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The teaching professionals at Spawell Golf Academy are experts in their field, offering a wealth of knowledge and experience to help golfers of all levels improve their game. With a deep understanding of swing mechanics, course strategy, and mental preparation, these coaches are equipped to address every aspect of a golfer's game. Their personalized approach to coaching means that each lesson is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the individual, ensuring that progress is made with every session. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals or an experienced player seeking to refine your skills, the teaching professionals at Spawell Golf Academy have the expertise and passion to help you reach your full potential on the course.

Professional Golfers

John Dignam

PGA Professional for 30 years, having worked in Headford Golf Club kells, Portmarnock and Slade Valley Golf Clubs Dublin. I am currently based in Spawell Golf Academy Templeogue Dublin where I specialise in teaching, club repairs, and club fitting.

Segio Coyle

Sergio stands as a key resident PGA Golf Coach, overseeing his state-of-the-art private studio at our Academy. With an impressive track record of thousands of teaching hours dedicated to players of all skill levels, he has become renowned for his exceptional coaching abilities. The proof of Sergio’s prowess is evident in the performance of players under his guidance, demonstrating an average improvement of 4.1 strokes per game in the last season 2023. This achievement rightfully places him among the premier coaches in both Ireland and Spain. Whether you’re a seasoned player refining your skills or a newcomer stepping onto the green for the first time, Sergio’s wealth of experience positions him as a guiding force to elevate your game to unprecedented heights. His expertise allows him to cater to individuals at any stage of their golf journey. If you’re earnestly seeking improvement in your golf skills and striving to achieve your goals, rest assured that you’ve found the ideal destination under Sergio’s tutelage. Welcome to a transformative golfing experience at the Spawell Golf Academy.

David Keating

David Keating is one of Ireland's top golf coaches. As a Fellow PGA Professional, David has over 30 years of experience helping golfers of all abilities to reach their potential. David was crowned "PGA 5 Star Professional of The Year" in 2018 and uses Trackman, Capto's 3D Putting system & Hackmotion. David also has won the prestigious Callaway Clubfitter of the year award.

Brendan McDain

I have been giving golf lessons since 1984, after I qualified as a PGA Pro European Tour Coach, and I have helped countless golfers in the years since. My students have ranged from absolute beginners to former European Tour players such as Peter Lawrie, with whom I was head coach for several years. This included the period in which he won the Spanish Open (Open de Espinal) in 2008.

Tim Rice

2017 Irish PGA Champion Tim Rice has represented Ireland at all levels, went on a golf scholarship to the USA and had multiple wins on the PGA Europro Tour. Tim’s lifelong quest has been to make the golf ball behave itself. He’s studied under some of the game’s finest teachers, from Bob Torrance to Jimmy Ballard (coach to short-game genius Seve Ballesteros). An award-winning and fully-qualified PGA Professional, Tim’s golf experience has led to a simple and refreshing coaching perspective you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

Brian McCormack

Brian McCormack is a highly qualified golf professional based at Spawell Golf Academy in Dublin, Ireland. He has been coaching golf for over 25 years and has helped many golfers improve their skills and reach their full potential on the course.
Brian’s coaching philosophy is based on creating a positive and enjoyable learning environment, where golfers can develop their skills at their own pace. He provides individualised instruction tailored to each golfer’s needs and goals, focusing on all aspects of the game including swing mechanics, short game, course management, and mental skills.
Brian is a certified golf instructor and has trained with some of the most respected coaches in the world. He is also a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Coach, which allows him to analyse golfers’ swings using advanced technology and provide customised fitness programs to help them improve their game.

David Ruddy

As a golf coach with extensive experience competing at every level of the game and thousands of hours of teaching experience, I have the ability to help students overcome any issue they may be facing on the course.
I believe that every golfer is unique and therefore, I don’t teach a specific method, instead I focus on teaching the golfer. My approach is to ensure that everything from a chip shot to a driver shot should always relate back to helping the student achieve their desired impact conditions.
I am constantly seeking new and innovative ways to improve my coaching methods and the drills I use with my students are among the most advanced in the world, designed to accelerate the change as quickly as possible.