Lessons


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.

Why Coaching?

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

Our Staff

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Ian Henry - Head PGA Professional

I started playing golf properly at the age of thirteen and attained my first handicap of 17 shortly after. I decided to dedicate my time to one sport at the age of sixteen and steadily progressed with my handicap. Even though I was fairly late to start junior golf I progressed quickly and did manage to represented Worcestershire County at under eighteen level. I had some success at club level before turning professional to continue my development. While training as PGA Professional I had some success winning a number of County level PGA Pro Ams and Medal titles, whilst also competing at Regional and National PGA tournaments. I now have over fifteen years experience working in the golf industry. I started my career working at Ravenmeadow Golf Club and USA Golf at the age of 15. While at Ravenmeadow I had the opportunity to assist Mark Slater with the junior coaching, and soon developed a real passion to help new young golfer improve. After five years at Ravenmeadow Golf Club I moved onto Worcester Golf and Country Club in February 2006 to work with Graham Farr and became Head Professional at Worcester G&CC in August 2020. When I moved to Worcester I turned professional and enrolled on the PGA degree programme which is run by the PGA and Birmingham University. Once I had my level one coaching certificate I started teaching TriGolf in local schools and introduced many children to golf. This enabled me to build a structured junior coaching program at Worcester Golf & Country Club and increase the junior membership from fifteen to over seventy. A couple of years later I happily graduated from my degree with a merit in May 2011. Once I completed my level two coaching certificate I started teaching on a one to one basis and continued to develop my teaching skills by working with other coaches and attending continued professional development courses. I have been lucky enough to work with a vast amount of amateurs and professionals with a wide range of abilities. As a coach I get as much satisfaction from helping a beginner to get the ball airborne as I do fine tuning an elite players swing. However I have worked with: Club Champions County Champions International Amateurs Tour Professionals

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Matthew Rea - PGA Professional

Matthew joined Worcester Golf & Country Club at the start of June 2021. He began PGA training at Stourbridge Golf Club in the West Midlands, qualifying in 2011. Shortly after graduating Matthew secured a trainee coaching role with David Leadbetter Golf Academies, working first at Reiter's Golf & Country Club, Austria, followed by a move to IMG Academy Florida (home to the famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy), continuing onto Asia, spending time in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Pune, India. Matthew has been fortunate to experience thorough grounding in theories and models of participation, player development and performance aspects of golf coaching which can be applied to golfers of all abilities and backgrounds. He is committed to providing appropriate coaching instruction across a range of proficiencies and individual needs.

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Alex Band - PGA Assistant Professional

Alex has been a member at Worcester Golf & Country Club since he was eight years old. Alex played for Worcestershire County Boys at all age groups and was part of the league winning side in 2017. Alex runs the Sunday junior coaching sessions that are open to members and visitors.

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