Golf Professionals

Tim Harris

Head Assistant Professional & Retail Manager

Tim joined Stoke Park in March 2000 and completed his PGA Degree Programme in 2005 with a Top 5 finish in the prestigious Assistant of the Year Awards, becoming Head Assistant Professional shortly after.

Since then, Tim helped progress the successful Junior Academy and then became the Pro Shop Retail Manager where he has developed our stylish new lifestyle collection.

Tim and the Golf Team are focusing on providing a five star experience in club fitting and bringing the golf industry's hot retail products to Stoke Park's Pro Shop.

Chris Murtagh

Head of Instruction

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Chris started playing Golf when he was invited to join the Wentworth Scholarship Foundation in 1996, as an amateur he completed at County, National and International Level for England.

Following the completing of his BSc Sports Science Degree at Loughborough University in 2005 he turned Professional. As a Touring Professional he competed on the Europro, Alps Tour and European Challenge Tour.

He became a PGA Qualified Professional in 2012 and currently holds AA/T status. In addition to this he is a Leadbetter Certified and Trackman Level 2 Instructor.

As the Head of Instruction he currently works with golfers of all abilities including a number of Elite Amateurs and Professionals. He has also been heavily involved in the development of the Stoke Park Scholarship Programme.

Tom Reid

Senior PGA Teaching Professional

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Tom started playing golf as a 12 year old, quickly reducing his handicap down to scratch by the age of 15. As an amateur player he competed and won tournaments at the County, National and International Levels for England. As a professional competed on the Europro, Sunshine Tour and European Challenge Tour.

In 2011 he started his career as a PGA Professional at The Wentworth Club and in 2013 he became the clubs first Junior Academy Manager setting up a teaching programme for 3-12 year olds. In 2016 he was accredited with a Top 50 U.S Kids coach award, only the second person in Europe to have achieved this accolade.

In 2016 he was accredited with a Top 50 U.S Kids coach award, in 2017 he received the award for second consecutive year and is the only person in Europe to have achieved this accolade.

In 2017 Tom joined Stoke Park as a senior instructor, Tom has been an integral part of the team at Stoke Park in the development of the scholarship program and integrating the new European Headquarters for Leadbetter Golf Academies.

Tom enjoys working golfers of all levels and doesn’t employ a coaching method, Tom still loves to play and compete, he is also currently certified by Leadbetter, TPI, Trackman and U.S Kids.

James Hoar

Senior PGA Teaching Professional

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James started playing golf at the age of 13 where he quickly went on to play at county level.

After exploring a scholarship to America, James decided to turn professional at 21 playing regionally while completing the PGA training programme.  He became fully qualified in 2008 and then joined us at Stoke Park in 2011 coming on board to run the junior programmes and is a Senior Teaching Professional and Certified Leadbetter Instructor.

James overseas the Leadbetter Kids and Leadbetter Kids Camps Programmes  as well as all of the corporate offerings here at Stoke Park working closely with industry leading technology such as TrackMan and GolfZon GDR to deliver clinics and private lessons

He is an experienced coach teaching all abilities with an uncomplicated style.  James in particular has a passion for the short game and feels that this is the area that most golfers would benefit from improving

Tom Habgood

Assistant PGA Professional

Tom moved back from southern Spain in 2014 after living there for 12 years. He started playing golf at the age of 13 in the lovely sunny climate after fancying a change from playing tennis up to that point.

He joined the team at Stoke park in April 2014 and immediately turned professional and started the PGA coaching degree through the University of Birmingham.

Tom started his coaching whilst in Spain at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and began with junior and adult group classes. He has continued to enjoy coaching in the group environment and currently runs the weekend adult group programmes to encourage new golfers into the game as well as delivering one to one private lessons.

Adam Lewis MSc

PGA Teaching Professional

Adam returned to Stoke Park in April 2017, previously he had been a junior between the ages of 10-17.

In 2009 he started his PGA training at Sandy Lodge and graduated from the course in 2012. After this Adam studied for a master degree in strength and conditioning and graduated with a merit and a published journal article.

Adam enjoys coaching students of all levels and uses his extensive knowledge of the body to help get the most out of their games. He also has a key role in our scholarship program using his strength and conditioning knowledge to help strengthen and reduce injuries in our budding young stars.


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