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The Professional Team

Winners of the Critchley Community Award from the Golf Foundation for being the best in the UK for coaching junior golf. Click HERE to see the full story.




Rob Bluck

Academy Director & Head PGA Professional

Age: 40

Specialises working with Elite level players including all club / recreational golfers who are serious about their golf development. Rob is exceptional at structuring Individual Development Programmes and working as a mentor to players to help them get the very most from their golf. 

With 20 years of golf coaching experience, Rob as worked with some the world's best coaches. Rob is currently the Head County Coach for Staffordshire Under 18’s Girls and also Lead Coach for The Player Performance Programme. You are guaranteed to receive an informative, memorable experience with Rob and a very good understanding of what you need to do to improve your golf game.

Golfing Qualifications & Achievements

Level 3 Class AA PGA Golf Professional

Staffordshire County Girls U18's Head Coach

Staffordshire County Girls Lead Development Coach

Player Performance Programme - Lead Coach

Leadbetter Certified Instructor

Aimpoint Green Reading Level 2

Competed at EuroPro & Challenge Tour Level

DBS/Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certified

John Cheetham




John Cheetham

Academy Director & Ladies Love Golf Director

Age: 34

Specialises working with all levels of golfer, male and female. John has a wealth of experience in playing competitive Professional golf, himself competing up to Challenge Tour Level. 

John also created the unique and hugely popular Ladies Love Golf Academy and is very successful in helping female golfers improve and release their full potential.

Golfing Qualifications & Achievements

Level 3 Class AA PGA Golf Professional

Ladies Love Golf Founder & Director

Girls Golf Rocks Lead Coach

BA 2:1 Applied Golf Management Studies

Competed at EuroPro & Challenge Tour Level

2008 Lancashire Open Champion

DBS/Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certified

Rory Haigh

Rory Haigh

Senior Instructor & Golf Fitness Trainer 

Age: 30

Rory works with all golfers of all abilities. In particular he specialises in physical performance for people of all golfing abilities. He is also a lead coach in our award winning Learn 2 Play Golf Programme. Having been a full time coach here at 3 Hammers for 4 years he is a very popular figure around the Complex. 

He has a huge passion for all things golf in particular - golf fitness. Helping golfers improve their techniques and their knowledge of the game is Rory's aim throughout his sessions.

Golfing Qualifications & Achievements

Level 2 Class AA PGA Golf Professional

TPI Certified

Golf Fitness Instructor & Trainer

Player Performance Programme - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Learn 2 Play Programme - Lead Coach

DBS Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certified



Steven Thomas


Steven Thomas

Senior Instructor & Corporate Events Co-ordinator

Age: 31

As a Golf Professional since 2008 Steve has the experience of teaching thousands of golfers helping them to improve their performance & enjoyment of the game.

During his career he has relished working with players of all abilities & welcomes everyone wanting to improve their game.

With Steve you will explore all areas of your game, discover where you can make improvements, set out a clear plan of action & measure your progress throughout your sessions. He'll support you every step of the way with a philsophy that aims to offer the best chance to achieve success.

Golfing Qualifications & Achievements

Level 2 Class AA PGA Golf Professional

Instructor of 'The Golfing Machine' - GSEB

Certified Trackman Professional Level 2

TPI Golf Fitness Instructor

BioSwing Dynamics Certified

'Aimpoint Express' Green Reading Level 2

Certified PGA Putting Instructor with 'Frankly Golf'

DBS/Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certified

Paul Mayou

Paul Mayou

Academy Instructor


Golfing Qualifications & Achievements

Level 3 Class AA PGA Golf Professional

Over 37 years experience

Competed in 2 Open Championship Final Qualifiers

PGA Professional in Holland for 6 years 

Ping & Mizuno Fitter Qualified

DBS/Safeguarding & Protecting Children Certified



Olivia Raybould

Academy Instructor & Junior Co-ordinator

 Assistant Golf Professional Level 1

 Working towards of Level 2 PGA

Staffordshire County Girls Solheim Coach

Ladies Love Golf Instructor

ALL Coaches are using the very latest analysis technology & will share all session notes and videos via email.  

All coaches are NOW using Trackman 4 with clients to give them the ultimate learning experience to help them unleash their true potential of their golf game.