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PGA Head Golf Professional - Barry Smith

Barry has been a professional at Downfield for 18 years now, and became head PGA professional in June 2013. Throughout his time here, he has developed into an easily approachable, confident and knowledgeable golf coach. He endeavours to make sure that his clients enjoy their sessions and leave with a clear idea of what they need to do to get better. His enthusiasm for the game and desire to help people improve has helped him to teach a broad range of students from complete beginner to aspiring tournament professionals. The golf shop offers

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Assistant Professional - Rory Starke

Rory has been a member of the team for 4 years and has been a PGA Trainee since October 2021.

He graduated HND Professional golf at SRUC before joining the team.

Rory turned professional with a handicap of +2.

He will continue to play on the PGA circuit and the Tartan Pro Tour.

Rory has a passion for coaching and club fitting and can help you with any aspect of your game.

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Assistant Professional - Anthony Jackson

Tony is the newest member of the pro shop team having started in October 2023. Tony turned professional in 2020 and is keen to continue to play on the PGA circuit.

Tony also loves to coach, he has a passion to teach all level of golfers from beginners to scratch golfers. He is friendly, approachable and knowledgeable

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Shop Services

At Downfield we stock a range of golf brands, Callaway, Taylormade, Ping, Mizuno, Titleist, Srixon each of whom offer us ‘custom fitting days’. These days are a great opportunity to get yourself fitted with clubs suited to your game. You will be fitted by professional golf equipment technologists, using the latest ball flight analysis software – guaranteed to provide you with the best opportunity of improving your game.

Cost of lessons per half hour / per hour / playing lesson 9 holes / group lesson for 4

Head PGA Professional Barry Smith £30 / £60 / £100 / £75
Assistant PGA Professional Tony Jackson £25 / £50 / £80 / £50
Assistant PGA Professional Rory Starke £25 / £50 / £80 / £50

Club fitting costs *Driver/ Fairway £25 Irons £20 Wedges £20 Putter £10

Club Repairs and costs*.

Whether it’s a broken shaft or the re-spiking of shoes, Barry and his team have all the tools and knowledge to carry out any club repair, we can carry out the following repairs:

Replacement of broken shafts :-
Steel iron shafts start from around £35 all the way to top of the range graphite driver shafts for £120 contact the pro shop for more information.

Club re-gripping price includes fitting :-
Tour Dry Velvet £6
Golf Pride Tour Velvet £8
Golf Pride Multi Compound £12

Shortening / lengthening of steel shafts from £5 per club plus the cost of the grip chosen.

Lengthening of graphite shafts £5 per club plus the cost of the grip chosen.

Re-glue of loose club heads £5 per club

Shoe re-studding £18 per pack