McDaid and Hackett set up coaching Centre of Excellence for Limerick

McDaid and Hackett set up coaching Centre of Excellence for Limerick

Respected PGA Professional Barbara Hackett has joined forces with top coach Brendan McDaid to create a Centre of Excellence for golf coaching in Limerick 

Renowned PGA Professional, Brendan McDaid has joined forces with Limerick's Ladies European Tour professional Barbara Hackett in an exciting new venture in the golf coaching world.

The coaching duo hope to create a Centre of Excellence for golf coaching in Limerick and attract golfers from the Mid West Region and further afield.

Brendan McDaid

Widely considered to be one of the top coaches in Ireland, McDaid has worked with many European Tour professionals, most notably Peter Lawrie.

"The golfing world has changed dramatically over the last number of years and it is important for us as golf coaches to recognise that and adapt accordingly," Brendan says. "At Limerick City (Coonagh) Driving Range and Golf Academy, we don’t just want to give lessons, we want to build a centre of excellence for golfers of all levels — men, women and juniors."

Barbara, who was coached by Brendan throughout her amateur playing career, the highlights of which include an Irish Close Championship and British Open Amateur Medal, is looking forward to teaming up with her former mentor and creating a golf learning experience that is "simple, effective and enjoyable" for golfers of all levels. 

She has developed a reputation as the leading ladies golf coach in the region while Brendan's reputation as a coach is such that he already has a significant client base from both Limerick and the surrounding area.

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Jointly it is envisaged that they will provide the region with a comprehensive coaching service using both the facilities of Limerick City (Coonagh) Driving Range and local municipal course Rathbane, where Barbara is currently the professional.

"Building a substantial Junior Golf Academy is one of our main goals," she says. "We also want to work with the golf clubs of the region to develop and promote golf both for existing members and newcomers to the game."

Brendan and Barbara will host a COMPLIMENTARY SWING CHECK evening at Coonagh from 6-9PM on Friday May 24 all golfers — including beginners — are welcome. Juniors will be  attended from 4.30-6PM

Full details of the training programmes and upcoming events will be available on the evening .