Head PGA Professional
Donal brings 20 year’s experience to his role here at Lahinch Golf Club. Having turned pro in 1996 after a successful playing career, he spent 3 years studying Golf Studies at Kingston University in London. Donal has a wealth of experience in teaching, club fitting and retail.
Donal has attended many coaching seminars all over the world with top coaches such as Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter and Karl Morris and is always striving to learn more about the golf swing and how a golfer can improve their performance. Donal was the Munster Coach for the Irish Ladies Golfing Union from 2002- 2007 and is a County Coach for Golfing Union of Ireland for the last 10 years.
“My philosophy on the game is that golf should be enjoyed by everyone. Good golf instruction should be simple, effective and in order for students to change their bad habits, they must first understand why they are making a correction and what the correction will do”
Our professionals have the ability to deliver all aspects of golf tuition. Through their expert knowledge, the quality and flexibility of the Pros is amongst the highest calibre in the game. We offer unrivalled service for all gofers, as well as dedicating time to specific groups such as juniors and ladies. Our specialities include the low ball flight, pitching from bare lies, chip and runs, the ‘Texas wedge’ and, of course, how to escape the deep bunkers ! This, plus much, much more.
• Short Game Coaching
• Practice Range Facilities
• V1 Video Analysis
• On Course Instruction
• Club Fitting & Equipment Advice
• Junior Coaching
Throughout the summer we will hold 1 hour clinics on a variety of topics for €10pp. These will include chipping, pitching, putting, 100 yard shot etc.
Members and visitors looking to book lessons and/or junior camps should contact the golf shop.
Our Junior Programmes aim to establish sound technique and provide the student with an ideal base from which to grow into a complete player. Our junior camps are fun way for kids to improve all aspects of their golf while making new friends with kids their own age.
During the summer there will be a number of Custom Fit days so that the members can get custom fit for the latest golf equipment from PING, Callaway, Nike, Titleist as well as Cleveland wedge fitting. We also carry out putter fittings at any stage.