The line-up of coaches offering free lessons at the Manchester Golf Show includes Rick Shiels and Gary Alliss, son of Peter


With the Manchester Golf Show drawing ever nearer, Golf Monthly is pleased to announce its full line-up of PGA-qualified coaches, who will be giving free tuition during all three days.

The Manchester Golf Show – now in its third year – takes place from April 24-26 at Event City, adjacent to Trafford Golf Centre.

To get a free lesson from one of our coaches (listed below), simply email with your preferred 45-minute time slot.

Slots are as follows: 10-10.45, 10.45 – 11.30, 11.30 – 12.15, 12.15 – 13.00; 14.00 – 14.45, 14.45 – 15.30, 15.30 – 16.15, 16.15 – 17.00

Request one of the above and you’ll be contacted if you’re desired slot is free. If it isn’t, we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Without further ado….

The Coaches

Friday 24th and Sunday 26th – Rick Shiels and Peter Finch

Rick Shiels and Peter Finch, both attached to the Trafford Golf Centre, will be at the show on Friday 24th and Sunday 26th April.

Rick Shiels (below) is a Senior PGA Teaching Professional having gained Class AA status in 2009.

Rick Shiels



He’s also developed a reputation as a YouTube sensation and his channel – covering everything from instruction to equipment reviews – has attracted more than 11,000,000 views.

His clients include, or have included, Robin Van Persie, Sir Chris Hoy and Carlos Tevez.

Peter Finch (below) turned professional in 2004 and qualified as a PGA coach in 2007.

Peter Finch

Since he started instructing, he’s helped everyone from beginners to elite professionals.

He’s helped players drop from 36 to 2 handicaps, win Club Championships, eliminate slices and hooks and hit balls in the air for the first time.

Saturday 25th – Gary Alliss and Ian Orrell

Gary Alliss is one of Golf Monthly’s Top 25 coaches and has been instructing for more than 35 years.

The son of famous broadcaster Peter, Gary is a PGA Master Professional and a former lead professional at The Belfry.

During his illustrious instructing career, Gary has also coached the Slokavian national team and worked with the R&A in his role as a golf development consultant.

Ian Orrell is the PGA Director of Golf at Bolton Golf Club.

Last year, he was named Foremost Golf’s EMP Professional of the Year, beating off competition from more than 1,000 other golf pros across the UK & Ireland.

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