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Welcome to The Golf Performance Academy

The Golf Performance Academy


Welcome to the Macclesfield College Golf Academy. If your passion is golf and you’re looking for a career in professional sport then this course provides an excellent and varied programme giving you access to Higher Education or a wide variety of careers in Sport. You will develop skills, knowledge and understanding in Sport and apply your learning in a practical and realistic way.

The programme

This Level 3 course offers a mix of practical golf coaching and a foundation in a wide range of skills to prepare you for further study at University or progression into a career in sport. These include coaching skills, sports psychology, nutrition for physical performance, sports massage, fitness testing and training and research in sport.

As well as 15 hours each week of teaching, you’ll spend time at the local home golf course and undergo coaching at The Beeches driving range. You’ll use the latest Trackman technology which allows you to virtually play the best golf courses across the globe. 

We’ll undertaken various enrichment activities including visiting other courses regularly and watching other professionals in action. 


Meet The Head Coach 


Ben Stanier – PGA Golf Professional

Ben is a fully qualified PGA Golf Professional with BTEC level diploma in sport performance and excellence and is now helping young people at Macclesfield College achieve the same qualification. 

Ben achieved an amateur handicap of +2 at the age of 17, competing in club and county competitions where he represented Cheshire boys for two seasons before taking an early decision to turn professional and pursue a career in the golf industry. 

Ben joined the Wilmslow Golf club in 2011 and worked under Head Professional Matthew Gillingham for 10 years. 

He now works at The Beeches Golf to focus his time on coaching and playing. He also works on the business side of the golf industry including the simulator business GolfBays. 

Ben now competes and has won competitions on the PGA North Region Circuit and other various events across Europe. 


Any questions?

Tutors will be online for live Q&As at the following times: 12pm – 2pm

If you have any questions and can’t make it to the live Q&A, please email us at:

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