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Coaching Introduction Package

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Mark will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn through observation while getting a whole view of your game. Whether you are just learning or regular golfer, this unique interaction will allow Mark to customize your individual program to maximize your golf experience.

4 Hours coaching for only £150 save £50

  • 2 Hour- Player Profiling and On Course Game Assessment
  • 30 minute- Coaching Session based on Agreed Goals
  • 30 minute- Confirmation of Learning
  • 60 minute-Golf Course Challenge, new action plan

An Introduction to Mark Day PGA Fellow Professional

Mark offers an extensive range of golf instruction, all based on the practical experience, technical knowledge and formal training of playing the game.  Regardless of your experience or ability Mark is fully equipped to help you improve your golf and enjoy your game.

Mark was awarded Fellow status of the PGA in 2010; in 2012 he was recognised in Golf World’s Top 100 UK Coaches and most recently was appointed England Regional Coach for the Girls Thames Valley Region.  He is currently undertaking an MSc Degree in Sport Coaching at the University of Birmingham and is a Plane Truth certified Instructor.   As a Plane Truth instructor Mark employs a next ball better philosophy and guarantees improved ball striking and/or ball flight by the end of the lesson.  Furthermore, Mark is a PDS qualified performance coach and holds a Diploma in Sports Psychology.  This allows him to apply an inter-disciplinary approach to coaching with the outcome of helping golfers of all ages and abilities to enhance their enjoyment of the game through improved performance.  

Learn with a friend for only £100 each

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Short Game School

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Conducted by Fellow PGA Professional Mark Day is a full day (7 hours) golf school purely on shots from 120 yards and in. Pitching, chipping, bunker play and putting are covered, beginning with skills tests on all departments and highly personalised instruction to turn three or four shots into two.

£395 per day – max group of four and includes facility use, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

  • 1 x player - £395
  • 2 x players - £197.50 per player
  • 3 x players - £130 per player
  • 4 x players - £98.75 per player
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Get into Golf

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If you are interested in taking up the game of golf or getting back into it after a period of time away, then please call Mark Day on 01442 842310 or 07958003756 to take the next step.

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Adult Coaching

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Under the leadership of PGA Fellow Professional we offer an extensive range of golf instruction, all based on the practical, technical experience and formal training of playing the game. Regardless of your experience or ability each coach is fully equipped to help you improve your game and move to the next level.

Our coaching prices are listed below however we would be delighted to tailor a programme specific to your needs. To Schedule a lesson or for more information please contact our professional shop on 01442 842310

  • 1 Hour - £60
  • 2 Hours - £100
  • 6 Hours - £270
  • 10 Hours - £400

 

Mark Day – PGA Fellow Professional

  • PGA Class AAT Level 4 UKCC Coach 
  • PGA Fellow Golf Professional
  • England National Girls Lead Coach
  • Hertfordshire County Coaching Coordinator
  • Currently Undertaking Masters in Sport Coaching at University of Birmingham
  • PDS qualified performance coach
  • Diploma in Sports Psychology (Newcastle College)
  • Co-Founder and Performance Director of Hertfordshire Golf Futures Tour & iTour

 

Noel Quinn – PGA Professional

Noel turned professional in 2005 and immediately embarked upon gaining his PGA Teaching Qualifications. Noel is now a PGA Level 3 instructor and has been helping golfers of all abilities since 2008. Based at Whipsnade Park Golf Club, Noel offers individual lessons, group lessons, taster sessions or on-course lessons, whatever suits your needs.

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Junior Academy Programme

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Our next generation of golfers meet up every weekend; call us now on 01442 842310 to book your FREE taster session.

Once our young golfers have established confidence in the sessions we link them into the Hertfordshire Golf Futures Tour where they will get the opportunity to play in structured and organised events around age, ability and strength appropriate golf courses.

We currently have 21 boys and 7 girls playing on the Futures Tour with the older juniors starting to achieve their handicap on the full course at Whipsnade Park.

Sessions are £6.75 each or a voucher for 6 sessions is available for just £30 and valid for 3 months.

Book your Free Taster Session now on 01442 842310

 

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Junior Day Camps

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From the beginner golfer to the advanced player, our day camps are our most popular junior program. These camps are for boys and girls ages 6-15 with an 8:1 student ratio. Each camp is four consecutive days. Instruction on all aspects of the game is provided as well as play on simulated holes. In full day schools, campers will play a full round of golf. Campers will learn full swing fundamentals, short game, golf course rules and etiquette and much more in a fun and challenging setting.

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Typical Full Day Camp Teaching Schedule (£30 per day/ £75 per week)

  • 9:30am - 9:50 am – Registration
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm - Instruction on full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker shots and course play
  • Golf Swing Analysis
  • Games and contests
  • Lunch (Bring your Own)
  • 4:00pm - Camp Ends
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm Instructors available to answer questions

Typical Half-Day Camp Teaching Schedule (£25 per day/£60 per week)

  • 9:30am - 9:50am – Registration
  • 10:00am - 13:00pm - Instruction on full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, & bunker shots
  • 13:00pm Camp Ends
  • 13.00:00pm - 12:30pm - Instructors available to answer questions

2014 SCHEDULE: All camps are Monday-Wednesday (unless noted otherwise)

  • 2014 Spring Half Term
  • 2014 Easter Holidays
  • 2014 Summer Half Term
  • 2014 Summer Holidays

Save money when registering for multiple camps and siblings.

First Full Day camp(er) is £75 per week additional camps and/or siblings are discounted £60.

Discounts only apply to FULL day camps

 

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Junior Development Programme

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This programme is for the aspiring junior golfer looking to build a plan for improving their long game and short game technique in tandem with on course management skills. This private program is structured for each individual's specific needs and prepares juniors for competing successfully at county level. The combination of range and on-course instruction will teach students to practice and play more efficiently.

Golf Curriculum:

  • Total Game Evaluations and Instruction
  • Short Game Evaluations and Instruction
  • Golf Swing Analysis
  • Club Fitting Analysis
  • On-Course Instruction
  • Pre-Tournament Preparation & Strategy
  • Time Management Skills
  • Player Development

Includes:

  • 1:1 Student / Teacher Ratio
  • Up to 12 Hours of Instruction
  • On-Course Instruction on The Lakes at Castle Hills Academy practice course
  • Video Analysis of Total Game
  • Online Video Locker (coming soon)
  • Discount use of practice facilities

£30 per month

 

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Wildcats Junior Golf Programme

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Its about enjoying the game, having fun and 'playing for the pride' - Wildcats

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Our Coaching Philosophy    

We always remember that the game of golf is just that - a game. It’s all about enjoying , at the same time, learning and developing golf and life skills within a safe fun filled environment.

We play with all equipment, in all situations, so our young golfers learn all the skills necessary for them to venture out onto the field of play.

We learn golf through a variety of fun-filled age appropriate activities where players have the opportunity to experience, grasp and execute the game as it relates to them and learn at their own rates and at their own stage of physical and mental development. 

 

A sport for life and a sport for all   

The Coaches at Whipsnade Park Golf Club take great pride in sharing with their students a sport for life and a sport for all. At all times we strive to make the carefully structured process of learning, competing and achieving, a balanced, enjoyable and safe experience. 

 

Who can participate?

All of our FUNdamental classes are enjoyed by girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. Previous experience isnot required and all equipment can be supplied.

 

Booking Details

FUNdamental weekend sessions are run on a roll up basis. 

No  booking is necessary, however, if this  is your first time or you have not been for a while please call to confirm your interest in coming so we can best prepare for you. 

 

Safety in class 

The welfare of all our students is paramount and they are briefed regularly on the need for personal care and the wellbeing and safety of others, within both the practice environment and on the golf course. All students are encouraged to practice both at home and at the golf club, however we strongly recommend you monitor their safety as well. 

 

What to wear?

For FUNdamental sessions dress codes are very relaxed and it is important that all students feel comfortable while they are being introduced to the sport.

However, we do require all students dress appropriately for the golf course.  Dress code requirements are available upon request and you will be advised in advance when coaching may be conducted on the golf course.

 

Where does the coaching take place?

All coaching is held at Whipsnade Park Golf Club, where we maximize the fantastic facilities including; the Putting Green, Driving Range, the Chipping Area and Pitching Zones as well as the 18 hole Golf Course.

Explanar junior training system

We can provide students with golf  "training wheels or stabilisers". The Explanar junior  training system is ideal for offering all young golfers the perfect start to their golfing life by giving them a feeling for the golf swing and a repeatable  motion.

 


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Junior Coaching

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golfmark logoMark Day, our very own PGA Fellow Professional has developed FUNdamental Golf, a unique program providing the perfect start for any young golfer.

Once hooked on this great game, FUNdamental golf offers flexible cost effective playing opportunities for both long term development and participation.

 

Free taster sessions,

FUN damental holiday sessions

Explanar junior training sessions


For more information contact our Head Professional, Mark Day on 01442 842310 or email pro@whipsnadeparkgolf.co.uk

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Noel Quinn - PGA Golf Professional

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Noel turned professional in 2005 and immediately embarked upon gaining his PGA Teaching Qualifications. Noel is now a PGA Level 3 instructor and has been helping golfers of all abilities since 2008. Based at Whipsnade Park Golf Club, Noel offers individual lessons, group lessons, taster sessions or on-course lessons, whatever suits your needs.

Playing Highlights

  • Lead Player in Open Regional Qualifying 2007
  • Winner of Herts PGA OOM 2009
  • Winner of 2 Regional OOM events 2012
  • Top 5 Regional OOM 2012

Lowest Score

65 (-7) Mowsbury Park GC

Course Record Holder

  • 65 (-7) Mowsbury GC Beds
  • 68 (-5) Whipsnade Park GC Herts

Coaching Highlights

Developing Junior Golf within Whipsnade Park GC

Professional Highlights

Winning 2 Eastern Region Order of Merit events in 2012

Favourite Golf Courses

  • Swinley Forest, Berkshire
  • Alhama Signature, Murcia, Spain
  • The Dukes @ Woburn, Buckinghamshire

Perfect 4 Ball

Seve Ballesteros, Phil Mickelson, & Tiger Woods

Playing Ambitions

  • Top 3 Finish in Regional Order of Merit 2013
  • Herts Order of Merit Winner 2013
  • Top 15 Finish in Europro Order of Merit 2013 – European Tour 2014

Favourite Holiday Destinations

Torrevieja, Spain for winter practice – County Galway, Ireland to see the family

Top Tip

Never let a bad hole ruin your round, every hole is a birdie chance!!!

What's In The Bag

Driver

Titleist 910D3, Fujikura Rombax X Flex Shaft

Rescue

TaylorMade Rescue 11 Tp, 17 Degree, R.I.P X Flex Shaft

The Irons

Titleist 712mb PW – 6 Iron, 712cb 5 – 2 Iron, Rifle 6.5 Shafts

The Wedges

Titleist Vokey Spin Milled Design – 54 & 58 Degree, 6.5 Rifle Shaft

The Putter

Rife Island Series Cayman Putter, 34 Inch

The Ball

Titleist Pro V1x

GPS

Nikon Laser 350

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