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Drayton Park Golf Club

Meet The Team

Danie l Whitby-Smith - Head PGA Professional

Dan has over 10 years of experience in the golfing industry and became a fully qualified PGA Professional in 2017. He has picked up a vast number of playing accolades along the way. These include over 40 professional wins worldwide and being the first-ever player to win all 4 Staffordshire major titles in 2018. The next chapter of Dan’s career will see him manage and operate Drayton Park’s Professional Shop that provides expert customer service, lessons, custom fitting, and indoor virtual golf. Since Dan's arrival at Drayton Park in March 2020 and the continuous investments ever since, we are now proud to boast one of the best retail stores in the Midlands, with arguably one of the top indoor facilities in the UK. Dan was crowned 'Breakthrough Professional of the Year 2021' in the Foremost Golf Industry Awards.


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Simon Dainter – Trainee PGA Professional

Simon has over 6 years of experience in the golfing industry and has been a member of Drayton Park for 3 seasons in the past. He is currently in his second year of his FDSC Golf Studies Degree at the University of Birmingham and is passionate about expanding his knowledge of all areas of golf coaching. Simon is an approachable, easy-going, knowledgeable individual and endeavours to provide high quality, personal coaching for golfers of all levels. Simon is also in charge of the junior development at Drayton Park and runs weekly sessions for juniors of all capabilities. Since starting in September, has had a good response with numbers quickly increasing and fantastic feedback from both students and parents alike.






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