Chris Jenkins – England Regional Golf Coach
12th November 2009
PGA Advanced Professional Chris Jenkins is officially appointed as England Regional Coach by the English Golf Union (EGU).
The new role for Chris means he’ll take responsibility for the East Region along with fellow professional David Brooks. The pair are now overseeing performance coaching for a squad of the most talented young golfers in the region aged between 14 and 18.
Chris has been the Essex County Golf Coach since 2006. and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role with the English Golf Union.
Chris has long been recongnised as a talented golf coach who excels in developing young players, having coached Oliver Fisher from a 9 year old boy through to successfully guiding him to his entry onto the European Tour in 2007.
During Fisher’s time with Chris as his coach, he broke a number of amateur and professional records including becoming the youngest golfer to play in the Walker Cup in Chicago and becoming the youngest Englishmen to gain a European Tour card. Fisher achieved a ranking of 51st on the European Tour Order of Merit in 2008.
Coaching at the English Golf Union
The majority of Chris’ new coaching sessions will take place at the English Golf Union’s National Training Centre at Woodhall Spa and involve development in all areas of performance including golf specific technical skill, fitness, psychology and strategy.
Peter Mattsson, EGU Director of Coaching, feels very confident and positive about Jenkins and Brooks as the new regional coaches, “To be able to appoint two as experienced, highly motivated and extremely skilful coaches as Chris and David will no doubt give the future England players the best possible opportunities to go forward and it will ensure that the East Region continues to build upon the good work done by previous coach Paul Ashwell.”