A spell as professional in Lincolnshire in the ‘90s saw him playing in The British Mini Tour, and in an 18-month period he notched up one victory and two second places. A spell at Whitby GC in the late ‘90s then saw him move on to Romanby GC where he concentrated on developing his teaching skills, with the highlight perhaps coming when he was coach to the winner of the Yorkshire Strokeplay Championship.
He then moved on to Bedale GC in October 2013, being joined by friend and colleague Steve Pearce, who originally started his professional life at Bedale, and had also worked with Richard for several years at Romanby.
Since returning to Bedale Golf Club a little over a year ago I have developed strong connections with schools in the region developing many initiatives to improve grass roots in the community. My work with England Golf promoting their ‘Get into Golf’ campaign has not gone unnoticed as the club has just been recognised as a ‘Get into Golf Starter Centre’ one of very few in Yorkshire.