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Elsham Golf Club

Meet The Team

David McNicholas 

Director of Golf

Head PGA Professional

Head Teaching Professional


David turned professional in 2007 and worked as an assistant Pro before graduating from the PGA Academy in 2010. Since qualifying David has gained a strong reputation for coaching and is available for tuition all year round.  He continues to further his studies in Golf & Sports Psychology, whilst currently designing his own short game programme.  His unique holistic approach has helped golfers of all levels, from beginners to those with European Tour experience.

In 2018 David was part of the Professional Team that won the Laddie Lucas coaching award. The National Coaching Honour presented to the team at Wentworth Golf Club was part of the Golf Foundation President’s Awards. The Laddie Lucas award celebrates a project that has created more opportunities for girls to get involved in golf. Elsham Golf Club was also recognised for their efforts in opening their doors to all golfers and as a team helped to move the club forwards. It was the first time a club in Lincolnshire had been recognised in this way.

Most recently David has completed the Certificate of Theory in Golf Management as part of the PGA Director of Golf Qualification. The qualification brings together all the skills required to be a modern Golf Professional, from coaching to golf club management, whilst helping to refine pre-existing skills used day in day out to run a successful Pro Shop business.

David is also a regular player on both the local and Midland PGA circuits He is the former Lincolnshire Assistants Champion and Lincolnshire PGA Captain, currently sits on the PGA committee and is the County’s representative on the Partnership Board. Early 2020 David was presented with a Charitable Contribution award by the PGA in Lincolnshire for his efforts in raising money for the local SOBS charity.



Dane Duffin
PGA  Coach


Dane is a fully qualified PGA Teaching Professional who adopts a holistic approach to coaching, working with all levels of golfer from beginner to Professional. As a coach, Dane has achieved success both in the UK and in Spain, with one pupil gaining a European Tour start.

In 2018, Dane was part of the National Award Winning Professional Team that won the Laddie Lucas Award, presented at Wentworth by the Golf Foundation, for the now Nationally recognised Girls Golf Project.

Dane also competes regularly on the PGA in Lincolnshire circuit and was 2-time Lincolnshire PGA Assistant Champion. In 2019 Dane was recognised for his contributions to the Captain’s Charity and was presented with the PGA in Lincolnshire Charitable contributions award.

Dane is available for coaching all year round and can be contacted on 07769323995



Callum Bruce – DMac Golf LTD Apprentice


Callum is currently a +3 handicap golfer who has aspirations of playing Professional Golf as a career. Just out of college, Callum is starting a 3-year specialist apprenticeship programme designed by his Coach and Head Professional, David McNicholas, which provides the opportunity for Callum to achieve his long term goals.

Recently Callum retained his Club Champion status at Elsham and went on to finish 3rd in the North of England Amateur Championship at Alwoodley Golf Club. In doing so, Callum achieved an Amateur Golf World Ranking and will aim to improve on this year by year.


The Professional Team with the Laddie Lucas Award Winners presented at Wentworth Golf Club as part of the Golf Foundation President Awards