing by contextualising performance psychology will provide you with unique, bespoke support and guidance whether you play or coach at amateur or professional levels.


Dr. Golf

S&C and Movement Coach

Dr. Golf delivers elite performance programs via our online platform that can be accessed remotely and on demand.

The Dr. Golf Partnership is an evidenced based online training platform that has proven to improve golf performance and reduced the risk of injury.