Meet the Team

Shane Rose - Coach

Shane Rose turned professional in November 1985. He started his professional career at Kingsthorpe golf club. He then moved abroad to take up a full time teaching role in Holland.  He became a fully qualified member of the PGA at the end of 1990. On becoming a fully qualified member of the PGA Shane moved back to the UK to pursue a playing career. After some success locally he played a number of tournaments on The Scandinavian tour and Challenge Tour. Whilst playing and competing full time he worked on his game with well known European Tour Coach and Sky sports presenter Dennis Pugh. This gave Shane the insight to coaching, working with Dennis gave him the knowledge that he needed to understand the golf swing. He then become a student of the game and the golf swing rather than a player. He then took on the Head Professionals role at Cold Ashby Golf Club. Over the last 15 years or more he has worked with and helped a number of players achieved their dreams and goals, from coaching tri golf to primary school children to coaching players in an Open Championship. With over 30 years of playing and coaching experience, Shane has a wealth of knowledge to help any golfer achieve their ambitions. More recently Shane has been recognised by the PGA for all his input to the game with Fellow Membership status. This level of membership is held by less than 200 PGA members around the world. He was also voted Northamptonshire Coach of the year in 2014.

Tiger has been seeing Shane since December 2016, after sustaining a knee injury and wanting to change his swing to prolong his playing career. Before seeing Shane, Tiger had seen a number of coaches, including Tony Howarth, Joe Wilson, Carl Sainsbury, James Whittemore, Mark Hetherington, Simon Dainty, Paul Simpson and Kelvin Vince. However, after assessing a number of local coaches Tiger saw Shane as the key to not only developing a swing to prevent injury, but through his experience of being a player and by coaching Tour Pro’s, a way to take his game to the next level.

Nick Soto - Putting Coach

Nick Soto is currently the Head Professional at Northampton Golf Club, a club he holds the professional course record at [62]. Having competed on various Professional Mini Tours, Nick now spends the majority of his time coaching, but still competes in Midland Region and National PGA Tournaments.

Tiger has been seeing Nick since October 2016, after realising that his technical knowledge of the putting stroke was at a bare minimum, Tiger sought after a Short game and Putting Specialist. Coupled with SAM Puttlab technology, not only did his technical ability improve, but also his knowledge of putting fundamentals. This has been paramount in changing Tiger from average amateur golfer, to having a game ready for the pro ranks.

Dr. Brian Hemmings - Psychologist

Brian was the lead psychologist to the England golf team for 16 years (1997-2013) delivering high performance strategies with European and World Championship winning teams and individuals at men’s, youth and junior level. During this time he  helped develop the mental skills of the best young emerging English golfers including the likes of Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Ross Fisher, Tommy Fleetwood, Andrew Johnston, Tom Lewis, Paul Waring and Eddie Pepperell, along with many Walker Cup players such as R&A World No. 1 Jamie Moul, Neil Raymond and Seniors Tour winner and amateur legend Gary Wolstenhome, MBE.  He was most recently Lead Psychologist to the Hong Kong Golf Association.

Brian gained his PhD in sport psychology from the University of Southampton in 1998; and has trained and mentored many golf psychology practitioners over the last two decades. He is also trained in hypnosis and bereavement counselling. In 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences in recognition of ‘esteemed personal achievement, skills, knowledge and service to BASES and the sport and exercise science community’.