“My job is to help you achieve your golfing goals, whatever they may be. To do this, we will train together, focusing on what works best for YOU””

With over twenty-five years of experience as a PGA professional, both coaching and playing, Richard uses his vast knowledge to help all who come to him for help and advice. Whether a complete beginner or an aspiring elite player, all golfers are treated with the same attention and respect.

  • Over twenty-five years of experience
  • German and English Languages
  • Advanced PGA Professional
  • Assistant ASG Regional Elite Coach
  • Coaching Success with Individuals and Teams, including:-
    • 3 x Junior Swiss Team Champions
    • 1 x Mens Swiss Team Champions
    • 1 x Junior Swiss Individual Champion
    • 1 x Mens Swiss Individual Champion
  • Four Professional Playing Victories
  • Three Course Records

Originally from Bath, England, Richard moved to Switzerland in 2000 where he spent four seasons at Golf Park Oberburg. In 2004 he moved to Golf Club Markgräflerland, where he became head professional in 2007, coaching both individuals and teams. In 2016 he adjusted his work commitments to accommodate training the ASG Regional squad and balance his professional and private life.

Having started in 2016, it was in 2020 that Richard committed to offering his coaching exclusively at Golf & Country Club Basel. He also continues with his coaching of the regional elite junior squad. Successes in this time at Golf & Country Club Basel include the mens teams winning the Swiss champions and the junior team winning back to back Swiss championships in 2021 and 2022.

When qualifying through the British PGA, Richard was awarded the Titleist Scholarship for outstanding work. Since then he has been committed to keeping up to date with the latest information, which has lead him to directly learn from the likes of:

  • Butch Harmon
  • David Leadbetter
  • Denis Pugh
  • Mike Adams
  • Phil Kenyon
  • Hank Haney
  • Pia Nillsson & Lynn Marriott
  • Greg Rose & Dave Phillips
  • Mike Bender
  • Chuck Cook
  • Jamie Edwards & Kyle Morris
  • Ramsay McMaster & Ryan Lumsden
  • …….and many more

Richard’s ambition has always been to be a PGA Coach, however he has also enjoyed success playing the game, as both an amateur and professional:

Amateur Wins

  • Somerset County Championship 1997
  • West of England Team Matchplay Championship 1997
  • Somerset Club Team Championship 1998

Professional Acheivements

  • Swiss Golf Pro Tour Gonten 2014 – Win
  • Swiss Pro Golf Tour Kandern 2006 – Win
  • European Team Championships – Member Swiss Team 2004 & 2006
  • Swiss PGA Championship 2004 – 3rd
  • Ascona Pro Am 2006 – Win
  • Erlen Classic Pro Am 2002 – Win
  • Swiss Romande Championship 2003 – 2nd
  • Course Records
    • 2003 Golfpark Oberburg 66
    • 2004 Golf & Country Club Basel 67
    • 2014 Golfclub Gonten 63 (lift and place)
  • Numerous top ten finishes in national events

In April 2018 Richard was awarded the status of Advanced PGA Professional by the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland. This adds to his Advanced Status with the Swiss PGA.

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