Farnham Golf Club

Farnham Golf Club - Adult Academy

Mission Statement

Here at Farnham we are proud to welcome golfers of all ability levels and we endevour to offer the best opportunity for a new or returning  player to enjoy our great sport. 

With an extensive range of superb coaching facilities and a team of experienced PGA professionals, we aim to deliver a first class player develop scheme.

The long term goal of the Academy scheme is to guide a player to a level where they may enjoy the game, feel confident about their play and potentially apply to join Farnham Golf Club. 

Academy Benefits
  • 12 Individual lessons with a PGA Professional
  • 12 Rounds of golf (off-peak and recorded by number of holes played)
  • Access to all the club practice facilites
  • Clubhouse access and members discount
  • Structured coaching and advice within the player development scheme
  • Group coaching, competitions and social engagement opportunities
  • Assignment of club mentor to enable integration 
  • Guided transition towards a potential application to full membership
The PGA Professionals

Peter Irlam, PGA Coach - Luke Bone (Head PGA Professional) - Ollie Lewis, PGA Coach 

The Process

Our Academy membership category has capacity for twenty men and twenty ladies at any one time.  This generally runs at full capacity and there may be a short waiting list.

Applications are taken via the website and applicants will be invited for an assessment and taster sessions with one of the coaching staff. These sessions will allow the coaching staff to gauge the applicants current level and general suitability for the Academy membership. 

Application Form - Click Here

Once an application has been accepted and vacancies allow, new members are invited to begin their twelve sessions of coaching. Access to the course and the twelve rounds will be allocated upon the approval of the coaching professional.

An Academy Members progress is tracked by their designated Professional and assigned mentor.  The mentor will be a current full member of the club and will assist in  the process of  understanding the club systems along with etiquette and golf rules. These integral partners will be on hand to guide the member through the scheme and to help understand the best time to move through the relevant stages.

When an Academy Member has utilised the scheme for a minimum of one year, they will be assessed regularly and when appropriate, they will be offered the benefit of transitioning towards the Intermediate Academy category. This transition would normally take place after two years but is assessed on a player-by-player basis.

Intermediate Academy - This effectively lifts the twelve round per year limit and allows greater access to the course and the opportunity to further develop important aspects of a players 'on-course' skills. 

During this next phase of the membership journey, members are encouraged to submit scores for handicap assessment and to develop golfing relationships with other club members.  From within this category, a formal application can be submitted to join the main club when the time is right. The mentor will act as a proposer if possible. This application will be reviewed by the membership committee and an offer of full membership may be offered when vacancies permit. 

Academy Coordinators

We are ever grateful for the help and input from our members and the pro-active approach towards our Academy scheme. Jeannie Archer and Justin Hanslip and Alan Cooke are club members who generously dedicate time to help coordinate the group coaching sessions, the texas scramble competitions and social activities.

Dedicated Academy Events

  • Regular Group Coaching Sessions
  • Regular Informal Competitions
  • Monday afternoon Roll-Ups
  • Social Events

Fifteen bay driving range                                                                                      Academy Short-Game Coaching Session

Our superb chipping green                                                                              Academy members enjoy a drink after play

Our fantastic golf studio for indoor coaching and analysis

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