PGA Director of Golf and Head Professional Anthony Haste and his team are on hand in the Pro Shop to give first rate advice and customer service, while offering a comprehensive stock of equipment. Although skill and expertise are vital elements in any sporting field, the use of carefully selected, high-quality equipment inevitably helps at the cutting edge of any performance. The professional team are committed to allowing you to make the most of your game with the Pro Shop stocking an extensive range of equipment from some of the leading manufacturers in golf including PING, Mizuno, Cleveland, Srixon, Cobra, Titleist, Wilson Staff, SeeMore and Powakaddy. As well as the latest hardware, you can look the part on the course with the Pro Shop stocking a full range of men clothing from Puma, Glenmuir, Sunderland, FootJoy, Pin High, Cutter & Buck and additional women’s wear from Catmandoo and Nivo. The Pro Shop stocks a wide range of shoes from FootJoy and Puma. We have experts on hand to carry out a full repair service from regipping clubs to reshafting broken shafts to loft and lie adjustments. While you can also hire pull trolleys, electric trolleys, clubs and electric buggies, although booking in advance is advisable. Combined with our competitive prices and a wide range of different products and brands readily available, whatever your budget or handicap, we can make sure your needs will always be met.
Corporate Services are also available including Score Card Marking, Registration Desk, Corporate Clinics, Corporate Merchandise, 1st Tee Video Analysis and Beat the Pro.
If you would like to enquire about any of the above please contact Anthony for more details on 01455 615124.
Hinckley Golf Club has a very strong team of professionals lead by our PGA Director of Golf and Head Professional Anthony Haste. Anthony has a wealth of experience in the golf industry and is supported by his two very knowledgeable Assistant Professionals Amy Taylor and Lewis Whitehurst.
Anthony Haste – PGA Head Professional
Anthony is a PGA Director of Golf and a Class AAT PGA Head Professional and has been a member of the Professional Golfers Association since 2002 when he qualified at The Belfry. It was there that he undertook a variety of roles at The Belfry including that of golf sales account manager, golf operations manager, teaching professional, and custom fit specialist. After 7 years at The Belfry Anthony moved to The Tytherington Club in Cheshire to take up the position of Head Professional and Head of golf. In this role he managed golf operations and tuition for a further 7 years. At the start of 2015 Anthony returned to the Midlands where he was the Head Professional and Director of Golf at Breedon Priory Golf Centre managing golf operations including running the shop and golf tuition.
Anthony specialises in golf operations, teaching, retailing and custom fitting with outstanding customer service. With over 15 years of coaching experience Anthony has gained valuable knowledge in coaching and has taught a variety of golfer from complete beginners wanting to start the game to Professionals looking at improving their game. Anthony uses V1 video analysis and the Foresight GC2 launch monitor when required.
Anthony is part of the TGI buying group and will stock a variety of leading brands in golf. He will offer a comprehensive custom fit service utilising the latest fitting equipment which will look at all aspects of your game and fit you for the right product. The Foresight GC2 launch monitor is used during the fitting process to ensure that you have clubs which are most suited to your swing. Anthony specialises in fitting for leading brands including PING, Mizuno and Cleveland. Anthony also offer’s a loft and lie service on your current clubs should you feel they need checking and adjusting.
Anthony offers the best service and most competitive prices in the area.
Amy Taylor – Assistant Professional
Amy started playing golf at Hinckley at the age of 5 and has played competitively representing Leicestershire Girls and Ladies.
Along with assisting Anthony in the shop Amy enjoys coaching and specialises in Ladies and Girls golf coaching, holding regular group lessons and individual lessons.
Lewis Whitehurst - Assistant Professional
Lewis started playing golf at Hinckley at the age of 5 and plays the game to a high standard and has a great understanding of the game. Lewis is also a fierce competitor on the local circuit.
Lewis assists Anthony in the coaching, retail business and specialises in club repairs and golf club customisation.
As a coach Anthony offers a first class teaching service for golfers and non-golfers alike, while he also runs the Player Development Programme which is an extremely popular tuition programme designed to give the pupil all the tools necessary to make permanent improvements to their golf games. The Player Development Programme is a structured 5 hour programme tailored to the individual, working on all aspects of the game to enhance strengths and improve on weaknesses. Anthony also runs a Junior Academy for children aged between 5-16 years old.
Whether you’re an accomplished player or simply looking to get into the game, the quickest and easiest way to play better golf and lower your scores is to book a lesson with one of our PGA professionals. Hinckley is blessed with a strong and talented teaching team and with a qualified professional and two assistant professionals there is always someone on hand to assist and advise. We have several styles of tuition to suit your need from a personal one-to-one lesson to a more relaxed group lesson with other players of a similar standard. Our coaching facilities include a large putting green, a short game practice area and a driving range, along with our latest high-speed camera and our Foresight GC2 Launch Monitor, which allow in-depth swing analysis. The teaching team also offer on-course tuition, where technique and the tactical side to the game can be addressed at the same time. Learning the correct thought process can often be an eye opening and rewarding experience for the novice player and can lead to better scores. We understand golf is a ‘Game For Life’, so our lessons are tailor made to suit the individual, aiming towards improving people’s performance and enjoyment of the game. This is achieved through precise swing analysis with our Foresight GC2 Launch Monitor, followed by clear instruction and easy-to-follow practice drills, which allows us to install solid foundations and good fundamentals, as well as combining the individual’s own natural flair and style. To book a lesson contact Anthony and his team in the Pro Shop by calling 01455 615124.
The junior section at Hinckley Golf Club is an integral part of the club and offers juniors of all abilities the chance to participate in club events. There are numerous junior competitions throughout the season for those with and those without handicaps along with organised social junior golf where you can build long lasting friendships. For beginners to the game we encourage participation in our Hotshots competitions, which gives those new to the game a chance to play on the course and challenge themselves. Hinckley provides an idyllic environment for juniors to safely develop their skills with a long game practice area, short game area and a two tiered putting green. Many of the Leicestershire County junior representative players have been produced at Hinckley. Both of Anthony’s assistants have come through the junior ranks at Hinckley provides a structured development program for the juniors accelerating their ability to reach their potential. Hinckley runs a number of junior coaching sessions and a Junior Golf School offer opportunities for all abilities to improve their game and ultimately go as far as they want with their game. Our junior members are also able to receive regular indoor coaching through the winter months. If you are interested in becoming a member or want to know more information about the junior section please do not hesitate to contact the Pro Shop on 01455 615124
There has been a growing realisation in recent times that golfing tuition ought to go hand-in-hand with equipment that allows each player to make the absolute utmost of whatever level of natural talent they possess. Clubs merely bought off the shelf will be of a standard specification but unfortunately golfers are not, coming in all shapes and sizes. The reality is that a golfer could have a perfectly acceptable technique but still be held back because their clubs are not entirely suitable to their swing. This is where custom fitting comes in, a relatively new phenomenon that allows a set of clubs to be built to marry with each golfer’s individual physique and swing characteristics. Custom fitting is something that we take seriously here at Hinckley and we pride ourselves in what we do. We offer a full and extensive range of products all available for custom fitting. This service costs less than you think and can bring about a dramatic improvement in ball striking. Even the top touring professionals struggle to maintain the same fundamentally sound swing characteristics every time, so it is a lot to ask for the average golfer to do likewise. Customising the clubs to position the golfer in the ideal position for their physical characteristics will train the golfer to address the ball with the correct posture and swing along the ideal swing plane, which all adds up to the correct impact position and better scores.
While some might argue that golf is never a game that can be totally mastered even by the best players who earn their living from the sport, there is no dispute that anyone can get better with a little time and application and the right practice facilities. Here at Hinckley Golf Club we are able to offer a range of areas where you will find our members diligently working on improving their game. The most noticeable is our driving range located to the side of the second tee, which gives golfers the opportunity to hit some full length shots and see the ball flight before they head onto the course. The more intricate parts of the game are not overlooked, with a fine practice putting green mirroring the fine surfaces found out on the course and a great meeting point located next to our clubhouse. In addition to our driving range and putting green, we are very lucky to have a short game area and, for those who find time is at a premium, there are practice nets that afford the opportunity to get loose before beginning your round situated by the bungalows at the end of the car park area. We’re also home to a Foresight GC2 Launch Monitor, allowing the latest swing analysis technology and, if all that doesn’t work, book in for a lesson with our popular professional, Anthony Haste by calling 01455 615124.