Meet the Golf Tuition Team




John McDonald

John McDonald
PGA Professional


John joined the Academy team in February 2010, having graduated 4th overall in his national PGA training group.  Before undertaking a career in golf coaching, he also gained a first class honours degree in Applied Sports and Exercise Science.  

Now GUW South East Academy Coach and a national fitting technician for Titleist and Taylormade, John has a passion for coaching and enjoys coaching players of all abilities.  


Daniel Warwick

Daniel Warwick
PGA Professional 


Daniel is a Class AA Professional and has been a member of the PGA since the year 2000. He has captained his county in all age categories as an amateur and represented his country at boys level. 

Turning professional at 18 years of age, Daniel soon gained a passion for coaching golfers of all levels and now believes his simple and easy to follow methods will help you to improve your golf whether you’re a beginner or a scratch player. Daniel also enjoys introducing new players to the game and developing juniors.

Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt
PGA Assistant


Michael joined the Academy team in May 2011. With representative honours 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 twice with a BSc in Mathematics and its Applications and a BA in Applied Golf Management.  With his thirst for knowledge and excellence, he has a passion for delivering high quality coaching to all levels of golfers.

Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams
PGA Professional


Anthony is a qualified Class A PGA Professional and joined the Academy team in 2011.  A keen golfer from a young age, he has always been determined to be the best player and coach that he can be, and has enjoyed numerous playing achievements at both regional and national professional levels.  

Anthony is one of our specialised custom fit technicians for the Titleist and Taylormade National Fitting Centres, fully trained in the latest technologies including Trackman Golf Radar and the S.A.M Putt Lab.  Anthony has worked with many touring professionals and elite amateurs, giving him the experience and knowledge to improve golfers of all abilities.

Joe Ferguson

Joe Ferguson
PGA Assistant


Joe joined the Academy team in June 2011, turning professional after an extensive amateur career during which he represented England squads at every age group and achieved a handicap of +4.  In his short time as a PGA assistant he has accumulated four regional victories and became the PGA West Region Assistants League Champion for 2012.  

Joe also competed in the 2012 ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor, alongside many of Europe’s elite golfers.  During his time on the England squads, Joe was fortunate to work with many of the UK’s leading coaches who have given him a great insight into what it takes to coach to the highest standard. This knowledge, coupled with his playing background and passion for the game gives Joe the tools to significantly improve golfers of all standards.   

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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