Welcome to Traffic Light Golf

A network of golf academies in the north west

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Chilli Dip Golf Academy

Chilli Dip Golf Academy is one of the fastest growing golf academies in the North West and some might say our Flag Ship. There is a wealth of experience and a growing number of professionals joining the team each year currently at excellent 6 golf professionals with a wealth of experience.

Shaw Hill Golf Academy

Shaw Hill Golf and Country Club offers fantastic facilities including an 18 hole championship course, 4 star hotel, leisure club and spa set in beautiful surrounds of the Chorley countryside comprising of 192 acres. The facility teaching professional is on hand to help you with all aspects of your game 

Breighmet Golf Academy

Our Teaching professional Kieron Gaskell is on hand to help you drive your game forward. Breighmet is an 18 hole parkland course over 6000 yards which is a great test of golf for all abilities. Kieron offers all types of lessons from putting to short game to driving to bunker play all with the addition of video analysis.

Westhoughton Golf Academy

Westhoughton Golf Club uses the local facilities at Chilli Dip Golf Academy for the majority of tuition taken. Please see Chilli Dip for available proffesionals. Westhoughton golf club is another fantastic facility with a 18 hole parkland golf course and is known for its friendly members who welcome you with open arms

Kearsley Golf Academy

Kearsley Golf Academy has excellent facilities to offer including a 10 bay under cover floodlit driving range, outdoor grass hitting area, chipping and putting facilities and a miniature 3 hole pitch and putt golf course. Ideal for people who want to take up the game or for established players to hone their skills 

Worsley Junior Golf Academy

The Junior Academy at Worsley Golf Club is very well supported and has been popular for a number of years. Teaching professional Mike Lander is tremendously enthusiastic in the development of junior golf and makes the sessions educational and great fun.

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Meet The Team

  • Philip Newnes Founder PGA Professionalphil1

    Philip Newnes is our Head Professional and the founder of the Traffic Light Golf Academy ” We are pleased to bring a wealth of experience and offer a great service” Philip is regarded as possibly one of the best teachers in the North West and utilises the latest technology to help you with you game in the form of Flightscope and Gasp Video Analysis.

  • James Barr MD Chilli Dip Golfjimmy

    James is our Managing Director of Chilli Dip Golf. James is responsible for our fantastic driving range facilities and Retail outlet. Chilli Dip golf Store is a one stop shop for all your golfing needs. The equipment in stock is plentiful and all top end manufacturers, so there are plenty of opportunities to try the latest golf equipment. James also prides himself on the fantastic apparel.

  • Craig Corrigan PGA Professional Chilli Dipcraig

    Craig has been a PGA Professional since 1986. He’s been the winner of several professional events throughout the UK and Europe has competed in the British Open and British PGA Championships. He’s also played professionally throughout Europe and the Far East and has a career best low score of 62 – 10 under par plus holds many other course records.

  • David Martindale Teaching Professional Chilli Dipdave

    David Martindale is currently the Golf teaching professional at Deane Golf Club Bolton. David began his teaching career at Great Lever and Farnworth Golf Club in 1979 before moving to Deane Golf Club in 1982 where he continues to teach. David has a great deal of experience in teaching at all levels of abilities including juniors, ladies through to senior members.

  • Ryan Grumbridge PGA Professional Chilli Dipryan

    Ryan is a class A Pga professional who joined the team in November 2014. He has been coaching for 8 years and has worked in the golf industry for a total of 17 years. His coaching has seen him develop junior camps abroad and he has coached golfers of all ages and abilities from beginner to elite level. Ryan also has a strong retail background and is qualified in using the latest technology.

  • Ray Mills Custom Fit Expert Junior Coach Chilli Dipray

    Ray is our custom fit specialist. If you are looking for a new piece of equipment Ray is you man. Ray has the experience having fitted thousands of sets of clubs and drivers for golfers and with Rays knowledge and Flightscopes data there really is no better option. Ray is our Junior Golf tuition coordinator and converts Junior Tri Golfers into our Golf Foundation Passport programme.

  • Daniel Warwick PGA Professional Shaw Hill GCdaniel

    Daniel is a class AAT qualified PGA Professional and joined the Chilli Dip Golf Team in December 2014. He learnt his trade working for companies such as Starwood Hotels Golf Resorts and former Ryder Cup venue, Celtic Manor. Daniel had a strong junior career representing England boys as well as captaining his county at all age levels. Turning professional off scratch at the age of 18.

  • Kieron Gaskell PGA Professional Breighmet GCkeiron

    Kieron plays in tournaments and works towards building up a very successful golf academy. He has achieved a great amount of self achievement and passes on the knowledge he has gained onto all his pupils and see their golf flourish. There is no greater feeling than waking up and wanting to go to work. Kieron is a great addition to traffic light and teaching professional at Breightmet.

  • Richard Layton PGA Professional Kearsleyrichard

    Richard Represented Essex PGA select team in county events. Qualified for the Glenmuir Club Professional Championship.He was a Semi finalist of Essex Professionals and Essex Assistants Matchplay. Top five finishes in Essex Assistants League.He was also a Finalist East Region PGA Assistants Matchplay. A fantastic player and an even better coach situated at Kearsley

  • Mike Landar Assistant Professional Worsleymike

    Currently coaching juniors from Worsley Golf Club incorporating The Golf Foundation Program, Mike is a hard working and enthusiastic individual. He thoroughly enjoys both the playing and coaching sides of golf, currently working towards his PGA qualification. Mike is a graduate of the BA Honours Golf Coaching and Performance Degree (1st class) at UCLAN, and also works at Myerscough Golf Academy.