Whatever your standard of golf, from absolute beginner to experienced low handicapper, our Professional Team are here to offer the right help and advice.

It is always a good time for a lesson – destructive habits can develop over time and regular check-ups with the pro will improve your standard
and your enjoyment from this great game.


John Twissell
John TwissellHead PGA Professional
Our senior professional, John has been a member of the PGA since 1980 and retains his passion for both playing and coaching golf. With experience of working at both British and US Open venues, his retail experience ensures he manages a well-stocked shop and can cater for all your golfing needs. He also offers expert tuition in all aspects of your golf game using the club’s excellent, on-site indoor, and outdoor facilities.
Iain Burrow
Iain BurrowAssistant PGA Professional
Iain is a fully qualified PGA professional, specialising in all aspects of golf coaching. His goal is to help each golfer to improve and develop to the best of their ability. His intuitive and sympathetic grasp of each golfer’s issues and mindset helps them to use the skills they already have, so that they can enjoy the game more. At a personal level he is experiencing increasing success in regional events and Pro-Am competitions and is hoping soon to be accepted onto the Europro Tour.
Steve Whiteside
Steve WhitesidePGA Qualified Golf Professional
Steve comes to us from ‘Les Ormes Golf’, Jersey and is excited to return to his northern roots to join the professional staff here at Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club.

Having travelled extensively gaining knowledge and experience across all spectrums of the golfing industry, Steve looks forward to sharing his knowledge across a wide range of topics.

Specialising in custom fitting, junior development and mentoring, an exciting opportunity awaits for all categories of golfer seeking improvement.

Steve is keen to deliver our weekly junior and ladies group sessions and the dates for our next men’s and ladies’ beginner sessions will be announced soon.

A dedicated instructor, Steve invites enquiries from golfers seeking a bespoke approach to their game of golf.


Spending several hundred – even thousands – of pounds on the latest equipment may indeed help to improve your scores – but investing far less in a course of golf lessons with our fully qualified and highly skilled professional team could well provide you with faster, better results.


Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club’s facilities offer the perfect environment for coaching. Every aspect of your game can be worked on using our swing room, driving range, short-game practice area, or putting preen, all within 50 yards of the clubhouse.



Lessons start from £20 for a thirty-minute session.
Get in touch with the pro shop to enquire about your pro-tuition by calling 01524 276366


The club’s Junior Golf Academy was launched in June 2020, when Assistant PGA Professional Ellie Broome began her mission to inspire the next generation of golfers. The Academy offers individual lessons, group coaching, holiday camps and birthday parties. Lessons are fun and interactive, using lots of visuals so a child can learn the game without the need for too much technical information.

The programme is designed to lead a junior from beginner to confident performer on the golf course, teaching all the key fundamentals required along the way. With a driving range, grass practice area, short game area, putting green and 6-hole academy course in addition to the magnificent main course, this is an ideal place to start playing golf.

Junior Coaching at Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club is aimed at boys and girls aged 4 to 17 years old.

To book or for more information on anything regarding juniors, please contact Assistant PGA Professional Ellie Broome at

Give your child the right start in golf by learning to play golf in a fun and interactive environment.

Aimed at the younger juniors (aged 4 – 13), these group sessions are designed to be enjoyable, whilst allowing the child to develop skills. Junior group lessons feature not only golf skills but Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) too. These include skills such as running, jumping, balancing, throwing and catching. Once a child has developed these basic skills, they will find it easier to improve their golf and at a faster rate.

Juniors are enabled to learn at their own pace in a positive environment, where teamwork, etiquette and self-discovery are promoted. The coaching groups are small; this allows the child to benefit from individualised advice. All equipment will be provided, if needed.

These Junior Beginner Group lessons  currently take place on a Saturday, with sessions running throughout the day.

Please get in contact to book or for more information.

Ready for a handicap? Want to meet new friends who are at the same level as you?

The junior advanced group lessons are aimed at those golfers who may be ready to start thinking about getting their handicap. The sessions are more skill-focused and will include course-based activities. It’s a great opportunity to meet other juniors who are at the same stage, while taking their game forward.

Please get in contact to book or for more information.

Kirkby Lonsdale offers junior golf camps in school holidays. These are a fantastic opportunity for your child to progress their golf game, whether it be from basics or progressing their skills to the next level.

The camps offer a fun and engaging environment to progress a junior’s golf game, offering a great opportunity to learn vital skills with more time to put them into practice.

Junior golfers will have access to a full range of practice equipment and practice areas during these sessions and, for the more advanced players, the chance to play directly on the golf course during the camps.

Dates will be announced before each holiday.

There is nothing quite like getting coaching with a 1-to-1 golf lesson. It allows a more individual  focus, with teaching developed in line with a young golfer’s unique developmental needs.

Individual coaching lessons can be booked at a time convenient to you, with availability 7 days a week.

For more information regarding junior coaching contact Assistant PGA Professional Ellie Broome at


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