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Terry Healy Is first Power Tee® Driving Range Brand Ambassador

2.51pm 7th December 2018 - People - This story was updated on Monday, February 24th, 2020

Matt Foley, European Managing Director of Power Tee (right) and Terry Healy, Owner of Portsmouth Golf Centre and first Power Tee Driving Range Brand Ambassador

Terry Healy, the owner of Portsmouth Golf Centre, becomes the very first Power Tee® Driving Range Brand Ambassador – joining the illustrious list of Ambassadors, which includes Jim Furyk, Thomas Bjorn, Paul Lawrie and Mitchell Spearman.

Terry is very well respected within the golf industry for being an outstanding Driving Range Operator, Retail Specialist, and a thoroughly great guy.

Here’s the story of how Terry started out in the golf industry and the key to his success…

“I began my training as a PGA Professional in 1972 in the New Forest, Hampshire aged 17. My first appointment was at Rowlands Castle Golf Club as Club Professional in 1978

I made the move to Portsmouth Golf Centre in 1980, taking on the lease for the Driving Range and Shop, together with the management of Great Salterns Golf Course on behalf of Portsmouth City Council.

Over time the business has developed into five distinct strands: golf retail, custom fitting, coaching, golf range and the course management, offering the customer a comprehensive golfing experience.

A major factor in the success of my retail strand is, I’ve always been a member of a Buying Group to maintain a competitive position in retail, starting with ‘National Golf’ in 1980 up to the present day as a Steering Committee member of the EuroSelect Group.

“My focus has always been on keeping the business at the forefront of the golf business, as technology and standards continually set the bar higher. Whether that’s in terms of shop fittings, EPOS systems, Trackman and GASP technology for coaching and fitting.

Portsmouth Golf Centre

“That also includes the incredible increased standards now demanded by range users in terms of mats, balls, outfield, range ambience and the user experience, which is where Power Tee® come in!

“Power Tee® became a game changer for us on the range when we installed it in 2004, elevating the range business to a new level. Power Tee® have been a terrific partner to our business since that first day. It continues to be popular with our customers and we wouldn’t be without it.

“As a range operator we are so lucky that all this new technology is available to us, cementing the position of golf ranges as such an important part of the sport for both avid golfers and those new to the game.

“I am both delighted and honoured to be asked to be Power Tee’ s first Driving Range Brand Ambassador, and feel the award is shared with my outstanding staff team and customers here at Portsmouth.”

Power Tee® is the world’s number 1 automated teeing system and is currently installed and featured in hundreds of the golf ranges in the U.K., Europe and USA.

Power Tee® are currently installed in ranges in over 18 countries, teeing up more than 6 million balls each day.

Power Tee® is endorsed by US Open Champion and 2018 USA Ryder Cup Captain, Jim Furyk, winner of 21 events worldwide and 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain, Thomas Bjorn, 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie, Elite Coach Mitchell Spearman and Driving Range Ambassador Terry Healy.

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