Meet Rich

Richard Lawless

With over 20 years of experience in coaching golf as a Professional, I am committed to an ongoing improvement of my coaching skills and I continually attend CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses.

I have great knowledge and experience of providing Golf Coaching to many different nationalities in both England and southern Europe.

I have worked for Pestana Golf Resorts in Portugal which at the time was home to the world-renowned David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

I used this opportunity to learn first hand about the DLGA philosophy and techniques.  Along with many other tour players, David Leadbetter is probably most famous for his work with Nick Price and Nick Faldo.

I have also been lucky enough to work for Scott Cranfield, where I was personally trained by him to coach at one of his Academy’s.  Scott’s impressive list of Players he has worked with includes Ryder Cup Players, Robert Jan-Derkson, Bradley Dredge and Ernie Els.

Through my training, I attained a PGA Body Matters in Golf Certificate which focuses on Physical Profiling.  This has really enhanced my ability to help improve my students’ physical limitations related to their swing and help them create a more efficient movement.

I look forward to being able to help you with your game.

Best wishes


My Own Training History

Below is a list of some of the training courses I have attended and Coaches I have worked with or observed.

  • 10/01/09 – Present
    Currently training through distance learning to gain Advanced PGA Professional Status
  • 11/10/07  to 13/10/07
    PGAs of Europe Teaching & Coaching Conference, Malmö, Sweden.
    Speakers included: Jamil Qureshi, Kjell Enhager and the Titleist Performance Institute.
  • 16/03/06
    Passion for the Short Game by England Coach Gary Smith.
  • 28/02/06
    Custom Fitting by Ping, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
  • 29/09/05 to 01/10/05
    PGAs of Europe Teaching & Coaching Conference, Munich, Germany.
    Speakers included: Hank Haney, Dennis Pugh and Fanny Sunesson.
  • 11/01/05 to 14/01/05
    Body Matters in Golf by Paul Derby (PGA Certificate) Chartered physiotherapist and sports conditioning consultant.
  • 01/12/04
    Putting Biomechanics by Dr Paul Hurrion, Coach to Open Champion Padraig Harrington.
  • 01/01/04
    Confidence and Visualisation by Katrina Douglas & Dr David Carless.
  • 03/10/2000
    Introduction to Golf Course Management by David Rhodes MSc NDT.
  • 03/01/2003
    NSPCC Keeping Children Safe in Sports, child protection awareness program.
  • 10/06/2002
    Personally trained and certified in the mental, technical and psychological aspects by European Tour Coach Scott Cranfield.
  • 00/11/98
    PGA Qualified (PGA National Training Academy, The Belfry). Subjects included: Teaching and Theory of the Golf Swing, Rules of Golf, Club Repairs, Merchandising, Shop Management and Tournament Administration.
  • 00/10/95
    Turned Pro and entered PGA Training.
  • Observed  –  Scott Cranfield coaching.
  • Observed  –  Bernhard Gallagher coaching. (Junior workshop)

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