Professional Golf Lessons
Xavier Medas - PGA Advanced Professional
Born in the town of Vichy (France) in December 1979, Xavier grew up participating in many sports from basketball to triathlon thanks to a sporty family culture. Golf became his first choice at the age of thirteen. His commitment to the game reached a competitive level as an amateur while still involved in other sports.
His education took his academic pathway to a degree in International Marketing in Sligo (Ireland) as Erasmus exchange Student. Xavier played for the school team and joined County Sligo Golf Club where his met Jim Robinson (PGA Professional) who soon gave him the opportunity to work in golf and join the PGA as a member in 2004.
In 2007, after election as a full member for the PGA, Xavier continued his career as Resident Professional in the newly opened Castle Dargan Golf Estate in Sligo.
That year, after the success from his players, Xavier became a GUI Connacht Coach to work with the underage elite in the province and was involved with a National win at the Inter Provincials. A year later, an additional invitation to coaching came from the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) to work as Connacht Coach.
With a continuous interest to progress his knowledge as a coach, Xavier went on learning courses to study Golf Sport Psychology via the PGA (Dr Brian Hemmings) and Strength & Conditioning at Setanta College (Dr Liam Hennessy). He completed his education becoming a Level 3 Coach in 2014 and was accredited the title of PGA Advanced Professional in 2016 as a recognition for his professional achievements.
Xavier’s role at Castle Dargan followed a parallel progression from Resident PGA Professional freshly qualified to Director of Golf four years later in 2011.
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The ideal state of mind for action is confident, focused, and in the flow, with the body and mind synchronized in the present moment. 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 humour, 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.
Golf 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 help beginner golfers hitting the ball with success.