Meet the Bovey Castle Pro Golf Players

Pro Golf Players

We are proud to have a golf team who are passionate about guiding and helping both members and visitors to enjoy this wonderful sport here at our 18 Hole Championship Golf Course. Meet our Pro Golf Players at Bovey Castle…

Whether you’re staying with us here at Bovey Castle or are simply visiting for the day, and whether an accomplished player or relatively new to the game, you will be in for a warm welcome from our professional staff. Together with our Golf Co-ordinator, the pro golf players will ensure that your visit is a truly memorable one.

Dan Balsdon – Golf Manager

  • PGA Director of Golf
  • 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 three years working at Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club. Upon joining, Dan enrolled on the PGA Foundation Degree Programme in 2011. Whilst on the PGA Training Programme he passed modules in Equipment Technology, Golf Coaching, Sports Science and Business Studies.

After working closely with Richard Lewis for a number of years, Dan took over as Golf Manager in January 2019. Dan oversees all aspects of Golf at Bovey Castle, as well as all Membership’s on offer.

Dan achieved the PGA Director of Golf Qualification in February 2020, this course is a relatively a new course run by the PGA for those that are looking to manage Golf Facilities, covering all aspects of Golf Facility Management.

He continues to attend Continued Professional Development courses run by the PGA whenever possible.

Dan continues to teach Members and Visitors of all ages and experiences.

Danny Guy – PGA Assistant Professional

Danny enrolled on the PGA training programme after a very successful spell as a County Junior golfer. He has won twice in Devon PGA events in his short run as a training professional. Since enrolling on the PGA training programme playing has taken a back step for Danny.

Now on the verge of finishing his training Danny will be looking to play more golf across the West Region. Danny has a passion for Coaching and Club Repairs and is available to help with advice for all golfers.

Danny is now awaiting entry to PGA after completing his training program.

Ryan Fricker – Golf Assistant

Ryan has joined after completing a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Florida. Ryan is a very talented golfer who has achieved some fantastic results whilst in America, most notably winning the American Athletic Conference, beating Bryson DeChambeau into 2nd place. Ryan will be starting his PGA training in October and will be playing in events on the West Region. Ryan has a very good knowledge of golf and enjoys talking about coaching/playing and ways of improving. Ryan will be a great addition to the staff at Bovey Castle.

If you would like more information about golf membership or tee times at Bovey Castle, please contact the golf team or one of our pro golf players on 01647 445009 or email

For information about corporate golf days, society groups or golf holidays at Bovey Castle, please contact the Golf Co-ordinator on 01647 445018 or email

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