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Peter Parks - Golf Lessons

Name: Peter Joseph Parks


D.O.B. November 1974


Marital Status: Married to Esther

Children: 1 - Oliver


Interests: Family, Friends and Arsenal F.C.


Job Title: Head Professional at Castle Golf Shool & Director of Golf at Hever Castle Golf Club


Clubs: Mizuno


Favourite Course:

Hever is one of my favourites but a day at Sunningdale rates as one of the best golfing experiences anywhere in the world.


Hardest Course I Have Ever Played:

Kiawah Island in the USA. This former Ryder Cup course was amazingly tricky. I played it in 2004 and the course beat me up so 2 years later I went back to have another go… and it beat me up again!!


Golfing Heroes:

Nick Faldo, Seve Ballasteros and Tiger Woods. A British institution, an artist and a genius respectively.


Golfing Influences:
John Powell (my first boss) started my passion for the game and gave me my first job. I have no idea what I would be doing career-wise if I hadn’t met John, but I know it wouldn’t be as much fun.

George Will (former Ryder Cup player). Listening to George talk about the game and the golf swing made me want to learn more. I could never repay him for the knowledge he shared with me.


Best Golfing Tip:
Enjoy it! It’s the best game in the world. You can start aged 3 and play until you are 103 so have fun, keep learning and get the most out of the game.


Best Golfing Memories:
My two trips to watch the U.S. Masters at Augusta were amazing; every golfer should go there if they have the chance.
Winning the South Region Lombard Trophy Qualifier with my amateur partner and playing in the finals at San Lorenzo (Portugal) - we finished 4th overall.


Number Of Hole In Ones:
One at the second hole at Camberley Heath (Surrey)


Number Of Albatrosses:
One at the ninth hole at Broome Park (Kent)