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PGA coaches are a swinging success at The Open


A team of 23 dedicated and passionate PGA Professionals delivered more than 2,700 golf lessons at The Open Championship at Royal Portrush last week.

Among them were a record number of female coaches (nine) mixed in with a blend of new and experienced coaches to the R&A Swingzone team.

There were four fresh faces in the 2019 R&A Swingzone at The Open. It was a week to remember for Irish trio Ciaran Molloy, Shaun Devenney and Zoe Allen as The Open returned to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951. Alex Mollin also made her first appearance at the R&A Swingzone.





Lessons on of the eight days were fully booked and this year the team ran a ‘Family Takeover’ session on the final day of the Championship. Instead of the usual block booking, families were encouraged to take part in sessions which could last longer than the usual 15 minutes.

“It’s been another hugely successful year,” said Jonathan Wright, The PGA’s Golf Development Executive. “One again we’ve been fully booked every day and the feedback we’ve had from the public has been incredible.”

“This is one of the best team of coaches we’ve had working at the R&A Swingzone. There has been a real camaraderie about the group and they’ve all gone home having made some fantastic memories at Royal Portush.”

To view our gallery of photos from the R&A Swingzone at the 148th Open Championship CLICK HERE.