South Coast Golf will be relocating to Gatton Manor Golf Club, Ockley, near Dorking in Surrey.
After seven successful and enjoyable years, South Coast Golf owner and Head Professional David Fluke will be moving on from Hill Barn Golf Club, Worthing, taking the South Coast Golf Coaching academy and the South Coast Business Golf operations to this beautiful Surrey Hills based golf course.
David will assume the role of Head Teaching Professional at Gatton Manor.
David said “My new appointment at Gatton Manor Golf Club is a very exciting challenge for me. I am particularly looking forward to working with the members to assist them in developing their golf game, not only in the way that they swing and hit the ball, but also in the way they approach the game, including their course management.
I will also be setting up some regular group sessions to focus on developing particular skills and I will be introducing a number of initiatives that will look to enhance your golf experience. The shop will be run in house, stocked and managed by the Club, I will be providing the club members with a repair service such as re-gripping and shaft replacements”.
David will also be taking an exciting new role at Gatton as Corporate Golf Events Manager, drawing on his considerable experience running over 50 golf events with the South Coast Golf Tour and South Coast Business Golf across the southern counties over the last decade. South Coast Business Golf will continue to offer golf day experiences across the the south, however, with his new role at Gatton, David is keen to offer the Gatton experience for your company golf day.
David continues “The new owners of Gatton have ambitious plans for the future and I am honoured to have been asked to become a pivotal part of this new venture. Gatton is much loved and old ground for South Coast Golf, having run many golf days there in the past.
At Hill Barn, I have met some wonderful people and made some great friends in what is without doubt one of the friendliest golf clubs in Sussex. I will always look back my time at the club with great fondness and am grateful to the owners and members of Hill Barn who gave me the opportunity to establish myself and the South Coast Golf Coaching operation there. It has been an honour and a pleasure to represent Hill Barn as their Club Professional.
I have of course shared my news with the owners of Hill Barn, Maple Leaf Golf and also Simon Buckley, currently working alongside me at Hill Barn. Maple Leaf Golf will in due course be sharing updates about the future for the Head Professional role at Hill Barn.
Until mid June, I will be working between both the clubs and of course complete any outstanding lessons at Hill Barn during the transition period. If you have any queries please feel free to contact me.
I am looking forward to taking the next step with South Coast Golf at Gatton Manor providing first class tuition utilising some of the best golfing facilities in the region and working with the club to provide standout corporate and society golf day experiences”.