Oliver Barnes

Head PGA Professional

Coaching Philosophy:

My philosophy is to treat everyone as a case study of one, using techniques to blend the swing to the individual.

Previous Positions Held
  • PGA Assistant Professional at DeVere Dunston Hall
  • PGA Head Teaching Professional at DeVere Dunston Hall
  • PGA Professional at DeVere Mottram Hall

I specialise in 3D Biomechanics. Human movement in general is a real interest of mine, so understanding movement patterns and how to make changes to a players motor programme are a challenge I really enjoy.

Other Interests

I have always been a keen sportsman, so sadly all my other interests involve sport. I am a keen tennis player (which blends nicely with golf). I also have a passion for football, but I’m not going to bore people who I follow. I believe keeping in shape goes hand in hand with the sports I play, so I also enjoy going to the gym on a regular basis.

Favourite Golf Course

Difficult one as I have played all over the world. But for me it has to be a course close to home. Every time I go to Royal Birkdale, I know I’m playing a special golf course. A true test of golf from 1-18, there is no let up around this links.

Favourite Golfer Of All Time

Tiger Woods, for obvious reasons. This man is the reason I play golf and also why the majority of the current top level players play golf.

Best Shot You’ve Ever Seen

Tiger Woods chip in at The Masters. Not only did this shot show amazing imagination. Tiger managed to play this shot under the highest amount of pressure and deliver when it most mattered.

Your Idols
  • Tiger Woods
  • Adrian Barnes (Dad)
  • Mark Bull
  • Paul Ashwell
  • Peter Briggs