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Coaching Team

Joel Rickard
PGA Professional

Joel joined the team in 2018 and is available for individual lessons both on the range and on the course. He also runs group classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and heads up our Junior Stags coaching programme. For those looking for a more detailed programme, Joel runs 3-month and 6-month performance management packages. Joel works on the principle that each golfer is different and requires a bespoke solution to enhance their enjoyment of the game. Gift vouchers are also available. To book a lesson please contact the Pro Shop or email

Aaron Howard
Advanced PGA Professional

Aaron has joined the Professional team in 2021 after spending 10 successful years at Saffron Walden GC and is a two time Gleneagles Club Champion. Using elite coaching methods he is passionate about player improvement and helping them reach their individual goals. If you would like help with any aspect of your game please do not hesitate to contact Aaron in the pro shop or email at:

Sam Chipperfield
Trainee PGA Professional

Sam joined the team in 2021 and is a third year trainee professional, available for individual lessons both on and off the course using elite methods and software to provide a detailed analysis of the golfer and the lesson itself. Sam believes that all golfers require a personalised session resulting in the achievements of personal goals, where video analysis and SportsBox AI can aid this development.
To book a lesson please contact the pro shop or email me at: