Michael Pilgrim Head Professional - Class AA PGA Golf Professiona
Michael turned Professional in 2002 whilst Head Assistant at Seaton Carew Golf Club. Michael stayed at Seaton Carew for six years. He then moved to the Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy in 2008 where he was appointed as the Head Teaching Professional. During this time, Michael delivered over a 1000 golf lessons to all golfers of different abilities. He also wrote monthly coaching articles for the 'North East Golfer' magazine, providing helpful tips to the Golfing public.
In May 2010, Michael was appointed Club Professional at Bishop Auckland Golf Club. He has one of the most well-presented and well-stocked pro shops in the North East, providing a first class service to members and guests, ranging from customer service to stocking all the leading brands in golf. Michael is a member of the largest golf buying group nationally - Foremost. This enables Michael to deliver extremely competitive prices.
Thomas Carney is Michael's assistant and joined the club in January 2019 after growing up playing golf in Saudi Arabia. In October 2019 Thomas turned pro and is now enrolled at Birmingham University, studying to become a qualified PGA Professional. Thomas works under the mentorship of Michael as he guides, teaches and assists him throughout his studies. Thomas' responsibilities include junior coaching, club re-grips, Pro Sweep results, tee and lesson reservations, social media posts, shop merchandising and more.