MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
The ideal state of mind for action is confident, focused, and in the flow, with the body and mind synchronized in the present moment.Unconditional confidence takes a big perspective, independent of moment-to-moment results. The bigger the perspective we have, the better we can ride the inevitable ups and downs within a round, over several rounds, or even longer. We can handle difficulties with a sense of humor, knowing that these things come and go. Whatever we encounter, we can be fearless in the moment.
You play your best golf when you plan with your head, then play from your heart - Try thinking of every tee shot on a par-4 or par-5 hole as a layup shot. No matter what club you use, instead of just trying to hit it as far as you can, pick a spot on the fairway that's well within reach. This reduces the tendency to swing too hard and gives you a much better chance of hitting a good shot.
I believe in making the golf swing as simple as possible. It is essential to build sound fundamentals and it is even more important to understand your own swing. I feel I have achieved a lot when my pupils know how to progress on their own. I consider the mind to be as important as the mechanics of the swing.
Golf is a game for everyone, so I tailor each session considering the needs, abilities, and requirements of each pupil. I get the same satisfaction working with elite players as I do helping beginner golfers hitting the ball with success.
Joined the British PGA (Irish Region) in 2004
Regional Coach for the Golfing Union of Ireland (Connacht Branch) since 2009
Regional Coach for the Irish Lady Golfing Union (North Connacht) from 2011
Springtime Special Offer - Ladies Lessons
Want to learn how to play golf and have a fun social outing with like-minded ladies?? Castle Dargan are launching a Springtime Special Offer of Ladies Group Lessons ONLY €9pp including complimentary tea/coffee and scones on arrival, an hour long lesson with Xavier, and complimentary use of the Icon Spa Hydrotherapy Suite; Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, etc for after the lesson. For more information contact +353 (0)71 911 8080.
½ hour €30
1 hour €50
1 hour Video Analysis €50
6 x ½ hour €150
5 x ½ hour + 3 hole playing lesson €190
Up to 4 people - 1 hour €60
4 x 1 hour (5 to 8 people) on Swing €70pp
4 x 1 hour (5 to 8 people) on Short Game €70pp
4 holes €50
8 holes €90
THE PLAYERS MANUAL
The purpose of this manual is to keep a written record the player’s progression, keep notes of various experiences, set up and achieve goals, and complete knowledge and preferences for the game.
This is a professional approach to the game and will require serious and continuity.
×Goals & Objectives
×Statistics (Record & Value your game)
×Golf Lessons (Problems & Corrections)
×Games & Drills
×Mechanics (All skills including Set up, Swing and ball flight/behaviour)
×Mental (The best head for golf)
×Fitness (Specific to golf)
Set up fee: €30
- 3 Months follow up €90 (including 3 appointments/lessons)
- 6 Months follow up €150 (including 6 appointments/lessons)
- 12 Months follow up €200 (including10 appointments/lessons)
To book a lesson, please contact Xavier in the golf shop on +353 (0)71 9118080 or email email@example.com