Shirley Golf Club - PGA Staff
Andy Ellis - Assistant PGA Professional at Shirley Golf Club
I started playing golf when I was 12 years old. When I was 15 I won the club championship at Oxley Park Golf Club
At 16 I won the club championship at South Staffs and Oxley Park Golf Clubs. I also shot a course record 65 at both clubs and progressed my handicap to +2.5.
I've played top level amateur events all over the world. I especially enjoyed playing in The British Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham St Annes.
I've Played county golf at all levels including juniors, youths and mens.
My county record for the Staffordshire first team is:
48 matches played.
In 2006 I won the Staffordshire matchplay and had top 10 finishes in the Midland Amateur Championship, Lagonda Trophy, Brabazon Trophy, Staffordshire Stag and Staffordshire Amateur Championship.
I joined Stuart and Union Golf in 2011 and have enjoy my years to date.
I turned professional when I was 23 off a handicap of +2. I also embarked on a PGA Foundation degree. I am now fully qualified with a PGA degree.
I especially enjoy coaching and specialise in junior and disability golf coaching.
Ben Russell - Assistant PGA Professional at Shirley Golf ClubBen joined Union golf in early 2016, as an amateur he played in many competitions reaching the handicap of +2.
He represented Staffordshire county mens 1st and 2nd team numerous times. he won many club competitions, The Beddows Foursomes and had a number of top 10 finishes in regional events.
Upon turning professional in 2013 he won the launch event of the English Tour event at The Belfry and had numerous top 10 finished over the next 3 years. He is currently undergoing the PGA foundation degree to become a qualified teaching pro whilst competing in regional events across the country.