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England National Coach Visits Academy

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Graham Walker Coach of the year

Graham Walker Coach of the year

England National Coach Graham Walker will be visiting the Performance Golf Academy Derby education and player training programme in February.

Graham, the England Golf National Coach has worked with leading Amateur golfers and many current European & Challenge tour players. His ability to demonstrate what he teaches is unique, and even those who go on with their careers at the highest level never forget their time spent developing their talent with Graham.

Graham has a unique ability to connect with and inspire every level of golfer, which has brought him to the highest level of his Profession. In 2015 Graham was named England Golf Coach of the Year.

Graham started his professional career in Derbyshire back in 1975 when he became Assistant Professional to Douglas Poole at The Chesterfield Golf Club. Since then he has worked at Lees Hall Golf, Hillsborough Golf Club and now runs the successful Walker’s Golf Academy at The Oaks Golf Club outside York. Graham and his many pupils have enjoyed huge success at The Oaks and in some ways he has come full circle, helping members to enjoy their golf at a better level but still doing what he enjoys the most, developing Players of the Future.

Graham is coach to European Tour Winners David Horsey & Danny Willett and is a renowned putting, short game and wedge play specialist who makes developing the golf swing ‘Feel-Real’.

Graham will spend a full day with the students and coaching team at the Performance Golf Academy, helping the students to learn all aspects of the game from the green working backwards through the game to approach shots and finally the tee shot.

Graham commented: “I am looking forward to working with the students on the Performance Golf Academy at Derby and helping them to develop their talent and skills. I will be putting the students through their paces during my visits and pushing them to look at different approaches and methods to help them progress. It will be a tough and challenging day for the students but I am sure they will all enjoy it and take a lot from our sessions”

Performance Golf Academy Derby programme director Nigel Furniss commented: “We are most grateful to Graham for finding time to spend with us. I worked with Graham during my time managing the England set up, and am looking forward to working with him again as he is an outstanding golf coach. Sharing his knowledge and experiences will be valuable for the students and will help them with their skill development moving forwards. We are all really excited to have Graham visit the Academy, both students and coaches alike.”

Performance Golf Academy www.performance-golf.co.uk

Graham Walker www.walkersgolfacademy.theoaksgolfclub.co.uk

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