MEET THE TEAM

Jay is Head Professional at Redlibbets Golf Club. He had a successful career as an amateur golfer playing for his club and county. The Courier awarded Jay ‘ Young Sports Personality of the Year ’ in 2007.

Jay Kelly

Head Professional

Jay is Head Professional of the academy and also the Head professional of Redlibbets Golf Club. Jay believes in goal-setting with time-scales so that individuals are able to monitor progress and move towards the next stage in their game. Part of the introduction process will be setting realistic goals to suit your needs and expectations.

Jay maximizes learning potential by giving every client an analysed video with commentary and split screen, showing their progressive changes during the course of a lesson.

Every lesson is complimented with full access to Trackman, the worlds most trusted ball and club tracking technology. The software is trusted by the world’s best golfers and coaches and instrumental to believing in the swing changes made during a lesson.

Simon Iliffe

Head PGA Professional at West Kent GC/ Short Game Coach

Simon works closely with some of Jay’s players in the short game area. Covering putting and chipping.

Simon joined West Kent in 2013 with a wealth of experience, coaching players of all abilities over the last 20 years. With his specialist skills in the Short-Game you are sure to get a quality lesson and enjoyable experience every time.

Winner of numerous South Region and County Professional tournaments, Simon’s playing experience has helped him identify the key areas that matter most under extreme pressure. Through coaching Tour Players, Elite, National and County Golfers Simon truly believes there is no ‘one method for all’, and strives to work with each pupil on an individual basis.

James Burroughs

(BSc Sport Exercise and Performance Therapist – Body Clinic)

James is our personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. He also works with players for nutrition and mental toughness. James owns his own private gym located near West Kingsdown

James is an extremely experienced trainer who trains British and World championship motosport winners, well known celebrities and professional sportsman / women in a variety of sports including golf. James and his team specialise in high level personal training and design personal conditioning programmes designed specifically to you.

Steve Sallis

Mental Conditioning

Steve is mental conditioning coach to many of Jay’s players.

Steve is the Author of “Educating Football” and now privileged to be working with the England under 15 National squad. Steve supports several Premier League and Football League players with mental conditioning. He is the founder of Solutionsmindset.com which specialises in professional athlete mentorship, sport psychology support, coach development, business leadership, teacher training and school CPD.

“Education and sport is my life passion. I was a former academy footballer for Brighton and Hove Albion FC for eight years, which ended and led to an education career. Being short-listed for The National Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 was an honour. I was previously a Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for whole school Teaching & Learning which mainly involved coaching colleagues & adding value to teaching pedagogy.” Steve Sallis