ACE Golf Academy at The Warwickshire

ACE was founded by two PGA Professionals, Mark Dulson and Ian Smith, to provide high level golf tuition in welcoming, dynamic, fun and friendly environments. Our aim is not only to help existing golfers progress their ability and enjoyment of the sport, but to also introduce and develop beginners to the game, through our tuition and beginner mentoring programmes.

 The team believe that teaching a good golf swing is only the beginning.  All session plans aim to equip the golfer with not only the range of shots and experience required to enjoyably complete a round of golf, but to do so to their full ability and potential. On-course mentoring and developing sessions ensure that clients fully understand the etiquette, rules and fundamentals of the game of golf.  In addition to assisting them in understanding the importance of correct on course decision-making, from club selection to choosing the right shot for the situation.

Meet the Pros

Mark Dulson - Director & Head PGA Advanced AAT Professional
Starting golf at the age of 9 and played at both County Junior and Senior level, Mark turned Pro at the age of 18. Mark has been the Head Pro at The Warwickshire for 11 years and has achieved many accolades including Top5 PGA Trainee of the Year, Golf World Magazine contributor, Butch Harmon Master class Invitee and has become a County Coach for Juniors in Warwickshire. Mark also coaches for Lee Westwood Golf Academy and has recently been trained by the English Federation for Disabled Sport to teach golf in that sector. Mark is also a member of the Warwickshire Schools and Community Committee, which is responsible for the development of golf in the Warwickshire County.  Lesson Price £20 per half hour session.

Ian Smith - Director & Senior PGA AA Professional
Ian set up Ace Golf Academy with Mark in 2009. Having only started playing golf at 15 years old, Ian turned Professional at 19. Half way through his PGA training, Ian moved to The Warwickshire, where he has been since 2003. Ian has been teaching full time for 5 years and has gained lots of experience teaching all types of golfers. Ian enjoys playing competitive golf and trys to play as often as he can. Ian brings many years of experience to Ace Golf Academy.  Lesson Price £20 per half hour session.

Neil Evans - PGA AA Professional
Neil is a highly experienced Golf Professional. Having gained his PGA qualification in 1997, he took up a position as a Teaching Professional at the prestigious Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort in Portugal where he remained until being offer a position as Head Teaching Professional at The Mizuno Training Academy in Germany. Upon returning to The UK, Neil became Head Professional at Glynneath Golf Club in South Wales before taking the same role at Ingon Manor Golf & Country Club in Stratford Upon Avon. Neil's work is recognised by golfing bodies such as The PGA, who he represented on five consecutive occasions as a coach at The Open Championship, and various County Golf Unions, in addition he has also been a Contributing Professional for National Club Golfer magazine.

Chris Thornton – PGA AA Professional
Chris is a highly motivated and experienced teacher who moved to The Warwickshire in 2012 as a freelance golf coach. He started his golf at the age of 14 at Wakefield Golf Club in West Yorkshire. Through his dedication to the game, Chris turned Professional at the age of 18, when he completed his PGA qualification. Prior to this, Chris played County and District level golf, and as a Professional has played in a number of PGA events and also YPGA events with various wins. Chris has been a Teaching Professional for many years now and teaches all levels of golfer from Juniors, Beginners to Tour Professionals. A one to one lesson with Chris is just £18.00 per half hour.


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