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Woodroffe marks milestone in teaching career

World of Golf master professional Jon Woodroffe has recorded a special milestone by conducting his 50,000th golf lesson in a career spanning more than 30 years. The official 50,000th lesson saw Woodroffe fine-tuning the game of promising 16-year-old Callum Elliott at the World of Golf’s newly-opened Performance Centre at New Malden in south-west London.

To mark the occasion, Woodroffe – who specialises in teaching beginners and has won a Golf Foundation award for coaching disabled children – was also greeted by 61-year-old Bob Dove, his very first student from 1981.

Woodroffe has introduced more than 20,000 players to golf in over three decades and was recently named PGA Coach of the Year for the South of England. He has been appointed to head up the well-received Golf Development programme for junior players at World of Golf and is also an Advanced Fellow of the PGA, a level attained by only one percent of British PGA Professionals.

Commenting Woodroffe said, “My aim from day one has always been to introduce more people like Callum and Bob to the game of golf and make the sport enjoyable for players of all ages. To make it to 50,000 lessons means a lot to me and I’d like to thank every golfer who’s helped develop my coaching style since I first started back in 1981.” More at: www.worldofgolf.co.uk