Steve started playing this great game in 1970 playing with his father and his fathers twin brother who were both playing off 2 handicap and their love for the game soon rubbed off on him. At the age of 13 years old, he pIayed most sports at school to a very high standard, he was sure that he wanted to be Golf professional and played and practiced as much as possible. His Family moved from Cambridge to the Isle of Man where he become a member of the famous links golf course castle town. His handicap was down to 5 when his family decided to live full time in the Algarve Portugal. He left school at the age of 15 years old and in the sunshine of the Algarve trained his golf swing under the guidance of the Head Teaching professional at the Vale do Lobo Golf Club Mr. Peter Mc Guinness and also spent time with his father’s great friend and 3 times British open Champion Sir Henry Cotton, who also guide him in the right Direction to become not only a good player but also a good teacher. Flying to the USA to play some big amateur open events and on his return just before his 16th birthday decided to turn professional and do his assistant golf professional training under Peter Mc Guinness at that time his handicap was +1
Though out his life, he had always been lucky to play with many famous golf professionals of the time. Sir Henry Cotton, Eamond Darcy, Nick Faldo, Dave Barr, Christy O Conner snr, and many other great players. This gave Steve a very good understanding of the golf swing from a very early age.
His teaching career started at the age of 16. He started his apprentership as assistant pro and at the age of 19.Passing his final exams as a fully qualified PGA professionalin those 3 years . Steve played in many professional events being at that time the youngest qualifier aged 17, for the PGA championship and Benson and Hedges open and also winning the Harold Lees Assistants Championship.
At 19 Years old and his dream of being a tour professional were taken away from him through chronic tendonitis problems in both hands and wrists from over practice at a young age. He was offered his first Head professional position at Velpe golf and Country club in Osnabruck Germany. This made him the youngest Head Professional at the time in the world.
Since this young age he has had the pleasure of teaching thousands of people to start or improve their golf skills. Through the years, his teaching has also progressed and he explains the pleasure he get from helping students achieve their and my goals is something that’s gives him a massive boost. He is a very picky and direct teacher and tell people straight, exactly what he thinks about their golf swings and then also explain in a simple way the route to take to improve and change their swings to achieve the best results as quickly as possible. His belief is that a great teacher, not only tells their students what is wrong but more important where and why their problems have come from. Mostly stemming from the bare basics grip, stance, posture and ball position. If you have had a good teacher in the past and learnt the main basic of the golf swing, then everything there after is much easier.