PGA Professionals

The Professional's Shop at Burford Golf Club, has been successfully run for over 17 years by PGA Professional Mike Ridge. Mike is a vastly experienced PGA Professional and is assisted by the 2014 PGA Year Two Assistant of the Year, Rich Talboys.

Mike Ridge
Rich Talboys


Foremost Golf is the biggest golf buying group in Europe and as a Foremost member, Mike is confident he can cater for your golfing needs and stocks a wide range of golfing equipment and specialises in Ping.  However Foremost membership allows Mike to be able to order almost anything so is certain you will not be disappointed. We also offer the Foremost ‘Click & Collect’ service (Click here)


 Custom Fitting

Mike and Rich are both official Ping custom fit specialists and utilise the Ping nflight motion fitting aid, Ping Putting App, an ES14 launch monitor and their most important asset, their PGA training, to complete the fitting experience.

Opening Hours

Mike and Rich are available from 8.00 to 18.00 during the summer months and 8.00 and 16.30 during the winter months. They are contactable via:

Telephone: 01993 822344 or email at

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So with competitive prices on offer plus the facility to try everything before you buy Mike is confident the golfer will get the equipment most suited to them.

Golf Coaching @ Burford GC

Coaching is available for both members and the general public and is provided by fully qualified PGA Professional, Rich Talboys.  He is an ASQ Level 2 Golf Coach and regularly updates his knowledge of new coaching practices and improved teaching methodology. More importantly Rich likes to tailor his coaching to the individual rather than teach a set method.

Rich uses an Explanar Training Aid (see here for Butch Harmons endorsement of the Explanar), Hudl Technique Video Analysis, ES14 Launch Monitor & iPING Putter Software to help his pupils understand, and improve, their swing.

Adult Tuition Price List

• 1/2 hour = £20.00
• 1 hour = £40.00
• 3 x 1/2 Hour Lessons = £50.00 (save £10.00)
• 6 x 1/2 Hour Lessons = £95.00 (save £25.00)

Please contact the shop for prices of group lessons or for individual coaching plans.

For Junior coaching please see the Junior section however Burford GC are currently subsidizing the cost of Junior lessons to only £5.00 per ½ hour.

Buggy Hire

The Pro Shop operate the booking system for our Buggy Hire and Motocaddy hire electric trolleys but we only operate a small fleet of both buggies and electric trolleys so it would be best to book your buggy/trolley well in advance of your round.  Should you wish to book a Buggy/electric trolley for your round please contact the Pro Shop on 01993 822344 or click on the picture of a buggy above to email your booking request