Welcome to the PGA Academy
Whether you’re taking your first tentative steps as a golfer or you’re already an experienced player, the Academy at Close House is the ideal place to hone your skills.
The Close House Academy and 9-hole Yearling course is open to golfers of all ages and abilities, whether you’re a member of the club or a guest trying out the world-class facilities. If you’re looking to sharpen your game, there are covered and open-air driving range bays and a specialist short game practice area prepared to the same high standard as the Lee Westwood Colt and Filly courses.
Meanwhile, the tuition suite is fitted with the latest camera and flight-tracking equipment for your long game, and a SAM Puttlab for the shortest – and often most difficult – part of the game.
Finally, the Custom Fit suite, again fitted with the latest technology, offers access to leading brands and Close House’s PGA professionals are experts in helping you to select the best clubs.
The driving range also has the latest floodlight technology, which means you get to practice late into the evening. Then, when you’ve tuned your game to your satisfaction, you can enjoy a coffee and a light-bite in the Academy café.
MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR GAME BY JOINING THE PGA ACADEMY AT CLOSE HOUSE
PGA Professional Tutors
Tuition from a PGA professional can make all the difference to your game, and the Close House team has bags of experience at all levels, from beginner to pro. You can also benefit from the latest technology in-golf swing analysis, including the GASP Lab video system and the SAM Puttlab.
Head PGA teaching professional. Having worked at Turnberry and The Montgomery Dubai, Matthew brings a wealth of experience to the team at Close House. He has previously worked with European Tour professionals but relishes improving golfers of all levels.
PGA teaching professional Sally Hinton prides herself on treating everyone as an individual, avoiding the ‘one-swing-for-all’ approach. She is also part of the team of professionals which supports elite junior development throughout Northumberland.
PGA teaching professional Tim Cockill specialises in custom fitting and group tuition. An expert in beginners’ tuition, Tim delivers the Get into Golf initiative at the Academy. He is also a custom fit technician trained by Ping, Callaway, TaylorMade, VEGA, Mizuno and Titleist.
Close House Academy Membership
Includes access to practice facilities including unlimited use of the new Yearling course, member access to the short game area, a round on the Lee Westwood Filly and one half-hour golf lesson with a PGA professional tutor.
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Improve Your Game
• Take the skills challenge at the academy regularly
• Use the Yearling course to perfect your short game
• Know how far you hit the ball with your clubs – we can measure this for you
• Visit SAM Putt Lab to improve your putting
• Get your golf clubs custom fitted
• Take a golf lesson from one of our PGA professionals
• Try our new golf performance analysis
• Warm up before your round at the Academy
• Floodlights for late evening practice
• Long-game and short game practice areas
• Titleist Performance Institute physical profiling to aid golf development