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Ringway Golf Clubs new PGA teaching professional speaks out

In Golf by Salutions


Sam Mellor brings new experience to Ringway

Ringway Golf Club’s new PGA Teaching Professional Sam Mellor hails from the historic golfing community of Lytham St Annes and he brings a fine variety of golfing skills and experience to his new role.

He spent most of his formative years in golf at Heron’s Reach GC where he played for Fylde boys and attended Myerscough College where he played for the college team. He was the junior and men’s champion at Herons Reach before becoming the club’s assistant professional where he took the lead with junior golf development and growing the club in local schools.

His next move was to the Trafford Golf Centre teaching juniors, ladies and corporate clients and in 2016 he worked for six months caddying and coaching on the European Tour gaining experience of tour life and the excitement and pressures of playing sport at the highest level.

Ringway head professional James Salt said: “Sam is passionate about fitness and feels this is a crucial element of the golf swing. He has achieved his Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certification and will use this to help golfers understand swing mechanics and aid injury prevention. Sam will also continue junior golf development and growing ladies golf within the club. “
“Now a Hale Barns resident, Sam is looking forward to working at one of the premier clubs in the region and with his huge passion for golf, and over 15 years experience he will be delighted to help golfers improve their game both on and off the course. We welcome him to the team and look forward to an exciting 2017 season.”

Sam said: “I am offering Golf Fitness/TPI screening around Manchester at three different gym locations with Anytime Fitness at Bramhall, Knutsford and Macclesfield and would like to emphasise that I am keen to help golfers understand how important TPI screening is and that golf fitness is the future for all golfers. TPI is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.

Finally, I would like to thank Sean Gallagher who was my junior organiser back at Herons Reach – he had a huge involvement in helping me play great golf and start my career as a professional.”