Michael Whitby - Head Teaching Pro

Michael Whitby, the PGA Professional at Temple, has built a recognised teaching academy which provides coaching to golfers of all abilities and ages. Michael believes that understanding your own game is vital on the road to success and no matter what your handicap, he will be able to offer you advice and assistance to improve your game.

Michael's teaching philosophy is based on positivity and he aims to build on the good elements of your game using his extensive knowledge and the most advanced video analysis software to help you become a better player. Michael has experience coaching men and women and recently one of his female pupils reduced her handicap from 36 to 18 in one season, winning a county award in the process.

Michael has a very good reputation for coaching youngsters, from the age of 4 upwards. Clubs are provided and juniors are subject to preferential rates.

Vlad Marshall Assistant PGA Professional

Vlad Marshall recently fully qualified as a PGA Professional. He is an avid student of the game and is determined to help people of all levels play better golf. Vlad’s teaching philosophy is based on increasing awareness and understanding of the pupils own game. This reduces confusion, and busts myths that make players overthink. Take advantage of Vlad’s extensive knowledge and experience in custom fitting and club repair, as he is on site nearly every day, ready to help members and visitors. Vlad is currently running Junior Coaching every Saturday and Sunday morning, and coaching players of all ages and abilities seven days a week. To book a lesson with Vlad, or for other inquiries, call the shop on 01628824254 or book via email:

Andrew Avann (GSEM)

As well as being a member of Temple, Andrew is a PGA Level 2 Golf Coach which qualifies him to prepare, deliver and review coaching sessions for junior and adult golfers. Andrew assists Michael in delivering lessons to the Temple Academy and these sessions include ball flight and swing analyses using the Temple Swing Studio.

Andrew has studied golf mechanics and gained Instructor certification with two prestigious educational programmes in the United States (The Golfing Machine and Plane Truth Golf).

Andrew trained with Golfsmith in the US and spent three years on the shop floor with American Golf. He gained independent Approved Fitter status accreditation from Titleist and Mizuno and is fully qualified to assist Michael with custom fitting and the repair of golf clubs.

To book a lesson, custom fit or golf club repair, please contact Andrew on


The Temple Pro Shop at is one of the best stocked golf outlets in the local area with a comprehensive selection of men’s and ladies’ clubs, bags, trolleys, golf balls, golf shoes, clothing and accessories including major brands Callaway, Ping, Titleist, Glenmuir, Under Armour, Taylormade, Footjoy, Srixon, Cleveland, Powakaddy and Motocaddy.

As we are part of the Foremost buying group we offer very competitive pricing and are always happy to price check against any quotes you may have. We can’t always price match but we will try, and don’t forget, buying from us provides you with after sales peace of mind.

We also offer custom fitting for new clubs or, alternatively, if you know which clubs you want and have your own specifications, we can order the equipment for you. You can order either here in the shop or via the website and benefit from the click and collect from Temple scheme.

Our knowledgeable and friendly team offers impartial advice and will never compromise on quality.

Michael and his team look forward to welcoming you to the Pro Shop and while you’re in why not book a session in the Temple Swing Studio?

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Telephone: 01628 824254

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