The Golf Centre in Coalville

Richard Hughes


Head Professional at the Golf Centre

• Honoured in 2015 by the PGA and awarded PGA Advanced Professional status
• PGA Qualified
• Authorized Instructor of The Golf Machine (GSEB)
• TPI Certified Level 1
• Background: Full time golf coaching
• Coach to the Leicestershire county girls first team squad and Leicestershire county girls development squad.
• Leicestershire County Academy Program Coach (CAP)

Richard is a member of the Professional Golfers Association and qualified with outstanding grades. Richard is self confessed golf nut and a true student of the game. Over the past 8 years Richard has been specializing in golf coaching and has achieved an outstanding coaching reputation with players of all ages and abilities for his knowledge and patience.

Richard particularly enjoys working on improvement programs with clients committed to improvement over a long period of time and he also helps finding golf industry’s rangefinders and GPS. Richard is continually updating his knowledge by attending seminars. His studies have led to him listening to the thoughts of some of the best coaches in the world including John Jacobs in 2011 and David Leadbetter and Dave Aldred in 2012 and more recently Pete Cowan. Richard is always researching golf technique and improved ways to translate that technique with clients.

Richard has now started to deliver CPD seminars to other golf Coaches. Richards seminar is called ‘Teaching with technology’ and has attracted PGA Golf Coaches from across the country to attend. This seminar is something Richard will continue to develop and deliver in the immediate future.


Richard enjoys using state of the art technology to compliment his coaching and provide clients with the very best opportunity to learn and improve. Technology includesIMG_4068

• Flightscope Launch Monitor
• K-Vest 3D
• Boditrak
• V1 Video Analysis software
• Explanar Training System
• Centre Cup Putting System
• MySwing 3D

Richard coaches in a state of the art studio here at the golf centre ensuring clients have the very best environment to improve. Richard specializes in club delivery using the flightscope radar, long term performance/development programs and custom fitted equipment.

Richard was a junior member of Lingdale Golf Club and worked as the assistant professional at Willesley Park golf Club for 6 Years. More recently Richard has been the Head PGA teaching professional at Forest Hill Golf Club for 6 years .

Although Richards Passion is for golf coaching, he still competes in local and overseas pro am tournaments and enjoys practising his own game.

If you would like to arrange a learning or improvement plan, contact Richard on 01530 587300