Meet the Golf Tuition Team

John McDonald

Alex Davies

PGA Qualified Professional

Alex is a class A qualified Professional and joined the Celtic Manor Golf Team in April 2013. He learnt his trade at The Belfry, another former Ryder Cup venue, where he completed his training and progressed to PGA National Golf Academy Manager which he headed up for over three years. Alex joined Celtic Manor to further develop and grow the Resort’s Golf Academy and establish it as one of the top locations in the UK for tuition, custom fitting and practice. Also a keen coach, Alex likes to work on the fundamentals of the game building a solid foundation for his clients with pre-swing principles, which in turn deliver a 

greater opportunity to develop a better and more consistent swing.  


Anthony Chaloner

PGA Qualified Professional

Anthony is a Class AA PGA Professional with over 10 years experience coaching golfers of all ages and abilities. His experience has taken him from a trainee at Celtic Manor, to Monmouthshire GC in Abergavenny, Cork in Ireland, Royal Mid-Surrey GC and Wyke Green GC in West London. Now back at Celtic Manor and using his experience gained, Anthony is here to continue to make a difference to golfers who work with him to make their game more enjoyable and successful.

Anthony is very approachable coach who puts the experience of the golfer first, through clear communication and effective ways to improve your game. Whether it's starting the game, breaking 90 or looking to fine tune your game, Anthony is here to help you to play better golf.

Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt
PGA Qualified Professional


Michael started working in golf at Celtic Manor during the Ryder Cup year in 2010 and turned professional in 2011 off a handicap of +1. With representative honors for The Lothian’s Golf Association at all levels and Scotland at boys level, Michael obtained a golf scholarship at Stirling University where he was part of Scottish and British Championship winning teams. Michael’s university career has seen him graduate 3 times with a BSc in Mathematics and its Applications (University of Stirling 2003-2007), a BA in Applied Golf Management (University of the Highlands and Islands 2007-2010), and a PdFc in Professional Golf Studies (University of Birmingham 2011-2015). A Callaway Staff Ambassador, Michael is fully trained using Trackman, FlightScope and SAM PuttLab. With his continued thirst for knowledge and excellence, Michael has a passion for delivering high quality coaching to all levels of golfers achieve their goals through expert tuition and custom fitting.


Tim Baker 

PGA Qualified Professional

I turned professional off a handicap of scratch, playing national events as an amature and during university. I still compete in professional tournaments finishing in the top 10 in the order of merit in the Titleist & Footjoy sprint last year, and 5 top 10 finishes throughout the year. Before I completed my PGA training I studied at the University of Bath completing a BSc Honours degree in Sports Performance specialising in psychology. I apply everything I have learned from previous experience in simple easy, simple steps for every level of golfer from complete beginners, juniors and professional. 

John Paul-Piper

John-Paul Piper
PGA Assistant

John-Paul joined the Academy team in February 2008.  Having taken up golf at the age of 16, he turned professional in 2010 and began his PGA training course.  John-Paul is passionate about the game of golf and has a long term goal of becoming a competitive player on the PGA West Region. 

During his first two years of PGA training he has developed a keen interest in coaching and custom fitting and is always looking to expand his knowledge.

For bookings and information contact The Golf Academy on +44 (0)1633 410312

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