Golf Pro Ian Stafford

Golf Lessons

Interested in learning to play golf?  Or up your game?  Our golf pro, Ian Stafford, is available to offer golf lessons.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or an elite golfer, Ian is a fantastic golf coach to help you master the game and reach your golf goals.  His teaching philosophy is to keep things as simple as possible, focusing on one thing at a time, moving at your own pace.  Shoot lower scores, understand better how to make that happen and get more enjoyment from your game!

Lessons can be bought online

Hour Long Putting Clinic

Putting is one of the most neglected parts of the game when it comes to practice yet it accounts for nearly half of the shots in a round of golf.  There are only a handful of certified putting instructors in the country and Ian is the only certified putting instructor in Cork.  So why not improve your put on some of the best greens in Cork?  You will have your stroke analysed on the HMP Stroke Analysis System and also with super slow motion video.  After working on all aspects of your stroke the clinic then moves onto distance control and green reading while also giving you some ‘Putting Health Checks’ to be doing in your own practice.  This is a must for anyone who has struggled on the greens.

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On-Course Lessons

There’s nothing quite like working on your golf right on the course, where you will be implementing your skills in actual on-course play.  These lessons will focus on working on the long game, specific shots, or course strategy depending on your needs.  We offer anything from a half hour lesson to a nine hole playing lesson.


Beginner Lessons

Interested in learning to play golf but not sure where to start?  Our Beginner Lessons are the perfect solution.  It’s easier to play well when you learn properly right from the get go, rather than trying to correct incorrect technique down the road.  These lessons run through everything you need to know to get out there and play golf!  Groups or individuals can be catered for.


Short Game Academy

We have seven distance greens for working on your wedge play. USGA spec chipping green with bunkers for all your needs inside 100 yards.


Half Day Private Golf Clinic

The Half Day Private Golf Clinic starts with a 5 hole on course game assessment.  The remainder of the clinic will focus on tuition on the following areas:  putting, chipping, bunker play, irons and woods.  Each area of the game is stress tested to isolate your ability in each part of the game to ascertain which areas need technical work and more practice time.  This clinic is ideal for those who need a crash course to get their game going in the right direction again, corporate team building and preparation for upcoming tournaments.


30 Minute Private Lesson

Whether you want to hit it straighter, longer, higher, lower or just hit the ball, the 30 Minute Private Lesson is perfect for those who need a quick fix or want a few things to work on while they are practising.  We use super slow motion video cameras and simple language for swing analysis and we will provide video voice over tips for your later practice.


8 Week Coaching Program

For the golfer who is serious about improving their game, this program encompasses all areas of the game from technique to strategy to course management to golf psychology and fitness for golf.  Each program is tailored to the individual after an initial consultation.  Practice plans and online coaching are also available with this program.


Upcoming Events

Visitors and Club Members can available of the facilities at Lee Valley Golf & Country Club all year round but for additional details about what is happening over the coming months, check out our dedicated Upcoming Events section.
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Play & Stay Packages

At Lee Valley Golf & Country Club we pride ourselves on being able to offer customers great value through a range of Play & Stay package options. Whatever your needs, we can tailor a trip to your exact requirements.
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