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Our added value to you

After spending years honing our skills and working closely with club golfers like you, we're confident that we can lend a helping hand wherever your game needs a little fine-tuning.

As your PGA Professional team, we deeply care about your golf game and the happiness it brings you. That's where the philosophy of We Coach, We Fit, We Care comes into action – our approachable team is always ready to listen to your concerns and help you make positive changes that bring success on the course.

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Barry Newman and James Foster's philosophy during a lesson is all about you and what you want to get out of your game. They pride themselves on being good listeners and aim to provide the best possible professional advice, whilst ensuring each lesson is tailored and enjoyable for the golfer. During the lesson at Newbury & Crookham Golf Club, both Barry and James use the TrackMan 4 launch monitor. Lessons can be in situ on either the range, short game area, golf course or the indoor studio. 

Why Coaching?

Coaching costs and packages are flexible with group coaching and individual lessons available and tailored to your game. 

Bringing new people into golf and helping to grow the game is taken very seriously by Barry and his team and he has recently partnered with England Golf and the Golf Foundation to become one of only four centres in Berkshire that will deliver free taster sessions for the Girls Golf Rocks campaign to encourage girls between the age of 5 and 18 years old.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Long Game
  • Course Management

Our Staff

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Barry Newman - PGA Head Professional

I qualified as a PGA golf professional in 2001. I love playing competitive golf and had some success in the BBO PGA region and won the BB&O PGA Championship in 2001. After I qualified I moved to London and focused my career on becoming a full time golf coach. I have been lucky enough to have worked alongside Scott Cranfield and Mitchell Spearman. Developing my understanding of the golf swing and learning how to get the best out of each individual golfer. I returned to Newbury and Crookham in 2012. I really enjoy helping the members and complete beginners with their golf and also helping to grow the very popular junior section at N&C. I’m very passionate about coaching and love to see my pupils improving their scores, technique and overall enjoyment of the game.

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James Foster - Assistant PGA Professional

James is a fully qualified PGA Professional who has worked at Newbury and Crookham for over ten years. He is an accomplished player who has won multiple times across the region including the 2019 BBO Professionals Championship. James still strives to improve his own game, so he can better relate to what his lessons experience whilst trying to get better. James is an active coach who teaches on a one-to-one basis, as well as delivering group sessions. He prides himself on adapting to the individual, rather than a single method philosophy. James has also completed a WedgeMatrix course in 2020, which has expanded his knowledge on the short game. This experience is unique amongst coaches in the industry and allows him to pass on his specialised expertise for this part of the game during his coaching sessions

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Sam Spencer-Ades - PGA Professional

Sam is a fully qualified PGA Professional and a real asset to the team. He has become our most active coaching figure at Newbury & Crookham gaining a highly respected reputation as one of the areas leading coaches having specilaised in short game, especially putting. Sam takes great pride in his versitility of coaching techniques having a passion for continued learning. Since qualifying, Sam has used the opportunity further his career by learning from worldwide leading coaches such as David Leadbetter, Dennis Pugh, Phil Kenyon and David Alred to help widen his knowledge on all areas of the game from techniqual to mental aspects. Sam's ever growing client bases ranges from complete beginners to county level golfers. His main aim is to ensure you achieve your desired goals whilst enjoying and understanding the learning process tailored to your game.

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