Looking for a golf pro in South East London/north Kent
First post on here, wondering if anyone could recommend a golf pro/coach in the South East London/north Kent area (Sidcup/Bexley specifically).
I'm a 13 handicapper, and plan to play a LOT more golf this year with a goal of reaching single figures. I'm looking for a pro/coach that can look at my whole game and work with me to make this happen.
If anyone could recommend someone to speak to/visit I would be much obliged.
Thanks in advance for all of the help I'm no doubt about to receive.
n.b also looking for a club to join this year if anyone has any recommendations in the aforementioned areas.
Reply : Wed 14th Jan 2015 23:25
I know someone in your area who has lessons so I'll ask for you.
If you were more South West based Berkshire/Windsor I'd recommend Dean Halford (TheOnlineGolfCoach) or Gary Smith
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Reply : Mon 19th Jan 2015 16:40
I live in welling!
It might be worth going to either Birchwood or Chelsfield lakes for lessons.
as for clubs to join there are a few;
9 hole courses - Barnehurst, Sidcup, Eltham Warren and Bexleyheath (avoid B/H as there are 5 fairways that cross each other) 18 holes - Royal Blackheath, Dartford, Chislehurst, Birchwood, Chelsfield Lakes, Darenth Valley, Lullingstone, Broke Hill, High Elms, Pedham Place and the Orpington Complex (very chavy and clubs have been stolen from here)
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Reply : Tue 20th Jan 2015 12:03
I live in Bexleyheath so if you ever fancy a round let me know (Also trying to get to single figures this year but I have much further to go than you).
I've had coaching at Birchwood before and while it was ok I honestly think the setup there is more geared towards beginners. I'm also looking for a good coach so any suggestions would be great.
In terms of club I was a member at Shooters Hill last year and it was fantastic. Really tough course and great condition. The only down side is that for the money I think that you could get a lot more in the way of facilities (practice area's etc). I have been considering looking further out into Kent for memberships at places like Hever Castle. If anyone has any thoughts on that it would be great!
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Reply : Tue 20th Jan 2015 12:23
Thanks for your help guys.
I've been recommended a guy from Chelsfield who's a friend of the family. I'll check him out and post up the results.
As for courses to join, have been recommended to play West Kent so am off there for a round when the temperatures get above freezing!
Thanks again for the suggestions, if anyone else has any recommendations please let me know.
Chris - always up.for a game, drop me a message. And Hever is GREAT....one of my favourite courses in the area.
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Reply : Wed 21st Jan 2015 10:26
Matt Barber @ chelsfield.
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Reply : Fri 23rd Jan 2015 10:45
Dan I wouldn't mind trying out Hever as I'm seriously considering membership there. We could grab a round sometime?
And noted on what people have said on the quality of coaching at Chelsfield (I have played there a number of times) I will probably look into some lessons there
Last edit : Fri 23rd Jan 2015 10:45