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About me...

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I am a qualified PGA (AA/T) Professional and level 3 coach with over 40 years coaching experience. I have taught all abilities from beginner to professional and am fully versed in biomechanics, sports psychology and swing mechanics. For a number of years I have been using new video technologies to enhance my coaching. 

I started my career as a trainee assistant at Worthing Golf Club. On qualifying as a PGA professional I moved to Ham Manor Golf Club as senior assistant before becoming head professional, a role which I retained for thirty three years and was honoured to be captain of the Sussex Professional Golfers Association in 1996.

During my career I have played in many tournaments and have won a number of Pro-Ams. I was twice a member of the victorious TGI golf team in the Ashworth Cup at Celtic Manor and The K Club. I also hold two course records, one in the UK and one in the USA. To this day I am still as keen as ever to maintain a high standard of golf as I believe it an essential requirement for great coaching as I learn from my experiences. 


What my clients say....

Golf often presents challenges with our swings which, as mere mortals we struggle to resolve ourselves. When working with Simon I have come to recognise that his well trained eye usually spots the fault(s) quickly.

However, like all good coaches, he has the ability to not only communicate the reasoning behind the malfunction but, through his coaching skills, he offers a solution which is easy to understand and practice. His undoubted golfing knowledge and experience has helped me enormously over 30 years or more and I would recommend Simon without hesitation.

David G

Worthing Golf Club

I have known Simon Buckley for over 30 years. He is an excellent golf coach whom I could not recommend more highly.
Simon is extremely knowledgeable, perceptive, friendly & approachable with a great sense of humour. I have come to consider him as one of my closest friends.

Simon's individualistic and intuitive approach to coaching enables him to significantly improve the golf game of literally all golfers who are prepared to listen to & act upon his wise counsel, no matter what their ability and aptitude.
With the benefit of Simon expertise, I have been able to continue to enjoy my golf to the full despite the ravages of old age and declining physicality.

Richard E

Worthing Golf Club

After Lockdown my game had gone so far downhill I barely knew which end of the Club to hold and I had so many different swing thoughts my brain was cluttered with grip, stance, swing, head down, shoulder back all sorts of things - it was amazing I even managed to hit a ball - and sometimes I didn’t even manage that. Having not seen Simon for a lesson for probably a couple of years he immediately saw through all the nonsense I was overthinking with (Too many You Tube videos during Lockdown!) and simplified it to just 2 things, alignment and ball position…the week after that I hit 45 points in the comp and over the next 6 weeks knocked 4 shots off my handicap!

Matthew B
Hill Barn Golf Club