Meet the Team

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Daniel Hawkins

PGA Director of Golf

Dan has worked in the golf industry for the last 10 years gaining experience in a variety of different golf clubs. Having picked up a golf club for the first time at 13 years old, it took just a year to drop his handicap from 28 to 8. At the age of 16 Dan left school and undertook a BTEC National Diploma in Golf Studies at Merrist Wood Golf College, graduating with excellent academic and golfing results. At the age of just 18 Dan turned professional and since then has completed The PGA Foundation Degree in professional Golf receiving his final results in June 2011.

In recent years Dan has moved into the management side of the business and now looks after all aspects of the Golf operations department at Badgemore Park. He has recently completed the PGA Director of Golf – Certificate in Golf Management theory qualification and in doing so holds a place as one of the youngest to do so in the Country.

Dan still enjoys competing within the professional ranks, trying hard to improve upon his own game. He competes mostly within the BBO and South regions which are a mixture of individual events and Pro-am events.

Michael Critcher

PGA Professional Trainee

Michael has been working in the golfing industry for the past eight years, and has been part of the Badgemore Park Golf Operations Team since April 2014. Since joining, he has started his PGA Foundation degree and currently in his second year of studies and will be moving into his final year this October.

Michael first started playing golf at the age of seven and by the age of twelve had already managed to reduce his handicap to single figures. After a successful amateur career, Michael turned Professional in September 2014 and now plays over fifteen events a year, which include Pro-Am’s and individual events in the South of England.

Coaching the game of Golf is a real passion for Michael, who offers a wide range of lesson offers, whether that be individual tuition, group/corporate tuition for members and visitors alike.

The Junior academy here at Badgemore Park is being run by Michael, he offers free Junior clinics for Badgemore members, and also offers weekend coaching and the ever popular coaching camps, which run for each school holidays.

 

Jamie Palmer

Golf Operations Assistant

Jamie has been with the team almost a year and has enjoyed all aspects of working within the golf industry, especially the playing side of things.

Jamie started playing golf in 2014 and since then has got his handicap down to 12 and is looking to further improve on that, one day following in the footsteps of the other golf ops staff.

Jamie competes in as many club and BB&O competitions as he can and so far in 2017 he has won 3 competitions including BB&O Presidents Day at Harewood Downs with our current Club Captain Mr Haddock.