Nominate Your Teacher: Is Your Golf Coach One Of The UK's Best?

Nominate them to be included in our list of top instructors

Is Your Golf Coach One Of The UK's Best?

Nominate your golf coach to become a part of Golf Monthly's Top 25 Coaches

Is Your Golf Coach One Of The UK's Best?

At Golf Monthly, one of our key aims is to help readers play better golf.

Whether it’s tour tips or advice from the game’s top experts, we’re always looking for ways to help you shoot lower scores – an objective shared by our Top 25 Coaches, whose deep knowledge and passion help to create the most effective advice possible.

In 2021, we are looking to make some changes.

Our content and our audiences are diverse and so we are focused on putting diversity, equality and inclusion at the centre of what we do.

We want our panel of coaches to better reflect our mission to serve our audience through equal representation.

By adding new names and new ideas, we also continue to recognise today’s most talented coaches – and that can only be good for you and your golf!

How to nominate your pro

Fifteen years ago we launched the inaugural list of our Top 25 Coaches.

With help from Dr Paul Schempp, a performance expert, University of Georgia professor and the man behind Golf Magazine’s Top 100 US Coaches, we went through a rigorous process to find the 25 we felt were the best.

Now, we need your help. Is your coach one of the best in the UK?

To nominate someone for inclusion, please send an email of no more than 300 words to golfmonthly@futurenet.com explaining why you believe your coach should be considered.

Please remember to include the coach’s name, contact details and location and title the email ‘Golf Monthly Top Coaches 2021’. This must be submitted by August 22 2021.

After an initial vetting, we will send selected coaches a questionnaire designed by Dr Schempp.

Once they are returned, the judging process will begin. We will reveal the new list of Golf Monthly Top Coaches in an upcoming edition of the magazine.

Coaching criteria

  • Minimum three years of teaching experience
  • Any golfer can book a lesson with you or have access to your coaching
  • Must be based at a club or facility in the UK
Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x