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Highly motivated, results-driven, individual who possesses excellent interpersonal skills and, with a friendly disposition, the ability to develop effective customer and working relationships. Resourceful and proactive, I have a proven track-record of combining a strong product knowledge with negotiation skills to maximise sales opportunities and deliver results, whilst working alone and as part of a larger team. With nearly 30 years as a PGA Golf Professional, including playing in many national and international tournaments, running all aspects of my own business for nearly 20 years ( from sales, marketing, customer service, buying, merchandising, training, supervising and motivating staff, including full P&L )
Owner of The Golf Studio
From December 2002.
Opened the very first indoor golf studio in the U.K. I financed the business myself to create a multipurpose tuition and practice facility housing a unique indoor chipping area, green and bunker and using the most advanced simulator in the world. After 10 successful years the current economic climate has forced me to make the decision to close the business. •Proven sales record and ability to sell myself, converting leads into customers •Proven ability to run a successful business, including financial planning and control •Prepared marketing and advertising material •Entrepreneurial skills to open my own business and highly self-motivated
Bedfordshire Golf Club
Head PGA Golf Professional
Bedford Responsible to the Club and its members to provide the highest level of service for the 27 hole Golf Course and 24 bay Driving Range. The Professional shop was owned and managed by myself (retail turnover £400K p.a.) as a result I have a proven ability to operate and manage a successful retail business encompassing responsibility for staff and their training, stock control, sales, marketing, pricing and financial administration. Advised the Golf Club on marketing strategies, increasing revenue throughout the facility, including presentational work. Organised and co-ordinated corporate golf and society days and the annual Pro-Am. Created and ran the Bedfordshire Teaching Academy to provide the highest level of golf tuition of all abilities. Represented the Club in Professional Tournaments. •Proven Business acumen and experience •Vast Sales and marketing ability •Professional approach to all aspects of business •Excellent communicator at all levels
Wavendon Golf Centre
From September 1989 to October 1996.
Milton Keynes Integral member of the original team; co-ordinated all aspects of the golfing requirements, resulting in the successful launch of the Golf Centre. Responsible for Pro Shop management, maintenance of stock levels, effective merchandising and negotiations with suppliers. Recruited, organised and trained all shop staff and trainee Professionals. Established the Teaching Academy and successfully managed Golf course utilisation. Organised and co-ordinated Corporate and society Golf days both for my sponsors (PERA and Mercedes Benz) and a large number of national and international companies.
Scraptoft Golf Club
Assistant Golf Professional
From December 1985 to January 1987.
Leicester Learning basic skills of the Profession, completion of first years PGA training.
Walters Computer Systems
Shop Manager/ Area Manager
From March 1983 to November 1985.
Initially responsible for an in-store shop selling home computer systems to the general public. After success in sales, achieving the Top Salesman Award, I was promoted to Area Sales Manager, responsible for 6 retail outlets throughout the midlands and one in Harrods in London. Responsible for stock control, sales, budgeting and training.
Brush Electrical Machines Ltd
First two years training in engineering, including 2 years Btech 2&3 qualification in engineering.
Lilleshall National Sports Centre
Loughborough technical college
Marling Grammar School
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