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Saltford Golf Club

CHRIS COLES - Head PGA Professional:

Chris began his role as Head Professional at Saltford Golf Club in March 2021. Chris has been a part of the professional team for 8 years where he has worked his way through his PGA training to leading a team of PGA Professionals, providing top level service in the golf shop, coaching availability all year round and help and advice to all golfers visiting our club. 

In his early playing years, Chris represented the Somerset County junior teams before turning Professional in 2014. He was fortunate to be coached himself by the late Gordon Brand Jnr who passed on a huge amount of knowledge and inspiration to help both Chris' playing development and coaching skills. 

During his career so far, Chris has worked with the juniors at Saltford Golf Club developing a strong junior section, and is therefore recognised as one of the top junior coaches in the area. This has led to him becoming highly involved with coaching Somerset County Junior Squads including the Somerset Boys U12s and the Somerset Girls Futures. He also takes huge pride in the work he has conducted with the Bath Rugby Foundation, providing disabled young people the opportunity to try golf for the first time and be involved in fun activities.

Chris is dedicated to continuous personal development and therefore has taken additional courses to become a qualified Mind Factor Coach. He was fortunate to spend time with leading sports psychologist Karl Morris to undergo his training and can therefore not only help with your golf swing, but assist with additional psychological coaching that is extremely important in the game of golf. Chris also invested in a Flightscope X3 which is used in all his golf lessons, providing his clients with a high class experience every time. The technology is great for all levels of ability providing as much or as little data as preferred for each individual, 


-  Qualified Frankly Golf Putting Instructor

- Qualified Mind Factor Coach

- Somerset Future U12’s Boys & Girls Futures Coach

- Leadbetter Teaching & Coaching Accredited

- Teaching with Technology Accredited

- Flightscope X3 Owner

JOE BRAY - PGA Professional:

Joe has been attached to Saltford Golf Club for the last 14 years.  His career so far has included successfully playing full time golf, delivering a high level golf tuition and promoting golf equipment and golf travel.  He became Head Custom Fitter in the South of England at SeeMore Putters before becoming a Director of Golf South West, specialising in bespoke golfing holidays and breaks. 

During the past two years, Joe has expanded his knowledge as an Ambassador for both Srixon and Cleveland Golf.  This representative and promotional role has enabled him to gain experience on the European Tour with some of the best players in the world.

Joe also has a strong intrest and is highly certified in putting and short game tuition, he is a Level 2 Capto Coach and owner of Capto Putting System. In recent years Joe has developed a large coaching client base, working with beginners and EuroPro tour players alike. Joe’s approach to his coaching is based on keeping things simple.  His proven methods have helped golfers of all levels play better with a greater understanding of the key fundamental principles needed to do this.


- CAPTO Level 1 & Level 2 Certified

- Qualified Level 2 Putter Fitter

- Eyeline Putting 2.0 Certified

- CAPTO Putting System Owner & User

JAMIE LAKE - PGA Training Professional:

Jamie is the newest member of the Professional team, joining the club in May 2021. He has now received his professional status and is due to begin his training in October 2021. Jamie has a keen interest in product technology and custom fitting and will be looking to expand his knowledge in these areas over his training. Even though he is new to the role, Jamie's love for golf and previous playing experience enables him to have excellent product knowledge and be able to provide any advice required. 

Lesson Prices / Packages:

CHRIS COLES - Head PGA Professional:

30 Minute Lesson - Adult £30.00 | Junior £20.00

60 Minute Lesson - Adult £50.00 | Junior £30.00

45 minute - Full Bag Gapping Session £30.00

8 Hole Playing Lesson - Adult £70.00 | Junior £50.00

Lesson Offers:

 5 x 30 minute lessons for the price of 4 

Contact Chris on 07814406274 or Email

JOE BRAY - PGA Professional:

30 Minute Video Analysis Golf Lesson - £25.00

60 Minute Video Analysis Golf Lesson - £45.00

60 Minute Putting Lesson with CAPTO Putting System - From £45.00

60 Minute GC Quad Studio Lesson - From £60.00

2 Hour Short Game Clinic (Advanced & Beginner) - £80.00

Lesson Offers:

6 x 60 Minute Golf Lessons - £250.00

6 x 30 Minute Golf Lessons - £135.00

Capto Putting Bundle - £150.00

Book your lessons, buy Lesson Packages & Gift Vouchers online -

Contact Joe on 01225873513 (Option 1) or Email

Chris Coles has recently refurbished and rebranded the Professional Shop at Saltford Golf Club, offering the perfect place for all golfers to browse the top brands of golf equipment and apparel at their leisure. 

Chris is a member of Foremost Golf, the UK's largest professional golf buying group. This enables him to offer highly competitive prices across many brands. Currently the shop offers Titleist, Taylormade, Callaway and Ping in hardware. Chris' assistant professionals are extremely knowledgable on the equipment on offer and can offer personalised custom fitting sessions to ensure you purchase the right equipment for you. 

As well as equipment, the shop stocks Footjoy and Under Armour clothing and shoes for men, alongside Footjoy and Under Armour shoes for Ladies plus Golf Garb regularly updates the stock of Ladies clothing. The junior corner houses a selection of junior clubs, clothing and shoes suitable for all ages. 

There is also a wide range of golf bags and Motocaddy trolleys available, plus the other essential accessories that all golfers need. The friendly professional team are more than happy to help with anything, so everyone is welcome.

Professional Shop Opening Hours

SUMMER HOURS (1st April - 31st October) 07:00 - 18:00 Monday - Sunday

WINTER HOURS (1st November - 31st March) 08:00 - 17:00 Monday - Sunday

For golf availability please contact the proshop either by phone 01225 873513 or by email 

Saltford Golf Club - Golf Club Lane , Saltford, Bristol BS31 3AA
Tel: 01225 873 513       Email:

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