Durham City Golf Club Junior Academy
- Providing children a safe and friendly environment to develop their golfing skills.
Meet the coaches
Class AAT PGA Professional Tom Cranfield
Tom turned professional in 2007 and became fully qualified through the PGA in 2010. Having worked in the golfing industry since the age of 15, Tom Cranfield has a wealth of experience in the industry, both from a coaching and retail point of view.
Tom completed his PGA training at Gosfield Lake Golf Club in Essex and soon after became the club's Head Professional. In doing so, at the time, Tom was the youngest Head Pro in Essex at the age of 26.
Becoming Head Professional at Durham City is undoubtedly Tom's biggest achievement since turning professional and he is proud to serve the members and visitors at the club.
Tom enjoys the challenge of retail and coaching immensely and has a flair for presenting products in an effective way. He also does everything he can to keep his product knowledge up to date by attending various seminars. Most recently, Tom took a visit to PING's Gainsborough fitting centre and factory where the clubs are made.
Natasha Martin - Assistant Professional
Natasha is a first year trainee with the PGA and will arrive here with the ambition to complete her training and develop her coaching skills. Having already worked at Ramside and the Tim Hall School of Golf, Natasha who turns 22 this year, has gained some excellent experience in Junior Coaching and she is ready to continue here at Durham City. Natasha is a good communicator with warm and friendly people skills. I'm sure she will get along well with all the members at DCGC.
Our approach is to make learning simple, effective and fun!!