Meet The Pro

Richard Lawless is a qualified PGA Professional with over 20 years experience in coaching golf to all standards of players, from novices to Tour players.

I have been fortunate to have had great coaching success on the Ladies European Tour.  After 3 years without a win, Trish Johnson (a multiple Tour Winner and Solheim Cup Player) began working with me.  In our first season together she achieved two European Tour wins, two second place finishes, top 10 in the money list, got back into the top 100 world rankings and achieved lifetime membership to the LET. And to top it all off I even got a mention on Sky Sports!

I have worked for Pestana Golf Resorts in Portugal which at the time was home to the world renowned David Leadbetter Golf Academy.  I used this opportunity to learn first hand about the DLGA philosophy and techniques. Along with many other tour players David Leadbetter is probably most famous for his work with Nick Price and Nick Faldo.

I have also been lucky enough to work for Master Professional Scott Cranfield, where I was personally trained by him to coach at one of his academy’s. Scott’s impressive list of players he has worked with includes various Ryder Cup and European Tour players.

I am very proud to have developed multiple Phone Apps to allow people to gain access to my video coaching on different facets of the game. Plus my unique Groovedin Pre-Shot Routine App.

Through my training I attained a PGA Body Matters in Golf Certificate which focused on Physical Profiling. This really enhanced my ability to help improve my clients physical limitations related to their swing and help them create a more efficient movement.

richlawlessBelow is a list of some of the training courses I have attended and Coaches I have worked with or observed:

  • PGAs of Europe Teaching & Coaching Conference, Malmö, Sweden. Speakers included: Jamil Qureshi, Kjell Enhager and the Titleist Performance Institute.
  • PGA England Coaching Conference 2015. Speakers included: Dr Richard Bailey, Warwick Andrews and the PGA Training Dept.
  • Passion for the Short Game by England Coach Gary Smith.
  • Custom Fitting by Ping, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
  • PGAs of Europe Teaching & Coaching Conference, Munich, Germany. Speakers included: Hank Haney, Dennis Pugh and Fanny Sunesson.
  • Body Matters in Golf by Paul Derby (PGA Certificate) a Chartered physiotherapist and sports conditioning consultant.
  • Putting Biomechanics by Dr Paul Hurrion, Coach many Tour players including Padraig Harrington & Rory McIlroy
  • Confidence and Visualisation by Katrina Douglas & Dr David Carless.
  • Introduction to Golf Course Management by David Rhodes MSc NDT.
  • NSPCC Keeping Children Safe in Sports, child protection awareness program.
  • Personally trained and certified in the mental, technical and psychological aspects by European Tour Coach Scott Cranfield.
  • PGA Qualified (PGA National Training Academy, The Belfry 1998).  Subjects included: Teaching and Theory of the Golf Swing, Rules of Golf, Club Repairs, Merchandising, Shop Management and Tournament Administration.
  • Observed – Scott Cranfield.  Sky Sports Pundit & Master Professional
  • Observed – Ryder Cup Captain, Bernhard Gallagher. (Junior workshop)