Who is Rick Shiels?

Rick Shiels was born on 3 July 1986 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Bolton, Lancashire England. He’s a 35-year-old PGA golf coach, social media sensation, and YouTube personality, who gained popularity for running the biggest golf channel on YouTube, called Rick Shiels Golf. He is also known for hosting “The Rick Shiels Golf Show Podcast”.

How rich is he, as of now? Rick Shiels Net Worth

As of late 2021, Rick Shiels’ net worth is estimated at over $2 million, earned through his successful career Internet-based career, which includes video monetization, donations, and creating sponsored posts and videos for various companies.

He’s also increased his fortune through his career as a PGA golf coach.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Rick Shiels spent his early years in his hometown of Bolton, where he was raised by his parents; however, their names and professions aren’t available in the media, and it’s also unknown whether he has siblings or is an only child. He holds British nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Rick obtained a diploma in golf studies from Myerscough College, located near Preston in Lancashire.

Professional Career

Rick Shiels started playing golf when he was only 11 years old, at Hart Common Golf Club in Westhoughton, where his mother became the Ladies Captain. After he completed his PGA training and became a qualified pro, he started working as a golf coach at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, Cheshire. He worked there for six years from 2004 to 2010, and then landed a job as a senior teaching professional at Trafford Golf Centre in Manchester. Since 2015, he has been in the position of a head golf professional at his own academy, named Quest Golf Studio.

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Internet sensation: Rise to Fame on YouTube

During his stint with Trafford Golf Centre, Rick Shiels came up with an idea to make YouTube videos related to golf, to find new clients. He launched his official YouTube channel under the name ‘Rick Shiels Golf’ on 13 October 2011, while he uploaded his debut video, entitled “Golf Swing from above with Rick Shiels PGA Golf Coach”, on 9 May of the following year. He continued to film coaching videos in which he shares various tips and tricks for those who play, so they can improve every aspect of their game. He later expanded his content, and started sharing golf club news and doing reviews of golf kits and other products as well as unboxing it.

He also started uploading entertaining golf content, and his videos gathered millions of views. Besides that, he added interviews with professional golfers, including Eddie Hall and Robbie Williams, known for being the tallest golfer in the world.

In 2019, Rick co-hosted the first ever YouTube Golf Day, which raised more than £15,000 for the charitable organization Prostate Cancer UK. He was also invited to collaborate with various brands, such as Nike, MasterCard, Garmin, among other, sand created a number of mini-series on his channel – in June of the following year, he became the first golfer to hit one million subscribers.

So far, Rick has uploaded more than 2,000 videos and has amassed almost two million subscribers and 460 million views in total. Some of his most popular videos are “DUDE PERFECT GOLF CHALLENGE – THE DREAM TEAM!”, “Full bag of ILLEGAL GOLF CLUBS & BALL!”, and “I bought a FAKE golf club from WISH……SHOCKING RESULTS”, to name a few.

Podcast and Second YouTube Channel

In November 2019, Rick Shiels launched his own podcast, entitled “The Rick Shiels Golf Show Podcast”, in which he talks about a variety of topics related to golf, and answers viewers’ questions; it became the leading golf podcast in more than 20 countries. He later created his second YouTube channel of the same name, on which he uploaded short videos as well as full episodes of the podcast.

He now has over 125,000 subscribers, while his videos have been viewed more than six million times, with some of his most popular including “This new golf rule is STUPID!? EP95 clip”, “SHOULD YOU BUY BUDGET GOLF CLUBS?”, and “Rick Shiels & Paige Spiranac ‘beef’ explained!! #EP75”, among many others.

Other Social Media Platforms

In addition to his career on YouTube, Rick Shiels expanded his influence across other social media platforms, which he uses to promote his videos and other projects. He has more than 580,000 followers on his official Instagram account, on which he goes by the nickname ‘rickshielspga’.

He’s also active under the same nickname on both his official Twitter account, on which he has over 130,000 followers, as well as his official TikTok account with over 210,000 followers and 1.8 million likes. He runs his own Facebook page too, with more than a million fans.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Rick Shiels has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is unknown, nor is information available about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size.

Personal Life

Rick Shiels is a married man; the name of his wife is Claire Shiels, with whom he exchanged wedding vows at a ceremony held on 30 March 2013. They are the parents of three children, their first daughter named Ivy Shiels born in 2014, and two years later they welcomed their second daughter, named Pearl Shiels, while their third child, a son named Jude Shiels, was born on 6 September 2018.

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