Hi, my name is Martin Butcher, I am a Professional Golf Coach.  After having held a European Tour Card for three years in the early 80s, I took up coaching full time. In my time as a coach I have had some very gratifying successes.   Here are a few of my more notable ones.  Richard Bland who I coached from 130th to 7th on the European Challenge Tour and his one and only tour win. His 7th place ranking gave him his European Tour Card for the first time. Sam Hutsby,  I coached Sam from the age of 13 years and through his teenage years. In that time, he  rose to no 2 in the amateur world rankings. He played in the Walker Cup and competed on the European Tour.  Jack Singh Brar, Jack and I worked together for many years. In that time I watched him develop into a very fine player indeed. He has had some great amateur wins including The Lytham Trophy and played in the Walker Cup. Darren Wright, a long term pupil who won The Carris and Brabazon Trophies as an amateur and finished second in the 2015 Euro pro order of merit.  Alan Mew,  Qualified for the European Senior Tour.

Notable players who have sought my advice include: Peter Mitchell – seven times winner on the European Tour. Harry Ellis Walker Cup player and winner of the British and English Amateur Championships. Scott Gregory – Walker Cup and Amateur Champion. 

A total of eight Juniors I’ve coached privately from an early age have represented England.

Other successes include, pro’s such as:-

Gary Stubbington – Ian Roper – Jon Barnes – Danny Harris – Mark Dawe – Martin Adams.


Current up and comings include Emma Allen who is now a member of the English Ladies Curtis Cup Squad. George Saunders, who has been capped for England. And last but not least Elliot Groves is having great success as a Professional and who last year was runner up in the English Assistants Champion.

Below are a few word from Emma Allen who started with me as a 19 handicap 12 year old.                                                                                                           

‘Martin is the most dedicated coach I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His vast knowledge as well as his patience and passion has helped me become a better player in every way.
He has helped me build a reliable swing, as well as improve and understand the physical and mental aspects of my game. Martin brings something new to every lesson, whether it be a new form of technology or drill that leaves you excited for the next lesson.
His enthusiasm to help you improve and achieve any goal you set, gives you inspiration and confidence. Thanks to Martin I have reached a level I never believed I could’.


“Martin is a great coach. I’m so pleased that my father chose him as my teacher”.
Arrun Singh Brar 2012 Hampshire Under 14s Champion, Douglas Johns Trophy winner and England Under 15s International.

“Playing off 2 handicap I needed to improve my game to the next level. Martin has been working on my swing and using the K Vest for the last two months. I am now hitting the ball with a great deal more accuracy and power. My handicap is down to scratch and I’m still improving, thanks to Martin”.    Tom Webster

Martin’s patience and technical knowledge have given me a winning golf swing that will allow me to play to a very high standard well into my twilight years. Alan Mew. British Senior County Champion

My lesson on the K Vest got me hitting the ball more powerfully with less effort.  Russell Tate P.G.A. Professional.