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A little bit about us

Who are we?

The Aviary was born in 2017 as the brainchild of PGA professional Darren Cain, who ran a number of successful coaching academies across Cheshire, but was fed up of losing so many lessons to the ever unpredictable English weather.


After a busy first year, in 2019 a second room was added to allow simultaneous coaching and simulator play. By 2020, we were going from strength and strength and upgraded our coaching bay to offer Trackman technology. The final reopening in 2021 after many lockdowns saw a huge boom in golf, and we had a complete refurb of the venue and added a second Trackman, allowing for the most accurate coaching and play possible.


The concept is to offer world class coaching and technology, suitable and accessible in all weather, to professional golfers, amateurs and beginners who have never picked up a club before. We have no dress code, no equipment or experience is needed - we are a fun space to improve or begin your golf journey.

Darren Cain

Darren is the founder of The Aviary and is our in house PGA professional with over 20 years of experience in coaching and running successful golf academies and golfing trips across the world. He is Trackman certified and a qualified Orka custom fitter, ensuring you will get the best knowledge possible from a lesson with him.

Co-Owner & Head PGA Pro

Simon Dyson

England schoolboys champion. England team (unbeaten singles) GB & Walker cup winner 1999. Asian tour winner. Macau Open 2000  Volvo China open 2000. Hong Kong open 2000 and 
Asian tour Order of Merit winner 2000. European tour player 2000 to 2018  Winner : Indonesian open 2006, KLM Dutch open 2006, KLM, Dutch open 2009, Dunhill links champion 2009, Irish open 2011, KLM Dutch open 2011. Majors: US masters x2, US Open x3, US PGA x5, The Open x9


Matt Mew

Matt turned professional after a successful amateur career. He has experience with golfers of all skill levels, and running a popular junior programme. His teaching philosophy is 'small, easy to understand steps, resulting in better results, quicker.'

PGA trainee

Liam Cassidy


Becky Brown

Becky runs the events, play and practice side of bookings, as well as being our England Golf Club Welfare Officer. She has a degree in Sports Marketing and has been at The Aviary since 2019, Darren began teaching her as a complete beginner to the sport in 2014.


AVRY The Academy is proud to be an England Golf SafeGolf accredited facility. Our safeguarding policies and procedures can be seen below!

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