Academy expansion

Elite Golf Academies has launched a new partnership with the Morpeth Family Golf Centre to enhance the coaching offering at the venue, particularly for junior golfers.

Led by PGA professional Steve Bainbridge, the Elite team will be offering a vast array of coaching to players of all ages and ability levels on the driving range and golf course at the centre, while visiting local schools to introduce youngsters to the sport.

Steve said: “This new partnership is a fantastic opportunity and will allow us to take our passion for developing junior golfers to the next level, utilising the facilities at Morpeth alongside our vast knowledge and experience.

“Rolling out a full junior programme and going into schools will be a huge part of what we do going forward. We’ve all got lots of experience in junior coaching and accreditation through TPI to back up what we’re doing, so I’m excited to see what we can achieve.

“We’ll also be offering a full suite of coaching in-line with the successful offerings we have created at our other locations in the North East. There’s a lot to look forward to for all our professionals and this is another great step forward.”

The Elite team – which includes PGA professionals Steve, Mark Penny, Jonathan Levy and Matthew Naylor – will be joined by at least two more professionals as the programmes get underway in Morpeth, adding to their work at The Golf Hub in Gosforth and The Northumberland Golf Club.

Steve added: “We’re in a great position with our three sites and now we have the space to grow the business, we’re looking forward to bringing more local, talented professionals on board.”