Graham Burroughs became the Head Professional at Boyce Hill in 1974 and has been an amazing ambassador to the Club ever since. Over this period Graham has represented the Club with distinction on golf circuits both nationally and locally, whilst always keeping a well-stocked shop displaying all the latest equipment at great prices.
As a fully qualified PGA Professional, Graham offers first class coaching and advice with many success stories over the years of teaching first class players both young and old. During his time as a playing professional he’s played with names such as Greg Norman, Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson.
In 1983 Graham Burroughs entered the Open Championship amongst the 1,107 hopefuls and managed to qualify over 36 holes at the West Lanks Golf Club, one of the qualifying courses on the Lancashire coast, for the Championship to be held at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
By this time the Open was one of the four major events in the world’s golfing calendar and a number of professional golfers leading in various world rankings were not required to qualify, together with former holders and the Amateur Champions of Great Britain and the United States of America. Graham’s first two rounds of 71 and 74 were good enough to survive the cut for the final 36 holes. A third round of 71 by Graham partnered him on a similar score for play on the final day with Larry Nelson, the holder of the U.S. Open Championship and U.S. Ryder Cup team member. Graham then recorded another round of 71 for the Championship, one stroke better than his partner Larry Nelson, making a grand total of 287 leaving him 12 strokes behind the Open Champion for 1983, Tom Watson.
Graham is available for lessons and advice most days at the Club and would love to welcome you to Boyce Hill with a great service, great prices and plenty of stories which will keep you engaged for years to come.