Gary Smith PGA ProfessionalLocation: Sutton Green GC

Price: £80 per hour


Biography: Gary turned pro in 1979 and cites his best coaching achievements as coaching Wayne Riley to victories at the Scottish and Portuguese Opens and helping Richard Boxall to triumph at the Italian Open.

Coaching philosophy: “I try to teach each player as an individual based on his own ability, physique and aspirations in the game. Together we will set some tangible long-term goals and plan exactly how we intend to meet these targets.”

Best tip: “Hit a series of bunker shots with just your right hand on the club. Your rhythm will improve and you’ll get a feel for how the club should release through the ball.”

new way to chip

England Elite Squad Coach Gary Smith discusses some new chipping techniques