Richard and Steve are here to assist you in every aspect of your game, from advice on what is the right ball to play, to the equipment that will best suit your swing speed, to helping to arrange your golf day. The Shop at Bedale is stocked with a wide variation of competitively priced product, and we are a fitting centre for most main brands.
Richard started playing golf at Harrogate GC at the age of 14, and within three years was playing off a handicap of scratch. He joined the Professional ranks in 1977, and became a fully qualified Golf Professional in 1980 whilst at Knaresborough GC.
A spell as professional in Lincolnshire in the ‘90s saw him playing in The British Mini Tour, and in an 18-month period he notched up one victory and two second places. A spell at Whitby GC in the late ‘90s then saw him move on to Romanby GC where he concentrated on developing his teaching skills, with the highlight perhaps coming when he was coach to the winner of the Yorkshire Strokeplay Championship.
He then moved on to Bedale GC in October 2013, being joined by friend and colleague Steve Pearce, who originally started his professional life at Bedale, and had also worked with Richard for several years at Romanby.
After reading Business Management at the University of Buckinghamshire, I decided to turn Professional here at Bedale Golf Club. Once fully qualified I moved to Romanby Golf Club and teamed up with Richard Wood. From my time at Romanby Golf Club I built up a wealth of experience and established myself as a good teacher by working with some of the best players in the region.
Since returning to Bedale Golf Club a little over a year ago I have developed strong connections with schools in the region developing many initiatives to improve grass roots in the community. My work with England Golf promoting their ‘Get into Golf’ campaign has not gone unnoticed as the club has just been recognised as a ‘Get into Golf Starter Centre’ one of very few in Yorkshire.