Addington Court Golf Centre’s PGA Trainee Golf Professional, Alex MacGregor, has been named “Best Year Two PGA Trainee” for the South Region and received a cheque for £250 from TGI Golf, sponsors of the PGA Trainee Awards.
MacGregor, 26, has worked at Addington Court GC in Featherbed Lane, Croydon, for nearly three years. He achieved the highest overall marks in his Professional Golf Association (PGA) year two exams and assignments, exceeding the scores of 75 other trainees in the South Region.
The South Region of the PGA extends over a huge area and encompasses Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, the Channel Islands, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.
MacGregor began playing golf at the age of 11 with his brother. He has had an impressive career thus far, having finished second in the PGA Assistants’ Order of Merit in 2011, with two tournament victories during the year. With a year of training still to go before full PGA Professional qualification, Alex has ambitions to become a top level golf coach. He particularly enjoys teaching the Junior section atAddington Court, and has the title: Junior Organiser and Coach.
Commenting on the award, MacGregor said: “It was a great surprise to find out I was top of my year in the region. I am really delighted, and it will spur me on to try just as hard over the next year of studying.
“TheAddington Courtstaff has been very supportive which really helps. I love the broad coaching experience I am gaining here – from coaching Discover Golf, our adult group programme, to large groups of children in ourCrownGolfJuniorAcademyand on our schools programme. To me, junior golf is at the heart of the sport. I love coaching children, and consider myself very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with so many children so early in my career.”
Paul Oliver, Director of Golf at Addington Court Golf Centre, and mentor to MacGregor added: “Alex is a great asset to the coaching team atAddington Court. He is a natural coach, and has done very well working in our Crown Golf Academy. Alex is to be commended on a first class result in his studies – we are delighted to have him on board!”
The Club is part of the award-winning Crown Golf group www.crown-golf.co.uk