Meet the Pros

Richard Lewis – Head Professional

  • PGA Advanced Professional

Richard had a successful playing career before joining Bovey Castle. He won numerous Pro-Ams in the South and South West regions and has held the Course Record at Torquay.

His titles included the Essex Assistants Championship and the East Anglian Assistants Championship.

When Richard moved to Bovey Castle, playing took a backseat as he built up a very successful retail business.

Whilst at Bovey Castle Richard has planned, organised and ran numerous Corporate Golf Days including Audi and Bentley Finals Days.

Dan Balsdon – PGA Professional

  • PGA Professional
  • Head Teaching Professional at Bovey Castle
  • V1 Video Analysis
  • DST Compressor
  • Ping Custom Fitter

Dan joined Bovey Castle in May 2010 after spending 3 years working at Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club.

Dan enrolled on the PGA Foundation Degree Programme in 2011.

Whilst on the PGA Training Programme Dan has passed modules in Equipment Technology, Golf Coaching, Sports Science and Business Studies.

Dan runs all competitions at Bovey Castle using Club V1 software.

Dan plays an active roll as Membership Manager at Bovey Castle, helping to promote, retain and recruit Members at Bovey Castle.

Sarah Arnold – Golf coordinator

Sarah joined Bovey Castle in February 2016 having relocated to Devon from Oxfordshire. Sarah has had a career organising sports travel and hospitality events including numerous corporate golf days and incentive travel programmes. A keen golfer herself with a handicap of 6, Sarah is a past Club Captain and Oxfordshire County Captain.