UK Golf Academy

The David Short UK Golf Academy – Overview and objective

At the David Short UK Golf Academy you will be shown the technical keys to learning or improving your golf and guided how best to achieve this within your aspirations and ability.

I am really excited about the new Golf Academy programme at Staverton Park. Barney Puttick will head up the Golf Academy, bringing you the latest thoughts on modern golf and using the latest technology.

Golf at the top level has moved on enormously in my 16 years at Staverton Park 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 Golf Academy programme will concentrate 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!

You will find illustrated below, the format for each weekend.

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The David Short Golf UK Golf Academy – Itinerary


11:00:                        – Meet with Aaron Shepherd for introduction

11:30:                        – Swing clinic with video filming and individual analysis

13:30:                        – Lunch

14:30:                        – Swing instruction

16:00:                        – Putting clinic & individual instruction

17:30:                        – Leisure time or golf available

19:30:                        – Meet for Dinner


09:00:                        – Long putts, chipping and short pitches

11:00:                        – Coffee break with Question & Answer session

11:45:                        – Swing instruction

13:15:                        – Lunch

14:30:                        – 9 holes with instruction (18 holes available)

19:30:                        – Meet for Dinner


09:00:                        – More pitching and bunker play

11:00:                        – Coffee break with Question & Answer session

11:45:                        – Swing instruction

13:00:                        – Lunch

14:00:                        – Before and after video analysis with individual resume.

– Close and option to play before departure

Every Academy consists of…..

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

Email or call us to enquire further about the wonderful golf, coaching and social experiences in the company of our Professional Golfers.

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