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MIKE RAJ

Mike has been involved in coaching golf to both absolute beginners and tournament professionals since 1994. He has won six Professional Tournaments (U.K. & U.S.A.) and is the holder of two course records. A former Warwickshire U-21 Captain and Matchplay Champion, Mike is a Grade A Coach, having achieved a scholarship from the Professional Golfers' Association for finishing 7th in the 1998 UK and Ireland PGA Exams.

 

Mike has a high level of experience in custom-fitting and repair work.

Started work at WHGC in 1994, working under Adrian Sadler, and has been head pro since 2009.

Represents WHGC in tournaments and regularly plays with members in Pro-Ams.

Undertakes a charity challenge every year to raise money for the club charity.

ACHIEVEMENTS
  • PGA Staffordshire Whittington Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Staffordshire Brocton Event Winner 2016
  • Staffordshire P.G.A. Champion 1999
  • Midland Masters Champion 1999
  • Midland Assistant League, Ullesthorpe Court 1999
  • Moonlight Tour Event Winner, Florida, USA 1999
  • Australian P.G.A. Event, 19th 2000
  • European Tour School, Stage 2, Spain 1997-2000
  • P.G.A. Scholarship 1998
  • Grade A Teaching Professional
  • Warwickshire U-21 Matchplay Champion
COURSE RECORDS
  • Ullesthorpe Court
  • Reading

DAN WHITBY-SMITH 

Having turned professional aged 18 as an exceptional County player, Dan is a recognised player on the professional circuit (U.K. & Spain).  Dan has competed worldwide and won 13 tournaments. He is a PGA Professional coach and also takes the lead as the Junior Organiser running weekly coaching courses. Dan coaches players ranging from beginners to professionals. Trained in Custom-fitting and club repairs.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS
  • PGA Midland Olton Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Midland Ruddington Grange Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Midland Swindon Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Staffordshire Enville Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Staffordshire Whittington Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Staffordshire Sandwell Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Staffordshire Ingestre Event Winner 2016
  • PGA Midland Assistants Strokeplay Championship Winner 2015
  • PGA Staffordshire Drayton Park Event Winner 2015
  • PGA Midland Ruddington Grange Event Winner 2015
  • PGA Midland Stonebridge Event Winner 2015
  • PGA Staffordshire Newcastle Under Lyme Event Winner 2015
  • Staverton Park Winter Series WInner 2015