Our PGA Professionals

Graham Glenister

Joined PGA 1983 Assistant at Buckingham Golf Club
Fully Qualified Professional 1987 (Distinction for teaching the golf swing)
1987-1990 Head Teaching Professional at Addington Court Golf Club
1990-1991 Wexham Park Golf Club
Aug 91- Today Ombersley Golf Club

My career has taken me from a private members’ club in Buckinghamshire to a public complex on the outskirts of London. This provided a complete education covering the whole golfing spectrum. From 1990 my working life has been at pay and play facilities which sit in between. Having gained a distinction in my exam on the golf swing, my early years were spent teaching. I am passionate about teaching golf to absolutely everyone who wants to play the game. I get as much enjoyment from teaching a complete novice to hit a cracker as I do showing a single figure handicapper how to shave a couple of shots off his or her round. My in depth studies of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) have combined to increase my communication skills to enable me to work faster and in tune with my pupils best learning method.

I believe “simple is brilliant” and the best teacher is the one who makes you both understand and better in the easiest possible way.

One of my favourite passages from my NLP education is this;
There is an old story of a boilermaker who was hired to fix a huge steamship boiler system that was not working well. After listening to the engineer’s description of the problems and asking a few questions, he went to the boiler room. He looked at the maze of twisting pipes, listened to the thump of the boiler and the hiss of escaping steam for a few minutes and felt some pipes with his hands. Then he hummed softly to himself, reached into his overalls and took out a small hammer and tapped a bright red valve, once. Immediately the entire system began working perfectly and the boilermaker went home. When the steamship owner received a bill for £1’000 he complained that the boilermaker had only been in the engine room for fifteen minutes and requested an itemised bill. This is what the boilermaker sent him;

For Tapping with the Hammer .50
For knowing where to tap £ 999.50
Total £ 1’000.00

Very simply, I can spend a small time in the engine room and know exactly where to tap. There is no guess work. I am happy to take golfers’ on to the course and be measured during playing lessons as well as range or practice ground sessions. I try to make learning the game as enjoyable as playing the game with a friendly positive approach.

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Graham Glenister

Jamie Hodges

Jamie began his golf career at a young age as a member of Worcester Golf & Country Club playing for the county of Worcestershire and competing in regional and national amateur ranking events. He won his regional section of the Independent Golf Schools Association Championship in 2010 and later finished runner-up in the national finals contested between the best schoolboy golfer’s from all over the British Isles.

At the age of 18 he joined Ombersley Golf Club and turned Professional in order to undertake his PGA training. As a Professional he competed in events on the WPGA and Midlands PGA schedule but it was always golf management and coaching where his passion lay. In 2013 he completed his qualification by achieving a Merit award for the degree which included the study of Golf Coaching, Golf Business, Golf Management, Sports Science & Equipment Technology.

Jamie is an ASQ Level 1 & ASQ Level 2 Golf Coach in accordance with Sport UK and holds all necessary badges and qualifications to offer expert advice when coaching the game.

As a PGA Class A Professional he now enjoys teaching a vast array of golfer’s from the absolute beginner to single figure handicapper. Jamie’s coaching philosophies centre around optimising an individuals own swing to fit to their own unique physical characteristics and identity, ensuring they have the best chance possible of performing a repetitive swing action.

His passion is for the short game area of the sport believing that this is the one part of the game every great golfer has had to master in order to be successful. Be sure to have your short game assessed by Jamie and learn all about his secrets to success when playing from around and on the green.

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Jamie Hodges

Mark Nelson

Mark has been part of the Glenister Golf Academy team since 2014. During this time he has developed an extensive client base of all ages and abilities and helped many golfers reach their potential and achieve their goals. He has also created a junior academy and unique structure which aims to develop all aspects of young aspiring golfers.

Prior to joining the team at Ombersley Golf Club Mark put into practice his knowledge of golf club management filling the role of Golf and Leisure Operations Manager and Academy Professional at a Berkshire Golf Resort. He has also been fortunate enough to work in Lithuania expanding awareness and introducing people to the game of golf.

Mark specifically has an interest in the biomechanics of the golf swing. His knowledge of which has been developed through his own research into the effects of training on golf swing kinematics using 3D biomechanics to analyse the results.

Marks bachelors degree in Golf Management, PGA class A qualification and years of experience have created an approach to coaching that can be adapted to suit any individual. If you would like to discuss what options are going to benefit you please pop into the golf shop to see Mark or give him a ring on 07534 933187.

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Mark Nelson


The Club

Set in an idyllic rural location, Ombersley Golf Club offers a gently undulating parkland course that presents an enjoyable challenge to both high and low handicap golfers.

The course is renowned for year round play to the highest standards, with rare need for temporary greens. The naturally free draining soil is complemented by an extensive drainage and irrigation network which all provide a wonderful starting point. Our intensive maintenance regime using the latest equipment all combines to ensure the provision of a genuine all weather course.

Enjoy playing off excellent quality real grass tees all year round and benefit from playing off densely carpeted fairways where the ball doesn’t plug in wet weather and buggies can be used throughout the year.

Designed by professionals in 1989, the 18-hole course is formed by two nine hole loops, both starting and finishing at the clubhouse to provide ten par 4’s, four par 3’s and four par 5’s split evenly over the course – Par 72 over 6139 yards.

With full club and buggy hire, free golf practice area, including a putting green, bunker, plus a 27 bay covered driving range, your days enjoyment at Ombersley is guaranteed – whatever the weather!

Driving Range

Everyone is welcome to visit and use our excellent driving range which has recently seen a total makeover. There is now a far warmer and more open feel to the range which has also benefited from improved safety features and additional ball dispensing options.

The new aesthetically pleasing colour coded range floor surface is designed with safety and noise reduction in mind and provides a comfortable anti slip surface, while the new gentle entrance ramp also allows easier access for all. Attractive deep netted dividers grant the practising golfer privacy, whilst giving an improved feeling of space to the range. There is also an extra wide teaching bay with a multi level teaching mat to provide the ideal environment for tuition.

A good selection of chipping nets and bulls eye targets at varying distances are available and the provision of top quality range balls complete the experience.

Ball dispensing options of 25, 50 or 100 balls allow for either a quick warm up on the range or longer practice sessions. Individual baskets of balls can be purchased as required. Silver & Gold members can also take advantage of additional discounts of up to 15%.

Practice Putting Green

Adjacent to the driving range and first tee we have our popular putting green. Irrigated and maintained to the same standards as the 18 greens on the course itself this green give you the ability to practice your short game and experience the same conditions that you will experience throughout.

Practice Bunker

Adjacent to the clubhouse and ideal for both golf lessons and your own practice sessions, this large sweeping bunker provides an ideal opportunity to develop your abilities in chipping onto the adjacent green.

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