Shay continues to grow his knowledge base and skills to ensure you get the very best experience from your time at The Golf Academy. The leading graduate from the University of Birmingham and Professional Golfers' Associations unique collaboration in 2007 achieving the highest grades possible with Class I Honours. Shay's CV is jam packed full of seminars, workshops and training with some of the smartest minds in their respective disciplines. Add to this informal learning and networking through modern information pathways Shay is in the best position to help you achieve and exceed your goals. Shay is fully qualified member of the Professional Golfers' Association working towards Master PGA status.
Below is a brief look at some of Shay's achievements to date.
- 1st Class Honours Degree - Applied Golf Management Studies. The leading golf degree programme in the world. Combining the academic rigour of the University of Birmingham and the gold standard in golf coaching from the Professional Golfers' Association.
- Performance Development System Coach - Shay qualified in the first cohort of 6 PGA Professionals in the UK. Leading coaches including Sir Clive Woodward, Mike Ford and Peter Mattsson have now undertaken the demanding PDS qualification. 70 hours of contact time and months of hard work, revision and refining skills!
- Create Development Real Coaching Tutor - Create Development has made an impact with over 750,000 school children through innovative training and resources support schools, families and communities to transform the culture of physical activity.
- Voted top 100 UK Golf Coach - Golf World Magazine
- Oxfordshire Girls Head Coach
- Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire County Academy Coach - Shay has worked with some of the UK's leading amateur players who are now playing on the world stage.
- Multiple Nominations for the Presidents Award from The Golf Foundation
- Runner Up in Golf Mark Club of the Year
- Titleist Performance Institute Level II Junior and Adult Golf Professional
- Developing Northamptonshire's largest school golf programme
- Award winning junior programme
- The Golf Academy - founder of the first Indoor Specialist Golf Coaching Facility in the region.