Golf Instructors

Meet the PGA Professionals at World of Golf London

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At World of Golf our PGA Qualified Instructors offer personal and group golf lessons for all ages and abilities.

All our instructors continue their professional development to increase their knowledge and skills in coaching golf, and have excellent levels of follow up service in to help you develop your golf game.

Ian Clark

Master Professional

PGA Qualified: 1994
Awarded Advanced Fellow of the PGA in 2012

Ian has over twenty years of experience as a golf professional, and during that time has focussed his career toward teaching the game he loves. Ian is one of our Master Professionals here at New Malden.

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Date of birth: 21/5/72
PGA Qualified: 1994
Awarded Advanced Fellow of the PGA in 2012

Qualifications

Voted one of the top 100 instructors in the country by Golf World magazine
Authorised Instructor The Golfing Machine GSE M
Trackman level 1 certified instructor
K-Vest level1 certified instructor
Titleist Performance Institute golf fitness instructor – Level 1
Nicklaus/Flick Certified Instructor
Kinetic Swing certified coach
Nominated for inclusion in Golf Monthly’s Top 25 coaches list.
Putting Zone Certified Coach

Golf Speciality:

Ian has over twenty years of experience as a golf professional, and during that time has focussed his career toward teaching the game he loves. Ian is one of our Master Professionals here at New Malden.

Ian has previously taught in the Middle East with stints in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, he joined the World of Golf in 1999.

Ian has recently opened the Ian Clark Golf Academy here at New Malden, the academy is equipped with the very latest teaching technology available today. This includes Trackman, K-Vest and SAM Balance Lab. Ian is a Golfing Machine, Trackman and Titleist Performance Institute certified coach and this shows in the quality of instruction he produces.

Ian has won a number of awards for his coaching, and as recently as 2012 was voted one of the top 100 coaches in the country by Golf World magazine, and also was awarded the designation of Advanced Fellow of the British PGA.

Ian has made a lifetime vocation to learn from the best teachers and has studied under many of them, that list includes, Jim Flick, Homer Kelley, Mike Bender, Lynn Blake, Jim McLean, Ben Doyle, Chuck Cook, Geoff Mangum, Andy Plummer, Mike Bennett, Martin Hall, James Leitz and Dr Karl Morris.

Ian is a regular contributor for Golf World magazine, with his instruction articles regularly appearing in the magazine, he has also published his own e-book, ’50 drills from the driving range’, with another book on it way. Ian has also held many regular speaking engagements, speaking at the PGA National golf show, and speaking at the PGA South Region coaching conference, he also presents seminars to fellow members of the PGA.

Ian uses outstanding and imaginative communication skills as well as many different training aids in all his lessons, and as an ardent student of the game his enthusiasm for golf is infectious.

You can find out more about Ian at his website. www.ianclarkgolf.co.uk

Jon Woodroffe

Master Professional

Awarded Advanced Fellow of the PGA status 2012
Golf Foundation Burroughs Award 2008

Jon is simply the most experienced golf coach for beginners in the UK. He has started over 25,000 new players into the game through beginners group lessons over the past 38 years.

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Date of Birth 23/07/1962

Qualifications:

Awarded Advanced Fellow of the PGA status 2012
Golf Foundation Burroughs Award 2008

Jon is simply the most experienced golf coach for beginners in the UK. He has started over 25,000 new players into the game through beginners group lessons over the past 38 years. His infectious enthusiasm is undimmed for introducing people to the sport.

Whether you have never touched a golf club before or are returning to the sport after a lay off, Jon will inspire you to want to play golf. The group lessons will be fun as well as instructional and by the end of the 6 week course you will be ready and able to attack a golf course.

Jon also specialises in getting new players both out onto the golf course and meeting other new golfers by arranging golf games and golf holidays home and abroad. So not only will you be taking up a new past time, but you will be making new friends as you go.

Grant Guerin

Senior Professional

PGA Qualified: 2011

In 2008 Grant Guerin moved to London New Zealand to join the team at World of Golf. In New Zealand Grant played at the highest level of amateur golf representing his region of Canterbury at all levels from under 16 through to the senior team.

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Date of birth: 06/08/79

PGA QUALIFIED: 2011
PGA AA Member

Coaching Qualifications

Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Certified Golf Coach
Science and Motion Certified Putting Instructor Level 2
Trackman level 2 Certified Certified Instructor
K Motion Level 1 Certified Certified Instructor
Wedge Matrix Attendee Certified
Swing Catalyst Level 1 Certified
PGA Certificate in Golf Psychology

THE TITLEIST PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE COACHING PHILOSOPHY
I am very proud to have attained the highest possible coaching certification that The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) have to offer. 18 of the last 20 major champions were advised by a TPI Certified expert and countless other PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and elite level amateurs and juniors have come under TPI’s guidance. The body-swing connection is at the core of the coaching program and this means that every new full swing client I see will undergo a 15 minute physical screen to establish if they have any physical limitations that could be having an adverse effect on their technique. From there I will measure and analyse your technique using K Motion 3D analysis, video and SAM Putt Lab. You will leave each lesson with a better understanding of your technique, understand the drills required to improve your technique and an understanding of how to practice effectively.

FULL SWING LESSONS
I will begin by taking you through the 12 physical screens and give you a “Golf fitness handicap”. I will then use the state of the art K Motion 3D motion capture system to gain a deeper understanding of your golf swing as well as making a video analysis that will be sent through at the completion of each session. I will explain and demonstrate the drills that will be required to improve your swing and explain how to construct a focused effective practice session.

SHORT GAME LESSONS
At TPI we focus on the short game as much as we do the full swing, we understand that during the course of a round most of the shots a golfer hits will be from inside 100 yards of the green thus special attention is placed on this vital area of the game. I have studied directly under two of the world’s leading short game teachers in James Ridyard and James Sieckmann, their insights have shaped the way I coach the short game. I will use a combination of 3D and video analysis to accurately measure your pitching, chipping and bunker techniques then formulate a plan to make improvements. I will also show you different games to play to keep your practice time fun and beneficial.

PUTTING LESSONS
Through a combination of my TPI training with James Sieckmann and Dave Phillips and completing the SAM Putting Level 2 Certification I will give you an in depth analysis of your putting game. I will use both the SAM Putt lab system and video to accurately measure your technique then advise you on any changes that may be required. I will also advise you on any training aids that could be of benefit and show you a number of drills and games that you can do to enhance your practice sessions.

ON COURSE SESSIONS
I especially enjoy going on course with clients. Here I will walk 9 holes with you and coach you on course tactics, shot and club selection, pre shot routine as well as keeping an eye on your techniques with the different shots. Going out on the course gives me the chance to see your game in its entirety from driver through putter and everything in between. I will video your swing and send through an analysis at the end of play.

Brian Lee

Senior Professional

PGA of Great Britain & Ireland (AA rating)
PGA of South Africa Qualified (AAA rated)

Brian started golf at the age of 8, growing up in the Golf Mecca of South Africa, the Garden Route. Brian began his PGA training in 2004 and qualified in 2006

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Qualifications and training:

PGA of Great Britain & Ireland (AA rating)
PGA of South Africa Qualified (AAA rated)
Bio Swing Dynamic Lv1
Swing Catalyst Lv1
Tri-Golf Cert
Disabled Golf Cert
Golf England, HSBC Grass Roots South East Elite Professional

Background:

Brian started golf at the age of 8, growing up in the Golf Mecca of South Africa, the Garden Route. Brian’s passion for golf came from his father who played golf to a high level and two brothers who still today hold very low handicaps. Brian began his PGA training in 2004 and soon after qualifying in 2006 held the Director of Golf position at the Gary Player designed Goose Valley Golf Estate in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. During this time he was able to learn, play and teach alongside the golfing great Gary Player. This helped as Brian spent a successful 18 month stint on the Sunshine Tour, the South African Professional Golf circuit. Brian spent a fair amount of his course practice sessions with Branden Grace a multiple winner on the European Tour and has because of this learnt a great deal about the mental and physical requirements of playing on Tour.

Brian’s sporting background means he is incredibly adept at applying every day activities into your golf swing making it easier to understand and be consistent from the get go! His history of coaching and playing alongside Gary Player, Branden Grace, Wayne Westner and some of the top Tour professionals has increased his ability to spot swing faults in top players while also allowing him to give practical advice on how to perform under immense competitive pressure. During his time at the World of Golf London Brian has also run an outreach program that saw 7500 juniors get an introduction into golf and a further 1000 juniors visit the range for a weekly program through 2014 and 2015. The immense amount of patience through delivering the outreach program has meant Brian is exceptionally well suited to help any level of golfer including beginners who wish to experience golf coaching that is fun, relaxed and uplifting.

Grab a session today and make today the start of a fantastic golfing career!

Sebastian Grobler

Senior Professional

PGA Level 2 Qualified

Sebastian grew up in South Africa, and at the age of 10 discovered his love for golf. He participated in countless junior golf programmes and aged 15 had already achieved a handicap of 2.

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Qualifications:

Swing catalyst level 1
Bio Swing Dynamics level 1
PGA Level 2 Qualified

Biography:

Sebastian grew up in South Africa, and at the age of 10 discovered his love for golf. He participated in countless junior golf programs and at the age of 15 had achieved a handicap of 2. He represented his county in many national tournaments and in 2009 came top at the annual handicap ranking at the Eagle Canyon Golf club, with a handicap of + 2. This incredibly low handicap afforded him the opportunity to play on the South African professional tour, the Sunshine Tour, while still an amateur, thus gaining some invaluable experience of not only playing golf at the highest level but also seeing other top golfers at first hand.

In 2010 Sebastian moved to the UK to further his professional golfing career by participating in the Euro Pro, Jamega and Tp Tour events.
In 2012 his hunger for knowledge led him to successfully complete a diploma at the European Golf Teachers Federation and in 2013 commenced his PGA training at American Golf (World of Golf). Through working with us at this site he gained extensive knowledge in golf club fitting and how matching the right equipment to a sound golf technique will add to the improvement a golfer will experience. He is a keen student of this and all areas of the game and is anxious to keep in touch with the latest trends and technology to help him improve his own and his customer’s golf game.

Teaching Philosophy

People learn new tasks differently. Sebastian feels that it is his responsibility to make you understand the message in the most concise method possible .There are three forms of learning: HEAR IT, SEE IT, FEEL IT. The fastest way for you to improve is to stimulate all three forms of learning; auditory, visual and kinaesthetic and he aims to do this by using training aids, drills and feedback such as video play back or Trackman radar.

Sebastian is a firm believer in practice with a purpose, using drills to keep the game exciting. Sebastian’s experience as a professional player taught him the value of a strong mental game, and the importance of strength and flexibility. Whether you’re just starting to play the game or you’re more advanced, Sebastian wants to help you reach your goals.

He believes that no matter what level of golfer, “having fun” should be the #1 priority while learning and playing. “By getting the student to be more aware of what they are doing and why they are doing it, they can become their own golf coach.” A strong base of fundamentals is the process which can, and will, lead to desirable outcomes. His approach to teaching students varies depending on the person; no player is the same. He values the traditions of the game and wants to share them with his students.

Sebastian is available for coaching from Sunday to Thursday.

Alex Evans

Teaching Professional

PGA Level 2 Qualified 2014

Alex had a great passion for golf from the very moment he picked up a golf club aged 15. Being ambitious and hardworking he developed his game very quickly. With a starting Handicap of just 15 it was obvious he had a knack for the game straightaway.

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PGA Level 2 Qualified 2014

Biography:

Alex has had a great passion for golf from the very moment he picked up a golf club at the age of 15. Being ambitious and hardworking he developed his game very quickly. With a starting Handicap of just 15 it was obvious he had a knack for the game straightaway. It then only took Alex 4 years to get down to a 2 handicap and win the Club Championships at West Hill golf club where he played his golf as an amateur. Following his artistic education, Alex at the age 18 took on the challenge of University life for 3 years. After Graduating with a (BA Hons) Degree in Illustration from the University of the Creative Arts Maidstone in 2010 he went onto some part time work becoming a golf caddy at two of the most prestigious and exclusive golf courses in the Country, Wentworth and Queenwood Golf Club. After just a few months of being “on the bag”, giving the players advice and tips on their swing technique he could see that he was able to give his customers an immediate improvement to their golf, so this was when he realized he wanted to pursue a career in golf coaching. He then made the decision to take on the PGA Training Scheme in 2011. Ever since he joined the PGA training program to become a qualified PGA Professional he has not looked back. Attached to Sutton Green Golf Club for 3 and a half years, he has loved working in the golfing environment and has thoroughly enjoyed dealing with members of the club he worked at, always providing them with excellent customer service.
Alex relishes meeting new people and prides himself on being easily approachable and good-natured. His upbeat and enthusiastic character exudes his passion for teaching golf. Watching the progression of people’s golf and seeing their enjoyment and sense of achievement within their performance is what Alex ultimately strives to accomplish.

Teaching Philosophy

Firstly, creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for the student, whilst imparting a sense of interest and enthusiasm in what is being taught. Then directing that interest and enthusiasm with solid fundamentals and easy to follow step by step routines that students will feel confident in following. Ultimately, enjoying the experience is the most important concern, being able to guide the individual to reach their full potential is the only other focus.

Alex is available for coaching at World of Golf New Malden from Tuesday to Saturday.

Kevin McDonaldKevin McDonald

Teaching Professional

Kevin has joined the World of Golf London with a wealth of enthusiasm and a career full of experience in coaching new golfers to spearhead our “Learn to Play Golf Free” campaign.

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Biography:

Kevin has joined the World of Golf London with a wealth of enthusiasm and a career full of experience in coaching new golfers to spearhead our “Learn to Play Golf Free” campaign.

He has a unique style geared solely to making the difficult task of learning to play golf as easy as possible, for both adults and kids, and the feedback from his customers is universally positive.

Kevin started his professional career at Hersham Village Golf Club and stayed there for 8 years until he was lured away by the World of Golf company to work at the Sidcup golf centre. With the sale of that site, Kevin moved across London to take the head professionals job at Stockley Park Golf Club, but when the opportunity to head up this extremely successful programme at World of Golf New Malden came up, he was on his way.

Kevin is all about making learning golf fun. He is a qualified and knowledgeable PGA professional, but you won’t feel embarrassed as a novice, as he applies his great skill and easy-going manner to encourage you to improve.

GOLF LESSONS

Our PGA qualified instructors offer classes for golf beginners and improvers, in group lessons or as individual tuition to really advance your game.

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