North Foreland Golf Club’s in-house PGA qualified golf professionals offer a warm and friendly welcome, and the highest level of service and after-sales advice. With over forty-five years of combined experience, they’re more than ready to answer any queries or questions you may have.
Darren Parris, PGA Head Professional
Darren’s style of straightforward, effective coaching has seen him teach all standards of players, including many other professionals. Having been PGA Qualified for over 15 years, he has valuable experience to draw upon to help improve your game.
Alternatively if you would prefer a playing lesson, Darren has played in the 2006 Open Championship, the 2005 PGA Cup, winning all five of his matches, and is twice a former winner of the Kent PGA Order of Merit. More recently, he was voted Foremost Professional in 2010, and won the inaugural Foremost Professional Championship in May 2011.
Alex Blown, PGA Head Assistant Professional
Alex started playing golf when he was eleven years old at Lydd Golf Club, under the supervision of Andrew Jones. After several years at Etchinghill Golf Club in Folkestone, he went on to represent club and county in various competitions. He has been with us at North Foreland since March 2009, and turned professional in May 2010, completing his PGA training in 2013.
When he’s not working at North Foreland, Alex regularly competes on the South Region circuit and at various Order Of Merit events across the country. Alex has been coaching regularly since July 2010 and has built a strong base of male, female and junior members including weekly junior classes on Saturdays, as well as improving golfer’s handicaps and enjoyment with his simple coaching techniques, ranging from low single figure handicappers to beginners.
Matt Hart, PGA Trainee Assistant Professional
Matt Hart, who is 23 years old, attended Parkland College in Illinois in 2010 where he was the number one player in their team and finished third in the Conference championship that year. Matt has also competed professionally on the EuroPro and Jamega Tour in this country.
Matt is starting his 3 year PGA training course in 2014 and he will be an excellent addition to the staff at North Foreland.