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Need some time out and want to improve your golf?

Leading a business or a team can be a busy, stressful job. Getting away from that busyness is absolutely vital for your mental health. By getting out into the fresh air once every month to meet other people like yourselves, with guided conversations from ourselves, this can pay huge dividends. Coupled with that, you will also be learning a more relaxed and enjoyable way to play golf with the ground breaking system 'The Easiest Swing in Golf'. 

Golf and business work brilliantly so here at 1st Tee Directors Club, we give you the opportunity to improve your golf or learn golf from scratch with one of the leading golf coaches on YouTube Julian Mellor. Coupled with being around other CEO's, MD's and Company Owners this club is a 'breath of fresh air'. By removing stress from your golf swing, this will ultimately remove if from your business life. 

Jo Cameron has for many years successfully run business clubs and set this one up with Julian in 2015. 

We meet once a month for half a day o a Wednesday or Thursday at our home at Ardencote Golf Hotel and Spa Warwickshire.

We have a maximum of 14 people in a group.

What do I get?

Over the year this is what you get :

  • Up to 12 days of Professional Development 
  • Comprehensive set of notes each month
  • Invitation to events
  • Your own Personal Learning Journal
  • A complimentary copy of the book Positive Impact Golf
  • Golf Coaching
  • Opportunity to play golf 
  • Branded Golf Gear
  • Invitation to exclusive events
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments on arrival
  • Sounding board sessions 
  • Optional afternoon in the spa

All Equipment is provided if you don't have it

Packages start from £225 + vat per month

What do we do?

Julian's clients come from all over the world to learn 'The Easiest Swing in Golf'. He is also flown outside of the UK to give golf coaching overseas to people committed to improving their golf. 

Over the year we meet 10 times. We will teach you these golf skills :


1. Set up and swing

2. Applying The Easiest Swing in golf to all clubs

3. Applying The Easiest Swing in golf to pitching

4. Applying The Easiest Swing in golf to chipping

5. Applying The Easiest Swing to bunker play

6. Applying The Easiest Swing in golf to putting

7. Uneven lies

8. Taking The Easiest Swing in Golf to the golf course

9. Course Management Improvement

10. Faults and Fixes

We link those golf skills to the Leadership skills here :

1. Managing Change

2. Creating Vision

3. The Mindful Leader

4. Emotional Intelligence

5. Strategic Decision Making

6. Creating Team Spirit

7. Developing Resilience

8. Self and Time Management

9. What type of Leader am I?

10. Problem Solving

Each session we link the learning from golf coaching with a business skill so you take away two new skill sets.


Tracy Cross talks about the value of the club

"The Golf Makes Everything More Memorable"

**Free golf gear on sign up** only 5 places available for January

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What do people say about it?

 “I thought I could meet more business people by going to networking events but there simply wasn’t the calibre of people there even at places you’d expect them to be. That’s what I really like about the Directors Club, it’s people with large businesses”

 "It's a space where you feel totally relaxed and safe to share important business issues. In one session it can pay for the whole years fees in just one idea that you take away." 

“I will remember the Management of Change Module for the rest of my life. I’m not being funny but it was really powerful. I was in the middle of implementing a new computer system and it was proving really challenging. After the session I took away a lot more skills on how to make it go more smoothly and I’m pleased to say that it did”

Others describe it as “brilliant”. Others say it’s their “sanity in a crazy world”.

Others describe it as their “me time” because they never take time out of work to reflect.

Others say that each month they “take the ideas back to their first line meeting to implement change”

What can businesses learn from golf?

If you have always fancied leaning to play so you can join in those golf days, or if you want to improve your golf and you still want to be in and around the sport, your'e in the right place.

There are lots of skills that you need to play golf that are transferable into the boardroom. Things such as Strategy and Planning. Teamwork if you are playing in a team based format. Other skills such as mental strength, determination, adaptability to different environments. You also need to be able to remain calm under pressure, be aware of the rules and etiquette and must stay Mindful at all times. These are all also skills that you need in business. 

They say that because the learning is so practical it is easy to transfer back to the workplace.

If that's not enough to like, then there's the fresh air and the beautiful environment that a golf course provides. Many of our people say they need to get out of the office more and even when it's cold they still want to get outside. 

There is so much to be gained and so much enjoyment that can be had by just being in and around the game even when not playing. Come and see it and feel it for yourself.


We follow a similar agenda each month :

0900 - Arrive, coffee and breakfast

0930 - Catch up on the month

1000 - Guided Discussion on a Business Topic

1100 - Golf Tuition

1200 - Linking the learning from both sessions

1230 - Morning Finishes

Our Club Members

Given below is a sample of the people in the club to give you a feel for the range of professions and industries. 

We don’t openly make our members public unless we have express permission to do so. 

Our clients are a closely regarded group of people who do not appreciate being spammed.

A female CEO of a Multi-Academy Trust with 8 academic institutions. At her first school she took it from being in the bottom 14 in the country to the top 14. As a result of that she has been asked to take on more Academies and is now one of the UK’s leading voices in Academia. A dynamic, courageous, inspiration individual.

A Warwickshire male business owner with a moving, storage and farming company. An entrepreneurial, intelligent smart cookie who has a trek to the North Pole to his name. His company is family owned and the family have lived at the location since 1933. The farm has seen a lot of change over the years to include poultry and crop storage but now has 1000 acres of owned and rented arable land as well as the storage and removals company who was recently voted The Best Company in the UK

A owner of a Northamptonshire based Exhibition Company. A dynamic, driven individual. Owner of one of the UK’s leading ‘fixed priced’ exhibition company. 20 staff. 

Owner of a Leamington based Financial Planners and Risk Management Company established in 1962. Former Rugby Union Planner loves golf!

Partner and Head of The Family Department in Coventry’s biggest legal firm. Worked in the Legal profession for 25 years and is highly regarded by her clients. Loves playing golf too!

Company Owner Financial Accounting Practice. Built it up from scratch in 2005. Ten Staff. “I would not be in the position that I am today without him and his team”