Frequently breathtaking in its natural beauty, East Horton Golf Club is also remarkable in another, entirely man-made way: it has been meticulously designed to optimise every golfing pleasure. All levels of experience, age and ambition are catered for, from Professional to beginner, young to old, family to Association or Society. Whatever you most love or wish to achieve in golf, we aim to help you find it at here with us.
The Golf Club has three courses:
- The Greenwood 18 Hole Championship Course
- The Parkland 18 Hole Championship Course
- The Family par 3 Course
Other facilities include:
- Floodlit driving range
- Professional shop and tuition
- Greenside Bar and Bistro
- The Greenwood Room and Garden Bar
The Pro Shop offers ranges of equipment and clothing from many of the major manufacturers. Prices regularly checked against internet suppliers and we try to be competitive whilst offering professional advice, custom fit and trial facilities.
Tuition is available both on the driving range and courses, for all ages and standards of golfers on an individual or small group basis. Click here to view our tuition packages and prices.
:AAT PGA Professional
The AAT is a classification from the PGA, it means I am a qualified advanced professional who has a Trainee doing their 4 year PGA Degree course. I qualified in 1988 after being the assistant at Sene Valley and later at Rowlands Castle were I was a junior member and still regularly lose a fiver on a Friday afternoon.
All my family played golf. My father was an assistant at Sunningdale but his father insisted he got a proper job! He influenced my golf greatly but left me a hereditary bad putter that ultimately decided I would only make a club pro and not a touring one.
I live in Horndean, half an hour away from the club with my wife Sarah and nearly 4 year old daughter Polly.
My main interest away from the golf may surprise you, but if you have known me long enough you would have seen the black eyes and cut lips as I was an active amateur boxer from 1992-1999 with the Leigh Park Amateur boxing club. After being stopped in a contest by an 18 year (I was 15 years older !) my coach at the time said we both need to retire and I then took over the coaching after qualifying as an ABA coach.
I still twice a week or more turn boys in to men and keep 20 plus kids and men off the streets, and I am proud and relived to say I have survived 100s of rounds with the British/Commonwealth and WBO Light Heavyweight champion Tony Oakey (the clubs biggest success's story), and I am continuing searching for my own Amir Kahn.
My main focus at the club continues to be your enjoyment of your golf and the facilities at East Horton, and our Teaching and Custom-Fitting have been improved for 2009 to allow you to be the best player you can be. You will amaze yourself how drastically your game could improve if you can have a sound repetitive swing married with the correct equipment to match that swing.
Oh yes, forgot to mention I'm 40 now!
:Assistant ProfessionalPGA Qualified Professional and Short game specialist.