Professional Team



Darren Griffiths

director of golf

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.

Brad Dye

Assistant Golf Professional

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).