Get a free golf lesson at Manchester Golf Show!

The likes of Gary Alliss and Rick Shiels offering free tuition

Manchester Golf Show
Get a free lesson at the Manchester Golf Show

The line-up of coaches offering free lessons at the Manchester Golf Show includes Rick Shiels and Gary Alliss, son of Peter

With the Manchester Golf Show drawing ever nearer, Golf Monthly is pleased to announce its full line-up of PGA-qualified coaches, who will be giving free tuition during all three days.

The Manchester Golf Show - now in its third year - takes place from April 24-26 at Event City, adjacent to Trafford Golf Centre.

To get a free lesson from one of our coaches (listed below), simply email with your preferred 45-minute time slot.

Slots are as follows: 10-10.45, 10.45 - 11.30, 11.30 - 12.15, 12.15 - 13.00; 14.00 - 14.45, 14.45 - 15.30, 15.30 - 16.15, 16.15 - 17.00

Request one of the above and you'll be contacted if you're desired slot is free. If it isn't, we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Without further ado….

The Coaches

Friday 24th and Sunday 26th - Rick Shiels and Peter Finch

Rick Shiels and Peter Finch, both attached to the Trafford Golf Centre, will be at the show on Friday 24th and Sunday 26th April.

Rick Shiels (below) is a Senior PGA Teaching Professional having gained Class AA status in 2009.

Rick Shiels



He's also developed a reputation as a YouTube sensation and his channel - covering everything from instruction to equipment reviews - has attracted more than 11,000,000 views.

His clients include, or have included, Robin Van Persie, Sir Chris Hoy and Carlos Tevez.

Peter Finch (below) turned professional in 2004 and qualified as a PGA coach in 2007.

Peter Finch

Since he started instructing, he's helped everyone from beginners to elite professionals.

He's helped players drop from 36 to 2 handicaps, win Club Championships, eliminate slices and hooks and hit balls in the air for the first time.

Saturday 25th - Gary Alliss and Ian Orrell

Gary Alliss is one of Golf Monthly's Top 25 coaches and has been instructing for more than 35 years.

The son of famous broadcaster Peter, Gary is a PGA Master Professional and a former lead professional at The Belfry.

During his illustrious instructing career, Gary has also coached the Slokavian national team and worked with the R&A in his role as a golf development consultant.

Ian Orrell is the PGA Director of Golf at Bolton Golf Club.

Last year, he was named Foremost Golf's EMP Professional of the Year, beating off competition from more than 1,000 other golf pros across the UK & Ireland.

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Content Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x