Surrey-based popular golf Teaching Professional, Kat Chaszczewski, has been awarded the Fellow designation by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA).
The pro has continued to invest in her professional development and is now one of the highest status golf coaches in the county.
Kat, who joined Hoburne Golf’s Hurtmore Golf Club earlier this year as Head Teaching Professional, was recently awarded for the Fellow qualification through the APAL process (Accreditation of Professional Achievement and Learning).
To achieve Fellow status, the qualified professional must have been a member of the PGA for a minimum of eight years and consistently demonstrate an ability to work at a very high level, while contributing to the development of players at different levels.
Kat first tried golf aged 11 but began playing regularly in her late 20s, where she gained her first handicap at Hurtmore Golf Club. In 2008, Kat turned professional and started the three-year Foundation Degree while working at Mid Sussex Golf Club before moving on to coach full time at Cranfield Golf Academy in Rustington in her third year as a Trainee.
Kat is a Sussex County Academy Coach for girls under 14 and the under 18 Boys Development Coach.
For over four years, Kat worked with some of England’s best amateur golfers as South East Regional U16 Girls’ Manager and National U18 Girls’ Manager, and her passion for the game has seen her introduce more than 500 new golfers into the game in the last five years.
Commenting on her PGA Fellow Professional status, Kat said: “I am delighted to have been awarded Fellow of the PGA and to be recognised for my contribution to golf.
“Since turning professional in 2008, I have continuously aimed to improve my knowledge and the quality of service I offer."
"I’m pleased to have worked with some fine elite young players and feel very lucky to be able to make my living involved in a sport I love.”