Nicky Maddison

Age: 31

Turned pro: 2011

Home club: Stocksfield Golf Club

Career highlights
Northumberland County champion (2010 & 2011)
First team All American at Hutchinson College, Kansas
British Universities Strokeplay champion
Devon PGA matchplay and strokeplay champion

What have you been up to?
“After completing my PGA training down at Saunton in Devon and doing some work there, I came back home to the North East in late-2018. I joined Stocksfield in late-2019 and have loved it. I’ve been a little quiet on the golf course since my return, following the birth of my two kids, but I’m looking forward to balancing work, home life and a little more playing in the next few years having brought in Archie Wilson as an assistant professional. Stocksfield is a fantastic club to be part of and we’re pushing forward with our studio, junior development programmes and Get into Golf sessions for women. Those programmes have been incredibly popular so far and there’s a lot of buzz and activity around the club.”

How did you get into the game?
“I started at the age of three and quickly got out onto the driving range at Parklands (now High Gosforth Park), where my dad was the chef. I then moved to City of Newcastle Golf Club and played all my junior and amateur golf out of there. I was surrounded by good players at the City and that helped me improve quickly – getting into county teams and bigger events as a youngster. I then got the chance to go to college in the US for a year. I played great and was an All-American, but decided to come home and study at Northumbria University before joining the PGA.”

What does the future hold?
“Playing some more golf, including as full a schedule as possible on the NE/NW PGA circuit in 2022. My main goal – in the pro shop, in my coaching, and in my own game – is to keep improving. I’m doing my director of golf training at the moment and continuing to do coaching courses – I’m passionate about being the best PGA professional I possibly can be.”