We are delighted for the 156 Canfordians who have in total received over 500 offers this year. 78% of these are to Russell Group/Sunday Times Top 12 institutions in the UK, with five pupils heading to the US.
Kelly Bridges hails from Northampton, England and has a BSC in Financial Management from the University of Arkansas, where she participated as a member of the women’s Golf team for 4 years.
She has a real passion for the game, which is evident from her work history; prior to turning professional she was a Regional Development Officer for the English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association, which saw her increasing participation and raising awareness of the game of Golf.
Kelly turned professional in 2010 and after completing her PGA training at Rugby Golf Club, Warwickshire, where she had been working with local schools and running a number of projects teaching people of all abilities, she was a part of the award winning coaching team at Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai. Whilst in Dubai Kelly was responsible for developing the women's golf academy and delivering coaching sessions to over 100 juniors a week. She worked with individuals of different abilities, from complete beginners to single figure players to achieve their own personal goals. A few notable achievements of some of her clients included breaking par for the first time, having a hole in one and breaking 100.
As an amateur Kelly represented the England Under 18 Girls' Team, won the English Schools Championship, was a member of Northamptonshire County Ladies 1st team for 16 years, won the Midland Ladies Championship, Won the Northamptonshire County Ladies Championship 3 times and the Daily Mail Foursomes Championship. She also holds a number of course records, including 65 at The Bedfordshire GC.
I have a real passion for the game and get great enjoyment from my pupils achieving their aspirations. Throughout my experience being involved with various national and county training programs I have gained invaluable insight into the mechanics of the golf swing and all aspects of what makes a successful coach and player. I am a firm believer that if you can get the basics of the golf swing correct then anything can be built from there.
Kelly is available for individual lessons at Canford School Golf Club. Please contact Kelly on 07801 328730 or email her via the link below: