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Golf at Saltford

Teaching Professionals

Our floodlit driving range is now open 365 days of the year.  Open till 8.45pm daily, perfect for those evening lessons. 



  • Level 3 PGA Coach 
  • Years of experience coaching all levels of players from Juniors and Ladies to National Golfers and European Tour Professionals 
  • Over 50 Professional Tournament Wins
  • Gloucester and Somerset Champion (3 Times)
  • Winner of the Cornish Festival
  • West of England Assistants Champion
  • West Region Order of Merit Tournament Winner
  • Welsh Open Champion
  • Achieved 10 Course Records

Darren's Prices and Contact Details

30 Minute Lesson - £30.00 Adult Lesson | £15 Junior Lesson

8 Hole Playing Lesson - £50.00 Adult | £35 Junior 

6 Lessons For The Price Of 5 - £125.00 Adult | £75.00 Junior 

Contact Darren on 01225872043 or Email


Christopher Coles - PGA Professional

Chris has been at Saltford for over 3 years, and during this time has completed his PGA Degree to become a fully qualified PGA Coach. He has coached a wide variety of golfers, of all ages and abilities, ranging from complete beginners to Somerset County Representatives. Alongside his coaching Chris has developed his own playing ability, progressing from being a Somerset Junior County player, to regularly competing in PGA West Region events, and achieving highly on the Gloucester and Somerset circuit. By gaining both coaching and playing experience, Chris has been able to build his own coaching beliefs.

Chris' Coaching Philosophy: - "I believe every golfer is different, from different swing patterns and techniques to different thought processes and strategic thinking. This means individual coaching styles must be used for each player. I do not believe that 'one model fits all' and take pride in my ability to assess and adapt my coaching for each player I meet and to work within the means of the person in front of me. This means that I am constantly learning and therefore constantly bring new ideas and thoughts to lessons"


  • Head Junior Coach
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Coach
  • Golf Foundation and Tri Golf Qualified
  • Qualified Mind Factor Coach

Chris's Prices and Contact Details

30 Minute Lesson - Adult £20.00 | Junior £10.00

8 Hole Playing Lesson - Adult £45.00 | Junior £25.00

Contact Chris on 01225872043 | 07814406274 or Email


Joseph Bray - PGA Assistant Training Professional 

Joe has been a member of Saltford Golf Club for the last 9 years starting at the age of 11, joining the junior section and then progressing into Men's golf. Within this time, Joe has won multiple club competitions and represented Somerset County in U16's & 18's. He was also Saltford's youngest ever 1st Team Captain in 2016/17 before turning Professional in June 2017 to start his 3 year PGA Traning in October 2017.

Joe has been working in The Darren Read Golf Shop for the last 5 years and will be here for the next 3 years whilst in training. 

Joes' Coaching Philosophy: Keep it simple. Every golfer tries to look for the extra edge and this can sometimes fill the mind with many unnecessary technical thoughts. Trust what you have been taught and work hard on the process. 


  • Currently undertaking 3 years of training in Professional Golf Studies linked with the PGA and Birmingham University 
  • Fully Qualified Level 2 Putter Fitter
  • TOMI Putting Software Qualified
  • Keen Interest In Putting, Custom Fitting & Club Repairs

Joseph's Prices and Contact Details

30 Minute Swing Lesson - £15.00

40 Minute Putting Lesson - £20.00

8 Hole Playing Lesson - Price On Request

Contact Joe on 01225872043 or Email


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