Golf Academy at HCS

Hampshire Collegiate School is pleased to announce the start of our new Golf Academy. Headed by PGA Advanced Pro Professional Dean Halford, all aspects of the sport are covered with additional focus at older age groups on preparation for competitions. We already have a great relationship with local clubs including Bramshaw Golf Club, who have been providing tuition via our extra-curricular programme. With recent national and international level golfers coming from HCS, we hope to increase our success in the sport and promote enjoyment of golf at all ages, levels and abilities. 

Summary of the Programme: 

  • Pupils and Parents of both the senior and prep schools will be eligible 
  • Lessons to take place on Fridays in term time at both schools
  • 30 minute lessons to be booked with Dean
  • State of the art technology
    1.     GASP analysis software
    2.     Optishot Golf Simulator with 30 golf courses
    3.     Various other Apps and teaching aids 
  • Indoor Golf Studio
  • Improve current facilities with Artificial Green, practice ground and resurrect the golf course 
  • Pupils can bring own equipment but clubs and balls will be provided
  • Trainers or golf shoes
  • Charge will be added to school bill at £12 per session   

Aims of the Golf Academy:

  • To build on the success of the current team and establish Hampshire Collegiate as the premier golf school on the south coast
  • To offer the pupils another great opportunity alongside all that is available
  • To increase the options available to prospective pupils and create a USP 
  • To promote golf and sport overall at HCS
  • To enhance wellbeing at HCS 

About Dean Halford: 

  • TheOnlineGolfCoach – PGA Advanced Pro TheOnlineGolfCoach – Revolutionary On Line Golf Coaching website 
  • Lee Westwood Golf Academy – Head Coach 
  • The London Golf Academy - Director of Golf 
  • Hyde Park Golf Academy – Head Coach 
  • The Canary Wharf Golf Academy 
  • Worked on the European Tour with various players inc Seve Ballesteros 
  • Headline Golf Coach at Golf Live, The National Golf and London Golf Shows 
  • Worked on over 200 Corporate golf days on behalf of clients such as Lexus and Audi for TMB Event

Biography:
I was Head Coach of the Lee Westwood Golf Academy from 2008 to 2012 and this exciting initiative offered more than 1000 junior golfers the chance to recieve coaching from over 80 PGA coaches each year at venues across England. I oversaw the coaching and developed the programme for Lee. The Academy was launched in Spain from 2009 which I was also responsible for at the world renowned La Manga Resort. I spent a great deal of time with Lee throughout the process in the time when he was No1 in the World! 

In July 2011 I was involved in setting up The Hyde Park Golf Academy which offered golfers the chance to have outdoor coaching for the 1st time in Central London.

Having been head hunted by Nuffield I launched the Canary Wharf Golf Academy where I looked after the clients and staff of Barclays and Credit Suisse. This was a great opportunity to work within the corporate industry. 

At various times I have been fortunate to have coached on the European Tour working alongside the likes of Justin Rose, Mark Davis and the late great Seve Ballesteros. The highlight of my career was to spend 4 days with Seve at The BMW Masters in Germany. I also worked with 2011 US Open Champion Rory McIllroy in the early stages of his development as a junior whilst Director of Golf at Millfield School. 

My experience has taken me all over the UK and into Europe with TMB Events on their corporate golf days. I ran over 200 golf days on behalf of their Blue Chip clients that included Audi, Toyota, Lexus and Wella.    

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