Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw

Role:  Director, Development & Sales / PGA Golf Professional

Previously: County Development Officer at Surrey Golf, Young Leader at the Golf Foundation, Member of the England Golf Youth Panel

Golf Handicap: Pro (0 or scratch)

Favourite Community Golf Game: Drain It!

Favourite Saying: “I haven’t failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work!” – Charles Darwin

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: Water – hydration!

Away from Golf: Family, Football and Food!

Mandy Jarvis

Mandy Jarvis

Role:  Director, Operations / PGA Level 1 / Golf Activator

Previously:  Paralegal – IMG Legal Department

Golf Handicap:  None

Favourite Community Golf Game:  Howzat?

Favourite Saying:  “Keep on keeping on …”

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: Cuppa Tetleys (builders, white no sugar)

Away from Golf: My two daughters keep me very busy!

Simon Kidd

Simon Kidd

Role:  Director, Finance

Also:  Managing Director of Accounting Company

Golf Handicap:  5

Favourite Community Golf Game:  Most of them!

Favourite Saying: “Build it and they will come” – From Field of Dreams Film with Kevin Costner

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: PG tips tea, no milk or sugar

Away from Golf: Cycling and travel

Karen Sells-Brown

Karen Sells-Brown

Role:  Development & Marketing / Golf Activator

Previously:  Primary and Secondary SEN Teacher, PR and Advertising PA.

Golf Handicap:  24

Favourite Community Golf Game:  Crossbar Challenge

Favourite Saying: “Do one thing every day that scares you” – Eleanor Roosevelt

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: Empress Grey, milk and 1 sugar

Away from Golf: Photography and Travel

Julia Brook

Julia Brook

Role:  ASQ Level 2 / Golf Activator

Previously:  NHS Admin & Business Management, Process Redesign.

Golf Handicap:  4

Favourite Community Golf Game:  Bullseye Chip

Favourite Saying: “Your past is not your future” anon…

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: Nursery Tea! ie very weak and milky

Away from Golf: Sport and Music

Dualle Ahmed

Dualle Ahmed

Role:  Golf Activator

Previously: Studying Croydon College and UNICEF steering group

Golf Handicap: Work in progress

Favourite Community Golf Game: Little Binnit

Favourite Saying:  “Don’t count the days, make the days count” – Mohamed Ali

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: Tea

Away from Golf: Photography, Travel, Martial Arts and Swimming

Mahbubul (Mabs) Alam

Mahbubul (Mabs) Alam

Role:  Golf Activator

Previously: Sports Development Officer, Cricket Development & Performance Coach

Golf Handicap: 0 (scratch golfer)

Favourite Community Golf Game: Bullseye Chip

Favourite Saying: “Just get on with it”!

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: Ice cold water

A way from Golf:  I enjoy taking part in a range of sports including cricket, football, volleyball and athletics.

Ashley Reid

Ashley Reid

Role:  Golf Activator

Previously:  Sports Coach

Golf Handicap:  None

Favourite Community Golf Game:  Bullseye Chip

Favourite Saying: “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”

What’s in your mug first thing in the morning: Water

Away from Golf: Football fan

Tina Martinovic

Tina Martinovic

Site Assistant

Samantha Shaw

Samantha Shaw

Volunteer

Sian Jarvis

Sian Jarvis

Junior Volunteer

Cameron Burden

Cameron Burden

Junior Volunteer

Mark Fielding

Mark Fielding

Volunteer

John Trigg

John Trigg

Volunteer

The whole Community Golf team firmly believes that golf is a game that everyone can play. Our programmes are designed to inspire and engage every participant, regardless of age, ability or background. While sharing our enthusiasm for the game, we provide solid guidance but with a firm focus on fun. Our aim is to help every individual to feel comfortable, providing them with the basic skills to play and enjoy golf for a lifetime. A skilled management team heads up Community Golf’s pool of talented staff and volunteers. Proven golf development and business management expertise reinforces our commitment to develop Community Golf into a hugely successful, professional, not-for-profit organisation. At a minimum, our golf development officers and golf activators complete the ASQ Volunteer Level 1 Certificate in Golf Coaching and golf coaching by qualified PGA professionals is also available.
“Working with Richard and the Community Golf team has been a revelation into what community sport needs: pure passion, great ideas and excellent delivery. As a funder of Community Golf, their professional way of working in these three areas gives us confidence that they can continually deliver the results that we require.” David George

PARTNERSHIP MANAGER, LONDON SPORT

As well as delivering activities, programmes and competitions, we work with each of our site partners to help them meet their specific business objectives. Our work is made possible through the backing of sponsors and funders, who regularly join us at our open days and events.

Richard Shaw, Managing Director, Community Golf

Golf has given me a lot of life experiences and a massive amount of enjoyment, and I want to share this with other people. I believe every young person should have that opportunity.