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Martin has been involved in competitive golf for 40 years, 30 as a professional. His reputation as one of the best golf instructors in Asia results from a complete understanding of the technical aspects of a proper golf swing and his unique ability to communicate that information to all his students in the most useful and efficient method possible. His students see immediate and long-term improvement in all aspects of their game. Martin has coached players of all levels from beginners to Ryder Cup tour professionals.

Prior to relocating to Asia, Martin was a British golf professional for 30 years. He was Director of Golf at Kingswood Golf Club, Surrey, England (venue and host of the Ladies European Open and Big Corporate Company Days) and also the Club Professional at Reigate Hill Golf Club Surrey, England.

Martin has played in exhibition matches with David Gilford and Andrew Murray (both European Open winners) and has also had the honor of golfing with The Duke of York, Prince Andrew on a number of occasions.

Martin has coached and taught golf in Phuket for the last 8 years, 5 years as the Teaching Professional at renowned Blue Canyon Country Club and the last 3 years as Director of The Golf Guru Academy and head Teaching Professional at the Phuket Golf Center.

Martin specialises in helping golfers of all ages, from beginners to tour professionals, develop proven fundamentals of the golf swing that will improve their games and lower their scores.

Martin’s coaching success in Phuket and throughout Asia speaks for it’s self with numerous players he has coached competing is some of the region’s most prestigious tournaments.

If you are considering a vacation to Asia that includes golfing, consider the idyllic island of Phuket and pay a visit to The Golf Guru. As Martin says, “give me 5 days and I will give you fun for a life time.”

Cheers from the Golf Guru.

Martin Platts (British) P.G.A., Director of the Golf Guru International Golf Academy