Our PGA Professionals
PGA Head Professional Glenn Richards.
With 28 years experience as a PGA Professional, 18 of which have been spent as a Head Professional, Glenn finally returned to Torbay where he was born and raised to take over his role here at Churston Golf Club.
Following tournament success during his early playing career in the West Region, Glenn’s highlight experience came when playing in the Open Championship final qualifying rounds, where paired with tour winners and surrounded by major winners, Glenn realised his passion for the game would serve club members and visiting golfers better. This realisation culminated in a pursuit of more extensive coaching and custom fitting knowledge. Although Glenn still plays in Pro-ams and the Devon Alliance, which he was Captain of in 2016-2017, his role here at the club is his priority and playing friendly golf with the members and in Captain Pro challenge matches has taken precedents
Glenn has a drive for quality customer service which is exemplified in the newly refurbished and quality stocked Professional shop here at Churston Golf Club. With many of the popular and major golf brands in store already, Glenn is also a member of the Foremost buying group and therefore has excellent access to all golfing products at a competitive price. The shop is also an authorised fitting centre for hardware brands Ping, Titleist, Callaway and Yonex giving you the opportunity to try before you buy.
Glenn’s also created a state of the art indoor coaching/custom fitting facility here at the club which compliments the outdoor practise area perfectly.
The newly refurbished centre has all the latest technology which includes a Trackman 4 launch monitor and simulator, along with the GASP video coaching system, all of which help to enhance your enjoyment of the game with a professionalism rarely seen elsewhere.
Coaching easy to follow instructions with a relaxed, patient attitude and at a comfortable pace, Glenn has seen many clients excel no matter what their ability or age. Having worked with elite players, County champions, members, beginners and juniors, Glenn’s experience, knowledge and passion allows him to provide progression and enjoyment to all, whether it be through coaching or custom fitting.
In Glenn’s words
“it is my passion for coaching, custom fitting and retail, combined with my own progressive learning that allows me to provide an excellent overall customer service to everyone. And having been born and raised in Paignton it
is a privilege and an honour to be part of the fantastic professional team here at a prestigious golf club such as Churston”.
PGA Assistant Professional – Matt Curnoe
Matt joined the Team at Churston Golf Club from West Cornwall Golf Club in 2017. Matt runs a hugely successful Junior Academy and has gained a well deserved reputation as one of Devon’s premier Junior Golf Coaches. Matt is also producing some great results on the course whilst competing in many of the South West’s PGA tournaments.