Professional Golf Coach
Ladybank Golf Club,
Ladybank, Fife, KY15 7RA.
Tel: 0044 (0) 1337 830814 opt 2
Sandy is easily the best coach I’ve ever worked with. He has that rare quality, that all great teachers have, to make his ideas simple and understandable.
I've been working with Sandy for only 1 year, but I’ve seen a vast improvement in my game. Before we worked on my technique, I was so unsure of my ability to hit a driver that I would find a reason not to use it. Now I'm now one of the straightest drivers on tour and can't wait to get it out of the bag.
If you are looking to learn more and improve your game, then nobody could help you do this better than Sandy Smith.
European & Challenge Tour Player
Ranked Number One Amateur in Great Britain and in Europe by Golfweek Magazine USA
2011 Scottish PGA Champion
Plain and simply, if I had never met Sandy Smith I most probably would not be the 2011 Scottish PGA Champion.
Sandy has been the biggest influence on my golfing life and if you want to see improvements to your
game like I have with my game then you
must get in touch with him.
I cannot recommend
Sandy highly enough.'
I often get asked what are the qualities of a great coach. There is a long list of about ten characteristics. Of those ten, two would be technical and most professionals will have the two.
Sandy Smith has a combination of ALL ten. This is why he stands out in his ability to bring out in players the necessary skills that unlock hidden potential.
It has been an great experience working with him to develop one of the best talents in the country. Very open communication, honesty and desire to see the project through.
You want a coach you can trust, who has passion for your game and more importantly a passion for your improvement as a person.
If you are aspiring to be at the top the game or just wanting to find out how good you can be then you are in very good hands working with Sandy Smith.
Since working with Sandy, my swing has improved dramatically, resulting in much better ball striking and results.
Sandy is a great coach because he is willing to work with what a player has and make them get the most out of their game.
He doesn't believe in teaching people to swing the club the same way, but treats everyone as an individual and is always open to ideas and suggestions.
European Challenge Tour player
Winner of Marhall.com Scottish Classic 2012
Member of Walker Cup side 2009, Winner of European Team Championships 2009, Winner of 2008 World Amateur Team Championship, Winner of 2008 Bidwells Scottish Stroke Play Championship, Winner of 2004 Scottish Youths Championship.
Ladies coaching session 30th May -
The day was well structured and informative with individual coaching spread among all players and where did the time go in this actioned packed afternoon.
I went there with an open mind and thought well if I come out with one or two tips I would do well, however I came away with three positives in particular my putting, chipping and bunker play which I have seen improvements already. Although there were only four ladies there it was a day that should not have been missed.
Ladies you missed a great day.
Many thanks again Sandy.
Ladybank Golf Club
Perth & Kinross Golf – Small County with a big heart. Produced a number of top class players over 30 or 40 years but underachieved in National and team Competitions. Something had to change to improve the situation.
County Executive approached Sandy Smith, Head Professional at the Gleneagles Hotel regarding his thoughts. What followed, changed Perth & Kinross Golf, created history and saw a coaching programme set up for Elite Senior & Junior players which became the envy of Scotland.
Sandy explained that there would be no quick fix but advised the following:
Sandy’s skills and knowledge of his trade put him in a unique position to bring out the best in pupils, from a twelve year old junior to a plus 4 National Senior Champion. He seems to give them all the confidence to progress.
Perth & Kinross will always be indebted to Sandy. Many young golfers have now chosen golf as a career path because of his influence. He must smile some days when he opens the newspapers and reads the National and International Golf results, and reads that so many of his former pupils are now at the top of their sport.
We were all extremely sad when Sandy moved on from Gleneagles but we knew that going back home to Ladybank was too hard for him to turn down.
HISTORICAL FACT: P& K County Golf – Scottish Team Champions 2001-
Perth & Kinross Team Captain
Just a quick note of thanks! Got the review and video through from today.
Hit a few hundred balls, and feel really good.
Thanks again for today, I've really taken a lot away and feel I learned a lot also.
All the best,