Golf

Directory of golf coaches, golf lessons and golf courses in London

Gavin Rumgay - Golf coach in London

Gavin has had a handicap as high as 3 (A club pro level) & has 20 years of golf experience around some of Scotland's best courses. He had a Hole in 1 in Kopings Golf Club in Sweden.

  • Caddying for you 18 holes with useful Course Management Tips - From £300 per round
  • Caddying for you 9 holes with useful Course Management Tips - From £200 per 9 holes
  • 1 hour Driving Range Lesson including 150 balls - From £125 per hour
  • 1 hour Driving Range Lesson with video analysis & unlimited balls -From £140 per hour
  • Caddying for you at Summer House or Golf Holiday from £500 per day (Up to 36 holes per day)
  • A round of golf with Gavin including useful pointers £300 per round

·  Like to bring your friends to the Coaching Lessons? Enquire about availability of small group sessions!


Website:     http://gavinrumgay.com
Email:         gavinrum @ hotmail.com
Twitter:      @GavinRumgayTT
Telephone: (+)44 (0) 7432689096

 

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Golf coaches and facilities in Central London (WC1 etc)

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Looking for a personal trainer in London to help with your golf fitness? Click on the personal training button on the top menu.

Did you know? Strong obliques make for a better golf swing.

Golf in the City of London (EC1 etc)

Urban Golf 12 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LA    Tel - 020 7248 8600
Indoor simulation of 52 of the world's best golf courses.
Also - Urban Golf Soho, 33 Great Pulteney Street W1F 9NW Tel - 020 7434 4300

If you want to reduce your risk of injury from playing golf, consider personal trainer in London Mark Williams (Mobile: 07930 408464), who is a Titelist Performance Golf Fitness Professional.

Golf in West London (W1 etc)

West London Golf Centre Lessons: 07799 676 307
Ruislip Road, Northolt, Greater London UB5 6QZ
9 hole championship golf course
300 yard floodlit driving range

 

Golf in East London (E1 etc)

Wanstead Golf Club Overton Drive, Wanstead, London E11 2LW
Tel - 020 8989 9876
18 holes, putting green, short game practice area, practice nets.
Nearest tube: Wanstead (central line)

 

Golf in North London (N1 etc), Enfield, Barnet, Herts

Muswell Hill Golf Club tel - 020 8888 1764
Rhodes Avenue, London N22 7UT
Par 71 parkland golf course
Visiting golf societies welcome. Range of membership options

Highgate Golf Club tel - 020 8340 1906
Deneswood Road, London N6 4AH
Near Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House
Suitable for corporate golf

Hampstead Golf Club tel - 020 8455 0203
82 Winnington Road, London N2 0TU
Private members golf club, 9 hole golf course

Lee Valley Golf Course 61 Meredians Way, Edmonton, Enfield, London N9 0AS
Tel - 020 8803 3611
18 hole golf course, practice area, putting green, practice nets

Enfield Golf Club Old Park Road South, Enfield, London EN2 7DA
Old Park Road South, Enfield, London EN2 7DA
18 hole golf course, practice ground with covered driving bays, putting green, short game practice area

Crews Hill Golf Club Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, Enfield, London EN2 8AZ
Tel - 020 8366 7422 (the golf professional)
18 hole golf course, putting green, practice nets.
Trains from Moorgate to Crews Hill train station

North Middlesex Golf Club The Manor House, Friern Barnet Lane, London N20 0NL
Tel - 020 8445 1604 (the golf professional)
18 hole golf course
Private members club, ring for details of access for casual visitors.

 

The Shire London tel - 020 8441 7649
St Albans Road, Barnet, Herts, EN5 4RE
A Seve Ballesteros designed 18 hole golf course

Golf in North West London (NW1 etc)

Hendon Golf Club Ashley Walk, Devonshire Road, Mill Hill, London NW7 1DG
Tel - 020 8346 6023
18 hole golf club

Mill Hill Golf Club 100 Barnet Way, London NW7 3AL
Tel - 020 8959 2339
18 hole golf club set in 145 acres.
Nearest Tubes: Edgware, Mill Hill East

 

Golf in South West London (SW1 etc)

Knightsbridge Golf School 47 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JU
Tel - 020 7235 2468
Video Analysis of golf swing, indoor practice area.
One of London's oldest and most successful golf schools

Central London Golf Centre Burntwood Lane, Wandsworth SW17 0AT
Tel - 020 8871 2468 Nearest tube - Tooting Bec.
9 hole golf course, open to all on pay-and-play basis.

Wimbledon Common Golf Club tel - 020 8946 7572
19 Camp Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4UW
New members welcome.
No bunkers, but plenty of natural hazards

 

Golf in South East London (SE1 etc) and Croydon

Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club tel - 020 8693 8491
Grange Lane, College Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7LH
Private members club, visitors and societies welcome
Surrounded by mature oak trees, dramatic views across London.

 

Addington Palace Golf Club Gravel Hill, Croydon, London CRO 5BB
Tel - 020 8654 3061
Private members club, golf academy, 18 holes.

Golf in Surrey

Mitcham Golf Club on Mitcham Common, off Carshalton Road (A237), Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4HN
Golf Lessons:
Mark Fluskey: 15 years experience teaching golf - 020 8640 4280
Golf course just 12 miles from central London.
By rail: 12 mins from London Victoria, 8 mins from Wimbledon or Croydon.
Nearest train station: Mitcham Junction (50 yards from clubhouse)

Wentworth Tel - 01344 842201
Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey GU5 4LS
One of the most prestigeous golf clubs in the south of England.
The West Course has been played by most of the world's top professional golfers

 

Fitness Training for Golf

To play golf well requires good core strength to ensure a strong drive. The twisting motion of a golf-swing can set you up for injury if your abdominal and lower back muscles are not strong. Golf requires you to accelerate a weight (ie various weights of golf club) to over 100mph, and then control its deceleration. Why not hire a personal trainer in London who can help you strengthen your abs and lower back? It's worth doing all you can to prevent lower back pain.

If you want to train alone, remember that your core consists of your glutes (your bum muscles), your abdominals (rectus abdominus, obliques, transverse abdominus; each require different exercises), and your lower back muscles (both the lumbar muscles and the spinal erectors all the way up your back). The forces generated when you drive a golf ball are strong enough to tear spinal ligaments and fibres of your spinal discs, if you don't have sufficient core strength, particularly in the spinal erectors.

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Anyone who has suffered golfer's elbow will tell you that muscular strength and flexibility around the elbow joint - and of course good technique in your golf swing - are a good insurance against injury. The technical names for golfer's elbow are medial epicondylitis, and medial elbow tendinosis. Medial means the inner side of the joint. Epicondylitis comes from the word epicondyle, which is where muscles attach to the bone by tendons.

In the case of golfer's elbow, it's the forearm muscles that are the cause of the pain, particularly the muscles that flex the arm at the elbow.

If you're a right-handed golfer, you may be unlucky enough to suffer both tennis elbow in the left elbow (of the leading arm), and golfer's elbow in the right elbow (of the following arm).

So make sure your fitness regime includes exercises that strengthen all your arm muscles, including biceps, triceps and forearms (both the flexors and extensors). And as well as strength, make sure you stretch the muscles of the arms to ensure good flexibility.