Meet the Team

Brian Hodgkinson - PGA Head Professional

Brian started his career at Burnham & Berrow GC before moving to The Royal Birkdale with then Head Professional Richard Bradbeer on the 1st of January 1980

Richard Retired in December 2001 and Brian was appointed as Head Professional

Since the club was founded in 1889 Brian is only the fifth professional at the club which co-insides with 2017 being Brian's fifth Open Championship at the club

An avid teacher and custom fitter Brian is more often than not seen down at the range or in our fitting studio helping people to enjoy and improve their game using the latest technologies and equipment

Even after decades working at the highest level, Brian is always seeking ways in which to improve his customers experience making sure their time at Royal Birkdale is the finest it can be

Still actively involved in the day to day running of the shop he may well be the first point of contact for you with a wealth of experience in greeting golfers from around the world Brian can deliver the kind of service expected at Royal Birkdale

Michael Lyon - PGA Professional

Michael joined the team in January 2000 after spending 8 years as Head Assistant at Ormskirk GC where he became a fully qualified professional in 1996

Teaching is his passion with over 20 years of teaching pupils ranging from novice to professional he brings a wealth of experience to his primary role as a teaching professional

Alongside his teaching Michael heads up the shops repairs section, well respected locally for his knowledge and professional workmanship it makes him the man to go to for all your club repair and alteration needs

Gregg Pettersen - PGA Professional

Gregg joined our team of Professionals in March 2002 after Spending 6 years at Grange Park Golf Club in St Helens were he started his Career as an assistant Professional

He qualified as a PGA Professional through the PGA Diploma program shortly after joining us in 2002

Gregg is a very experienced club fitter and highly regarded throughout the trade. With over 10 years of experience custom fitting using launch monitor technology fitting for Mizuno, Callaway, TaylorMade, Titliest, Ping, Cobra and SeeMore Putters

With over 20 years working in the trade he is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the golf trade and now has a primary role as the Retail Manager at Royal Birkdale

Nick Jennings  - PGA Professional

Nick joined the team in March of 2015 after starting his career at Fulford Golf Club in York before moving to Rockliffe Hall then to the team here at Royal Birkdale

He has over 12 years experience of being a professional specialising in all areas of the role but with a focus on Teaching and Custom Fitting

Nick has had the opportunity in his career to work alongside a host of top amateur and professional golfers optimizing their game with the use of his teaching and custom fitting skills

The experience Nick has in customer service  means that your experience when coming to visit the club or online will be second to non

Meegan Switzer 

Meegan has been part of the team at Royal Birkdale for over 10 years and brings 32 years experience in and around golf with prior Lady Captaincy at a local golf course

Heading up our vast Ladies selection of clubs and clothing she offers her large knowledge into all brands so that you are fully catered for with the finest customer service

The team here at Royal Birkdale are here to help in all aspects of the golf club and your golfing game

We offer a team with a wealth of experience meaning you can trust us to give you the best advice and service what ever your golfing requests 

Want to ask the team any questions? Just contact via Phone or Email 

T: 01704552030

E: proshop@royalbirkdale.com