Essendon’s friendly, knowledgeable and experienced teams of Professionals are here to offer you a service unmatched anywhere in the county.
Ian Taylor – Head PGA Professional
Ian joined the team as Head Professional in January 2014 and has over 10 years experience as a professional. Ian has a huge passion for coaching. He is enthusiastic about helping his pupils learn and develop, whilst making the journey of doing so fun and enjoyable.
Alongside his club roles, Ian is a Hertfordshire County Coach working with the development and elite squads at under-18 level.
Ian is main interests is sport, he is a massive Tottenham Hotspurs fan, enjoys to ski and is a huge foodie!
Freddie Russell - PGA Professional
Freddie was one of England’s elite amateur junior golfers, competing in prestigious events including the English Amateur and Faldo Series.
He joined Essendon in 2014 following completion of a Sports Science degree, which helps him offer clients of all abilities a deeper understanding of the game. Freddie has helped develop the clubs Junior Academy and Junior Camp programme and enjoys the challenge of making Junior lessons as fun and as competitive as possible. Freddie enjoys going back to Cornwall near where he grew up to surf and spend some time in the country.
Paul Finch, PGA Professional
I have been fully qualified for 3 years and thoroughly enjoy playing as well as coaching. Being able to progress a beginner through to a confident golfer is something I take pride in. I approach a coaching session with the idea of making everything as simple as possible. I love to learn new skills whether it be while I'm out playing on the course, snowboarding down the slopes or improving my coaching knowledge. When it comes to football I am a Watford fan so moving to Hertfordshire means I can hopefully get to a few more games. I try and practice as often as I can and play events when they fit into the schedule so if you see me on the range or putting green, feel free to have a chat.