“I retired at 65 and at that point had never been on a golf course. I was looking for a hobby which would provide some physical and mental exercise, preferably outdoors, but not too strenuous. A friend suggested that he and I should take up golf. We did so, and much as I enjoyed our strolls around the golf course, I knew that my game had faults which I could not correct on my own.
So far Andrew has taught me basic golfing techniques covering many course situations and given me the confidence needed in developing my game. I am pleased to report that I have made some progress towards the standard which I would like to achieve. Golf has given me a welcome challenge and I take pride in the modest improvements to my game which would not have been possible without Andrews guidance ”
“It was great learning in a group with people that were just starting to play golf, there was no pressure and it was good fun. I didn't have any clubs or idea how play to golf when i started the beginners class but can now get myself around a golf course.”
Andrew Smith spent most of his career working as a club professional and played extensively in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Andrew has always had a passion for coaching and has been the teaching professional at York Golf Range since it opened in 2003. Andrew is a former Yorkshire PGA Captain, a class AA teaching professional and PGA qualified rules referee. He has over 30 years experince coaching players of all ages. .
Andrew has written a best-selling book entitled "The Essential Guide to Beginners Golf". Also check out his 'Essential Guide to Putting'.
Both are available from the golf shop at York Golf Range
Ask for advice on which is the best set for you. We stock Ladies sets, Gents sets, 1" Longer sets and lots of individual clubs. Prices start from £199 for a full set of clubs and bag. For further information on the package sets we stock please visit the www.macgregor-golf.co.uk