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 or via telephone on 07584855500


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 amateur 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
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.

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.  

If you would like to take your game further, please get in touch at or phone the academy reception on: 01633 410 312.

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 or phone the academy reception on: 01633 410 312.

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 or phone the academy reception on: 01633 410 312.

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

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