Golf Tutors

Matthew Naylor

Head PGA Teaching Professional

Matthew gained his PGA status in 2004 whilst working at Open Championship venue Turnberry in Scotland, before moving to Dubai to gain experience on an international scale. Shortly after the move, he became Head Golf Professional at DG Golf Dubai. Matthew has worked with leading players including Steve Webster, European Tour Professional and attended 16 Tour events with him. He is equally suited to coaching both elite level players and the complete beginner using the amazing technology on offer at the PGA Academy.

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Sally Hinton-Lewis

PGA Teaching Professional

Sally joined Close House in August 2010 and has a great passion for coaching and prides herself on treating everyone as an individual, avoiding the "one swing for all" approach. Before turning Professional, Sally enjoyed success at county and regional level and represented England under 18s. She then attended Missouri State University on a 4 year golf scholarship where she set new records for season and career scoring average and was voted "Outstanding Female Athlete" in her final year.

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Tim Cockill

PGA Teaching Professional

PGA teaching professional Tim Cockill specialises in custom fitting and group tuition. An expert in beginners’ tuition, Tim delivers the Get into Golf initiative at the Academy. He is also a custom fit technician trained by Ping, Callaway, TaylorMade, VEGA, Mizuno and Titleist.

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Will Robson

PGA Teaching Professional

Will was born and raised just 30 minutes from Close House and grew up playing golf in the local area. He has been a member of the Close House team for four years now. Before joining Close House, he spent four years on a golf scholarship in the United States, at the University of Missouri Kansas City, where he competed against players like Brooks Koepka. Will represented the Northumberland senior team from the age of 16 up, until he turned pro in 2014. Will has a great knowledge of the golf swing and believes with hard work and commitment anyone is able to achieve their golfing goals, however big or small.

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