Welcome to Elite Golf Academies

3 prestigious resorts and one of Europe’s finest assembled team of golf coaches.

Having Spent a large amount of time working on the ranges of the European Tour, Elite Golf Academy Director & P.G.A Professional, Steve Bainbridge, identified the lack of facilities available to golfers away from Tournament golf. Steve, set about creating a Tour environment that everyone could enjoy, whilst improving their game and utilising all the latest technologies available.

Trusted by European Tour players to hone their game away from their tournament weeks, we are confident that the serious golfer will see all the benefits of using our unrivalled practice facilities to enhance their game.

“I Couldn’t believe the lack of facilities for Elite amateurs and Tour Players to fine tune their game when back home. So I decided to do something about it and partner with world leaders, such as; biomechanist – Dr Paul Hurrion, Bob Vokey and the guys at Flightscope/Trackman to create the most technologically advanced facilities available. I am proud of what we have achieved so far.”

” There is no where better to get on top of my game when I am away from the tour – I can’t recommend membership and usage of Elite Golf Academies enough.”
European Tour Player

The latest technology & world class practice facilities combined.

Elite Golf Academies currently have 3 world class golfing facilities with a fourth on the way. Kings Hill Golf Club in Kent, Espiche Campo de Golfe and Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort, which are both on the Algarve, in Portugal. Our teaching staff are all P.G.A Professionals and we hold various coaching accreditations with Trackman University, Stack & Tilt, Swing Catalyst, the P.G.A and Tathata Golf.

Our innovative approach to the game and desire to provide the very best facilities to all, required substantial investment to create an environment that inspired all golfers, from the beginner right through to the Tour Player.

Elite Golf Academies have since created 3 stunning facilities with the latest technology including, Trackman 4, Flightscope GC2 with HMT accompanied by V1 swing analysis software, a Quintec Putting Lab and Bob Vokey Short game areas. Not content to stop there, real ProV1’s are always used from immaculately prepared grass teeing areas.

Focus practice time on the right areas

This will give you an idea how important each department is during an average round of golf.

Short Game 100 yards in

60%

Putting

50%

Driving

22%

Mental Game

70%

Mid - Long Irons

30%

Course Management

65%

Sand

12%
3
Stunning Venues
7
P.G.A Professionals
2846
Pupils Coached
85
Combined Years of Experience

Our Team

Steven Bainbridge

Academies Director & P.G.A Professional

Steve have been a Golf Professional for 28 years after turning professional at the age of 16. Having working with Professionals, England Elite players, County players and amateurs on their golf swing he has great experience and knowledge at all levels. Steve has worked with European Tour players for the last 14 years and throughout that time has had the pleasure of working with the best technology and tour coaches in the world - this exposure to thought leaders and the cutting edge has undoubtedly enabled him to grow in knowledge and experience as a coach. Steve has a huge passion for improving all golfers performance and believes in using the technology available at the academy to prove that any recommended improvements are correct.

£70 per hour 9 hole playing lesson £140

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Heather MacRae

P.G.A Professional & Ladies European Tour

Heather started playing golf at 10 years old with her father and brother at Callander Golf Club. At 15 years old Heather got her first cap for Scotland at under 16 level. Having moved to represent Dunblane New Golf Club, Heather went on to represent Scotland at every level : U18, U21 and ladies in almost every major amateur team event in Europe.

Winning the Scottish Girls Championship at Glenbervie Golf Club in 2001, Heather accepted a golf scholarship at college then University in the United States for five years. In 2005 Heather was capped for the Great Britain & Ireland team to play Europe in the Vagliano Trophy where she was on the winning team. A month later Heather reached the pinnacle of her amateur career when she won the British Ladies Strokeplay Championship at Nairn Golf Club.

Achieving a handicap of +4 Heather turned professional in September 2007 at the Scottish Ladies Open, a European Tour event held at The Carrick on Loch Lomond.

Since January 2008 until August 2011 Heather was in the PGA trainee programme and is now a fully qualified PGA member. With a good backing of the PGA training programme Heather now wants to fulfil her dreams of becoming one of the top female golfers in the world. In 2012 Heather will play the full LET Access Series schedule, selected PGA events and some LET events with the aim of earning full playing rights on the LET from 2013 onwards.

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Mark Pedder

P.G.A Professional

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Mark Trow

P.G.A Professional

Since joining Kings Hill GC in 2012 Mark has developed a large client base, making him one of the busiest coaches in the South East. Mark currently works with all standards of player to ensure that they develop an understanding and an improvement in all areas of their game. Mark combines in depth technical knowledge with simple communication skills to ensure each player is able to relate, repeat and develop as a player; be it a beginner or professional.

Mark is able to draw on his playing career, which involved him playing across the world to work with various elite players and ensure that they develop not only technical but psychologically. Allowing them to optimise their performance through better preparation and readiness.

Each lesson is delivered with the help of V1 video technology helping to realise actions and change them into realistic movements that can be repeated on the golf course. Players leave every lesson with a clear pathway of how they will release the goals set out at the start of each session. Swing analysis and practise procedures are then sent to each player which helps reinforce the previous lesson and ensures progression before the next session.

Mark heads up the development programme at Kings Hill which has produced national and European winners over the past 3 years. The academy provides a pathway to excellence via structured coaching sessions with player development and on course experience setting it apart from the rest.

£60 per hour and £35 for ½ hour 9 hole playing lesson £120

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John Doe

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Ethan Shaw

EGTF Professional

Our EGTF Professional, Ethan Shaw is available to provide instructions and tips to players of all levels and ages, with special golf lessons available for children. Ethan strives to help people enjoy the game by improving both their technique and their mentality. Ethan started playing golf at the age of 13 and by the time he was 16 he was helping the professional at Marsden Golf Club, Huddersfield, to give junior lessons. With a passion for golf and a handicap of 5, Ethan decided that he wanted to teach golf for a living, and after finding it difficult to find employment as an assistant, he moved to Alvor, Portugal in 2013 to pursue his dream. Now Ethan is a fully qualified teaching professional and brings his passion for golf to Espiche.
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Sian Evans

P.G.A Professional

Sian joined Kings Hill in 2014 after successful amateur and university careers. She gained an interest for the game of golf at an early age and since then she has furthered her knowledge and skills whilst competing at a high level. This has included being a member of various England squads from the age of 12 all the way to age 18, representing the country in numerous tournaments and matches. In 2009, she fulfilled her dreams of playing collegiate golf in America by accepting a full scholarship to East Tennessee State University. Sian turned professional in 2014 after graduating with an honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

£40 per hour and £25 per half hour, 9 hole playing lesson £80

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Chris Pearson

P.G.A Professional

Chris started working at Kings Hill Golf Club in 2012. Now a fully qualified PGA Professional, Chris’ main interest and biggest passion is to help others play better golf. He does this by drawing on his own experiences and listening to the player’s goals and together forming a path to help them achieve success. His patient demeanour and attention to detail makes his lessons simple and effective.

Chris started his career by playing county and club matches as a junior. From this, realising that he has a love for the game made it easy to decide he wanted a career in the golf industry.

Chris also enjoys the playing aspect of his career. Chris often plays in PGA south region events as well as charity pro-ams.

£50 per hour and £30 per half hour 9 hole playing lesson £100

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Client testimonials

By far the best golf lesson that I have ever had. My game has gone from strength to strength after the series of lessons I had with the coaches at Elite Golf Academy. I have reduced my handicap from 17 to 11 in only a few months and would highly recommend them!

Daniel BrooksKeen golfer

By far the best golf lesson that I have ever had. My game has gone from strength to strength after the series of lessons I had with the coaches at Elite Golf Academy. I have reduced my handicap from 17 to 11 in only a few months and would highly recommend them!

Daniel BrooksKeen golfer

By far the best golf lesson that I have ever had. My game has gone from strength to strength after the series of lessons I had with the coaches at Elite Golf Academy. I have reduced my handicap from 17 to 11 in only a few months and would highly recommend them!

Daniel BrooksKeen golfer

By far the best golf lesson that I have ever had. My game has gone from strength to strength after the series of lessons I had with the coaches at Elite Golf Academy. I have reduced my handicap from 17 to 11 in only a few months and would highly recommend them!

Daniel BrooksKeen golfer

By far the best golf lesson that I have ever had. My game has gone from strength to strength after the series of lessons I had with the coaches at Elite Golf Academy. I have reduced my handicap from 17 to 11 in only a few months and would highly recommend them!

Daniel BrooksKeen golfer

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A tour proven approach

We have assembled a collection of the finest coaches with elite proven experience to develop your game. To accompany our coaches we have created the most technologically advanced facilities possible. The Elite Golf Academy facility is unsurpassed for custom fitting. With top accreditations from the major manufacturers make us the perfect partner to your game. We take data from your existing clubs and analyse the optimum equipment to maximise your potential.

We have partnered with some of the leading people and organisations in the world of golf, including renowned Biomechanist, Dr Paul Hurrion, who is responsible for the Quintec Putting Lab. Through our close relationship with Titleist we are able to provide real ProV1’s for all the ranges and have developed the first Bob Vokey Short Game areas. We continue to strive for ways to improve what we offer and analyse all the latest technology on its merit for potential inclusion in the Academy.

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Coaching selection

  • 1/2 hour lessons
  • 1 hour lessons
  • 1/2 day (3 hours)
  • Full day (6 hours)
  • Trackman sessions
  • 9 hole playing lessons
  • 18 hole playing lessons
  • Group clinics
  • Junior coaching
  • Coaching camps
  • Golf psychology session
  • Physical screening (injury, nutrition & fitness)
  • Academy memberships
  • Custom fitting

Steven Bainbridge

 

1/2 hour lessons
1 hour lessons
1/2 day (3 hours)
Full day (6 hours)
Trackman sessions
9 hole playing lessons
18 hole playing lessons
Group clinics
Junior coaching
Custom fitting

Heather MacRae

 

1/2 hour lessons
1 hour lessons
1/2 day (3 hours)
Full day (6 hours)
Trackman sessions
9 hole playing lessons
18 hole playing lessons
Group clinics
Junior coaching
Custom fitting

Mark Pedder

 

1/2 hour lessons
1 hour lessons
1/2 day (3 hours)
Full day (6 hours)
Trackman sessions
9 hole playing lessons
18 hole playing lessons
Group clinics
Junior coaching
Custom fitting

Mark Trow

 

1/2 hour lessons
1 hour lessons
1/2 day (3 hours)
Full day (6 hours)
Trackman sessions
9 hole playing lessons
18 hole playing lessons
Group clinics
Junior coaching
Custom fitting

Ethan Shaw

 

1/2 hour lessons
1 hour lessons
1/2 day (3 hours)
Full day (6 hours)
Trackman sessions
9 hole playing lessons
18 hole playing lessons
Group clinics
Junior coaching
Custom fitting

Sian Evans

 

1/2 hour lessons
1 hour lessons
1/2 day (3 hours)
Full day (6 hours)
Trackman sessions
9 hole playing lessons
18 hole playing lessons
Group clinics
Junior coaching
Custom fitting

Chris Pearson

 

1/2 hour lessons
1 hour lessons
1/2 day (3 hours)
Full day (6 hours)
Trackman sessions
9 hole playing lessons
18 hole playing lessons
Group clinics
Junior coaching
Custom fitting