Golf tuition (The Professionals)

Our Golf Professionals can help you improve your performance

We have a dedicated team of PGA Golf Professionals who are highly experienced in both individual and group tuition, enhancing the performance of regular golfers or helping new players get started in the game.

They can be on hand to give group classes or one-to-one tuition depending on your specific requirements. Video analysis can be included in your golf lesson.

Our facilities include a 16 bay Floodlit Driving Range, Practice Putting & Chipping Greens and a Practice Bunker, ideal for all round game improvement.

PGA Professional & Director of Golf - James Thompson

James turned professional in 1990 where he began his PGA training at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club. He then became fully qualified in 1994 and was immediately appointed Professional at Rufford Park for its opening in the July of the same year.

Since joining Rufford he has had the honour of being the head coach for the Nottinghamshire Union of Golf Clubs Boys County squad, the Midland Golf Union Boys Coach and is currently the NLGA County Girls Coach.

James now has over 20 years experience of teaching golf and his reputation as a coach has grown way beyond his wildest dreams and currently coaches some of the Counties finest young golfers. He is also the coach for the 2010 & 2011 Notts Amateur Champion, the 2010 Notts Open Champion, the 2011 Midland four Counites Girls Champion, the 2012 Notts Amateur Matchplay Champion and the 2012 Midland Youth Champion.

Clubs Used

  • DRIVER- PING G30
  • 4 WOOD- PING G10
  • HYBRID- PING i15 20º
  • IRONS- TITLEIST AP2’s, 4-PW
  • WEDGES- TITLESIT VOKEY SM4 SPIN MILLED 50º, 54º & 58º
  • PUTTER- PING ANSER MILLED
  • BALL- TITLEIST PRO V1 X
  • SHOE- FOOT-JOY SPORT

PGA Professional – John Vaughan

John joined Rufford Park Golf and Country Club in 1992.

As Senior Professional John brings a wealth of experience having been a professional for 25 years.

John specialises in coaching players of all abilities. He is a Committee member for Nottinghamshire Professional Golfers Association and also the Midland representative for Nottinghamshire. He is also the County Girls Junior Coach.

John has earned great respect in his field and is well known throughout the County.

Clubs Used

  • DRIVER- TITLEIST 913D3 9.5º
  • 3 WOOD- PING G10
  • IRONS- TITLEIST AP2
  • WEDGES- TITLEIST VOKEY 52º, 56º, 60º
  • PUTTER- PING B60 SBZ
  • BALL- TITLEIST PRO V1 X
  • SHOE- FOOT-JOY SPORT

PGA Professional - Richard Beastall

Richard joined Rufford Park as a junior member in 2000. He played for both the junior and scratch teams and was our club champion in 2008.

After starting his PGA training in the August of 2008, Richard has gained his level 1, 2 and 3 coaching certificates. He became fully PGA qualified in 2011.

Richard specialises in Junior coaching and currently runs the YMG programme. In 2009 he was part of the Lee Westwood academy team. He is now the clubs Notts Alliance organiser.

Clubs Used

  • DRIVER- TITLEIST 909 D3 9.5º
  • 3 WOOD- TITLEIST 910f 15º
  • IRONS- TITLEIST AP2
  • WEDGES- TITLEIST VOKEY 52º, PING TOUR S 56º
  • PUTTER- PING SCOTTSDALE Y-WORRY
  • BALL- TITLEIST PRO V1
  • SHOE- FOOT-JOY DRYJOY

Book a professional

To take advantage of their services, contact them on: 01623 825253 ext 1