Sarah Bennett, PGA Fellow Head Teaching Professional in Essex
Sarah Bennett, PGA Fellow Head Teaching Golf Professional, provides golf lessons for Men, juniors and Ladies in Essex. She has been based at Three Rivers Golf and Country Club near Chelmsford Essex for the past 10 years and built an enviable reputation within Essex.
Sarah has been awarded Specialist Professional and Coach by the PGA with only 3 percent of the total membership male and female permitted to use this title.
A recently appointed 2022 Golf Monthly Top 50 UK Coach is an accolade which has never been achieved by an Essex based PGA Professional and one which adds to the list of achievements for 2022.
Three Rivers Golf & Country Club boasts two golf courses which Sarah uses for her playing and course management lessons imparting her years of Tournament experience to all levels of player. She welcomes all players to learn to play golf in Essex and works on the Get into Golf project during the year.
Sarah held the position of Head Coach for the U18 England East Region Squad for 5 years and now sits on the East Region Committee. Awarded with the PGA Fellowship status Professional has been a major accolade for Sarah. Her all round holistic knowledge, enthusiasm and Tournament experience is a tremendous asset and one which she tailors to suit all standard of golfer.
She is the only lady Professional to have achieved County and National coaching honours in the United Kingdom and has been the only PGA Fellow Professional coaching England squads. Sarah’s passion is mirrored with the voluntary role as a WPGA and PGA East Regional committee member and is constantly involved in the growth of the golf in Essex.
Sarah is the Essex Ladies and Girls Elite Coach and was a Lead Coach for the County Academy Programme in Essex targeting juniors between the ages of 9-16.
Sarah has recently added to her coaching knowledge, attending a short game and putting lessons which is one of her strengths.
Sarah has spent time with Jim Hardy, one of Americas top Teachers founder and author of the Plane Truth to further her coaching knowledge. She is one of three qualified L1 Plane Truth certified golf coaches in Essex.
Sarah is a qualified TPI Level 1 Coach and offers a fitness screening service to her clients identifying possible physical limitations within the swing.
She has also added the Junior TPI L2 accreditation to her qualifications and offers Saturday group Junior lessons based around Fundamental Movement Skills and Golf Foundation Passport scheme. These qualifications complement her PGA degree in a range of topics.
Her 22 years as a professional golfer enables her to utilise her unique experience using mental tools and techniques to overcome a number of challenging situations on the course, in addition to her Mind Factor certification.
The support of charities is high on Sarah’s list having held a day for Canine Partners raising enough to fund a puppy to train as an assistance dog, this in addition to the huge amount of time spent coaching with “veterans” and arranging her Golf fore recovery event.
Sarah is a contributing Professional for the Essex Golfer Magazine and Pro Shop Europe with her monthly articles covering a wide range of topics from the short game through to Fitness and rules.
Sarah is an active member of the Essex Golf Partnership and offers golf lessons for beginners through a variety of funded activities. She held the position of the Essex County Golf Partnership Coach Development Co-ordinator providing opportunities to other Coaches in the County.
Sarah was selected by the PGA to coach in the SwingZone at The Open Championship 2011 giving free lessons to members of the public.
Essex Ladies Golf & Essex Girls Head Golf Coach
As the Essex ladies and Elite girls coach, Essex Golf Partnership and County Academy Programme Lead Coach Sarah is keen to share her knowledge gained over an 18 year playing career as a Ladies European Tour Tournament Professional. Her attention to detail is meticulous and her passion to assist her players a top priority. She coached members of the Essex girls Junior team who won the Junior County match week in 2014
Sarah prides herself on her customer service and efficiency and can often be seen regripping or reshafting customers clubs with a next day service.
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