Keith Williams Pro & Amateur Players & Squads

Keith Williams has worked with many leading players over the course of a glittering coaching career spanning over 39 years.

Keith has seen it all; from coaching European Tour players such as Scott Drummond the 2004 PGA Champion, to some of the brightest young stars you see on television today, who once were members of England squads Keith coached, to other current and former European Tour and European Challenge Tour players.

Keith currently coaches the Czech National Squad and works with a number of leading professional and amateur players.

If you are an aspiring amateur and consider you have the potential to reach the upper echelons of the game then contact Keith and ask for his opinion based on over 4 decades of coaching and playing golf at the highest level.

If you are a keen amateur player of any standard then you too can benefit from a series of lessons or a day spent with one of the leading golf coaches in Europe.

Some of the highlights of Keith's long career include making signficant progress with the games of the following players:

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Scott Drummond

 

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Andy Marshall

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Nathan Kimsey

Nathan Kimsey - England and Great Britain

  +3 - member at Woodhall Spa Golf Club

 

Nathan has played golf since a very early age (2+) and competed in young competitions such as the Wee Wonders and events organised by the Golf Society of Great Britain (GSGB).  He won many trophies at this early age and has continued to progress to now, an extremely high level.
 

Men’s Ranking

The Men’s World Amateur Golf Ranking system ranks the top male amateur golfers in the world on the basis of their average performance in Counting Events over a rolling cycle of the previous 52 weeks.

The Mark H McCormack Medal is awarded to the WAGR Number One at the culmination of the amateur season, following the US Amateur and European Amateur championships.

 
 
This week Last week Change Player Country Divisor Points average
1 1 - USA 67 1476.43
2 2 - AUS 64 1372.79
3 3 +1 USA 64 1368.05
4 4 -1 JPN 48 1326.04
5 5 - USA 74 1314.53
6 6 - FRA 57 1304.17
7 7 +4 USA 48 1250.89
8 8 - AUT 38 1246.05
9 9 -2 TPE 64 1241.80
10 10 -1 USA 59 1241.53
11 11 -1 CAN 72 1236.44
12 12 +1 ENG 40 1221.35
13 13 -1 USA 71 1217.96
14 14 - USA 53 1210.06
15 15 +1 FRA 68 1191.91
16 16 +1 USA 35 1186.43
17 17 -2 BEL 54 1184.03
18 18 +13 USA 64 1177.34
19 19 -1 AUS 35 1174.29
20 20 -1 AUS 70 1167.62
21 21 +4 USA 33 1162.50
22 22 -2 IRL 46 1160.87
23 23 -1 USA 77 1150.00
24 24 -3 USA 48 1140.76
25 25 -2 POR 54 1138.89
 
 
This week Last week Change Player Country Divisor Points average
26 26 -2 AUS 71 1136.62
27 27 +6 ENG 62 1134.41
28 28 -2 RSA 90 1133.80
29 29 -2 RSA 49 1132.91
30 30 -1 USA 63 1129.17
31 31 -3 USA 63 1122.62
32 32 -2 USA 59 1113.

England's Kimsey wins Terra Cotta Invitational

— Nathan Kimsey captured the Terra Cotta Invitational on April 7 at Naples (Fla.) National Golf Club. It was a tough battle between Kimsey and 36-hole co-leader Robby Shelton, as nobody in the groups in front could pose a serious charge.

Kimsey and Shelton bogeyed the par-3 17th after both players missed the green on the 183-yard hole and stood at the 18th tied. Kimsey's par was enough to do the trick, as Shelton suffered another bogey, and a 54-hole total of 4-under 212 gave Kimsey the title.

To say Kimsey was warmed up coming into the Terra Cotta and due for a victory would be an understatement.

Kimsey, 20, is a member of the prestigious 2013 English squad and represented his country in the Eisenhower Trophy in Australia in January. Kimsey and his teammates also played a number of major individual events like the Australian Amateur (round of 32) and Master of the Amateurs (T-20) and several prestigious regional events during the same trip. He was runner-up in both the Lake Macquarie Amateur in Australia and the Avondale Medal Play, both top-level events at beautiful courses. In March, Kimsey represented England at the European Nations Cup.

Coming down the stretch Sunday, his "tournament tough" game showed. The 18th at Naples National is a double-dogleg par-5 where placement is key, as few players go for the green in two. Kimsey played position golf, while Shelton, the No. 2 ranked junior, found tree trouble on the right off the tee. Punching out and trying to clear some native grasses, Shelton's ball overcut and found the water hazard.

Both players wedged to makeable distance. Kimsey missed his birdie putt to guarantee a victory outright, but Shelton's putt also slipped by. At 17 years old and heading for Alabama in September, make a note of Shelton's name if you follow the game. Tournament director Denny Glass was impressed with both top finishers' games, and the quality of the younger players' play of late.

"It's amazing to see the poise that these players have," said Glass, who noted that the youngest player ever in a U.S. Open, 15-year-old Andy Zhang of China, was in the Terra Cotta field this year.

"At the Northeast Amateur (where Glass also is tournament director) and the Terra Cotta, there are a lot more better young players than I've seen in the past."

This year he has started and is amazing form – before seeing him in the Faldo Series qualifier at Moortown in early April; I had not seen Nathan compete since October of last year in the Faldo Series Final and I was amazed at the difference in him, his demeanour, his attitude and maturity around the golf course was and is staggering.  The way he won the McEvoy trophy just recently ticked all the boxes – he more or less lead from the front, was put under pressure at the beginning of the final round, but came through beating the closest competitor by 6 shots.
 
 
 
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Klara Spilkova

Klara Spilkova  Ladies European Tour Player (+ 4 Czech Republic amateur)

Ladies European Tour Player Profile

 

Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 47,406.33
Tournaments Played 29
Tournaments Won 0
Top Ten Finishes 2
Career Best Finish 7th
Lowest Round 67 (2 times)
Order of Merit Record
Season Pos. Euro  
2011 73 27,549.09  
2012 90 22,306.43  

Biography Spilkova, Klara (CR)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2012, her second year on tour, Klara played in 15 events and made 9 cuts. Her season-best finish was T20th at the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open. Needing a strong finish to the season to secure her tour card for 2013, Klara delivered with a T34th at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters to finish 90th on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit and retain her full status in category 5, just a week before her 18th birthday. Season’s earnings were €22,306.43.
  • In 2011, her rookie season as a professional, Klara played in 14 events and recorded two top-10 finishes including tied for 7th at Lalla Meryem Cup and joint 9th at Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters.

AMATEUR

2010 German Open boys and girls’ champion. 2010 Austrian Women’s Champion. 2010 Czech Woman Champion. 2010 European Junior Ryder Cup team member. 2009 European Junior Solheim Cup team member. 2009 German Open boys and girls’ champion. 2009 European Masters winner. 2009 Czech women’s champion. 2nd at the Esmond trophy (French under-18 championship). In 2010, played Allianz Ladies Slovak Open at Tale on an invitation, but missed the cut by two shots.

PERSONAL

Started to play golf aged four years old… introduced to the game by her older brother Lukas. Started to play golf competitively aged eight. Hobbies include sports, skiing and swimming. Enjoys listening to music and reading. In 2010, started first of four years in Czech secondary school in Prague. Plays at Golf Club Erpet Praha. Lives Praha (Czech Republic). Coached by Keith Williams.

Personal website: http://www.klaraspilkova.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/people/Klara-E%C5%A1-Spilkova/1361277746

Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
Season Tournament Pos. Score Par Euro
2010 Q School North South 30= 299 +11 0.00
2010 Q School Final Stage 9= 365 +4 0.00
2011 Lalla Meryem Cup 7= 290 +2 9,132.50
2011 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 11= 296 +4 4,450.00
2011 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 17= 214 -2 2,607.50
2011 Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters 9= 209 -7 3,554.28

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
Date Tournament Pos. Score Par Euro
29-11-10 Q School North South 30= 299 +11 0.00
15-12-10 Q School Final Stage 9= 365 +4 0.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
Date Tournament Pos. Score Par Euro
31-03-11 Lalla Meryem Cup 7= 290 +2 9,132.50
05-05-11 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 11= 296 +4 4,450.00
19-05-11 UniCredit Ladies German Open 110= 150 +6 0.00
26-05-11 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 92= 154 +10 0.00
03-06-11 Deloitte Dutch Ladies Open 127 RTD 0.00
16-06-11 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 54= 216 Par 1,850.62
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 97= 152 +8 0.00
02-09-11 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 17= 214 -2 2,607.50
09-09-11 Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters 9= 209 -7 3,554.28
15-09-11 Open de Espana Femenino 38= 295 +7 2,305.00
29-09-11 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 92= 151 +7 0.00
07-10-11 Sicilian Ladies Italian Open 57= 151 +7 0.00
28-10-11 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open 51= 218 +2 1,200.00
14-12-11 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 48= 292 +4 2,450.00

Klara Spilkova
Surname Spilkova
First Name(s) Klara
Date of Birth 15th December 1994
Place of Birth Prague
Nationality Czech Republic
Date turned Pro. 1st January 2011
Exemption Status Top 30 from Qualifying School
Represents Czech Republic

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Jamie Zazzi - one of North Wales brightest prospects

Jamie Zazzi has been passionate about golf ever since he took up the sport as a 12 year old. An all round sportsman he played football for Flintshire Schools and even though he was good enough to be selected for the North Wales squad his ambition has always been to pursue a career in golf.
 
Jamie has won a number of competitions, in particular the Junior North Wales Handicap Championship. He has represented his County at both Junior and Men’s level and North Wales at Junior level.
 
 Jamie plays his Golf at Prestatyn Golf Club and will be competing in a number of the Welsh Amateur Championships and the Northern Order of Merit.
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Peter Baker - ex Ryder Cup player

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CGF Players -- Vitek Novak, Simon Zach & Keith

Simon Zach - Czech amateur. Handicap +3; Age 17 years old    

Regarded as the leading young male player in the Czech Republic, Simon has progressed his game steadily over the last 2 seasons and is now ranked No2 men player by the Czech Golf Federation with many believing he will be No 1 by the end of this season.         

This year he has made the cut at the Lytham Trophy and won several other events at both senior and junior levels. He is the leading Czech player selected for the European Boys Team Championships in Sweden, will play in the British Boys Championship in July at Notts & Coxmoor golf clubs and is likely to be selcted for the Czech team at the World Team Championships.

Keith is his Head personal coach and co-ordinates Simon's training programme for his other coaches at home. He often visits Keith in the UK.

 

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Vitek Novak - Czech amateur. Handicap +2.9; Age 17 years old.

Vitek is hot on the heels of Simon Zach is looking to be regarded as the No 1 junior boy player in the Czech Republic. He's improved solidly over the last two years particularly after he started visiting Keith in the UK last autumn when they were able to make some significant swing development plans for the winter period.

He missed the cut at the Lytham Trophy but has played really well since and recently finished 2nd at the German Boys Championship scoring -13 for 3 rounds. He is slected for the European Boys Team Championships in Stockhom, Sweden and will play in the British Boys Championship at Notts and Coxmoor golf clubs in July. Thereafter he will be looking to also be selected for the Czech team at the World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey.

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Squads & Teams

Czech Golf Federation - Performance squad
                                   Performance squad Boys & Girls
                                   Development squads East & West
Shropshire & Herefordshire County Teams - 1 & 2
Derby College - Years 1 & 2

 

World Amateur Team Championships 2012

 
 

 

The bi-annual World Amateur Team Championships took place this year in Antalaya, Turkey.

The womens event was played from September 23-30th at the Gloria Golf Resort whilst the mens event was held at the Sultan and Cornelia golf courses from September 30th-October 7th.

Keith was be in attendence with both teams and helped prepare the players with course information and strategy and was there to help back up the technical aspects of their swings.

 

Well two weeks in the hot Turkish sunshine proved to have it's up's and down's for the Czech Republic national men's and ladies golf teams but overall the two weeks showed very positive progress for the game and Czech golfers on the World stage.

The first week was the Ladies team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy - the Czech team of Kate Ruzickova, Karolina Vlckova and Lucie Heinnerova played really well and after 69 holes were in 11th position in a field of 56 competing teams ---- a weak final few holes dropped them back to 15th position with an overall 144 hole score of +4 - but this was an historic result for a Czech team at this level so it was smiles all around !!

In the men's event for the Eisenhower Trophy the team got off to a bad first day start with a score of +9 from which they struggled to move up the field significantly despite  +2 and -2 second and third round scores. Unfortunately due to thunder and lightening the event was shortened to only 54 holes which meant one less round to improve on the overall team score. A final score of +9 was 40th position from 76 teams - disappointing as the team of Ondrej Leiser, Simon Zach & Vitek Novak did not play near to their real capabilites on the week.

Czech golfers are now shooting scores well under par in European and World events which is a strong indication of a real jump forwards in their capabilities and mental attitude .... the future is bright and soon we may have others joining Klara Spilkova on the mens and ladies European tours.

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