Brett’s taking care of business

Brett’s taking care of business


It was five years ago that PGA Professional Brett Taylor was involved in a head-on crash that left him seriously injured.

At the time of the accident Taylor was still a very active player, long considered one of the best in the PGA East region. But the damage to his left leg meant that it would be three years before he was able to “really play properly again.”

Taylor, now 48, said: “I didn’t know what was going to happen. I was in a bit of a bad way for a little while.”

However, the Essex-based golfer regrouped and threw his energy into an exciting new business venture, which involves installing launch monitor systems in indoor spaces up and down the country.

“It all sort of coincided. We had already started the business but it certainly put my focus in that direction,” said Taylor, reflecting on how the injury changed things in his life.

The continuing rise of state-of-the-art technology in golf has resulted in Taylor and business partner, Gary Harvey’s, services being sought all over England.

Their installation of golf simulators and help with creating indoor swing studios is proving ever-more popular with homeowners and golf venues alike.

“Technology has moved on very quickly over the last 10 years,” said Taylor, offering an insight into why simulator experiences are a growth area in golf. “People have been a lot more familiar with all the systems and what information is available.

“They see it on the television, they see the data from watching Sky Sports and they know what they’re looking for already. It’s just very trusted information with the top pros in the world using it and the top companies using it for fitting.

“For a PGA Professional, with the weather that we have at this time of year and the daylight hours changing, it just creates a nicer environment with extended working hours and bigger opportunities.”

The success of Brett’s business has meant that they are hoping to take on additional staff to cope with demand. The plan is to bring in talented young players, who will pursue the PGA Foundation Degree course while working for Taylor and Harvey.

Taylor said: “We’ve got a couple of young lads that we’re trying to get on board that are keen golfers that would like to do their PGA training.

“We’re trying to expand our business because we want to be able to hit the timeframes people want. So we’re definitely looking to grow.”

As for his own golf, time is in short supply these days for Taylor.

“I enjoy it,” he added. “I meet lots of different people, feel passionate about getting things right and just always learning from your jobs.”


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