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Golf Professionals


Tim Harris

Head Assistant Professional

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 

Chris started playing Golf at the age of 10 when he was invited to join the Wentworth Scholarship Foundation, by the age of 15 he was already a Scratch Golfer and competing at National Level. He turned Professional in 2005 after completing a BSc Sports Science Degree at Loughborough University.

He competed successfully as a Professional on both the Europro and Alps Tour as well as the European Challenge Tour between 2005 and 2009. In 2009 he started the PGA Foundation Degree and graduated in 2012 with a 3rd Place finish in the PGA Trainee of the Year Awards.

Since then he has been Coaching Golfers of all abilities and currently works with a number of Elite Amateurs and Professionals. He strongly believes that a Player will only improve their Performance when they truly understand their own game from Ball Flight right through to On Course Strategy.

James Hoar

PGA Teaching Professional 

James joined Stoke Park in 2011, during this time he's proved to be a capable player having won twice at a regional level.

He currently oversees the Junior Programme in the form of Young Masters Golf and is also involved in the popular combined golf and tennis camps.

James is a skilled coach for all levels of player and has a lot of enthusiasm for helping others improve with a friendly and uncomplicated method of coaching.

David Novell

Assistant Professional 

David has spent his entire professional career at Stoke Park, since March 2003 and has been fully qualified for 8 years.

He is a frequent and successful tournament player, winning several times within the region.

David assists with the junior programme and supports the lead professionals with a relaxed and informative coaching style, believing that simplicity is the key to success and covers students of all abilities.

David is also a certified Callaway and Ping club fitter with an in depth knowledge of the Flightscope launch monitor. David has over 15 years of customer service and retail experience to aid our 5 star experience, David also looks after Stoke Park's corporate golf event merchandise, helping to provide the ultimate golfing experience.