Golf tuition is available at Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club for members and non-members of all ages at great rates. Lessons are provided by PGA Professional Sarah Claridge. See below Sarah’s testimonial with details of her qualifications and ambitions for our club:
My family have lived in West Cork for the past 27 years, during this time I stayed in Bristol to develop my career. In 2016 I then relocated to beautiful West Cork to be closer to my family. My late father John Claridge started up the senior’s section at Skibbereen some 20 years ago and I know he would be proud to see me taking up the new role as Club Professional.
I’ve been a qualified PGA Pro for over 22 years. My experience has seen me coach players at County and England development level to representing the PGA of Europe and the R&A as a Golf Development Officer in countries such as Latvia and Barbados.
In 2012 I was awarded PGA Fellow Professional status by the Professional Golfers Association which is the Accreditation for Professional Achievement and Learning Awards (APAL) which basically means I’m getting on a bit and have lots of experience in many areas of the game!!
About my coaching style
Golf coaching is a passion of mine and I teach everyone from beginner to elite from junior to senior, one-to-one or group. I also specialise in designing and organising bespoke golf holidays and golf schools for groups and individuals.
I develop my style of coaching around the players needs. Being very player centred I can deliver both a technical method or a more holistic approach with better golf and fun being high on my list of priorities. As a trained NLP Master Practitioner, I can also help players with developing a growth mindset to help improve various aspects of their game.
I often enhance all types of lesson whether putting, short game or long game with the use of video analysis.
What I can provide for the Skibbereen members and visitors
I’m very excited about helping Skibbereen Golf Club become more successful in many ways, whether that’s eventually getting into an ALL Ireland final or increasing club membership. I will put into place coaching programmes and events throughout the season and the winter months for all sections of the club.
This is a sample of the programmes that I can provide:
Play golf with your Pro lesson
I’ve dusted off my clubs and cleaned the club faces to shine brightly in the sun…..this on course lesson will allow for self distancing protocol and give you the opportunity to watch me play golf….you’ll see me play some wow shots and you’ll also see some “recovery shots” 🤣 all the while learning as we go.
I’ll be asking the important questions to get the most out of your golf and helping you make the ball do what you want it to do. This will really be a two way learning experience, learning from me and me learning from you to help you play better golf. (There is also an option where I don’t play and I walk around helping you with your game in the same way)
1.5 hour lesson €70
2 hour lesson €80
4 x 2 hour course package €290 (RRP €360)
(Non members and PAYG members will pay an additional small green fee)
Let’s get you closer to the pin! Learn to ask yourself the important questions that lead you to play better short game shots to lower your score.
We can cover, club selection, playing awkward lies, distance control, high and low shots, bunkers, chipping, pitching and putting….you name it we’ll investigate and fix it or improve it.
30 min lesson €30
1 hour lesson €50
4 x 3 min series €100
4 x 1 hour series €180
Improve your ball striking
Normal long game lessons with self-distancing protocol will also take place on the practice fairway at Skibbereen as before. Again learn to understand what you need to do to make the ball fly how you want it to.
30 mins €30
1 hour €50
I can also tailor make a package to entirely suit your needs so please call, text or email me on 0838524917 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss any options or to book a lesson.
Skibb Golf Kidz Academy
The junior Academy will go ahead this summer but will be a 5 lesson programme in groups of 3, for further information please use the contact details above.
Ladies get into Golf
I would hope that we will also run smaller group sizes for the ladies get into golf programme starting mid-June. I’ll keep you posted on these developments.
PGA Club Professional
Skibbereen & West Carbery GC
+353(0)83 852 4917