PGA Professional Services
Donal McSweeney is our Head PGA Professional and is joined by another Qualified PGA Professional, Diarmuid Fraser. Both of our Professionals will provide world class tuition and instruction for golfers of all ages and abilities. This is achieved by utilising the latest pioneering technology available Trackman 4 and, in conjunction with the latest instructional techniques, both PGA Professionals will offer Members and Guests a memorable and meaningful golf experience at the Golf Academy. In July of 2019, we will open a 3000 square feet indoor facility with state of the art teaching equipment to help you get the most out of your game.
Donal McSweeney, Head PGA Professional
Donal represented Munster at Interprovincial level, won the British Universities Championship and won on the Irish PGA Tour with a career low of 63 (-8).
Donal has been a Class AA PGA Professional for 20 years. He turned Professional in 1996 after a successful playing career and studied Golf Studies and Sports Management at Kingston University in London for 3 years before joining the PGA. Donal has a wealth of experience in teaching, club fitting and golf retail.
Donal also is an avid student of the golf swing and uses Trackman4 for all his coaching and fitting sessions. He is always striving to learn more about the golf swing and how a golfer can improve his/her performance. To advance his knowledge further, Donal has attended many coaching seminars all over the world. Donal regularly attends Continued Personal Development Programmes (CPD) organised by the PGA where seminars are conducted on all aspects of golf, retail, coaching and equipment technology to allow PGA members update their skill and knowledge base.
Donal has been involved as a coach with the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) and Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) for several years.
For any queries, you can email Pro@lahinchgolf.com.
Diarmuid Fraser, PGA Professional
Diarmaid was born and raised in County Cork and was introduced to golf by his Dad at the age of 5. He joined Killarney Golf and Fishing Club at age 12 and rapidly found his handicap decrease. He represented Killarney in many team events at both Junior and Senior level and realized his future was within the golfing industry.
At age 20, Diarmaid decided to follow his dream and join the PGA. He began his PGA training while working at his home club in Killarney as an Assistant Golf Professional. Diarmaid gained extensive knowledge and experience in golf retail, coaching, custom fitting, and golf operations throughout his time in Killarney. Diarmaid believes it’s vital to stay in touch with modern coaching methods and he constantly keeps up-to-date with any new developments within the game. He regularly attends CPD Programmes to update his knowledge on the game and believes that perfecting the basic golf fundamentals is key to consistency and further development of the golf swing. If the top tour pros work on these fundamentals on a daily basis, well then we all must too!
Our professionals have the ability to deliver all aspects of golf tuition. Through their expert knowledge, the quality and flexibility of both professionals is amongst the highest calibre within the game. They offer unrivalled service for all gofers as well as dedicating time to specific groups such as juniors and ladies. Their specialties include low ball flight; pitching from bare lies; chip and runs; the ‘Texas wedge’ and, of course, how to escape deep bunkers along with much, much more.
Facilities and Technology include;
- Short Game Academy including short game range (max distance 100 yds); chipping green; bunker practice area and putting greens
- Practice Range Facilities
- On Course Tuition
- Club Fitting & Equipment Advice
- Junior Coaching
Members and visitors looking to book lessons should book online by clicking HERE or contact the Golf Shop.
The Price List for all leesons, as well as all Junior Camp dates can be found by clicking here. Junior Camps Lahinch Flyer 2019
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 planned for children to improve all aspects of their golf in a fun and relaxed environment while making new friends with children of similar age.
All junior camps must be booked by contacting the Golf Shop.
During the summer months, there will be a number of Custom Fit Days so that the members can avail of the opportunity to be custom fitted for the latest golf equipment from PING, Taylormade, Titleist and Mizuno. Custom fitting for putter can be arranged at any time.