'Almost isn't good enough...'
About

Over the years Phil Allen has become a synonym for golf expertise. Not only for being the head coach of Joost Luiten, multiple winner on the European Tour and the best Dutch golf has to offer, but also as Senior Advisor for the Dutch Golf Federation, the NGF.

 

Phil has an expert's nose for golf talent and is dedicated to teach the youngsters how to become the best golf player they can be.

 

With experience on the PGA Tour, PGA European Tour, the Olympics and several Majors, Phil Allen is best described as one of the elite golf coaches in the world today. A true signature for champions.

 

 

Media

RTL 4  - Puur geluk

 

This is the impressive story of Guilherme Luis; a refugee from Angola. His dream is to become a teaching pro. I help him out a bit...

Golf.nl - Emotional day @ The Dutch

 

...and this is what happened at The Dutch

on the 19th of March 2017. A day I never will forget, and I hope Guilherme won't either...

PGAs of Europe

 

Pre-olympics interview on our approach and some background information

NGF - Pro van het jaar 2013

 

Marc Reynolds and I do some wicked tricks

 

Golfers Magazine   Article on some of the more difficult shots that I grew up with (written in Dutch).

Gallery
Bio

I was born in 1973 in Basingstoke, Hampshire in the United Kingdom.

 

When I was eight years old I started having interest in golf. In 1985 I became a member of the Basingstoke Golf Club. My first handicap at the age of 13 was 34, with a lot of enthusiasm and practice, by the age of 15 my handicap was reduced to 3. With this handicap at that age I proved to be a promising golfer. My father however wanted me to concentrate on my education. This took up a lot of time, and unfortunately I couldn't practice as much as I would have liked so my handicap stayed around 3. After my engineering study of 4 years I still wanted to follow my dream in golf. I decided to follow the British PGA training program to become a professional golfer.

 

My professional career began at Calcot Park Golf club under the supervision of Albert MacKenzie. After four years of training I was a fully qualified PGA professional. I then looked for another challenge so I decided to move to Holland. After an interview with the owner of Golf Centrum Rotterdam, I became a team member of the teaching professionals.

 

In june 2000 I started as a business professional at the Rijswijkse GC. There I had the freedom to improve my teaching methods and to grow in the Dutch world of golf. After 7 years of hard work and dedication I was nominated number one coach of Holland, coaching several national players, European tour professional Robin Swane and the great success of Joost Luiten who is now a six time winner on the European

and Asian tour.

 

In 2008 I reached the level of advanced PGA professional. From 2010 to 2012 I was head professional at GC Wouwse Plantage in Bergen op Zoom. After this period the focus was more and more set to the bigger events such as the PGA Tour, European Tour, Olympics and the majors in golf. Today I still teach and coach talented players at Seve Rotterdam and The Dutch in Spijk. Besides that I travel the world to accompany and coach several tour players amongst whom Joost Luiten.

 

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