Meet the Golf Tuition Team




Joe Ferguson

Golf Academy and Retail Manager


Joe joined the team in 2011. Joe turned professional after a successful amateur career during which he represented England squads at U16, U18, U21 and  full Men’s levels achieving a handicap of +4. Joe continues to enjoy success as a Professional and has amassed more than 20 professional victories and continues to represent the Resort in PGA competitions throughout the country. Joe is continually looking to improve and update his knowledge and regularly attends additional external training courses to ensure The Celtic Manor Golf Academy offering is comprehensive and industry leading.


To contact Joe please email him at jferguson@celtic-manor.com or telephone 07584 855500

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.


To contact Anthony, please get in touch at achaloner@celtic-manor.com


Daniel Warwick

PGA Qualified Professional


Daniel is a class AAT PGA Professional with over 15 year’s experience. Originally from the south east of England Daniel turned pro off a handicap of scratch at 18 years old and represented England Boys as a junior. His Career has previously taken him overseas to Portugal where he headed up a golf academy in the Algarve for 6 years. Daniel has a strong passion for coaching golfers of all abilities and believes his easy to follow methods and instruction can help you whether you are a low handicap player or new to the game. He has a good knowledge of how the body works and appreciates all golfers are different. He prides himself on finding a swing that suits you and is within your capabilities. Daniel is a qualified TPI golf fitness instructor and can offer screenings and programs to help improve your movement and golf fitness. So if you would like to play better or move better Daniel can tailor packages and programs to suit your game and focus on improving your weaker areas making you a better golfer. .


To contact Daniel, please get in touch at dwarwick@celtic-manor.com


Kyle Smith

PGA Professional


Kyle is a class AA PGA Professional with over 10 years experience within the golf industry. He has recently joined the team after returning home from a coaching role abroad. Kyle turned professional at the age of 21 after his amateur career where he reached a handicap of scratch.  He started his career as an Assistant Professional at Pontypool Golf Club where he completed his PGA Training. He then took over the role of Head Professional and Golf Shop Proprietor. Following this, he took on the same role at Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club where he expanded his coaching portfolio and gained further business knowledge. Kyle has also been a golf academy coach in Melbourne, Australia and on the Costa Del Sol, Spain.  Kyle has a strong passion for coaching and helping players of all abilities achieve their game goals through an in depth understanding of the ball flight laws and impact factors. He also has an enthusiasm and drive for custom fitting with extensive use of Trackman Launch Monitor and helping players improve their game by sourcing the correct equipment specifically suited to them.


To contact Kyle, please get in touch at ksmith@celtic-manor.com


Jack Roberts

PGA Assistant


Jack joined the team in September 2016 from his previous position as PGA Assistant Professional at Clevedon Golf Club in Somerset, along with prior experience working for PGA Captain Nicky Lumb.  Jack is aspiring to expand his coaching portfolio at Celtic Manor and build on a philosophy he believes ‘to keep things simple’. Having been coached by top coaches in the U.K in golf and Olympic medallists in Judo – he is looking to pass on knowledge to his clients.  


To contact Jack, please get in touch at academytrainee@celtic-manor.com 

Joe Gibbs

PGA Assistant


Joe joined the Academy team in 2015 having previously worked in Golf Services for a year. Joe is embracing the challenge of improving his technical knowledge of the game with particular focus on tuition whilst competing in the PGA regional competitions. 

Joe graduated from USW Newport in 2015 with a BSC Honours in Sport Studies whilst being part of the golf scholarship program. Joe’s long term goals are to complete his PGA training here at the Celtic Manor and eventually hopes to forge a career coaching at an elite level..


To contact Joe, please get in touch at academytrainee@celtic-manor.com 


Rhys Evans
PGA Assistant



Rhys joined the Academy team in March 2016 having previously worked in Golf Services for 18 months. Rhys is enjoying improving his technical knowledge in all areas of the game in particular custom fitting and golf retailing. Having already been involved in several large events at The Resort, Rhys brings considerable experience to the team. Rhys’ ambitions are to successfully complete his PGA qualification to the highest possible standard whilst competing in regional PGA competitions.



To contact Rhys, please get in touch at academytrainee@celtic-manor.com

For bookings. information or to speak with a member of the team, contact The Golf Academy on +44 (0)1633 410312

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