PGA Professional Xavier Medas

 

 

My Teaching Philosophy

"The ideal state of mind for action is confident, focused, and in the flow, with the body and mind synchronized in the present moment."
 
"You play your best golf when you plan with your head, then play from your heart"
 
"Try thinking of every tee shot on a par-4 or par-5 hole as a layup shot. No matter what club you use, instead of just trying to hit it as far as you can, pick a spot on the fairway that's well within reach. This reduces the tendency to swing too hard and gives you a much better chance of hitting a good shot"
 
"Unconditional confidence takes a big perspective, independent of moment-to-moment results. The bigger the perspective we have, the better we can ride the inevitable ups and downs within a round, over several rounds, or even longer. We can handle difficulties with a sense of humor, knowing that these things come and go. Whatever we encounter, we can be fearless in the moment"
 

I believe in making the golf swing as simple as possible.  It is essential to build sound fundamentals and it is even more important to understand your own swing. I feel I have achieved a lot when my pupils know how to progress on their own.  I consider the mind to be as important as the mechanics of the swing.
This is a game for everyone, so I tailor each session considering the needs, abilities, and requirements of each pupil. I get the same satisfaction working with elite players as I do helping new golfers hitting the ball with success.

 

Coaching Achievements

Joined the British PGA (Irish Region) in 2004
Regional Coach for the Golfing Union of Ireland (Connacht Branch) since 2009
Regional Coach for the Irish Lady Golfing Union (North Connacht) from 2011

LESSON FEES

Individual Lesson
½ hour €30
1 hour €50
1 hour Video Analysis €50
6 x ½ hour €150
5 x ½ hour + 3 hole playing lesson €190


Shared Lesson
Up to 4 people - 1 hour €60
Playing Lesson
4 holes €50
8 holes €90

Group Lesson
4 x 1 hour (5 to 8 people) on Swing €70pp
4 x 1 hour (5 to 8 people) on Short Game €70pp

NEW!!: The Player’s Manual

The purpose of this manual is to keep a written record the player’s progression, keep notes of various experiences, set up and achieve goals, and complete knowledge and preferences for the game.
This is a professional approach to the game and will require serious and continuity.

Contents:
×Goals & Objectives
×Statistics (Record & Value your game)
×Golf Lessons (Problems & Corrections)
×Games & Drills
×Mechanics (All skills including Set up, Swing and ball flight/behaviour)
×Mental (The best head for golf)
×Fitness (Specific to golf)

Set up fee:    €30
3 Months follow up  €90
(including 3 appointments/lessons)
6 Months follow up €150
(including 6 appointments/lessons)
12 Months follow up €200
(including10 appointments/lessons)

To book a lesson, please contact Xavier in the golf shop at Ext. 438

Or Email golfpro@castledargan.com


Xaviers Top Tip for Summer Golf

With the winter months coming to a close its time to get in shape for spring and summer golf. However if the cold weather is still keeping you from practicing, we have a couple of tips to get you in shape.

Practice in front of a mirror and without a golf ball. This is the best way to help your brain process your swing. The visual image of your reflection in the mirror will help you to monitor your swing and posture.

The absence of the ball will keep your focus on the movement and the feeling of your swing. When practicing the mechanics of your swing, it is advisable not to expect immediate results, rather it has to be considered as part of a long term process.

This method of practicing your swing can be done on several occasions during the day for short periods of time.

Also, it will work with every swing from putting to driving.
 
“when you spend time practicing and playing the game, it is important that you use the right equipment”.

                 Regional Coach                                 Connacht Coach