Phone:   2147483647
Qualifications: PGA, AFPGA

Gary is a highly respected Advanced Fellow of the PGA who has been coaching golfers of all levels for over 40 years.

He has 14 years experience working withEngland's finest amateur golfers as an English Golf Union Men's Technical Coach. His experience of county and regional squad coaching is extensive, and includes Gloucestershire and Glamorganshire, and the EGU South Regional Junior Squad covering Surrey and Hampshire. He has consistantly been named by Golf Monthly as one of the UK's Top 25 Coaches. The testimonials to Gary's coaching, particularly for short game, on the Home Page show the extent of his reputation with all ages and levels of golfer, so much so that he now passes on his knowledge of, and ground breaking philosophies on pitching, chipping and bunker shots to Qualified PGA Professionals, through 2 CPD Seminars entitled Passion for Short Game and Enhance Your Passion for Short Game

Click Here to read Gary's Philosophy!

Coaching Experience

  • Awarded Advanced Fellow of the Professional Golfers’ Association in 2006
  • English Golf Union England Men's Squad Technical Coach - 14 years
  • Lecturer for PGA seminar entitled ‘Passion for the Short Game’ 05 - current
  • Lecturer for PGA seminar entitled 'Enhance Your Passion for Short Game' 09 - current
  • Travelling Coach for the victorious England Team – European Team Champions 2005
  • Travelling Coach with the England Team – Home Internationals September 2005/2006 and 2007
  • Lead Coach England A Squad 2005 - 2008
  • Great Britain and Ireland Top 25 Coach as voted by Golf Monthly 2004 - current
  • Swiss Professional Squad - Short Game Specialist Coach
  • English Golf Union A Squad Coach
  • English Golf Union - Pathway to Success - Lead Coach
  • English Golf Union - The England Experience - Lead Coach
  • English Golf Union Coach South Region – Boys Under 18 - ‘97- current
  • Golf Monthly Teaching Panelist ‘95- current
  • Lead Coach Hampshire Junior Tournament Squad 2011 - current
  • Gloucester – A and B Team Coach – Men
  • Gloucester – Short Game Specialist Coach
  • Glamorgan County - Short Game – 2004 – current
  • Coach to the University of Exeter – World Students Matchplay Champions 2007 - '06- current
  • EWGA Select Girls Squad - Regional Coach 2011- current
  • EWGA Super Birdie Girls - Regional Coach
  • EWGA Birdie Girls – Under 14 – Regional Coach
  • NLP Train The Brain Sports Practioner
  • Produced 2 DVDs Short Game with Gary Smith and Long Game with Gary Smith
  • Produced 2 iphone apps Golf Monthly with Gary Smith Short Game and Gary Smith Long Game
  • ‘Play Better Golf’ DVD/Video in association with Justin Rose Detailed Short Game Instruction ‘03
  • Co-Presented a CD-Rom/Video for Golf Monthly entitled ‘Play Better Golf’ covering all basic aspects of the golf swing ’97
  • Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Short game Specialist Coach – Juniors
  • Somerset – Senior County Team – Short Game Specialist Coach
  • Coached Richard Boxall to European Tour Italian Open Victory And Dunhill Cup selection for England
  • Coached Wayne Riley to European Tour Scottish and Portuguese Open victories and Dunhill Cup selection for Australia

Playing Highlights

Winner Kenya Open 1975

Represented Great Britain and Ireland in PGA Cup v USA 1986

3 x Winner West of England Championships 1978/79/82

3 x competed in The Open