PROFESSIONAL PGA golfer Gary Rushgrove has been announced as the new academy director at John Letters Golf Academy in a bid to increase participation the sport.
Rushgrove joins the Solihull-based club after three successful years as director of golf and head professional at Athlone Golf Academy in Ireland.
Rushgrove is a fully-qualified PGA pro who has coached a wide range of golfers, from complete beginners to tour standard during his 12 years as a professional golfer.
Originally from Herefordshire, Rushgrove turned professional at 21 and began his career at Chestfield GC in Kent, where he grew through the junior section from grass roots to a thriving unit.
After five years in Kent, he enjoyed a brief stint in the USA playing in winter tour series events before returning to the UK to focus on his coaching career.
Rushgrove’s arrival at John Letters follows a successful tenure at his academy in Athlone, in which he took over the lease of a dilapidated driving range and transformed it into a modern golf academy.
“At Athlone I was fortunate to coach some of Ireland’s best, along with a very large base of amateur clients.” said Rushgrove.
“I now look forward to my new challenge here in Solihull and hope to use my previous experience to help John Letters Golf Academy become the ‘go-to place’ where golfers from all walks of life come to improve their game.”
“My team and I are dedicated to providing world-class tuition, from individual game plans all the way to beginners and juniors just starting out in this great game.”
Located in the Becketts Farm complex, off junction three of the M42 motorway, the John Letters Golf Academy aims to provide the best and most enjoyable golf lessons possible.
Its Academy believes in visual learning and utilises video technology in every lesson, aspiring to make each golfer the best they can be.
For more information about lessons or how to join visit johnletters.com or call 01564 826276.