Gary Madden Golf Academy
Gary Madden Golf Academy, based here at Glenlo Abbey Golf Club is headed up by Gary Madden, Golf Pro.
A Galway native, Gary has over 15 year’s experience in golf coaching and is the current ILGU Regional Manager and Provincial Coach for Connacht GUI and has himself trained under the guidance of David Kearney Advanced PGA Pro and IGLU National Coach.
Gary has represented ILGU under 18s National Team as a team coach at the European Championships in Sweden in 2013 and has experience playing the Challenge Tour, PGA Europro Tour and Sunshine Tour in South Africa in addition to competing on the PGA Irish region for 14 years and a multiple winner on the Irish tour with a career competitive low round of -8 (64)
Ian is a PGA qualified golf coach and has been awarded the pretigious PGA Irish Trainee of the Year on two occasion while completing his training at Doonbeg Golf Club in Co.Clare. Since turning professional, Ian spent almost two years working with Taylormade Adidas Golf at their global headquarters in Germany. During this time he also provided support to Taylormade Staff professionals including the world number one at the time, Martin Kaymer.
Ian has worked in Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg, since 2011. He will continue his great relationship with Trump Doonbeg in a part time seasonal capacity while fulfilling his role as Head Coach at Gary Madden Golf Academy.
Ian has also completd his Masters degreee in Sports Coaching at the renowned Loughborough University specialising in instruction and coaching philosophy.
Ian is excited to bring his knowledge and experience in coaching players of all levels to the Gary Madden Golf Academy and looks forward to getting to know our members and guests over the coming season.
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