Michael Wilson's CV

This is my CV up until I came to Royal North Devon 

Michael Wilson
Royal North Devon Golf Club
Golf links road
Westward Ho!
EX39 1HD

TEL: 01237 477598   MOB: 07854 687 397

Email:   mike@halfpricegolf.co.uk

Career Profile

An ambitious and self-motivated Golf Professional with an extensive understanding of Golf Operations, Golf club management and organisation, Business Management, Sales and Marketing. Proven track record using a modern and flexible coaching strategy successful with all levels of performers.


Having a wide variety of experience in all aspects of golf operations it is now my ambition to establish myself as head professional at an ambitious and forward thinking golf club. I am looking for an opportunity to put to use the excellent experience that I have gained working in busy and proactive golf club environments to enable myself to build the foundations of my own teaching and retail business as well as enhancing the prosperity of the club I will be employed at, therefore furthering the facilities and services available to that golf clubs members and customers.

Relevant Experience

The successful management of Oake Manor and Limerick County golf shops and driving ranges, helping to oversee product selection, sales and marketing strategies.

Organising and successfully managing green fee operations, Large visiting groups, corporate days and club competitions.                 Overseeing the running of the clubs busy 1st tee  Helping to take care of the needs of club members, visitors and the clubs            corporate clients. Organising, promoting and running of club open days attracting large numbers of entrants (Usually around 180 to 200 participants). A growing understanding of the golf swing, with the ability to improve golfers of all levels and abilities.  Experienced using digital coaching software (V1 system as used by Butch Harmon)  extensive custom fitting experience, using the latest computer technology available. As used by all major equipment manufacturers experienced in handling large sums of money, account keeping and distribution of funds. Extensive experience in group coaching for Adults, corporate clients, and juniors  Helping to promote junior golf in the region as well as the golf club

Key Achievements

The successful organisation and administration of 4 ladies and 2 men’s open events at Oake Manor G.C. Comprising of up to 200 competitors.

The successful organisation of corporate golf days and coaching, financially benefiting the club and the companies.

Helping numerous pupils achieve their goals in golf and realise their potential

Organising club coaching evenings bringing together club members, improving their golf and furthering the atmosphere of the club.

Numerous top 10 finishes in PGA stroke play events and Pro-Am competition.

Have developed junior golf in the areas that I have worked in as well as furthering the standard of junior club members (the future of any golf club)

Career History


I was assistant professional at Oake Manor for over 51/2 years working under Russell Gardner who is a PGA lecturer in Business Management. Oake Manor is a very successful commercial golf club accommodating large numbers of societies, corporate golf days and fee paying visitors as well as managing a large member base. This has enabled me to develop a wide range of people skills through having to deal with a variety of people, all with different requirements. 

March 2004 to Present

I am currently employed at Limerick County G&CC, the club is a young establishment with a very forward thinking and pro-active business strategy developing a growing interest in golf in the city of limerick. Like Oake Manor, Limerick County accommodates both fee paying customers as well as developing a large and varied membership base. The club can also boast the regions most successful and modern driving range and teaching establishment. Being a part of the growing success of the club I have been able to accelerate the development of my coaching skills in addition to furthering my understanding of how to nurture a vibrant club atmosphere, and my understanding of the golf retail business.

During my time at Oake Manor & Limerick County:

I have generated large personal client bases that rely on me for: golf coaching, will come to me for advice on equipment, many have become members of both clubs as well as those who will require golf days organising. I also have groups with whom I play in Pro-Am competitions with and with who I organise international golf holidays.

I have developed a very keen understanding of commercially managing myself, colleagues and the golf shops business.

Have learnt how to organise and manage large numbers of people at the same time, all of whom have their own needs and requirements

Developed my own coaching strategy, successful with all levels of golfer

Learned in great depth the value of customer service and how to contribute to furthering club activities and caring for the needs of member

Have learnt about, and put into practise the management of golf events such as corporate golf days and club Open days

Have proven myself to be an excellent sales person, retailing golf equipment as well as selling my own coaching attributes to prospective clients

Helped many golfers with club customisation and custom fitting

Become a key member of the Professional Shop’s team of employees

Have acquired all the skills and knowledge relevant to running my own golf retail business combined with meeting the needs of the golf club

Gained experience in driving range management


PGA National Diploma- passed all 3 years with overall Merit grade, having excelled in Golf swing theory and practice, Business Management and Equipment Technology. Achieving Consistent Distinction grades throughout my training in both assignments and examinations.

Completed final year optional dissertation on ‘Comparing and contrasting top-class Golf Coach's and performers’. - Passed with Distinction

Advanced GNVQ Business Studies - Merit Grade   8 GCSE Qualifications: Maths: C, English: C, Science Dual Award: B,B, Business Studies: B, Geography: C, Graphic Design: B, Religious Studies: C   University Of Oxford, Young Business Enterprise Europe award - Passed with Credit honours

Leisure Interests

As well as playing golf professionally and recreationally I also have a keen interest in other sports and activities. I enjoy football, cricket and horse racing (through one of my pupils being the head trainer for Martin Pipe’s stables). When I was younger I represented my town and district sides playing football. I was chosen to attend The Nottingham School of excellence as well as having trials for Sheffield Wednesday FC in 1993/4 season that at the time were a top Premiere League team. I am also interested in travelling, reading, socialising and attending top golf tournaments.

Below is a current photograph and my personal details.

Personal Details Date of birth: 13th January 1980 (age 28) Born: Sheffield, England Marital Status: Married