• Matthew Cross and Paul Williams

The north’s centre of excellence for golf improvement, The Academy at Trafford Golf Centre has welcomed Paul Wiliams and Matthew Cross into its growing team of PGA professionals.

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The duo have begun their PGA degree programme and will begin coaching in early 2022.
The new Academy recruits, who have been part of the Trafford Golf Centre team for 12
months, will be the driving force behind the Junior Academy, including the school education
programme.

The pair will work alongside Assistant PGA coaches, Matthew Phillips and Callum Hayes.


Director of Golf, Pete Styles said: “2022 is set to be an exciting year at Trafford Golf Centre
and I’m pleased to be welcoming Paul and Matthew into the Academy team. I personally
love to see our team members progressing their careers and showing a passion for the sport,
so I’m genuinely looking forward to seeing what they will bring to the Academy, with their focus being our Junior offering.”


Trafford Golf Centre prides itself on being an inclusive venue, welcoming people from all
walks of life to enjoy golf. Junior golf lessons will be available 7 days a week from the 21st


February. Class times are as follows:
● Monday to Friday – 4pm and 5pm
● Weekends – 9am, 10am and 11am.


School packages are also available, offering a covid-safe school trip to try out something
new, plus there is a special offer for Scout, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbow
groups.


Speaking on his appointment, Paul Williams said: “I’m really looking forward to embarking
on this next chapter. Having worked at Trafford Golf Centre for the past 12 months, it’s a
fantastic opportunity to join the Academy team and I can’t wait to see new golfing talent
join our Junior Academy in 2022.”


Matthew Cross added: “Whether your little one is a complete newbie to golf or already has
some experience and passion for the sport, we welcome all ages and all experience levels at
the Junior Academy. I’d like to thank Pete and the team for welcoming me on board, I can’t
wait to get started!”

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Featuring a licensed Café & Bar, six target greens spread over 300 yards and the largest
American Golf retail store in the north, Trafford Golf Centre is like Disney World for any
golfer – as quoted by Vice Chairman of Battle Back and past Invictus Games Captain, Bernie
Broad.

The venue recently joined the Chatty Café Scheme, set up to get people chatting and
combat loneliness in communities, and now has a designated Chatter & Natter table
available Monday to Sunday, 7:00am to 10:30pm.


Trafford Golf Centre is also home to Manchester’s most popular 36-hole adventure golf
course, Dino Falls Adventure Golf