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Meet the Team

John Sharkey
PGA Qualified Class AA

Club Professional John Sharkey joined the professional ranks in 1977 at Rushmere Golf club Ipswich. He then moved closer to home gaining his PGA qualifications whilst training at the Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambridge. Taking up his first full club position at March GC followed by a short spell at Girton GC John was appointed Head Professional at the Links in 1990. As a PGA Class A Professional he is committed totally to delivering the best service possible to all golfers.

Richard Childerley
Qualified PGA Assistant

Richard has been at the Links for 10 years; he represented Cambridgeshire at County level and is currently competing on the PGA East Region Circuit. Richard has helped develop the very popular Junior Academy at Newmarket which has not only introduced youngsters to golf and club membership but also provided more players for Cambridgeshire County teams at all levels than any other club in the area.

Jonny Sharkey
Qualified PGA Assistant

Jonny is our specialist putting coach. He has become one of only 6 Quintic Ball Roll Level 2 accredited instructors in the UK, gaining a reputation for his putting coaching in the East Anglia region. He works with all levels of golfers from professionals to beginner golfers and is also putting coach for the Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union.
With his specialist knowledge in coaching and qualifications combined, he is in the best position to guide you on your journey to becoming an outstanding putter.

Linda Hyde
Retail Assistant

Linda has been a member of the Pro Shop team for 10 years. Currently playing off a handicap of 29 she delivers the very best in retail customer service for all members and visitors. She has developed and created a real niche for herself with our ladies fashion department and is now highly respected and renowned in the East region. She has also been hugely influential in helping new members become integrated within the club.