PGA Fellow Professional & PGA Director of Golf
Simon was appointed PGA Professional at Taunton & Pickeridge in August 2004. He has been a PGA Professional since 1994 and previously worked at Turnberry, Gleneagles and Cardrona.
During his time at Turnberry and Gleneagles Simon added to his experience with secondments to Riffa Golf Club in Bahrain and Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale. Simon is a PGA Level 3 Coach, PGA Tutor in Coach Education, Head Coach of the Richard Huish Golf Academy, PGA Rules Referee, recently achieved the PGA Director of Golf qualification and has been recognised by the PGAfor his ongoing professional development by being awarded Fellow of the PGA status.
Simon coaches all abilities from beginners to professionals but has a straight forward approach to coaching golf. He targets all tuition towards the pupil's level of understanding and also the time they can dedicate to their golf. All tuition is geared towards that individual and coupledwith swing and practice drills means pupil's have more fun, are encouraged to play / practice more and improve their ability to score.
PGA Head Assistant Professional
Chris joined the Pro Shop team at Taunton and Pickeridge in Dec 2011. He is local to Taunton and has been a member at the club for many years. He has recently qualified as a full member of the PGA and is a UKCC Level 2 Coach. One of Chris' roles at the club includes being Head Academy Coach helping golfers of all abilities either get into golf or lower their handicap.
Chris has lots of experience in coaching as he has joined the team from Castle Sports Centre where he was an instructor for various fitness classes.
Whilst a junior Chris represented the county teams through all age groups and was lucky enough to be the u16's vice captain.
PGA Assistant Professional
Ali has been a member at "T&P" since 2003 when he took up the game age 13. He successfully represented the club at all levels from juniors through to men's first team.
Upon turning professional, Ali undertook the position of Assistant professional at Tiverton Golf Club in Devon and began his PGA training under Alistair Welsher.
Ali returned to T&P in March 2017 in his new position under Head Professional Simon Stevenson, who has coached him from a young age.
Having recently undertaken his UKCC level 2 coaching, Ali is a very keen teacher of the game. Following being part of successful "Get into Golf" programmes at Tiverton, Ali is keen on introducing more beginners to the game and has a huge passion for short game and putting coaching.