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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

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