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23rd March 2020

It felt like it was a matter of time but following the governments orders as of 20:30 this evening, Monday 23rd March, all golf lessons will be on hold under further notice.

If you missed the message from the prime minister, he outlined the following rules,

Leave home only for:

  • Shopping or basic necessities
  • One form of exercise a day
  • Any medical need/care for vulnerable person
  • Travelling to and from work, only if absolutely necessary.

Although it is absolutely necessary for me to travel to work, unfortunately it's not necessary for you to come for a golf lesson (even if you tried to pass it as exercise).

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in the lead up to this partial shut down.  I hope we can get through this terrible time sooner rather than later and get back to normality before we lose the entire spring and summer - It's sods law that as soon as the sun comes out, we're stuck in!

I will of course keep you'll updated as the situation changes.

Many thanks
Adam

20th March 2020

Following the news today that all pubs, bars, clubs and leisure centres MUST close for business, I can confirm that this doesn't include golf courses meaning I am still here for you!  The clubhouse will remain shut but the driving range and practice facilities will be open.

Please note the following conditions for golf lessons:

One to one lessons

Running as normal: Social distancing will be enforced where possible and with contamination at a much lower rate one on one than in a group situation, I see no problem with continuing as normal and with precessions in place.  Hand sanitiser and antibacterial products are available and as previously stated all door handles and equipment will be cleaned regularly.

Junior Academy & Ladies Academy

All sessions to be reduced to 1 hour rather than 1 1/2 Hours to reduce social contact time.  We will work in groups of no more than 4 at a time meaning we may split groups between the short game area and range to limit contact time.

Groups & Clinics postponed

Two events upcoming: Ladies event on 26th March and the Short Game clinic on 3rd April will both be postponed to a later date.  Please wait for details of new dates.


17th March 2020

I feel the need to reach out to all my students as the coronavirus strikes fear into the general public and make you aware that it is safe for you to attend golf lessons.  In fact being outside in the fresh air is probably the best place you could be at this point in time!
 
I would like to ensure all my students that to my knowledge I have not come into contact with anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19, nor have I travelled outside the country in the past weeks/months.  
 
When coming for your golf lessons, to ensure the safety of us all I ask that you wash your hands before and after your lesson. I too will be doing my part by making sure that surfaces are cleaned with antibacterial wipes as well as any equipment that is used during our lessons.  I will also have antibacterial spray on hand if required.

If you aren't happy about being in the studio then why not change it up for a short game lesson outside.  We do not have to stop, we just have to be careful and take precautions.
 
With the daily government updates, the situation regarding any form of 'lock down' may change the situation but for now lets keep going, be sensible and try to maintain some normality to ensure our sanity!

Thank you for your continued support

Adam

About me

My journey into golf began at the age of around 10.  I used to walk the golf course with my dad when he walked our dog on the public footpath through Botley Park Golf Club near Southampton.  I was curious watching the golfers as we walked by and wanted to give it a go. I started trying golf at the driving range with my dad and my love for the game had begun.

When I started secondary school I discovered new friends that played golf so we arranged to have a game at a local short golf course to us.  It has a par of 62 or so and it wasn’t long before I started winning competitions, reducing my handicap and by the age of 14 I shot my first round of level par.

I left school and immediately  started working full time at The County Golf Club, now known as Boundary Lakes where I continued my development in the game representing Hampshire from u16’s to colts u21’s.  I then decided to turn professional at 21.  I began my PGA Degree through the University of Birmingham graduating in 2008 as a fully qualified PGA Professional.

At 24 I landed my first Head Professional job at Worldham Golf Club where I spent 5 ½ great years.  This job propelled my teaching career as there was a busy driving rage at the club and lots of lessons.  As I was the only pro I had all the teaching I wanted.  This was new to me and I didn’t have great experience coaching so I figured I should learn some more about teaching and the golf swing.  I travelled to the USA and through Europe learning from some of the best in the world, taking golf teaching certifications before coming home and applying these theories to my lessons – my players starting really improving and so my passion for teaching was ignited.

In 2011 I met Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell from Plane Truth Golf.  Jim, a Hall of Fame Instructor along with Chris have worked with multiple PGA TOUR and Major Champions and the information I gained through their teaching certifications was invaluable.  You can read more about this in my Teaching Philosophy.  I am proud to be associated with The Plane Truth and Jim and Chris have been very kind in their recommendations of me as a teacher.

To the present day I continue to have success with all students based on the Plane Truth’s information and I can only see this continuing as I strive to make myself a better coach every day.

Chris O'Connell

“Adam is one of the brightest young instructors in the world of golf”

Chris O’Connell PGA TOUR Instructor

Jim Hardy

“His information is terrific and his ability to communicate it is wonderful”

Jim Hardy PGA TOUR Hall of Fame Instructor

“I would recommend any golfer wanting to improve to seek Adam’s experience”

Malcolm Mackenzie – European Tour Winner

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