Gary Gilligan

PGA Professional & Director of Golf

Since retiring from playing on Tour in 2015, I’ve been focused on helping others enjoy the game we all love. I offer Individual lessons, coaching programs, playing lessons as well as help members with additional golf equipment support. Below you will see a link to my webpage. At Sweetwoods, we offer improvement programs, individual lessons and Gift Vouchers to help you enjoy your golf.

A bit about me

Golf is in my veins. I was introduced to the game at the age of three by my father who is also a former Tour Pro and now teaching instructor based in between Germany and Asia. I knew early on that Golf was going to be the sport I would virtually dedicate my life to. From coming up through the England Team ranks in my teens to playing on Tour since the age of 18. I’ve competed on various Tours around the world including the European Challenge Tour, Alps Tour, Asian Tours and South African Sunshine Tour. During summer months there are also PGA Pro Am’s which I regularly compete in around the south of England. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to play alongside some fantastic players including Paul Mcginley, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and Rory Mcilroy.

Brief Coaching Philosophy

People play golf for many different reasons and attempting to coach everyone, in the same way, is simply not effective. Whatever your experience or ability, coaching players towards their own personal objectives and helping them enjoy themselves is my ultimate goal. I firmly believe in teaching the individual and getting to know their natural movements before looking at areas that need the most improvement to reach their desired goals. I’ve been told I’m a passionate, clear and uncomplicated coach.

I offer programs for every level of golfer, golf course playing assessments, short game sharpeners and for data enthusiasts, lessons dedicated to improving the length of their tee shots using the GC2 launch monitor either in the Studio or our newly refurbished state of the art TopTracer range. All my lessons include the use of Video analysis to help you understand what we want to work on in your swing.

To contact me or book a golf lesson, please call me on 01342 850729 ext 5 or email me at To view my website to see pricing, please click here.