Meet the Team

Gregg Pettersen - Head Professional

Gregg joined our team of Professionals in March 2002 after Spending 6 years at Grange Park Golf Club in St Helens were he started his Career as an assistant Professional.

He qualified as a PGA Professional through the PGA Diploma program shortly after joining us in 2002.

Gregg is a very experienced club fitter and highly regarded throughout the trade. With over 10 years of experience custom fitting using launch monitor technology fitting for Mizuno, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titliest, Ping, Cobra and SeeMore Putters.

In November 2019 Gregg took over the Head Professionals position at Royal Birkdale from Brian Hodgkinson, who after 40 years of service to the club retired from the position.

With over 20 years working in the trade he is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects bringing this forward into his role as Head Professional.

Nick Jennings  - PGA Professional

Nick joined the team in March of 2015 after starting his career at Fulford Golf Club in York before moving to Rockliffe Hall then to the team here at Royal Birkdale.

He has over 12 years experience of being a professional specialising in all areas of the role but with a focus on Teaching and Custom Fitting.

Nick has had the opportunity in his career to work alongside a host of top amateur and professional golfers optimizing their game with the use of his teaching and custom fitting skills.

The experience Nick has in customer service  means that your experience when coming to visit the club or online will be second to non.

Michael Lyon - PGA Professional

Michael joined the team in January 2000 after spending 8 years as Head Assistant at Ormskirk GC where he became a fully qualified professional in 1996.

Teaching is his passion with over 20 years of teaching pupils ranging from novice to professional he brings a wealth of experience to his primary role as a teaching professional.

Alongside his teaching Michael heads up the shops repairs section, well respected locally for his knowledge and professional workmanship it makes him the man to go to for all your club repair and alteration needs.