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Experienced Professionals

Dylan Williams

PGA Head Professional/Director of Golf

The first thing that strikes you about Dylan Williams, the Director of Golf and head professional at Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, is his enthusiasm for his position. Perhaps this should not be a surprise, as P&K is where he started his golfing life many years ago as a junior golfer and he represented the Club in various competitions at both junior and senior level and in particular The Victory Shield Foursomes. He achieved a handicap of +1 (plus one), a level we hackers can only dream about. He also represented the county.

Dylan is a Qualified PGA Director of Golf and Class AAT Professional and part of the management team at Pyle & Kenfig that was awarded the prestigious 2017 GCMA Management Team Awards. Green fees have increased year-on-year by 7.5 per cent – and the club receives consistently strong customer feedback. Some 65 new members arrived as a result of strong marketing techniques and the club has created a pathway that has resulted in a significant increase in junior membership.

Having completed his PGA Training at Pyle & Kenfig with former professional Robert Evans. His father is a member and past Captain as is his mother is also a past Lady Captain. His career development includes a stint as an Head Professional at Milford Haven Golf Club and there is an international flavour as he was Club Professional at Golf de Clervaux in Luxembourg.

Note the point on tuition. Dylan has a passion for teaching golf. He derives great satisfaction from introducing beginners to the art, science and craft of the game and tweaking the frustrating minor ailments that inevitably creep into the swings of low handicap golfers.

Dylan has been in position at Pyle & Kenfig since 2008, and takes pride in stocking his shop at a level consistent with a prestigious club such as P&K. He is aware of the challenges of running a commercial enterprise in these difficult times, but is confident that with his acquired business acumen, his passion for teaching and his commitment to P&K, he will overcome any hurdles that lie ahead. In his view there are never any problems, just challenges.

Dylan can be contacted on 01656 783093 opt2 or by email [email protected]

 

Gareth Howell

PGA Head Teaching Professional 

Gareth has been a qualified PGA Professional since 2014 and has over 10 years’ experience in the Golfing Industry.

He completed his PGA Foundation Degree whilst working as an Assistant Professional at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. During his time at Porthcawl he developed a passion for coaching, achieving his Level 2 PGA Golf Coach qualification. This lead to Gareth growing a strong client base and further developing the clubs lady and junior sections.

Gareth has experience in coaching golfers of all ages and abilities, working with his clients to achieve their golfing goals. He believes in a player centred approach to coaching, tailoring each lesson to suit the individual and their needs.

Gareth is passionate about growing the game, encouraging both adults and juniors to take up and develop in the game of golf. He has been working closely with both the Golf Club and Welsh Golf Union to deliver a number of New2Golf programmes to further develop the participation of women in golf.

In 2023, Gareth was awarded PGA Development Professional of the Year at the Wales Golf Awards.

Gareth is currently competing on both the South Wales and PGA West Region Circuits.

For all lesson enquiries please use the contact details below;
Email: [email protected] 
Contact No. 07794143252

 

Matthew Wootton
PGA  Professional