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TheSocialGolfer.com appoints first PGA Head PRO as it reaches 100k hits a month

Story published at 16:14, Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Page last updated at 7:35 pm, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015


Andy Clissold

Andy Clissold

The fast growing social networking community TheSocialGolfer.com (TSG) is very pleased to announce it has appointed Andy Clissold as its first PGA Head Professional

Andy’s new role will be to provide coaching and tuition to all the TSG members and will include running online Q&A tuition sessions and webinars. He will be organising on-course ‘Coaching events’ whereby TSGers of all playing standards will be given the chance to play with him for three or four holes in a round, for no more than the cost of a standard 18 holes of golf.

As TSG Head Pro he will also be working closely with the TSG team to develop the overall usability of The Social Golfer Network; which caters to 4k+ UK golfers and 8.5k+ registered users worldwide.

Furthermore, Andy will be the main contributor of PRO Tips & Videos in the monthly TSG Newsletter which is sent to over 5k+ members every month and will be a core part of the TSG official events team, which currently runs The TSG Masters, TSG OPEN and TSG Matchplay Championships.

Essex based Andy began his golf career as a Pro Shop Assistant at Blakes Golf Club in Epping in 2006. He subsequently worked as Assistant Professional at Bentley Golf Club as he went on to complete his foundation degree in golf at Birmingham University. He has since worked as a teaching Pro at City Point Golf Studio, London. He currently coaches at Ingrebourne Links and Crowlands Heath GC.

The announcement comes on the back of TheSocialGolfer.com recently reaching its first 1m hits in a single calendar year and breaking through the 100k page hits in a single month. With over 900 events posted and 4500+ rounds played on the site last year alone, 2015 is looking like it will be another great year for the website!

Commenting on his new role, Andy said “I have been aware of The Social Golfer platform for some time but it was only when I sat down with the team that I truly understood the potential of the site. Social media has made a huge impact on the way we all interact with each other and sport and I am honoured to be given this  opportunity to shape the future of golf in the UK and beyond  –  I can’t wait to get started”.

Ian Mullins, owner of TheSocialGolfer.com said “We have worked with a number of PGA Pro’s since our launch but Andy immediately understood what we are trying to achieve at TSG and has already contributed greatly to the ideas pool. With 66% of golfers in the UK NOT belonging to a golf club, Andy’s contributions will allow us to provide our members with added value to their annual membership fee. We are really looking forward to Andy be a valuable asset to the team.”

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