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Simon Dyson

The European Tour star who quit to help club golfers

In his latest Club Golf Journeys, Steve Carroll travels to Mottram Hall to learn about six-time European Tour winner Simon Dyson's new venture
 

Don’t we all dream of letting a tour player loose on our games – hoping that sprinkle of stardust will somehow rub off and turn us from hackers into medal winners? It’s no longer a fantasy, thanks to Simon Dyson.

Dyson won six times on the European Tour, most notably at the Home of Golf when victorious at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2009.

But when injury curtailed his career, he set up Elite Golf Performance at Mottram Hall to help elite amateurs and club players reach their potential.

Simon Dyson

Imparting wisdom from two decades at the top of the game, Dyson takes players through an intensive TPI screening, fitness regime and range session, as well as looking at course management, visualisation and psychology.

For our Club Golf Editor Steve Carroll, who is masquerading as a single figure golfer, the chance to improve was just too much to resist.

So he visited Dyson at his Cheshire base to find out more about his new venture…

For more information, visit the Elite Golf Performance website.

Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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