Enjoy better golf with our professional golf coaching
Golf coaching is all about you and what you want to get out of your game. We pride ourselves on being good listeners and aim to provide the best possible professional advice, whilst ensuring each lesson is tailored and enjoyable for the golfer.
" We will add Technique to your Style!"
We’re passionate about helping you play better golf.
Every golfer enjoys the game more when they’re hitting good shots and playing well. This is our mission for you.
Think back to your last few rounds and try to pinpoint an area that cost you shots…
Maybe, you had too many three-putts as a result of poor distance control? Or did you miss too many fairways to the right meaning you had to chip out sideways? It could be that you play well in practice rounds with your friends but struggle to replicate that in competitions?
Through our experiences in the game and our PGA education, we appreciate that every golfer is different. That’s why we offer a range of lessons and packages to suit everyone.
Lessons will cover:
- Golf Fundamentals
- Swing Basics
- Short Game
- Long Game
- Course Management
Steve White - Head PGA Professional (AAT) QualifiedI have been a PGA Golf Professional for over 30 years and the Head Professional here at Thurlestone since 2012. I have over 30 years of coaching experience in the UK and abroad and throughout this time I have coached every type of golfer from beginner through to tour Professionals.
Jack Wallace - PGA ProfessionalClass AA PGA Professional, Club Fitter & Custom Fitting Expert, Junior Academy Coach
Tracy Loveys - PGA Golf ProfessionalI have been a Fully Qualified Teaching Professional for 30years. After a brief spell on the Ladies European Tour in the late '90s, I have dedicated myself to the PGA/WPGA through playing in tournaments and coaching golfers of all standards and abilities. My approach to coaching is to work with my pupils physical abilities and aspirations. Everyone is different and finding that 'nugget of info' that flicks the switch in my pupils mind, and their subsequent enjoyment/improvement, is what drives me. I teach the whole package - from tee to green - but specialize in Short Game. I have won the WPGA Club Pro's Championship on 4 occasions (3 of them in a row '08-'10), West Region WPGA Champion 3 times and I am currently Chair of WPGA.
As a single-figure player stricken by shanking last year, I am hugely grateful to Jack Wallace, one of the professionals at Thurlestone Golf Club. He cured my problem in two lessons, giving me a clear picture of what needed changing in my swing and giving much needed encouragement. My confidence on the course returned and I went on to win three competitions before the lockdown, having my handicap cut to 6.2. I would recommend Jack as a teacher to anyone.
John Davie (hcp 6) - Club Member
I was very impressed with the service I received when seeking to replace my irons. I was able to try a range of options in your indoor facility, and the advice on the right manufacturer to suit my game was supplemented by a lesson to help iron out a few basic issues with my swing. It’s now up to me to practice what I’ve been told and I’m sure that the new equipment and adjusted swing will help me to enjoy my golf even more in 2021.
Malcolm Gloster - Club Member
The first word that springs to mind when I think about Steve and Jack in the Thurlestone GC pro shop is trust. I feel they have my best golf interests at heart and they are not interested in making a quick sale to boost profits. How refreshing. I trust them for kit and I know first hand they make lessons stimulating, challenging and fun for young and old alike. The holistic approach is greatly appreciated.
Julian Mack - Club Member
As an "away" member of the prestigious Thurlestone Golf Club, I have found, without exception, Steve White and all the pro shop staff to be incredibly welcoming and helpful. A friendly greeting and personalised attention is worth so much. I have had several fittings for new clubs which I have been very happy with and the coaching staff have helped to tweak some of the numerous glitches in my game for which I have been most grateful.
Annie Gloster (hcp 15) - Club Member
Whenever I have been in the shop I have been met with utmost courtesy and professionalism. I can always find or be directed to what I want and it is a pleasure to go in.
Sheila George (hcp 32) - Club Member
Late last summer I wanted to check my clubhead speed with the new studio equipment. The speed was disappointing, but after a few tips from Steve it increased by 5mph, something to work on this year. Another tip from Steve has already helped with a knee strain caused by a swing fault. After a few weeks of golf this year I will certainly go for another checkup in the studio
Hugh Bodger (hcp 11) - Club Member