Bolton GC attracts top professional

20 Mar 2020 12:23
Published by: Daniel Almond

A NEW professional has been appointed at Bolton Golf Club.

Matt Galley has previously worked at Gleneagles and The Belfry but has now moved back to his home town of Lancaster.

Matt has been involved in golf since the age of nine when his father introduced him to golf and played his golf at Morecambe G C. He soon got the hang of the game and represented Lancashire Boys for three years under the watchful eye of Bolton G C member Michael Yates.

He became the Assistant Pro at his own golf club for five years where learned all aspects of being a good club pro and at the same time developed the junior academy as junior organiser as well as developing the ladies section.

He then moved north with a big promotion to become a PGA Professional at Gleneagles from 2013-15 before another promotion to become the head of instruction at Gleneagles from 2015 -17. One of the highlights of his time at Gleneagles was having a very active part in the organising of the Ryder Cup 2014.

In 2017 Matt moved to The Belfry and home of the PGA National Academy for the UK to become their Head Professional.

Matt said: "Having worked in two of the leading resorts in the UK I have always aspired to become a Club Professional if the right opportunity presented itself and get back to working with members, to have that one to one interaction and build relationships and when I saw the advert for BGC which coincidentally was where I did my 'Playability Test' for my professional qualification, I was over the moon.

“I have loads of plans for BGC even though it's early days I am looking forward to working alongside Kevin and have also recruited 21 year old Chris Rushton who will begin his PGA training in September. I also have plans to refurbish and expand the pros shop and make the Swing Room wider and open up the retail area."

To help with his coaching plans he is investing in a Trackman 4 - used for Coaching, Custom Fitting and Simulation play.

His product lines will be focused on Ping, Callaway and Titleist hardware and on the clothing side Under Armour, Glenmuir, Footjoy and Galvin Green but as a member of Foremost buying group he is able to source most things on request at very competitive prices.

Coaching prices will be £30/30 mins, £50/1 hour, £135/3 hours, £200/5 hours. Simulation play £20 per hour - 55 courses to play on Trackman.

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