Enjoy better golf with our professional golf coaching


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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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Golf coaching is all about you and what you want to get out of your game. We pride ourselves on being good listeners and aim to provide the best possible professional advice, whilst ensuring each lesson is tailored and enjoyable for the golfer.

Why Coaching?

Whatever your golf level, Dan and his Professional team can look after all your golfing needs. Dan has had over 9 years of coaching experience, working with golfers of all abilities.

Drayton Park has a variety of practice facilities, to enable you to hone in your skills regardless of weather conditions.

- Flat mature 18 hole parkland golf course
- Practice ground
- Chipping and putting green
- Short game and bunker area
- Indoor studio & Simulator
- TrackMan launch monitor

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Long Game
  • Course Management

Our Staff

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Daniel Whitby-Smith - Head PGA Professional

Dan has over 12 years experience in the golfing industry and became a fully qualified PGA Professional in 2017. He has picked up a vast number of playing accolades along the way, most recently qualifying for 2 DP World Tour starts in 2023, the British Masters and the ISPS Handa World Invitational. Dan has over 60 professional wins worldwide and was the first ever player to win all 4 Staffordshire major

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Simon Dainter - GPA Assistant Coach

Simon has over 6 years of experience in the golfing industry and has been a member of Drayton Park for 3 seasons in the past. He is currently in his second year of his FDSC Golf Studies Degree at the University of Birmingham and is passionate about expanding his knowledge of all areas of golf coaching. Simon is an approachable, easy-going, knowledgeable individual and endeavours to provide high quality, personal coaching for golfers of all levels. Simon is also in charge of the junior development at Drayton Park and runs weekly sessions for juniors of all capabilities. Since starting in September, has had a good response with numbers quickly increasing and fantastic feedback from both students and parents alike.

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Billy Shingler

Billy Shingler has been working in the golf industry for just over 4 years. Playing as a member at Great Barr Golf Club, Billy has played golf since the age of 13. As of October 2021, Billy began his FDSC Golf Studies Degree at the University of Birmingham and currently has a keen eye for retail. While also being eager to coach, Billy will be ready to help our members with all aspects of their golf game. While learning more and more about the golf industry, Billy is also keen to continue to p

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