What the customers say..........

After spending over 22 very happy years of coaching golf at Rushden Golf Club, here are a few comments from club members after Adrian departed the club in May 2022,

So sorry to hear this news Adrian, you have been a stalwart of the club for so many years and I would personally like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication for our juniors, beginners, Cecil Leitch teams with myself and way beyond. You will be badly missed! 

Julie Bevan

Really sorry and shocked to read this Adrian. I would also like to thank you for everything you have done for the club over the last 22 years. You have been a real asset and will be missed by so many members. I wish you all the very best for the future

Teresa Pack

Thank you, Adrian Clifford. Your skill and expertise have made a difference and all you have done is really appreciated. 

You will be missed. I wish you well.

Karen Findlay

Amazing service to the club Adrian. All the best wishes for your all of your future plans.

Darren Quincey

Thank you for all you have done Adrian you will be missed by us all . Wish you well for your next adventure in your life and take care of yourself and your family 

Edward Whiley

Hi Adrian. The very best of luck to you and I wish you a bright future whatever you end up doing .

Damion Stiles

Sorry to hear this Adrian Clifford, I remember my lessons with you and what an amazing journey I have been on, and how it changed my life and met so many new friends. I wish you well xx

Claire Mcilroy

Aw Adrian so sorry to read you are leaving the club, thank you so much for the time and patience you have given so many including myself at the club xx I wish you the very best for the future x

Katrina Arnold

Hi Adrian, very sorry you are leaving the club. What you have done for it over the years is amazing. From the teaching to then getting countless numbers of new members to join, organising new members events, and always working in the best interests of the golf club.

Greg Hook

Adrian very shocked to hear your news known you a relatively short time but you will be hugely missed thanks for your assistance with lessons for all the Armstrong family Kev

Kevin Armstrong

This is a very sad day for RGC. The time and effort you have put in to improve the club over the years is priceless. I for one am proud to consider you a great friend. All best wishes for the future.

Ian Robert Blakeley

Adrian so sorry to hear you are leaving. You will be sorely missed. 22 years is a very long time to devote to Rushden and its members we will miss you. Thank you for your sterling service! Thank you too for my lessons years ago and for all the junior coaching you have organized.

MP Core

So sorry to hear this. You were so patient with someone who hadn’t played for 20 years What am I going to do without you.

Jean Mole

Hi Adrian, I like all the others are shocked to hear this from you so I would like to wish you all the best for the future

Thanks for everything you’ve done for the club over the years

Take care mate

Iain Green

Do I go down in history as the best turn around in one lesson at RGC? Good luck and a big thank you for all you have done

Steve Kelly

Adrian, so sorry to hear this news it will be so strange not seeing you about the club. You have taught and helped so many golfers 

and have always been a true professional in what you have done. Wishing you all the best to you and your family for the future.

Alan Taylor

Very sad news for RGC. Good luck in new ventures ahead. You will be missed around the club.

Dave Norwood

Sorry to hear this Adrian, good luck going forward and I’m sure we will keep in touch 

Robert Price

Adrian, you have certainly made many friends and helped the club beyond measure. 

I hope you are well and wish you all the best for the future

Adrian Gell

Ouch mate. May I wish you all the luck in the world for the future. And a big thank you for all the hard work you have put in. 

It's not going to be the same not seeing you 2alk up the path with the youngsters following you. Be lucky mate!

Anthony Hewett

Absolutely gutted to be reading this Adrian. Thanks for all your help with my golf and thanks for all the chats and support with other things. Wish you all the best in the future take care mate.

Michael John Oosthuizen

Sorry to hear this Adrian and many thanks for everything you have done for me and my son wishing you all the best in your new ventures and hopefully see you again in the future.

Mark Parsons

A sad day Adrian. I'll miss our chats about golf in the West Country from back in day. 

Thank you for all your encouragement during Lynda's lessons. Good luck for the future.

Andrew Wright

Sorry to hear this Adrian, you will definitely be missed

Kevin Pratt

Will be a great loss Adrian and will miss those 2 min lessons in the car park. Really sorry to hear that you are leaving. 

Here’s to a fantastic new future for you whatever that may be.

Michael Stephens

So sad to hear this Adrian … you will be so so missed. 

Thank you for my past lessons and another thank you for getting Eva started again.

I hope all goes well for your future . Xxx

Janette Hanger

I am so shocked to hear this news Adrian. You have done so much for Rushden Golf Club over the years. 

It won’t be the same without you. All the very best for the future. A sad day. XX

Sue Stott

Very sorry to read this Adrian, all the best in what you decide to do next. Hopefully will see you around at some point. 

Take care.

Paul Manktelow

Very sorry to hear this Adrian, top bloke good luck with whatever you are doing next, 

Dave Fitzjohn

Sorry to hear this mate. Helped me get my driver off the ground and spoke to people like human beings during lessons, 

which is sometimes hard to find with beginner’s golf lessons. All the best with the new venture 

Mark Wylie

Wishing you all the best Adrian. Top man.

Steve Millard

Sorry to hear the news. Thank you for all your help when I started playing last year and the lessons, I had with you. 

You will be missed at the club x

Sara Debanke

Sorry to hear that, Adrian. Thanks for all your help and all the very best for the future.

Richard Pinnock

Gutted to hear mate, was hoping you were going to help me get back and teach my boys.

Good luck for the future mate and I’m sure I’ll see you about.

Andrew Robinson

Sorry you are going. Thank you so much for your help with the lessons I had. Wishing you lots of luck for the future. Xx

Cathy Cox

Sorry to hear you are going Adrian. Very many thanks for helping this old codger with your lessons and I wish you all the best for the future.

Phil Hayes

Sorry to hear this Adrian, you've done a great job up at rgc. Thanks for all you have done for the club and me personally. Hope all is well and all the best for the future

We will all miss you especially the kids… good luck in whatever you do

Kane Attley

Very sorry to hear this. All the best Adrian

Richard Cole

Good luck !

Mark Daniel

Sorry to hear this Big Red you'll be missed by all, all the best for the future

John White

Really sorry to hear that Adrian Clifford thanks for your support and friendship over the years , please stay in touch !

Renny Wadsworth

Really sorry to hear this news. Thanks for your help getting me back on track and for all you've done for RGC over the years. Good luck for whatever is next!

Michael Quincey

Best wishes Adrian and thanks for the lessons you gave my boys. Good luck in your future pursuits. Russ

Russell Adams

I was really shocked to hear your news - we have known each other a long time - right from Townsends to trying to help me play better!! Good luck whatever you will be doing - you will be very much missed at the Club x

Marian Gibson

A selection of other comments from Adrian`s customers -

" Best lesson I have ever witnessed today Adrian watching you working with Ryan, most dramatic results from one very simple grip change. Once again what you don't say is just as important as what you do! Old school can still work with an experienced pair of eyes & ears, not everybody needs trackman, swing plane lines on a computer and a spreadsheet full of data " NS. 

"30th March is Theo's first County coaching. He can't wait. 

Also both boys had as they said their best golf lesson EVER with Adrian Clifford"


"Hannah first asked to play golf in September 2012, when she was just nine years old, having a quick look online I soon came across Adrian Clifford (Big Red Golf) & booked Hannah's first lesson. Hannah immediately felt comfortable & at ease with Adrian. Even though Hannah had never picked up a golf club before & was hitting balls immediately ! 

I can thoroughly recommend Adrian as a coach and Mentor "

" I booked a group of 5 lesson with Adrian aka BIGRED in April last year and within a week I had knocked several shots of my typical round. During the spring I had cut my handicap by 4 and down to 11 by July with a best gross score of 79 "

" Four years ago I decided that I wanted to learn to play golf. Having never picked up a club before, I had some lessons, bought some clubs, practiced very hard and got nowhere ! After a year of phenomenal effort and misery my best score was still 105.  

(Now 9.3 Handicap) Through a change in circumstances I met Adrian. Five years of his coaching and support have helped me to my greatest golfing achievement, a round of 78. It has been a challenging journey, and would have been impossible without Adrian to help me along. He gave me confidence straight away "

" Adrian has been coaching Becky for 3 ½ seasons now and the steady approach has really worked for her. Golf is not something that can be taught overnight and quite often, it is the most frustrating game in the world! But as a parent I have found Adrian’s interaction with Becky very positive and he has definitely helped her find a ‘happy medium’ between playing and practising. He has given her a target for each month of the year and is always checking with her to see how she is progressing, whether it’s with her practice or with any competitions she’s been playing in. I would have no hesitancy in recommending Adrian to any young golfer and/or parent – his skill lies in getting the best out of his students, but at their pace and with their understanding! Thanks Adrian "

"Lessons with Adrian have been the best investment I have ever made in golf - and I've spent some money over the years! His tutelage has taken me from being a reasonable 15 handicapper down to 8, something I never thought would ever happen. His knowledge of the golf swing is outstanding, and the little tweaks he continues to make now see me still improving in my 50's with a target to knock a further 2 shots off my handicap before old age kicks in "

" To adapt the old saying - "golfers who know buy and learn from their pro!" - and pros don't come any better than Adrian Clifford."