Meet Mike

Hello and welcome to my profile page that will give you a brief insight to my experience, abilities and teaching philosophies.

I enjoyed playing many sports when I was growing up, but golf became my sporting passion after I watched Severiano Ballesteros win his first Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. From the moment I struck my first shot, I enjoyed all the challenges that golf had to offer and wanted to see how good I could become and as a result, I hit as many balls as I could whenever and wherever I could.

My learning involved a lot of trial and error as there were very few golf professionals to learn from and the internet hadn’t been invented, so my only source of information was from golf books. Looking back now, this was quite fortunate as many people I coach now have swing faults caused from random and conflicting advice from the internet.

Despite making many of the common mistakes that I now help others avoid, I managed to achieve a plus one handicap in 18 months and worked at Stoke Park Golf Club where I won the inaugural UK Long Driving Championship. During my time at Stoke Park, I was fortunate to meet, learn and play with many leading coaches, Tour Players and Major Champions including Bernard Langer, Sir Henry Cotton and Sir Nick Faldo (pictured right).

Whilst competing I have won Regional, National and European tournaments and set several course records with a personal best low round of 60 which was 10 under. I have achieved seven holes and my last was when I returned to Stoke Park Golf Club for a charity event. It was on the club’s signature 7th hole and I won a VIP trip to the Masters.

​I have always been as passionate about the success of others as I am with my own play and it gives me a great deal of pleasure to help golfers improve and gain greater enjoyment from their play. I believe that there isn’t one perfect swing for everyone, but everyone has their own perfect swing and to help each person discover theirs I deliver bespoke instruction that is easy to understand, apply and will help each person make the most from their natural abilities and learning styles.

 

Technology has improved tremendously since I started in golf and to ensure accurate analysis and improvement is measured in the best way possible, I have a complete suite of coaching tools that include a high speed camera, video analysis, launch monitor, game improvement modules and golf simulator that delivers the most realistic playing experiences. The many benefits of this technology apply to golfers at every level as they speed up skill acquisition by providing valuable feedback that enables golfers to gain a greater feel for their technique.

With my successful coaching record, I am confident that by working with you, your best golf will be achieved and I would be delighted to have the opportunity of helping you to learn how to play or improve your game. If you have any questions or would like to book, simply get in touch via the contact page and I will be happy to discuss your requirements.

 

Kind regards

 

Mike

Mike Lovegrove

GOLF LESSONS OXFORD

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