Daniel Seymour - PGA Golf Professional
Having turned professional in 2006, I successfully completed my three year PGA training programme in 2009 to become a fully qualified PGA golf professional. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to work in an industry that happens to be my biggest hobby.
Golf started for me when I was 11 years old, when I had my first lesson at my local golf club. It vied for attention with football – the other sport I had a passion for growing up – and became my sole focus when I was 16.
Nick Mitchell, who is still my golf coach today, gave me a part time job in his professional shop to help me learn more about the industry and help me on my chosen career path.
Since turning professional I’ve had great success both playing and teaching.
My career was briefly put on hold in 2010 following the sad passing of my mother, but I am now more ambitious to succeed than ever. It has also given me a focus on charity work, and I try to devote as much time as possible to helping organisations dedicated to tackling rarer cancers; my participation in the London nightrider 2014 is an example of this.
I'm a gym enthusiast – physical strength, conditioning and fitness nowadays are a huge part of golf. I enjoy the challenge of staying fit and healthy while trying to improve my strength and mobility. Having worked part-time in my local gym I learnt so much about the body and how it works while training with my personal trainer. This not only helps me on a personal basis, but I can apply it to my teaching as well.