Matthew Galley | Head PGA Professional

Matthew brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the club having done his PGA training at Morecambe Golf Club then moving on to two illustrious positions as Head of Instruction at Gleneagles followed by his appointment as Head Professional at The Belfry. His involvement in the 2014 Ryder Cup was a major highlight at Gleneagles along with creating The Gleneagles Foundation, a junior programme designed to grow golf in Scotland and develop young talent. During his time at The Belfry he managed the golf academy team for coaching and custom fitting, where he made significant developments to the ladies and junior sections, two areas which he is extremely passionate about. 

Matthew has a warm, welcoming and engaging approach and is proud to be heading up the Professional team at Bolton Golf Club. He coaches all ages and abilities and prides himself on delivering first class service to members and visitors of the club. He offers a Custom Fitting service using the latest TrackMan 4 technology and has fitting carts for Callaway, Ping, Srixon, TaylorMade, Titleist and Srixon. The Professional Shop stocks a wide range of clothing and accessories and being a member of Foremost Buying Group allows the team to access to other manufacturers that may not be in stock. 

Matthew and his team will look forward to welcoming you to the Professional Shop at Bolton Golf Club. Whether it be to discuss your golfing goals, take advice on equipment or just an informal chat, we will be on hand to match your golfing needs.

Chris Rushton | Assistant PGA Professional

Chris was introduced to the game by his father at age 7 and has never looked back! Chris currently plays off scratch at Fairhaven Golf Club and will be turning Professional in September to realise a dream to embark on a career as a PGA Professional. Chris has represented Lancashire Boys and played at Dodge City Community College in Kansas from 2017-2019, reaching 73rd ranked player in the country.

Chris will be working in the Professional Shop and will look forward to assisting members and guests for their golfing requirements. He will play an active role in growing the Junior Section by undertaking some coaching in the local schools and developing the Junior Programme at Bolton Golf Club. 

“Thank you to Bolton Golf Club officials, staff, volunteers and members for hosting an extremely successful Lancashire Amateur Championship and thank you to your team for your considerable help during the many weeks preparation and for the hard work and attention to detail before and during the event.”

Derek Jones - LUGC Championship Chairman

“Excellent venue and the Club met our needs for the second year in a row. The added touch of the golf pro recording our guests swings went down very well and overall the club was very accommodating to all our needs.”

CLB Coopers Accountants

“Excellent day had by all, thank you all so much.”

Francis Lee Golf Classic

“I would not hesitate in recommending Bolton Golf Club as a venue for a corporate golf day. The course, facilities and catering were excellent. Many thanks to Simon, Ian and the team.”

CLC Accountants

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