Golf Academy

Greetham Valley’s Golf Academy offers one-to-one, duo and group lessons to novices, improvers and the occasional despairing low handicapper….

We have been very pleased to welcome our new PGA Professional Neil Curtis, who joined us in January 2014.  Neil is well known in the area as an excellent golf coach and has been delighted with the uptake of lessons already at Greetham Valley.
Follow this link for Neil’s Golf Tuition rates.

The Golf Academy’s indoor tuition bay is part of the floodlit Driving Range, which also has 14 covered bays, 4 outdoor bays and a bunker practice area. Open 7 days a week to members and non-members alike, the Driving Range is in regular use and is particularly popular just before important competitions!

State of the art range ball machinery dispenses baskets of range balls in various denominations. Users may purchase either a one-off PIN code from the Golf Shop or Reception to dispense one basket or may purchase a green Range Card to load with credit for even better value.

PIN Code Value Range Card Value 
Small (25 Balls)      £1.50 £10 = £11 worth of balls
Medium (50 Balls)   £2.50 £20 = £25 worth of balls
Large (100 Balls)    £4.00 £40 = £50 worth of balls

In addition, the contoured Putting Green enjoys one of the best views on the entire Greetham Valley complex, overlooking the valley, lakes and both 18th greens. It is ideal for tuition, practice and tweaking one’s aim after three-putting to lose a match!

Pro Profiles

Neil Curtis imageNeil Curtis
PGA Professional Golf Coach
Tel: 077919 15279

Our resident PGA Professional Neil Curtis is on hand to offer the highest standards of customer service. Neil studied joint honours Economics and Management at the home of golf, St Andrews.  On graduation, he trained under the guidance of Bruce Whipham at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club, Leicestershire, and graduated with distinction from the PGA training academy at The Belfry.

At the age of 24, Neil secured his first post as Club Professional in his home town of  Melton Mowbray and he  is proud to be that Club’s longest serving professional. The highlights of Neil’s playing career include competing in the final stages of qualifying for the Open and two British PGA Club Professional Championship finals.

Neil keeps abreast of coaching philosophies by attending continual professional development courses and has learnt from many notable key speakers such as Butch Harmon and golf psychologist Dr Karl Morris. Coach to the Leicestershire & Rutland boys’ team for six years, Neil is familiar with the development of elite players. Greg Eason, his most notable pupil, won the British Amateur Strokeplay Championship and now competes for Florida University on the US college circuit.

Neil’s patience and enthusiasm is boundless and he believes in a simple and fun approach to teaching. All levels and ages of golfer relate well to Neil and enjoy his approachable style. From school festivals on our Par 3 academy course to club fitting and competing in Pro-Ams our PGA professional will help with your golfing needs………..Neil’s own website gives you lots of information about his credentials, please do check him out via this link.
email:  curtispga@hotmail.co.uk   or  call:  077919 15279

Jim Hetherington
PGA Professional Golf Coach
Tel: 07712 052763

As enthusiastic and dedicated as ever, Jim has left no stone unturned over many years to enhance his knowledge in every aspect of peak performance with all standards of golfers. This has resulted in Jim developing a considerable reputation as a golf coach in both the technical and mental side of the game and is renowned for his professionalism.

He has spent time with many of the most recognised coaches in the game including David Leadbetter, Michael Hebron, Susie Meyers, Peter Cowan, Scott Cranfield, Kendal McWade and Karl Morris. His pursuit of coaching excellence has led him to become an Instinctive Golf Coach, NLP sports practitioner and NLP master practitioner. Jim has coached European Tour players, LPGA Tour players, County squads, leading amateurs and several low handicap players. However he derives equal pleasure from seeing the development of all standards of golfer through individual and group tuition.

Jim has presented CPD seminars for the PGA, seminars for elite players and fellow coaches and has run many highly regarded golf schools for all standards of golfer. During the past thirty years Jim has contributed articles for golf magazines and has established a reputation for successful corporate coaching at such venues as Gleneagles.

Jim is passionate about coaching and firmly believes that pupils develop their learning in a fun environment with lessons tailored to their individual requirements and learning style.

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