THE VALE

Professional Golf Tuition

The Vales Professional team

Here at The Vale we have a fantastic highly experienced team ready to help you improve your enjoyment of the game by working with you on your golf.

With our great facilities we can work with you on all elements from long game through pitching, chipping, bunkers and putting to psychology and course management. We use video and flight scopes in our studio to enhance the experience if requested.

We are all patient and empathetic and have a true team spirit – we have a variety of coaches to choose from and please don’t feel embarrassed if you wish to try a different coach as its important to us that you feel that you ‘gel’ with your golf Pro.

TUITION FEES

Tuition prices are detailed below. We also offer the following packages;

Book and pay for 3 and get 1 for free. 

Book and pay for 5 and get a free hours tuition on the golf course.


Caroline Harry Richard Jack
30 minutes £25 £20 £15 £15
1 hour £45 £36 £28 £28
1 hour on the course £39 £30 £25 £25
9 hole playing lesson £55 £48 £40 £40
Junior 30 minutes £20 £15 £10 £10

JUNIOR ROLL UP LESSONS Take place every Saturday and

Sunday at 10.30am for 1 hour

JUST £5 PER JUNIOR NO EQUIPMENT NECESSARY


MEET THE TEAM

Caroline Griffiths PGA

Caroline Griffiths PGA

Director of golf

Caroline played on the Ladies European Tour for six years. She was also chairman of the tour and set up the now popular and well known Solheim Cup.

Her solid playing career saw her hold the record on tour for the lowest 18 hole score (64 which was 9 under par) on route to a 2nd place in the Laing Classic. With another 10 top ten finishes she brings a vast amount of experience to her coaching.

Caroline has previously spent 14 years as Head Pro at The Vale and is delighted to be back after a 7 year break in the corporate world.

‘It’s a great club with fabulous facilities and it is a privilege to be back here again at the helm’.

Harry Thompson PGA

Harry Thompson PGA

Head Assistant Professional

Harry has been part of the team at The Vale for over 10 years. He is popular, ever helpful and a fully qualified PGA Professional. He has a passion for teaching the game to all standards and ages and, junior coaching. With a strong following Harry gains great satisfaction from seeing his clients improve their games and he specialises in on course lessons.

As Harry is also still a good player he competes in PGA events so if you are interested in playing in some local Pro Ams please let us know. It’s a great way to pick up some professionals tricks of the trade and play some great courses.

Joining us as an amateur at The Vale in 2017 Richard (Rich) was determined to reduce his handicap to enable him to turn professional. This he achieved with ease and is now in training to become a PGA Pro. Originally from Scotland Richard is a great player and is now focussed on progressing his career and as well as setting out on his teaching training he will be playing some local events.


Richard Heaney

Richard Heaney

Trainee Assistant

Joining us as an amateur at The Vale in 2017 Richard (Rich) was determined to reduce his handicap to enable him to turn professional. This he achieved with ease and is now in training to become a PGA Pro. Originally from Scotland Richard is a great player and is now focussed on progressing his career and as well as setting out on his teaching training he will be playing some local events.

Jack Downing

Jack Downing

Trainee Assistant

A new member to the team Jack has joined us from Stratford. A talented player he came back to golf after obtaining a degree at Leeds University. He, like Richard, is also on the PGA foundation degree course.


Golf lessons can take place on our covered floodlit driving range, swing studio, chipping/bunker area putting green or on either of the courses. We can help you with all aspects of your game from the basics in technique to subtle psychology and from how to gain length to what shot to play where.

As well as individual lessons you can share your lessons at a small extra cost or for a less intense feel why not try group lessons?


More information is available in the shop.

Junior roll up – takes place every Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10.30am. £5 per junior just turn up, no equipment necessary.

Any enquiries please email headpro@thevalegolf.co.uk or call the team on 01386 462520