Adrian is Manager of Windmill Leisure & a PGA "AA" Qualified Golf Professional, working at Windmill Leisure since 2010 & the beginning of our business. Adrian has been a Golf Professional for over 20 years & has played golf since the age of 14. Originally from Lelant near St.Ives in Cornwall, he moved to Bristol in 2000 working at Tickenham Golf Centre for 8 years, The Kendleshire for 2 years & here at Windmill now. As Manager of our facility, he is responsible for the provision of facilities & services at Windmill together with the development of our centre. He has also proved to be a very popular PGA golf coach in all aspects of teaching from beginners to professional golfers. Adrian has held roles with South Gloucestershire Council as a community golf coach & has forged strong relationships with local schools & organisations developing grass roots golf. He is constantly updating his skills with the latest new teaching methods by attending PGA Development and Coaching Seminars. Hobbies/interests: You will find Adrian playing golf & he has his own golf lessons to develop his game. When not playing golf, running is his second passion, & runs 10k, Half Marathon & even the odd Full Marathon race! More leisurely, a summer bike ride & a spot of kyack fishing in Cornwall
Anna joined our team in October 2016 as a customer services assistant & is now one of our supervisors. Anna has spent many years working in the retail sector & feels building relationships with customers is key to a successful business. Since working at a Windmill, Anna has supported & developed our office & finance operation, developing IT skills but also qualifying as an Archery GB instructor! In her spare time, Anna enjoys spending time with her family & can be found at Ashton Gate enjoying a Pasty & a Pint (perhaps with the odd “come on you reds”!)
Joe has worked at Windmill for over 3 and half years now starting as a customer sales assistant & now one of our supervisory team. As well as making sure the daily tasks are completed to a high standard, his main roles are returns, repairs and orders. I also take a joint lead with in ensuring the stock goes on the system and is merchandised in our wonderful golf shop! I am a very keen golfer and I am looking to turn professional in the coming years and one day play on the European tour. I am currently playing the amateur circuit which is all around England. I hold two course records currently, one at my home club, The Kendleshire which is 64 (-7) & the other is at St. Andrews on the dukes course which is 66 (-5). I am currently off scratch up hope to improve that to +3 by the end of the season. In my spare time, which after playing golf doesn't seem to be a great deal, I love a good social occasion meeting with my friends.
Joshua Mayo joined Windmill Leisure in January 2020 as a fully qualified PGA Professional. His involvement in golf started at an early age as his father was an Amateur Champion and Walker Cup player as well as a Masters and Open competitor. Living in Newport, South Wales, Josh grew up playing golf at Newport Golf Club. Josh worked at the 2010 Ryder Cup venue, The Celtic Manor, before working at Parc Golf Club where he completed his PGA training.
Sports Psychology is an area of expertise for Josh as he graduated from the University of South Wales with a BSc honours degree and will be looking to bring a holistic approach to coaching for all ages and abilities. He likes to use a combination of modern teaching methods which include video analysis and launch monitor data as well as the traditional methods. Josh is always looking to improve his own game and coaching techniques and is qualified in strength and conditioning specific to golf.
Josh’s main focus is to encourage participation in the game by coaching player of all levels including those with disabilities or limitations. He always looks to build a relationship with his clients and teaches the individual rather than use a single method.
Thanks to Josh’s personal development and successes in coaching he is now an Accredited PGA Professional as well as a Golf Monthly UK top 50 coach.
Jose is from Murcia a warm city in the southeast of Spain near the Mediterranean Sea. He started at Windmill 3 years ago working as a groundsman & range supervisor. Currently he works in our site office for the new golf course. He loves to walk with his dog, Dasha & interact with my friends at the bonsai tree. He also loves a good movie & to go to the pub to enjoy a cerveza!
Lynette is the newest member of our team. Lynette previously worked in schools catering & decided to join us for a fresh challenge. Lynette has been a friend & customer of Windmill since the very beginning of our business, bringing her daughter Shannon along for junior lessons. Shannon is now a full member at The Kendleshire. In her spare time Lynette enjoys the great outdoors with her family walking the Dog.
Roy has over 20 years of teaching experience. Starting golf at an early age under the guidance of his godfather Rex Marriott, who won the English Senior Amateur championship. Roy studied at Millfield School where he excelled in Golf and Cross country running. Moving to Portugal in 2000 working at Parque Da Floresta Resort.
Roy started his PGA training at Tall Pines golf club then spent 10 years at Long Ashton Golf Club.
Roy spent 18 months working with Minkyu Kim 2017/18 who he met in Portugal. Kim went on to win twice that year on the PGA Europro tour at the age of 16. Gaining his European Challenge Tour card and winning at the age of 17 at the Czech Open, making Kim the youngest ever winner on the challenge tour.
Roy spent a period of time in South Korea as head coach for a group of elite junior golfers at the Golfmind academy in Seoul, becoming a certified Golfmind instructor.
Roy enjoys keeping his game sharp and loves to travel, taking groups of golfers abroad in the winter months.
Roy’s teaching methods are very much based on the individual and what is the most effective route to make them the best golfer he/she can be. A mixture of Modern, using video analysis and trackman data and traditional methods. Keeping it simple is most important. Making sure both player and coach are singing from the same hymn sheet.