• Overview

    Barney Puttick, one of the leading teaching Pro’s in the UK, hosts the Golf Academy programme, bringing you the latest thoughts on modern golf and using some of the latest technology.  Barney is a coach of vast experience and very respected amongst his peers.  Anyone wishing to learn or improve their golf can only benefit from a few days in his company. Barney has coached at all levels from beginners, club level and many years with County teams through to Tour Pro’s.  His experience doesn’t stop there; he has worked with the Times Corporate finals in La Manga and is the Trilby Tour Professional, a popular event on Sky TV where you will see him on screen from time to time.  His hosting skills sit happily alongside his considerable coaching talents.

    Golf at the top level has moved on enormously in my 17 years at Staverton Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire and the technology, variety of equipment, video analysis etc now available is mind blowing. Drivers are easier to use, hybrids make long iron play and semi rough easier too. The selection of wedges and quality putters is almost infinite and can be confusing, albeit there is something there for everyone. Video is incredibly revealing and ‘seeing is believing’. But how much has that truly improved the general standard of the club golfer? To improve and play your best, having the right equipment in your bag is important, being able to use it properly, more so.
    The Academy programme concentrates mainly on technical aspects of all areas of the game from putting to driving. We will also ensure you have the right impartial advice on the best equipment for you, but more importantly, how best to use it!

    David Short

  • Itinerary

    Friday 13 May

    11.00           Meet in hotel reception for introduction.

         Warm up & Video filming followed by Swing Clinic.

         Individual video analysis


         Individual swing instruction

         Tea/coffee break

         Putting clinic

         Finish Approx 17.30 (leisure time or golf available)

    19.30          Meet for dinner

    Saturday 14 May

    9.00            Chipping & Pitching clinic followed by individual instruction

         Tea/Coffee break with Q&A

         More swing instruction


         Brief “taking your game to the course clinic”

         9 holes with on course instruction (18 holes available)

    20.00          Meet for dinner

    Sunday 15 May

    9.00.           Individual swing instruction

        Tea/coffee break with Q&A

        Sand bunkers & sloping lies.


        Individual résumé with before & after video.

        Finish approx 16.00 (golf available)


  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person

£395.00 per person

The prices include dinner, bed, breakfast, tuition, golf & VAT

There is no single room supplement for single rooms

Notes on the Prices:

Every Academy consists of…

  • Numbers limited to 8 to ensure individual instruction
  • Video analysis
  • Course notes and information sheets
  • On-course guidance and course management
  • Unlimited range balls
  • Green fees
  • Impartial equipment advice
  • Discussions on rules and etiquette for the newer player
  • Long & short game practice facilities

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