David Short Golf


August 2017 Bank Holiday Golf and Coaching

Just thought I would drop you a line to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my first tuition break with David last weekend at Staverton.. I am certainly interested in any further breaks which may be organised.

Once again please send my thanks to David for a most enjoyable experience.

Brenda E

Herefordshire and Monmouthshire Golf Tour August 2017

A nice part of the country 5 interesting golf courses fine weather a really enjoyable 5days
first time with Barney it won’t be the last.

Lincolnshire Golf Tour July-August 2017

Thanks to David for the opportunity to play Woodhall Spa, where previously I had only done some work at their Academy Centre. Yes, Hotchkin is a long track with some interesting landscaping but certainly do-able in usual conditions. I think we were unfortunate to have strong winds against us on the back nine on both days. I also enjoyed the Bracken, Blankney and Canwick Park, particularly the view of Lincoln Cathedral from on high and the 18th hole with double water features (I found one…) at the latter. The Photos are Lincoln Cathedral in the background, Steve considers options and Trouble behind the greens.

David G

Easter Golf & Coaching April 2017

Thanks for the instruction to David and Barney. It was worthwhile to have both of you there and I took away some good tips for swing path and short game. Trying to put it into practice now the season is starting. Fun to have Liz and Jennie there too!


Tavira Golf & Coaching 11 March 2017

Hi everyone and thanks for the company and the chat, was much appreciated and Irene even found out that golfers can actually speak about something else other than golf ! Excellent week and well done Barney on keeping it going so well. Coaching all good and first medal safely negotiated this morning under handicap so all is definitely well. Barney I did hit a towering 4 iron today but the crunch was actually the sound of my back complaining about this new swing plane you gave me.

Got some stick about the warming up routine from the guys today but had the satisfaction to be able to tell my partners (as they lashed their balls far into the trees on the 2nd) that “there you go, you should have warmed up”.

So its now back to the day job of trying to unseat Nicola and keep Scotland open for you soft southerners to visit without a visa……


Tavira Golf & Coaching 11 March 2017

Having just returned from the 11th March Tavira Golf and Coaching Week, Portugal.
As you may recall, I very nearly booked the Madeira week in Nov 2016 but my apprehension of coming alone prevented me from doing so.  Well what a missed opportunity that was.

On arrival at the Robinson Club, Tavira, a warm and welcoming Barney was there to greet us when alighting the mini bus following the airport transfer. He personally showed me to my room and gave me a quick breakdown of the week ahead. All my fears / apprehensions were then instantly allayed. At the welcoming dinner it was obvious that there were numerous other single travellers, all with the same goals as myself, to improve our golf in a great resort setting.

The Robinson Club was truly excellent, from the facilities, staff, my room and superb all inclusive food and drink (Mainly Radler, cappuccino and Coke in my case)
I cannot attempt to pour enough praise onto Barney for his skill and ability as a host, organiser, cat hearder and golf coaching professional.
He recognised my issues / quirks after seeing just couple of shots on the range the 1st morning (He instantly recognised i was a righty who plays as a lefty – sort of Micklesonesq without the skill) and worked with me all week to correct and noticeably improve my game.

Warming up correctly, practice drills and ideas, putting, chipping, pitching, mid irons, Fairway Woods, Driving, pre shot routine, mental game and in-play course managment – I welcomed making notes every evening to ensure i captured all of the great drills and advice.

On return to the UK, I was up early Sunday to play at my clubs 7am roll up and shot my best medal round with Barneys imparted knowledge and technique ringing in my ears.
I cannot thank you guys and especially Barney enough and I will definitely be booking up to attend another coaching week at some point.

Thank you so much


A Big Thank you – La Quinta Golf & Coaching January 2017

Hi David

Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for the truly excellent January coaching week at La Quinta in Puerto Banus. Your coaching was first class, with small (bite size) adjustments to my swing that were (relatively!) easy to incorporate, whilst at the same time producing immediate and noticeable benefits. The week overall was great fun and very well organised, and as a newcomer it was reassuring to see that most of the group had been on your golfing breaks many times before. I will certainly be joining you again before too long!
Thank you once again


La Quinta Golf & Coaching 14 January 2017

Thanks very much for giving me a mention and it was a pleasure to be part of this trip.
My first and definitely not my last.From the initial booking to coming home the communication from yourselves has been spot on and the whole trip went to plan.

Thanks to David and Liz who made us all feel welcome, organized each golf day well and found us some lovely courses to play golf.

The hotel and places to dine out were also very good.

So thanks to every one involved.


Porto Golf & Cuisine October 2016

Dear David/Iain, my apologies for not responding to date to thank you for the golf trip in Portugal. Great week of organisation which helped in every way of getting to meet everyone on the trip. The golf was varied and each day was eventful. It was clearly easy to see you have established people/friends who travel on your trips on a regular basis. Full credit to your company in achieving this level of comradeship/club atmosphere!!
I wish you all a merry xmas and all the best for 2017!!!


Porto Golf & Cuisine October 2016

I have been remiss in writing to you. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience in Portugal. I was impressed at how well organized it was. I loved the fact that all the little details (baggage handling, transfers, golf and food ) were completely taken care of by others. It was an extremely pleasant experience. It was an added bonus to have been with such a lovely group of people. Being first timers, we were well received and suitably entertained. Thanks to you and your staff for all the hard work in making this happen. It was a very memorable trip, we especially loved Guimareas. Here are a few photos. I took others but they were just of the scenery, not people shots.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas


Sri Lanka Golf Tour November 2016

The tour was superb and the group worked well. All accommodation was excellent I think Shangri-La was my favourite. The courses were interesting and with caddies and ball spotters it was a dream.

Very very enjoyable David.

Sri Lanka Golf Tour – November 2016

this tour was absolutely first class, the courses were a challenge to all while the first was a new course, it will only get better as it matures. whilst the other courses built in turn of the century were magnificent.

All hotels were excellent and the standard of service second to none

We were fortunate to have a great group on tour and we all stuck together and enjoyed the tour immensely.

Capt. G Legg

Tenerife Golf Tour – November 2016

This was a great week of golf in the sun, competition, companionship and fun. Well done Barney and Jennie for hosting. Sorry that we lost you halfway through Jennie but glad to hear that things are improving in Orlando. This was my first DSG abroad and I will be back in 2017. We were all winners in the end thanks to Barney’s imaginative winning categories! Thanks once again and look forward to seeing you all again.

Porto Golf & Cuisine 15 October 2016

What a wonderful experience I had with lively golfers, a great tour leader and a superb hotel. The golf was also excellent, Vidago being a very nice course, and Estela was a real challenge – too much for me. My thanks to all the players for their delightful companionship and for a wonderful week. I am looking forward to La Cala in April next year. A special thanks to Iain for his precise itinerary and organization of the transfers – well done!


Porto Golf & Coaching 15 October 2016

Just to say thank you for the great week in Portugal. Weather could have been kinder but the hotel and staff were superb and we both enjoyed the courses. The day trip to Porto was also excellent. Vidago was a very strange place with lots of dilapidated buildings and not much of a town to wander and explore but the hotel and its grounds more than made up for it and we did manage to find a cafe where two large coffees and and two custard tarts only cost €2.70! Looking forward to our next trip in January.

Hazel & Steve

Tavira Golf & Coaching 8 October 2016

Really enjoyable week. Nobody will forget the Club Manager riding around the restaurant on his Lambretta scooter giving away bruschetta. First game back broke a JCB front screen so better book on for some more coaching in the new year!

John aka Sebastian

Ireland Golf Tour 10 September 2016

My first David Short Golf week – but I couldn’t miss this one as it combined golf and catching up with family in Wexford. And what a great week – really enjoyed the group and the ‘craic’ we had during the week.

Many thanks to David and Liz for all your help during the very well organised week on some cracking courses. And Ian for all the Admin help before.

I hope to make the Irish trip again next year as it was such a good trip.


Staverton Park Academy 9 September 2016

Thank you Barney for all your help and patience once again, really helped my game, look forward to seeing you next year hopefully with a much lower handicap.


Ireland Golf Tour 10 September 2016

Super week hotel and organisation exceptional David as always host supreme. Ferry crossing fish guard to rosslare easy and well managed, here’s to Ireland next year.
Many thanks including Ian


Gothenburg, Sweden Golf Tour 17 September 2016

Another great trip to Sweden and as last year at Malmo first class golf courses and perfect weather conditions.


Ireland Escorted Tour 10 September 2016

Wexford feedback – 5*

What an excellent trip! We had a very harmonious group – mostly made up of the usual suspects, but with 3 newbies too. We played some lovely golf courses with a variety of parkland and links and we all had our favourite – I think mine was Enniscorthy.

The Talbot was a very busy hotel but they still produced consistently good food and service. We had a lovely room on the top floor with panoramic views out to sea. And we were incredibly lucky to have such brilliant weather, the only dodgy day being Rosslare on Monday with strong wind. Apart from that it was sunny and even got quite hot!


Staverton Park Golf Academy 9 September 2016

We had a great time at Staverton Park. Barney is a great teacher and gave us all things to think about. He demonstrated great patience and a sense of humour when some of our strategies didn’t go the way he had shown us. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend.


Staverton Park Academy 5 August 2016

I really enjoyed the weekend with everyone and nice to have some coaching time with BP. I didn’t play while I was away in Florida and needed to get my game back on track so the coaching sessions and playing really helped. Meeting everyone was brilliant and a tip for you all – Rosemary is an excellent partner!!

I know I am “staff” but thoroughly recommend these sessions for tidying up your game.


Staverton Park Academy 5 August 2016

Just back from Staverton and we both enjoyed the coaching course and feel sure we’ll see an improvement to our games. Please pass on our thanks to the Golf Monthly Posterboy.

Barney is an excellent coach and able to communicate with players of all levels of ability and experience. My sister and niece are both novices and they were thrilled with the opportunity to learn so much during the morning coaching and then go on to play on the course in the afternoon. When the rest of us collapsed and went off to the bar they carried on, real stalwarts!

It was also lovely to meet Jennie, such a kind and cheerful person and a good partner on the golf course!

Great to see all the new events on the website, so we can start planning for next spring.


North Wales Golf Tour 25 July 2016

I had been looking forward to this trip for some months and the courses, company and organisation did not disappoint. For somebody with my limited golfing skills to be able to play on “grown up” golf courses was a real treat.

Some gentle coaching from David and helpful hints from playing partners was a bonus and here I would echo John’s comments re the cohesive and friendly nature of the group. For me, it was good to meet up with old acquaintances and make new ones.

Yes we had some rain but it was North Wales and I have to say that only a blizzard was going to stop me playing.

Looking forward to my next David Short trip by when I need to improve my short (no pun) game


North Wales Golf Tour 25 July 2016

This was my first David Short golf trip and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

David’s tours were recommended to me by friends and this one exceeded my expectations. The golf courses were excellent and the hotel was very comfortable and well managed. The other golfers on the tour were great and we became a cohesive and friendly group almost instantly. David was an exemplary host.

We had a little rain, but not enough to spoil the trip, and, hey, this is North Wales!

It was a trip that accomplished that rare thing: it pushed all the right buttons and none of the wrong ones.


Italy Golf Tour 29 June 2016

As a non golfer I have been on quite a few holidays,I enjoy walking the courses, the scenery is usually very pleasant to
walk around but the heat got to me on this one!(Not a complaint).The two centres were very different but really enjoyable,the hotels were excellent as was the food and wine.
I am always made to feel part of the group and have met some really nice people,all in all a great holiday.Thank you David.


Staverton Academy 3 June 2016

I had a fantastic weekend of first class tuition. Barney the coach was very professional made you feel at ease and without a doubt I improved my own standard of golf. The three days of golfing was organised, no time was wasted (even at the bar and dinner), we covered every aspect of golf. I turned up knowing nobody and by the end of the three days it felt as though I had know these people all my life. Crazy! I put this down to the David Short Golf organisation in creating a friendly, at ease atmosphere. So much so I will be signing up for another golf trip. Thank you .


Dorset Escorted Golf Tour 5 June 2016

Back from a great week in Bournemouth. The hotel was a bit tatty, but food was very good and the service excellent, and there was a good bar/lounge area for drinks which is important for a group holiday. The group were good fun and we had plenty of laughs.

I loved the golf courses and we were incredibly lucky to have such good weather all week. What David omitted to mention in his blog was that in our ongoing match play series against him and Liz the Kennetts won 3&2!

We would really like to return to the area (perhaps a smarter hotel?) and play a similar selection of courses.

Looking forward now to brushing up our skills at Staverton.

Best wishes,


Dorset Escorted Golf Tour 5 June

Dorset was great! Could you pass on my thanks to David for a very good week.


San Lorenzo Golf Week with Clinics 2 April 2016

Never enjoyed a week so much! No more to say!


Staverton Park Academy 13 May 2016

Great weekend.,Barney’s instruction & commitment to improving our various golf games was excellent (even if we couldn’t always do it!!) Weather was the only disappointment, apart from Saturday pm it was cold!
Hopefully will make another one this year in the sunshine


Staverton Park Golf Academy 13 May

A most enjoyable weekend despite the weather flipping between semi-arctic and giving me sunburn! I have only one comment; at the introductory session I think it would have been useful to ask each participant why they had booked on the course and what, in particular, they wanted to learn. This would have allowed more focussed coaching. Notwithstanding, I now know what to do to improve my game – it’s just a question of practice.


Staverton Park Golf Academy 13 May 2016

My first time at a David Short golf clinic and I really enjoyed it. Barney’ was dedicated and patient and really gave me much to think about. There were eight of us on the trip and it was a good number. The practice sessions were invaluable, I never practice for that amount of time, but also it was constructive. We played nine holes in the afternoons, 18 holes available if you wanted to, under Barney’s watchful eye and it was good to get feedback on that too! I am definitely approaching my game set up differently. Thank you very much for a great weekend, next time I will try one of the events abroad.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this booster for your game.


Cascais 7 May 2016

Good holiday. I liked Oitavos very much but was astonished at the high Buggy price of Eur 70. Said as much on Trip Advisor. Penha Longa was ONLY Eur55.
The hotel was good but the coffee (Allegedly Nescafe from a machine ) was terrible.So if you go there Take your own coffee – but dont let them take it away by vacating your table
for a minute to get toast. I have left Feed back with the hotel about the Coffee so they know.


La Cala 30 May 2016

Good accommodation , great pool very good food in hotel. Great group of people, lots of laughs. Dodgy golf courses.


Cascais 7 May 2016

Wonderful part of the world . Cascais is great little town. Amazing fish restaurants, probably some of the best in the world. Superb golf courses, particularly Octavia Dunes. Terrible weather!


La Cala April 30 2016

A great week, weather not great, but only an hour or so of rain.
David was able to point out my weakness’s (a full time job in itself !!) and point me in the direction of salvation.
The Hotel was fine, food excellent and the social side was first class. As a group the Hotel would have been grateful for the wet sales.
The courses are far from easy and were a bit daunting for some !


San Lorenzo Golf Week with Clinics 9 April 2016

What a wonderful week this proved to be! Sometimes numbers do not matter. Huw and I couldn’t believe our luck having Barney all to ourselves. Five rounds of golf with the master and continuous tuition. San Lorenzo and Pinheiros Altos courses were as good as I remembered them from four years ago. The hotel is excellent and transport worked like clockwork. We greatly enjoyed the recommended restaurants as much as the hotel buffets, excellent as they were. Barney arranged a table directly in front of the TV to enable me to watch the Europa cup game and Liverpool’s eventual triumph. He claims to have persuaded our waitress to wear the red dress. What a host! Goodness knows what would have happened if Watford had been playing! We found the flamingos again and the best beach restaurant yet on our day off. Perfect!

David B

San Lorenzo Golf Weeks with Clinics April 2 2016

What a fantastic week. It was my first trip with David and it was so enjoyable. Everything was organised for us……transport to and from the courses and restaurants, golf clinics, golf courses, golf buggies ( for those of us that wanted them).
We had great fun, great company and great tuition and great golf….some of the time.
Well done David. We’ll be back and I think I can speak for Kathleen as well.


Escorted Golf Tours

Hi Iain,
Had a brilliant week, last week in San Lorenzo so wish to provisionally book myself in again for same trip next year.

Brocket Ladies Golf & Coaching March 2016

An enjoyable trip in every way. Barney was great!


Enjoyable coaching week January 2016

Just had a very enjoyable coaching week in Puerto Banus. Excellent hotel and the lovely La Quinta course in excellent condition. If I manage to go again I willl spend a week practicing putting on the tiles in my bathroom! Very well organised and I genuinely felt it helped my golf game.

We shall see.


Tavira Golf & Coaching November 2015

What a great week, location superb, coaching best I’ve ever had, excellent food and service. I would definitely recommend this week to anyone seeking to improve their golf and get some winter sun.

Chris Wright a satisfied customer!

Madeira Golf Tour November 2015

We enjoyed ourselves greatly, it was our first holiday with Barney and he was a great host. We were very lucky with the weather, had a good crowd of people and challenging courses. One of the nicest parts of being a regular is that you meet up with people whom you may not have seen for several years. We thought Madeira is an excellent choice for this time of year, the flowers are still everywhere and the temperature is perfect for golf.

David & Ronnie

UK Academy July 2015

Hi Aaron
Than you for a brilliant week end, I feel I learned a lot, now to put it all into practice.
You were a patient and understanding teacher, explaining things very clearly. I look forward to getting your feed back.
All the best

UK Academy July 2015

Hi there Aaron

Many thanks indeed for a super weekend of golf and coaching. It feels like I have learned so much, in particular your challenges to me about being able to self-diagnose my wayward shots (for example, your insistent: “What just happened then…..?”) will be a question I pose to myself more frequently and in time build my confidence to self-correct and reduce the some of my bad habits!

Your cheerful good humour and energy, combined with your wish to make us all better golfers really came through. You are a great coach and I really will try to retain the changes you recommended for my swing.

Once again, many thanks and I hope to see you again another time.

Very kind regards

Algarve Golf Holiday 24 January 2015

San Roque! I well remember David trying to get us on at San Roque several times to play on our “day off” when on golf schools. Never quite made it but we did get to play Almenara one time. As usual with David, a great day out 🙂 And a view of Gibraltar if I remember correctly……Enjoy!


Algarve New Year Tour 2014

This was my first Xmas / new year Trip to the Algarve and what a great experience. The weather was unbelievable and with a great group of people, and enjoyable Evening Meals together , what more could one ask for? I would be surprised,if any of the group,were not with us again next year ( cash permitting, of course).



We had a great week with Barney in Tavira December 2014

We had a great week with Barney in Tavira a great host and coach. Thanks Barney! We met a lovely bunch of people on the course which made the week even more enjoyable. Thanks to all at David Short holidays.

Until the next time……….Bryan and Abi x

A very enjoyable holiday December 2014

Having just returned from two weeks in Portugal with Barney Puttick, I wish to say how pleased I was with the tuition and organisation, both of which helped ensure a very enjoyable holiday.  Additionally, having reached an age when strength and endurance are no longer what they once were I was especially appreciated Barney’s ever present help and understanding.


Many thanks for a great weeks golf coaching in Portugal October 2014

It was my first visit to one of your coaching sessions. On arrival it was encouraging to hear that everyone else around the table was returning, having already attended golf coaching with yourself previously. Seeing repeat business encouraged me that your coaching was going to be good.

And now I have experienced it for myself, I can understand why. The coaching was individual despite us being in a group, and it was great to see you work out how each individual likes to learn, and then adapt your coaching to meet their needs.

In am now trying to practice what I have learnt and can already see improvements in my short game. On top of that, the week was very enjoyable, the company was great and the location also a very high standard. I hope I can visit another session soon, perhaps at the start of next season, so I can really move my golf onto the next level.

Let’s see if my diary will allow. I will definitely see you again sometime.

Adrian Ball

PS – Also thanks to Iain for all the organization. It was perfect and I felt I had everything I needed to know in the lead up to the week. Perfect!!!

For me its all about the golf, and the Algarve is perfect. June 2014

Please pass on this email to David, to express my good feelings about the Tavira trip. All aspects of it were great, and in particular my golf has picked up significantly…. I’m beginning to “trust the turn”

Ronan Testimonial-1

Ronan and I discussing his “turn”

Ronan Testimonial-2

And helping him do it!!

David!! -Keep up the good work!!

Ode to David May 2014

What a wonderful week we have had
Tho our golf has been both good and bad-
On tour with the girls
So glamorous in pearls
We have driven poor David half mad.

We’ve struggled to improve our grips,
Our bunker play, putting and yips.
Our stance in address
Was a bit of a mess
Until David said Turn Your Hips!

He’s flattened or sharpened our strokes
He’s cured us of pushes and pokes.
“Weight on the LEFT leg”
He will desperately beg,
Laughing politely at our little jokes.

The rhythm and pace is tick tock-
If the ball’s in the hole, that’s a shock!
But out of the sand
One must use the hand
With a flick of the wrist ,and a cock.

Thank you David: the Only, the One
In this Deutschland under the sun.
And of course thanks to Prue
For selecting the few
Who’ve made learning and playing such fun!

Rachel – May 2014

Excellent week at La Cala May 2014

Dear Iain,

Thank you to all for an excellent week at La Cala,-fingers crossed the new skills from sunny Spain will translate into dazzling results on the greens in bonny Scotland!

Hopefully there will be another Scottish venue added to your tour list at some point, perhaps Archerfield, North Berwick of other stunning East Lothian options, with your excellent organisational skills and attention to detail I feel sure you would be able to pre-arrange the sunny weather option too!

Kind regards


Excellent Golf Academy May 2014

Dear Aaron

I just wanted to thank you again for what I consider to be an excellent weekend’s golf tuition at the Golf Academy. As I said at the time I think your approach to coaching and tuition is highly effective because it helps us to understand the basic principles and rationale for what we do and how to do it and then apply it in our own individual ways rather than try to make us all be the same.

Since returning I have been playing practice rounds and noticed immediate improvements:

  • Most important of all is the “take-away” which has improved my ball striking to be more consistent – even with my “ante-deluvian” clubs!
  • Best improved is my bunker play – by following your guidance in terms of the principles I have consistently splashed out of bunkers
  • What I need to practice more on is chip and run and chipping/lobbing where I need more confidence
  • My driving is straighter and more consistent and my fairway iron shots are also improved – I am hitting a 3 wood straight and miles!

I look forward to staying in contact with you and possibly repeating this tuition experience.

With many thanks for a highly  personalised and effective weekend of coaching.

All the best

5th May 2014

Golf Academy April 2014

Hi Aaron

Thanks for sending these, and very much appreciated your comments on my swing / motion. I played Golf at Devere Bolton Woods on Monday taking into account of what you said and noticed much different outcome from my drives … a different feel and aware of my head position on my downswing.

Thanks again off everything and I’m pleased that we met last weekend . I’ll like to keep in touch and possibly see you from find to time.

Best wishes

30th April 2014

Best Weekend of Golf Teaching April 2014

Hi Aaron,
I realise now how much I need to improve on my swing path. It’s been the best weekend of teaching I’ve had thanks to you and hope my golf will improve from now on. I’m glad to say that the lob shot worked for me on Monday at Belton Woods. On  one long par five hole I drove, hit two three woods and then lobbed in over the bunker for a birdie 4 . I’m sure you will say “not bad”.
Look forward to seeing you again soon. My swing will be different next time.
30th April 2014

Testimonials – Golf Holidays Cyprus March 2014

A great week in a resort that we really enjoy. Thanks David. Look forward to meeting up again.

24 Mar 2014

Cyprus Golf & Coaching Week 8th Mar 2014

Iain and David,

Just writing to say I had a fab time last week.I know the weather was a bit rubbish but I have to acknowledge that is out with your control.  However, it was not as bad as we were expecting and we managed to get a lot of golf in!!!

Hit tooooo many balls according to the boss.  Have attached a few photos in case you want them for your blog. Or we may even get David tweeting!!! Yea…right!

Just had a follow up lesson with my pro David – so he could get my homework back from you and he was in total agreement with all your interference! So onwards – will tweet (if) when I make it to single figures so do keep following!!!

And as Arnie said…’I’ll be back!’

No doubt you have had a brilliantly warm week in Cyprus this week…don’t answer. I am just about to light the fire here! Thank you for all your organising, patience, skills and good humour.

See you soon hopefully


18 Mar 2014

Tavira Golf Week 25 Jan 2014

We had a great time with a great group and a perfect (as always) host – looking forward to returning in May (a good time to take a holiday David?!)

Colin & Debbie
20 Feb 2014

Tavira Golf & Coaching Week 18 Jan 2014

My first David Short holiday and what a great week. A pity that most of the group missed the fitting finale when Christine, wheeling her airport trolley at a good pace towards the airport, with her suitcase and golf clubs, somehow failed to notice that her golf clubs had in fact fallen off a few seconds earlier and were lying in the road behind her.

7 Feb 2014

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our golf holiday.

Hi David

The girls all got back safely … Caroline was still limping badly.

I suppose you had to see this to find it as funny as I did, but to see Christine pushing her airport trolley with her case and golf bag on it from the bus to the airport, and then to see the golf bag fall off and her not even notice it as she sped on, with it lying in the middle of the road was something special. I have seen it done with a hand bag falling off but it takes someone exceptional like Christine to do it with a golf bag!!!!   If I had a camera it was a cert £250 from You’ve Been Framed.

See you soon



I call that a result! January 2014

My first David Short was in 1998 in Spain with my husband and 2 friends. I had completely given up on golf and found it stressful as I could not play anywhere remotely near my handicap. David quietly sorted out the problem and set me back on the road to having fun and enjoying golf.

Since then we have been on 20 holidays, made lots of new friends and my current handicap is 14 – I call that a result!


6th Jan 2014


Congratulations on your new website, very clear and concise.

Having just finished the Christmas and New Year golf trips (2013/14) I just thought whilst it’s fresh in my mind to say what an excellent ( as usual ) trip I have had. The company was great and the golf was exceptional, I particularly liked the Christmas having being amongst the winners.

Once again your organisation was excellent, I have been coming on various events with you now for some ten years and things just keep getting better and long may it continue

All the very best for 2014 to you all

Don Edgar

4th Jan 2014

Thank you so much! September 2013

Hi David
Just wanted to let you know that your decision on Barney was the best!

He is great, totally gets me and his belief and investment in me has given me so much confidence which has helped me as much generally as it has my golf. I’m really improving and feel really happy!

He is so similar to you, you guys virtually say the same things! It’s like having you there too!

So thank you so much! And I hope things with you are well.


15th Nov 2013

Easter 2013 at Staverton

Hi David,

We hope you are well.

What a lovely summer after a freezing Easter!

However it was worth the suffering  –  the lessons have certainly borne fruit and we thought you might like to know.

I had a hole in one on the 17th at Killiow recently, M and I won the Family Foursomes Trophy at Masham and M has reduced her handicap by 2 shots after a round of 66 and has just won the final of the Ladies’ Knockout Trophy.

The down side is we’ll have to get spruced up for Trophy Night in November!

Thanks for all your help.

We hope we may be able to meet up again next Spring.

Take care.

Best Wishes
A and M

9th September 2013

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