Meet The Professionals
Mark Davis - Director of Golf
Mark is a former European Tour player with a distinguished playing career, Mark won the English Amateur Open Stroke play Championship in 1984 and represented England at youth, junior and senior Level.
Mark turned professional in 1986 and played on the European Tour for over 20 years, finishing in the top one hundred Order of Merit eight times, with a best of 31st in 1994. Mark won The Austrian Open in 1991 and 1994, and subsequently played on the Seniors Tour winning the Scottish Open in 2014.
Steve Cipa - Head PGA Professional
Steve’s association with South Essex Golf Club has spanned a period of over 25 years having originally joined the club in 1994. Over the period Steve also pursued a career in tournament golf, being a regular on the European Seniors Tour and achieving three top 10 finishes.
Steve is now back at South Essex Golf Club working with the team in golf services, and is attached to the club as our PGA Professional. Steve is also available for on course 9 hole lessons which can be booked via the coaching introduction page.
Jason MacNiven - PGA Professional/Custom Club Fitter
Club fitting expert Jason MacNiven offers a professional and personal service at South Essex Golf Club through his company Golf Principles. Jason is a PGA member and renowned in the industry for his knowledge with over 20 years of experience. His staff at Golf Principles are all specialists in club and shaft technology, and tailor their services to suit their customers and welcome all ages and levels of golfers.
Elite Performance Management Professionals
Emily is a former Tour Professional who has a degree in Psychology and is a certified NLP Practioner. Emily offers a unique opportunity for golfers to strengthen their mental skills and apply skills from practice onto the golf course. Emily can help you with confidence, nerves/anxiety, self-talk, routines, coping with pressure and much more.
Teaching for 22 years, Paul’s coaching style is a mixture of Technical and Performance coaching. Paul coached Richard McEvoy to the 2018 European Open win and has worked with many other Professionals, Elite Amateurs and Club Level golfers. Paul specialises in Performance Analysis using state of the art technology such as Trackman and Sam Putt Lab in his sessions.