Donal McSweeney, Head PGA Fellow Professional
Donal represented Munster at Interprovincial level, won the British Universities Team Championship and has won on the Irish PGA Tour with a career low of 63 (-8).
Donal has been a PGA Professional for 20 years and in 2019 was awarded a PGA Fellow Professional status. He is only one of 6 Professionals in Ireland to reach this level. He turned Professional in 1996 after a successful playing career and studied Golf Studies and Sports Management at Kingston University in London. Donal has a wealth of experience in teaching, club fitting and golf retail. Donal has been involved as a coach with the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) and Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) for several years.
Donal also is an avid student of the golf swing and was instrumental in the development of the Academy and Indoor Performance Centre which opened in 2019.
Donal understands that there is more to golf than just the swing and that it takes a full coaching philosophy. Donal will emphasize the individual’s unique set of skills by taking time to understand each student’s goals, commitment level, and physical issues, so that he can maximize the golfers’ opportunity to improve.
To advance his knowledge further, Donal has attended many coaching seminars all over the world.
“The technology we use here is first class and makes a lesson an exceptional experience for the customer”
For any queries, you can email Donal at Pro@lahinchgolf.com.
Shane Carey – PGA Professional
Shane was introduced to golf at a young age by his dad. At age 21 Shane decided to turn pro and start his training at Cobh Golf Club in County Cork where he enjoyed 5 years learning all aspects of the game including coaching , retailing and day to day golf operations.
Shane qualified from the PGA national training academy in the Belfry in 2016 becoming a full PGA Member while also receiving a degree in sports science and professional golf studies from the University of Birmingham. He then decided to take an opportunity to move to Saudi Arabia and work as a PGA Professional.
Shane moved back to Ireland in July 2019 where he has now started working at Lahinch Golf Club in the new golf academy.
Shane believed that everyone is uniquely different and so no two swings are the same. Each golfer has unique strengths and limitations and Shane takes these into account in each and every lesson in a simple and effective manner.