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About our lessons

Parkstone Golf Club has always been synonymous with excellence, whether it’s the course, the facilities or the professional shop. That excellence continues when it comes to our teaching staff.

We have four P.G.A. Professionals here at Parkstone offering quality, individual and group golf lessons to all ages and standards. We also provide coaching on our comprehensive short game area with a challenging deep bunker, pitching area and putting green.

When it comes to lessons in Dorset, there really isn’t a better environment to learn and improve in.

Meet the Pros

Our P.G.A. Professional team, click on the images below to learn more.

Steve New

Steve joined Parkstone Golf Club as Retail Manager in April 2012 and has been retailing Golf Equipment for over 25 years.  Steve is passionate about helping golfers of all levels to improve their game through the correct fitting of golf equipment using the latest launch monitor technology and is the leading figure in custom fitting at Parkstone.

Steve is responsible for the day to day running of the Professional Shop and it’s services at Parkstone Golf Club and manages the team of PGA Professionals “Our aim is to offer a first class service and to bring the very latest products in golf at extremely  competitive prices to the members of Parkstone Golf Club and beyond”

Steve plays off a handicap of 9. 


Martyn Thompson

Martyn has been the Head Professional at Parkstone for 16 years. He is an England Golf coach, responsible for the SW U16 Girls squad and is also Head Coach of the Bournemouth University Golf Teams. Martyn’s coaching beliefs come from competing at the very highest level, having won 3 South West of England PGA Championships and having played in 3 Major Championships.

Recently he has been honoured with the posititon of Vice Captain for the GB&I PGA Cup team for 2015 and will again be Vice Captain in 2017. Martyn still loves to teach golfers of all abilities from the total beginner through to the elite players that he works with.

James Baldwin

James has over 24 years experience in the golf industry and qualified as a PGA Professional in 1999, after representing Dorset at all levels culminating in him becoming Dorset County Champion in 1997.

He has been at Parkstone for 16 years, during which time he has coached all levels of players from the complete beginner to elite players.  His coaching knowledge coupled with his friendly persona has made him very popular and highly regarded both at Parkstone and in the local area. James utilises the latest video technology during his lessons allowing his pupils to understand their golf swing and it’s works.

James has always been passionate about the Custom Fitting and is one of the leading club fitters at Parkstone.  His knowledge of the latest equipment available combined with his knowledge of the golf swing has helped many players improve their game and reduce their handicaps.

Tom Green

Tom is a qualified PGA Professional and has been a member of the Parkstone team for 7 years. Having played at the club for 4 years Tom realised his ambition and is one of the new breed of young professionals that have learnt to teach using some of the latest technologies available.


Using the TrackMan 4 launch monitor, Tom’s students experience unmatched data quality on all aspects of the swing. The dual radar technology captures every detail of the club and ball at impact, providing the most in-depth review of the golf swing to date and is used by the world’s top players.  Tom uses it to educate his players as well as increasing performance using Test Centre and Combine features.


Tom has also completed his Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 1, Golf Level 2 and Junior Level 2 certifications and is a leader of this field in the local area.


Tom has helped to develop a very strong Junior Academy at Parkstone and continues to develop his growing reputation as a first-class coach. Tom is passionate about custom fitting and enjoys combining his knowledge of golf equipment with the computerised fitting profile of the golf manufactures and his expertise of the golf swing to ensure the correct fitting of golf equipment to enhance the individual’s game.  


Tom offers coaching for all levels in either individual sessions or as part of a group environment. Please contact him for more details at thomasgreenpga@gmail.com / 07792838304

Alice Davis

Alice has recently qualified as a PGA Professional and is a fully qualified member of the PGA and had been a member of Parkstone for 5 years before embarking on her dream to become a PGA Professional.  She was Junior Club Captain in 2013, Captain of the Dorset Girls in 2012 and represented Dorset Ladies for 6 years. Alice first realised her passion for teaching after helping with the Parkstone Junior Academy at the tender age of 15.

Alice has played a significant role in the growth and development of the Junior Academy at Parkstone and has been instrumental in setting up and running the Sunday Girls Academy. Alice is very passionate about promoting golf to younger women and helping them get into golf. As a result she set up and runs the Parkstone Pink Ladies Golf Academy which is designed to encourage women to experience playing golf with each other in a fun and relaxed environment. Alice also has great involvement with female golf outside of the club, teaching the Dorset Girls Academy Squad. Alice uses the Hudl Technique Teaching App in all of her lessons, which allows her pupils to view their own swing and receive the videos with notes after each lesson, which helps them to develop faster and reduce their handicaps.

Anne Thompson

Anne Thompson, the glue that holds it all together.

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