At the academy we aim to capture the excitement, passion and enjoyment of the game, channelling it into expert coaches that helps seasoned golfers improve in ways they never thought possible and transforms absolute beginners into enthusiastic players. We do this through combining the very best coaching philosophies with technologies such as Trackman, which maps the DNA of your swing and is used by professional golfers worldwide.
MEET THE COACHES
Matt Sandercock is a fellow PGA professional and the Director of Golf here at the Mount Juliet Estate. Matt joined us in 2017, bringing with him a history of coaching at all levels, including success with European Tour Players. Through his coaching he has aided top amateurs in taking those final steps to being Tour-ready, but takes no less pride in his ability to craft a swing from scratch with the beginners he has worked with.
Lessons with Matt are available individually, in which he’ll apply his philosophy of using your own specific abilities to maximise your potential – aided by the cutting-edge technologies of Trackman.
“When pitching think of a smooth rhythm throughout the entire swing. Grip up and down the club to alter the distance of shot when in practice so you are able to become more consistent at your yardages and always keep a light grip so you generate more feel in your action.” Matt Sandercock, Fellow PGA Professional
Sean Cotter is a PGA professional and has been the Club Resident Professional at the Mount Juliet Estate since 2002. During that first year, Sean was on hand to observe and learn from the world’s greatest players as they took to our course for the American Express World Championships. Sean’s philosophy is that once a player has mastered the fundamentals of the sport, they should then allow the golf club itself to become the ‘teacher’. This allows the pupil to develop trust in the club they wield and develop a natural swing to suit their own physical makeup.
Sean teaches all abilities and ages, drawing on simple but effective drills and the insights of Trackman technology in both the group clinics and private tuition that he leads.
“Keeping your eye in the ball is a crucial part of hitting consistent shots. This entails following the ball flight after impact, therefore, allowing the body to turn resulting in a belt buckle facing the target. Don't confuse this with "Keep your head down " which has a blocking effect on the follow-through.” Sean Cotter, PGA Professional
Brian Doheny is a Qualified PGA Professional and joined us here in 2021 as a PGA Coach and Club Fitter. As a Certified Trackman user and qualified custom fitter, Brian brings a depth of knowledge of the swing and equipment during a lesson or fitting of the leading brands here at the Estate.
Lessons are available with Brian individually or in a group setting here at the Academy. If you are looking for playing knowledge of the game, Brian is currently positioned inside the Top 10 in the Order of Merit for the Irish Region after 2 Tournament wins during the 2020 season.
Build a good routine where you take aim with your putter first on your intended start line and then take your stance. Let your aim determine your setup not the other way around.
TRACKMAN AT THE MOUNT JULIET ESTATE
To learn with Trackman is learning with science and fact. Our dedicated Professionals will be able to retrieve the finest details from your swing and feed back to you the most effective way to transform your game.
1 Hour Lesson Starting from €85
Lessons at the Academy
Lessons are available 7 days a week here at the Estate where you will get to experience the very best in coaching and facilities. With an academy that allows you to hit every club in the bag to a multitude of greens this is learning like no other.
30 Minute Lesson from – €45
60 minute Lesson from – €80
9 Playing Lesson Available from – €150