Head PGA Professional
Head Professional Tim Cowley is a PGA Professional and TGI Golf partner. Having previously served the club as Assistant Professional since July 2008, Tim took over the running of the shop in August 2013.
Tim and his team pride themselves on their excellent customer service, providing a warm welcome to the club and a superb selection of products in their shop, making it one of the best Professional Shops in the county.
Tim has experience of teaching golfers of all abilities from beginners to tour professionals. His coaching success comes from finding out exactly what the individual is looking to achieve from their game and tailoring a teaching style to best suite their demands.
An active member within the PGA South Region, Tim hosts the Sussex PGA Championships played over the Royal Ashdown Old and West Courses every August.
Ali joined Royal Ashdown in March 2020 following five years of playing collegiately and then professionally in America. Turning pro off +3, Ali played at the highest level of amateur golf before playing professionally on mini tours, including the EuroPro Tour in the UK. Standout results include winning the 2012 Sussex Amateur, 2012 Tilman Trophy, 3 Collegiate Tournament Wins,
All American First team NAIA 2012,
2nd Place EuroPro (playoff) 2017.
Still a very keen player, Ali plans to keep up his competitive edge by entering PGA Assistant events and other professional tournaments when possible.
Ali will begin his PGA training later in Autumn 2020 and is extremely excited to start teaching, he hopes to learn how to use his playing experience within his coaching. Whilst only a recent addition to the team, Ali has enjoyed his start in the professional shop learning the retail side of the business and is looking forward to meeting many more members in the coming months.