Tour star Samantha Head has joined iPlayGolfUK to boost the indoor golf facility’s coaching and custom-fitting team alongside PGA pros Greg Tilbury and Danny Poulter.
Tour star Samantha Head has joined iPlayGolfUK to boost the indoor golf facility’s coaching and custom-fitting team alongside PGA professionals Greg Tilbury and Danny Poulter.
A familiar face on the Ladies European Tour for twenty years, the 42-year old Italian Open and South African Open champion also played for three seasons on the Japanese LPGA Tour.
Head, who most recently won the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in 2007, retired five years ago from Tour life to start a family. She is seen frequently in golf magazines, is a Sky Sports golf pundit on TV, and currently contributes regular features and articles to Women & Golf magazine.
“You will never truly master golf” said Head, “but you should always enjoy the process of getting there. You find out pretty quickly on Tour that you learn far more from your bad rounds than your good rounds, so I like to teach golfers how not to get down on themselves when the inevitable demons take over their golf swing!
“If I can teach golfers how to laugh at misfortune on the course, and learn from it instead, I’ll have achieved something important “she went on. “I love to teach high-handicappers and beginners, as they can make great strides very quickly. But I think I also have a lot to offer the better player, naturally, including those who are looking to find that extra few percent which takes them into Category 1 and beyond.”
Samantha Head is the first female golf coach to join the team at iPlayGolfUK located close to Newport Pagnell just five minutes from M1 Junction 14.
“Over the years Samantha has worked with amazing golf coaches such as David Leadbetter and Sean Foley” said Poulter, Director of Golf at iPlayGolfUK. “This factor, along with her long history of competing at the highest level on Tour, gives her an unbelievable amount of authority on how to reduce your score – regardless of your level of ability.”
Simon Avery, General Manager of iPlayGolfUK, said: “Word is already spreading throughout the Midlands that Samantha is now working at iPlayGolfUK. A lot of people remember her and her sister, Johanna, from their days on Tour, and she adds that crucial female angle to the coaching staff here.
“We’re becoming increasingly popular with families as an entertainment destination, whether they are golfers or not, and it was important for us to find the right woman to become the female face of iPlayGolfUK.”
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