Golf Lessons

Every golfer is on their own journey, so all my coaching packages are bespoke.

Prices start from £ 75 for an evaluation of your game and consultation about the way forwards.

 A free initial conversation is available.

More options and details below.

Sam

Just wanted to let you know that I played in my works golf day today at the Bedford. Well I played off 18 and won overall with 37 points. Was more consistent in my play and even hit the driver several times with great success.

Thanks so much for giving me confidence in my play. Karl

20 Handicap, Northampton

Stop Paying For Information You Can Get For Free!

OK, this might be an odd thing to hear, but I’m about to suggest you don’t give me your money.

At least not yet.

I’m certainly going to try to stop you spending it when you don’t need to.

Here’s why:
I have given thousands of golf swing lessons over the last ten years.
Many were unnecessary, in that they fixed simple faults with grip, setup and alignment.

Unfortunately, if you get things wrong in your preparation for the swing, what follows is unlikely to be satisfying or enjoyable.

The point is that if you spend the time understanding the setup, and then practice so you can do it well most of the time, you will hit the ball consistently well and be a regular source of frustration to the golfers you play against.

Unless you are new to the game, there should be no need for you to pay someone like me a pound (or dollar, or euro) a minute to tell you how to get your hands on the golf club correctly!

Get The Knowledge – Then Practice!

It doesn’t take any talent, coordination or physical skill to grip the club and set up to the ball as well as your favourite Tour Player.

Just a bit of know-how and awareness while you are doing it.

There are hundreds of books, and thousands of magazine and website articles which will tell you how to grip the club for nothing.

(Check out my Free Online Learning program that explains in painstaking detail how to do it.)

Once you are set up for the shot correctly, if you remember to swing with good rhythm and timing, you should play some nice golf nine of the ten times you head to the first tee.

(There’s an Online Learning program to help you do that too.)

That’s not to say sometimes things don’t go wrong.

Clearly, they do.

Otherwise we would all play off single figures and Titleist’s profits would be decimated.

Pay For Specialist Help – Not For The Basics!

If you have checked your grip and posture and they seem OK, but you are still not happy with the way you are hitting the ball, it might be the time to get some expert assistance.

There are a couple of resources I suggest you explore if you want to get deeply involved with changing your golf swing.

I highly recommend Bradley Hughes’ website, Bradleyhughesgolf.com.

I have had lessons online and in person from Brad before he became a PGA Tour teaching sensation, and they were worth every penny.

His online materials are excellent, as is his eBook, so I would recommend that as a starting point if you want to learn more about how to swing the golf club.

If you are based in the UK, and are looking for help with your golf swing, I recommend Dan Grieve at Woburn Golf Club.

If you are looking for help around the green, Dan is one of the best short game coaches I have met.

His website is dggolfpro.co.uk

If you are looking for help with your putting stroke or green reading, I recommend Jamie Donaldson from Aimpoint.

Find him at jamiedonaldson.co.uk

Putting It All Together

So, hopefully I’ve saved you a few quid you didn’t need to spend on getting the fundamentals right.

And told you where to go if you need to fix something that is properly broken.

So, where do I fit into the picture?

Well, I’m the person that will help you put all the pieces of the puzzle together.

As you might be aware, my strong suit is the mental side of the game.

I help golfers who are struggling with their thoughts, feelings and emotions when they play.

But, having played to a high level for the last 20 years as well as given a few thousand golf lessons, I know enough about the technical and physical side of the game to know what works and what doesn’t.

So. . . 

I’m the person to call when you aren’t playing as well as you know you can but can’t work out why.

Or you have fallen out of love with golf and are wondering what to do about it.

Or you want to play better, but don’t want to spend hours and hours and hundreds of pounds on another round of swing changes.

Or you are hitting the ball well, but your handicap isn’t moving.

If you’re feeling nervous and anxious stepping onto the first tee, or when you have a good score going.

Pay For A Great Golf Experience – Not For Someone’s Time.

Golf is about more than just getting the perfect position at the top of the backswing.

I can tell you whether your golf swing is functional, so you can go away and spend your time practicing something that will actually make a difference to the score you write down at the end of the round.

If it isn’t functional, I can help you understand why and give you your options for fixing it.

If it’s something simple, I’m happy to help you with that.

If not, I’ll point you to the right person to get you back on track.

My rates are listed below.

If you are at the point in your golfing life where you want to find out how good you can be, please have a look at my bespoke long-term mentoring programs by following this link.

An initial conversation is as always, free of charge.

Please get in touch if you want to have a chat.

One Hour Coaching Session £75

Half day Coaching Session £200

Full Day Coaching Session £350

Hi Sam,

Well after our lesson on Monday I played in  Charity event on Tuesday and came 3rd. 

On Thursday I played in a club comp and came 3rd again and finally today I shot 76 and definitely left 3 or 4 shots on the course.

Basically gave up trying to consider the positions I was getting into with my swing and just swung it….. so the discussion we had worked a treat and I have the Club Champs next weekend and feel a good chance lurking. 

Will let you know how it goes

Kind Regards,

Mark Mark Reardon

5 Handicap, Oxfordshire

Playing the Game

To most golfers, improving your golf means improving or fixing your golf swing.

But many golfers have a swing which works OK on the range?

The key to playing your best golf more often isn’t always about improving your skills.

It’s about delivering the skills you do have when you really want to.

Play Golf – Not Golf Swing

Hitting balls in the studio or on the driving range is helpful for working on the technical aspects of your game.

Unfortunately there aren’t many prizes to be won for having a beautiful golf swing.

The game is about getting the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible. This is the most important skill in golf, and like all skills, it can be learnt.

There are a number of components:

Decision making, assessing conditions, understanding your own game, shot selection, and other intangibles which all contribute to you realising your potential.

Taking It To The Course

A playing lesson is a good way for me to see your capabilities as a golfer, to evaluate areas for improvement, and for us to have a conversation about your game and how you see things. 

As such it is a great way to start a coaching relationship.

We can discuss:

  • Your strengths and weaknesses
  • A playing approach to fit those attributes
  • Areas to work on
  • Equipment, gapping and shot selection strategies

£150 -9 holes*

£250 -18 holes*

* Plus green fee where necessary.

Hi Sam,

Hope you’re well. Just a quick message to let you know how things are going.

My golf is fun – my ball striking quality has improved enormously since we did the board drill at the studio and I’m now taking more care with my stability at set up. It’s showing up in results too.
I had a Captain’s away weekend at the Warwickshire two weekends ago with 31 others and scored 32 points on the Earl’s course and 34 on the Kings.
Winner was 36 so I held my own.
Yesterday I won the monthly medal with a net 66 (and that included an 8 on 13th due to a lie behind a tree, a lost ball in the rough and then a 3 putt). Had a gross 39 on the front 9 – net 29.

It was interesting being aware of my thinking once I added up the front 9 – thoughts such as “I can get a gross 78” or “I can win this” or “I’ll probably screw it up soon” came into my head and I let the thoughts in and then let the thoughts out as I knew none of the thoughts were “real” and would have no bearing on my next shot.
In fact after the 8 on the 13th I birdied 14 and just felt clear and happy.

You might also be astonished to know (after seeing me at Woburn) that I got the biggest compliments from my playing partners on my approach play and short game. It’s all in there, I just have to let it happen…

Anyway, trust life is good – let me know if 15th or 16th work for you.

Cheers,

Pete Peter

15 Handicap, Bedfordshire

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