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 Ping and Callaway. 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.
Nick Lofthouse | Assistant PGA Professional
As an amateur golfer Nick was based at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales and represented Wales all over the world at various tournaments for the Junior and Senior teams.
At the age of 18 Nick attended IMG David Leadbetter Academy in Bradenton, Florida where he developed his game significantly from David himself and his high quality staff. On returning from IMG, Nick attended Tournament Golf College based at St. Mellion and Amendoeria where he became the team captain and graduated from the college with a Degree.
Nick turned professional in 2012 and has played many tournaments on the EuroPro Tour, Mena Tour, Portugal Pro Tour and Jamega Tour. On the various tours he has had a win and numerous top 5 and top 10 finishes.
Nick is excited to have begun the PGA training programme to develop his knowledge in all apects of the game alongside competing on the PGA North Region. His experiences from playing and working with some of the top coaches in the game has given Nick the knowledge and passion to help others improve, no matter their age or ability. Nick will be offering one to one and group coaching using Trackman, with a specific focus on developing beginner golf and the junior section.
Nick will be working in the Professional Shop and will use his customer service skills, developed from his experience of working at The Belfry, to ensure the members and guests at Bolton Golf Club receive high quality service.
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.