Darren Griffiths grew up in Wales and was introduced to golf by his father at a late age of 16. Having a natural flare for the game 2 years later he joined the Professional ranks at the prestigious links fairways of Ashburnham Golf Club. Since turning Professional Darren has built up an outstanding track record in the golf industry gaining awards for "Welsh Professional of the Year" and being responsible for achieving Welsh Golf Club of the Year at his previous two venues.
A passionate coach, for the last 20 years Darren has been coaching all levels of golfers and prides himself on building relationships with players and aims to get the best he can from each student given their individual circumstances. A keen golfer himself, he still takes lessons himself from Sky Sports pundit and World re-known coach Denis Pugh as part of his continuous learning and passion to improve as both a player and a coach.
Stuart grew up in Scotland and was introduced to golf by his grandfather, who had the privilege of being taught by the great John Panton at Glenbervie Golf Course. He turned a professional at this same course at the age of 19 before moving into the prestigious Loch Lomond Golf Course, Scotland, in 2011.
Having played in the Faldo Junior Series as well as several Scottish Boys Championships he became part of the Scottish training squad. The past 6 seasons at Loch Lomond Golf Course allowed him to visit many World top 100 courses, where he has gained much further experience and knowledge about the great game of golf and the service that all golfers deserve to experience. He cannot wait for the journey and challenge that Monte Rei GC will bring, especially when he has our course designer, Jack Nicklaus as one of his heroes.
Brad joined the Monte Rei team in 2015 as an Assistant Professional from Rockliffe Hall Golf Club having turned Professional in 2015. Brad grew up in Darlington, North East, England and started playing golf at the age of 10 at Dinsdale Spa Golf Club and fell in love with the game. Brad is currently studying to become a PGA Professional in correspondence with the University of Birmingham. In 2014 Brad completed a BA Hons Degree in Golf Management at the University of Central Lancashire. Brad as an amateur played at district, county and national level and has a career low score of 66 (-6).
Introduced to golf by my dad at the age of two presenting me with plastic clubs, i joined my family club at Carnalea Bangor, being accepted to join two years before the required age of 10. I was mentored and coached by Michael Bannon until he became a permanent coach to Rory Mcilroy. After a successful junior career representing Ireland internationally I was invited to join The Royal Belfast Golf Club. At eighteen I received a full scholarship to The University of South Alabama. After returning home, I involved myself with the juvenile section where I have thoroughly enjoyed helping grow the game of golf. With encouragement from the head professional at Royal Belfast, Andrew Ferguson who guided me into winning major championships in my junior career, I applied for a job at Monte Rei. I am now delighted to have become Assistant Golf Professional at this prestigious club. .