Meet Our Island Green Ambassadors

Here at Island Green we are always keen on growing our team of ambassadors as we want to be there with them when they grow, succeed and develop as golfers. Our diverse field of golfers and golf personalities is progressing and we thought it'd be nice for you to meet them:

GARY WOLSTENHOLME

Turning Pro at 47 years old, Gary served as a successful amateur for the majority of his career. At 49, Gary won the EuroPro Tour, shooting an exceptional 63 to beat people half his age. Gary established himself as a regular Walker Cup player, winning 4 times out of 6 appearances. He's been fortunate enough to play against many American stars, including a famous victory over one of the best in the game, Tiger Woods.


Gary has been playing golf for over 30 years and has definitely deserved the title of one of the best amateur golfers in the world. We are honoured to have Gary as one of our long serving ambassadors here at Island Green.

DAVID SHACKLADY

David is a veteran of the Island Green team and has succeeded in many competitions since joining. David has won the European Senior Tour three times and is competing on the tour this year. In 2018, David won the Russian Open Golf Championship, came first in the Sinclair Invitational and The Paris Legends Championship in 2019. He has won a number of PGA events and has started his 2021 year with two victories.

We look forward to seeing how David does in the upcoming season.

GEORGIA OBOH

One of our newest members to the team is 20 year old Georgia Oboh. Georgia is a British-born Nigerian and is currently competing on the Ladies European Tour (LET). Georgia has a busy year ahead, competing all over the world and is in the hope to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Georgia is a promising young golfer, with the goal of being the No.1 female professional golfer in the world! We look forward to seeing what she has in store this year.

LOGAN SCHERPE

Logan is our first Junior to join the Ambassador Team and we can’t praise him enough for his great engagement and fantastic plays in tournaments!

He’s one to keep your eyes on for sure. He started playing at the age 7 and had his first CONGU handicap at 9.
You can catch Logan playing at around 20-30 tournaments a year with around 5 being international. Logan has had some great wins at the European Junior Golf Tour in Spain and won the men’s club championship in 2021.
Logans dream is to become a regular on the European or PGA tour, and we believe he could do this!


His home golf course is Aberdovey Golf Club but his favourite has to be Mijas Los Lagos in Spain, lovely views!


“It’s the most frustrating and rewarding sport I can think off. It’s great fun playing with your friends and the views from some golf courses is just amazing!” - Logan

ELOISE FEELY

Eloise is our youngest female ambassador at the age of 15. She started playing at 11 and has played lots of regional tournaments with her biggest being this year in 2021, where she came 2nd at the Faldo Series U16.


We asked Eloise what her stand out memory was: “I won Northamptonshire Girls County championship nett trophy in 2019 - over 36 holes! It was my first 36-hole comp. I also won Northants golf ladies Swanell Salver this year after two rounds of stroke play and 3 rounds of scratch match play!”


Eloise’s is the Junior Captain of Northamptonshire Country Golf Club and is also a member of Woburn.

We asked Eloise what tips and hints would she give to an aspiring golfer: “Someone starting out in golf I would always say enjoy it! Have fun and don’t give up - you will have good rounds and bad rounds - that’s golf!! Tips would be - join a club so that you can meet other people - most clubs have an academy with other people starting out . Practice is also really important”

ELIZABETH MALLETT

We are proud to have Elizabeth (Liz) Mallett on our team. Liz is a professional golfer and is actively competing on the LET. At university level, Liz competed across the United States at Regional and National level for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On top of this, Liz has been a multi-time English Girls Champion, European Girls Champion and an England Girls and Ladies International Team Member.

Elizabeth is working hard with an ambition in mind to play on the LPGA Tour and be a part of the winning Solheim Cup Team!

LEE WHITTAKER

Lee is our first ever YouTube golfer. Playing off a handicap of 9, Lee's YouTube videos gives you club and equipment reviews from an amateur golfer's perspective and does golf course vlogs. Along side this he is documenting his journey to becoming a scratch golfer. Take a look at Lee's You Tube channel here.

DANIELA DARQUEA

We are pleased to have the only Ecuadorian player on the LPGA Tour on our team. Daniela is an active player on the LPGA Tour and is proving herself to be a bandit. 2020 consisted of 8 events played, 5 cuts made and 4 of those being top-10 finishes including two third-place performances.

Daniela has only been on the tour for 4 years and is proving herself to be a promising player and we are very excited to see what Daniela has in store for us all.

JASON DRANSFIELD

We have a field of successful PGA Professionals representing Island Green and what better way to start it off talking about Cheshire County Captain Jason Dransfield.

Jason was the winner of the 2020 Cheshire & North Wales Matchplay Tournament and featured in 7 top-10 finishes in 2020 and has already made 2 top-10s in 2021.

Jason is in a great position to continue a great run and we look forward to following him this season.

RACHAEL GOODALL

Rachael Goodall is a Ladies European Tour player, member of Justin Rose's Rose Ladies Series and partner of Cheshire County Captain Jason Dransfield. Rachael is competing all over Europe this season, wearing the Island Green badge with pride.

Rachael has 3 wins under her belt so far and is actively seeking for more. With a strong start to the 2021 season, we are looking forward to seeing how Rachael does.

GARRY HOUSTON

Garry is another one of our PGA Professionals who was the winner of the 2020 PGA Cheshire and North Wales Open and has competed on the European Tour for over a decade.

Garry is currently travelling the globe, caddying for Danish Professional and 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn. Because he is caddying for Bjorn, Garry is not planning on competing much in the 2021 season but is keen to take the Island Green badge around the world with him.

MICHAEL RAMSDEN

Michael finished third place in the Regional Order of Merit 2020. Based at Renishaw Park Golf Club in South Yorkshire, Michael has won substantial competitions such as the Leeds Cup in 2017 and has represented England and PGA Team Championships.

Michael will be competing in an abundance of competitions across the country this year and we have no doubt that he will perform well once again.

ANDREW PALMER

Andrew was the Runner up in the Regional Order of Merit 2020 & 2019. Now Head Professional at Chorley Golf Club, Andrew will not be competing this year but is stocking Island Green in his shop.

Additional to his Order of Merit success, Andrew has won the North Region Championship in 2019 and has competed in the Welsh Open in 2020 at Celtic Manor on the European Tour.

NICK POPPLETON

Nick is our newest ambassador and has kick started the 2021 Season playing 5 competitions, winning 3 and finishing in the top-5 in the rest. From these results, it is evident that Nick is a very promising and talented golfer.

Nick is competing on the 2020 Pro Tour, the first ever mixed gender open tour. We love following Nick on social media and we cannot wait to hear how he does for the remainder of the season.

We are proud to have such a strong field of players and golfing personalities and are looking forward to seeing how they all do this season! ⛳