PGA Professionals to provide FREE coaching at Royal St. George’s

PGA Professionals to provide FREE coaching at Royal St. George’s


The PGA is delighted to announce a team of PGA Professionals will be providing FREE golf lessons to the public at the eagerly anticipated 2021 Open Championship.

The team will deliver thousands of free 15-minute coaching lessons to spectators attending this year’s event at Royal St. George’s from 11th-18th July, 2021.

This year’s lessons will be delivered under strict COVID-19 regulations, with social distancing in place for each lesson, while all PGA coaches will be wearing protective masks and sanitising equipment will also be provided.

In 2019 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, the Swingzone team delivered more than 2,700 lessons throughout Open Championship week.

Among the coaches attending this year is PGA Master Professional Peter Ball, PGA Captain Elect Sarah Bennett, and former Ladies European Tour player Fame Tate.

Commenting on the announcement, Jonathan Wright, PGA External Relations Executive, said: “We are thrilled to be able to provide thousands of free coaching lessons once again at this year’s Open Championship.

“The Open Championship Swingzone is a fantastic opportunity for The PGA to showcase the valuable role our Members play in developing golf and inspiring more people into the game.

“We will of course be working under strict COVID-19 protocols so all lessons will be conducted in a safe and professional environment. On behalf of The PGA, I’d like to thank The R&A for their support for the Swingzone once again in 2021.”

The full complement of PGA Professionals at Royal St. George’s is: Alan Bradshaw, Alison Perkins, David Bartlett, David Gleeson, David Playdon, Fame Tate, Ian Bailey, Jak Hamblett, James Harraway, Joanne Taylor, Kevin Caplehorn, Matt Stables, Paul Warner, Peter Ball, Sarah Bennett, Sophie Daws.

If you are attending this year’s Open Championship at Royal St. George’s and would like to book a free 15-minute lesson with a PGA Professional, please visit the Swingzone area located alongside the 18th fairway and speak to a member of The PGA team.


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