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Our added value to you

After spending years honing our skills and working closely with club golfers like you, we're confident that we can lend a helping hand wherever your game needs a little fine-tuning.

As your PGA Professional team, we deeply care about your golf game and the happiness it brings you. That's where the philosophy of We Coach, We Fit, We Care comes into action – our approachable team is always ready to listen to your concerns and help you make positive changes that bring success on the course.

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Here at Hurlston Hall Golf Club we have one of the most experienced teams of PGA Professional golf coaches cover all aspects of the game. We specialise in game improvement for all abilities and ages incorporating the latest technology and coaching techniques to enhance your experience and knowledge of your own game so you can play your best.

Why Coaching?

Here at Hurlston Hall, we’re passionate about helping you play better golf.

Every golfer enjoys the game more when they’re hitting good shots and playing well. This is our mission for you.

Think back to your last few rounds and try to pinpoint an area that cost you shots…

Maybe, you had too many three-putts as a result of poor distance control? Or did you miss too many fairways to the right meaning you had to chip out sideways? It could be that you play well in practice rounds with your friends but struggle to replicate that in competitions?

Through our experiences in the game and our PGA education, we appreciate that every golfer is different. That’s why we offer a range of lessons and packages to suit everyone.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Course Management
  • Gapping Sessions
  • Mental Approach to the Game
  • Ladies Only
  • Senior Programmes

Our Staff

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Davin Knudsen - PGA Head Professional and Academy Manager

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Davin was previously a teaching professional and club fitter at Preston Golf Academy. He spent 20 years in London, both as Head Professional at Finchley Golf Club and as a Director at one of the busiest driving ranges in the capital. He also previously worked at The Ben Hogan Company, the iconic golf equipment group.   He is a custom fitting specialist and is a TaylorMade Master Fitter. He uses the latest technology in his lessons and is certified in using GC Quad and Swing Catalyst.  He has experience in teaching players of all abilities.

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Tim Hastings - PGA Head Teaching Professional

Tim was fortunate enough to start his career at Formby Golf Club at 18 years old and became a qualified PGA Professional in 1994.  After a successful playing career competing at regional and national level he is now a full time PGA coach based at Hurlston Hall Golf Academy.   With substantial coaching experience, Tim is recognised as one of the regions most experienced coaches.  With a straight forward approach, he is able to provide solutions at your own pace, supported by measurable data to deliver results using the very best technology.  He has a patient, relaxed nature and recognises that all players at every level need consistency and this is best achieved by simplifying aspects of the game that can often become over complicated.  

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Paul Kinnear - PGA Assistant Professional

Paul turned professional in 2018, having represented England for five years. He has been playing on the Jamega Tour, Portugal Pro Golf Tour and Euro Pro Tour for six years and has 14 Professional wins, including the 2022 North Region championship and the 2022 North Region Order of Merit. Paul is a third year PGA trainee and provides coaching to our junior class as well as private lessons

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Danny Whitelaw - PGA Assistant Professional and Custom Fitter

Danny joined Hurlston Hall, as a junior member, at the age of 8, where his passion for the game began. He played successfully as a junior and amateur golfer. In the final three years of his amateur career, he studied a BSC in Golf Coaching and Performance at the International Institute for Golf Education. He completed this degree alongside competing regionally and nationally, whilst also representing the UCLAN University squad. Danny turned professional in 2021 and began his PGA Qualification. He still enjoys playing and competing in the PGA events and has achieved 1 professional victory in his 2 years as a professional. Outside of playing, his passions are coaching and custom fitting. He has the ability, knowledge, and experience to inspire confidence, motivate and coach golfers of all skill levels and abilities. Moreover, Danny enjoys custom fitting golfers by helping a player to identify their swing and ball flight characteristics, allowing him to help them find an optimal set of custom fitted golf clubs to help maximise their performance.

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