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Dan Seaman joins Leeds Golf Centre
July 16, 2012

Leeds Golf Centre has this month strengthened its Academy roster by recruiting a new trainee professional - Dan Seaman, son of former England goalkeeper, David Seaman.

Much like his dad, Dan has international pedigree. Having represented England playing golf at under-21 level, Dan eventually turned pro in 2010 off a handicap of plus-2. Accepting that his skills may not carry him far enough up the professional tournament ladder, Dan soon recognised that his superb demeanour and friendly attitude would make for an excellent career in coaching.

The appointment - very much part of a grand plan for an epic season in 2013 - has come largely as a result of the facility's growing reputation and hugely successful multi-million pound redevelopment project. Whilst Dan will initially be specialising in custom fitting new clubs at Leeds Golf Centre's superb Pro Shop and golf store, the 27 year-old will progress onto providing tuition within the Academy after sitting his final year PGA exams in 2013.

Speaking about his new role, Dan said: "I'm really thrilled to be part of the Leeds Golf Centre team. The Academy facilities here are absolutely brilliant, especially for people such as myself who want a career in golf coaching. For example, the chance to use our FlightScope teaching bays for swing and ball flight analysis is a really exciting prospect. From talking to our customers, it's clear that there's a lot of enthusiasm about the future of this club and I'm just delighted to have an opportunity to get involved at what is clearly a very important time."

The facility is no stranger to sporting celebrity - besides being the official golf course partner to both Leeds Rugby and Yorkshire Country Cricket Club, several Academy professionals have strong links with famous faces. Mark Moore (senior PGA professional) is currently coaching European Tour professionals, Danny Dennison and John Parry. Marylyn Brand (trainee PGA professional) is the daughter of former Ryder Cup player, Gordon J Brand. Capping the lot, Bill Ferguson (Master PGA professional) coached Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam and the great Seve Ballesteros amongst many other leading players throughout the 1970s and 80s.

Dan joins an exceptional professional line-up at Leeds Golf Centre - but also an organisational culture that positively embraces competitive golf. Indeed, Leeds Golf Centre's Operations Manager, Nigel Sweet, recently claimed the Welsh Mid-Amateur Championship at Royal St David's in North Wales after captaining the winning side at the French Mid-Amateur Team Championships a fortnight earlier. What's more, head professional and Academy manager, Andy Herridge, reached final qualifying for this year's Open Championship having finished fourth at Moortown Golf Club in local qualifying.

Nigel Sweet commented: "Dan is a very welcome addition to the Leeds Golf Centre team and I have no doubt his excellent attitude will be well-received by club members and visitors alike. We look forward eagerly to the PGA exams next year when we hope Dan will become a fully-fledged member of our qualified coaching team. Plus it's always a real pleasure to welcome a modern-day sporting great to the club as we did today when David visited to check out his son's new workplace and have a golf lesson - we hope to see more of him in the future too."

To discover more about Leeds Golf Centre, visit www.leedsgolfcentre.com or call 0113 288 6000.








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