Peter Hammond is our resident PGA Professional, he has been the Head Professional at the Shanklin & Sandown for the past 21 years .He first started his golf in 1973 at Bognor Regis and Goodwood in West Sussex. His amateur successes included winning many titles at Junior and Senior levels, culminating in winning the Carris Trophy (National Boys Stroke play 1979), and representing Sussex County, England and GB & I. Having been to the European Tour School twice he then became Assistant Professional at Goodwood to the late Keith MacDonald in 1982. During this time he won numerous titles and held several course records.
Learning from his playing experiences over the past 30 years, Peter has developed into a highly respected coach with a proven track record in coaching at every level, from using Trigolf in Schools, through to coaching category 1 players and Professional Golfers. Having attended numerous seminars from some of the worlds top coaches, he has gained an extensive knowledge of the golf swing.
Peter is a Hampshire County Academy Coach and is Hampshire Schools Team manager.
We have the new GC2 Launch Monitor, as used by Sky Sports, for specialist custom fitting and will allow us to analyse your golf swing. This is now being used by many of the major companies. We are also qualified as Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway and Titleist authorised fitting centres.
Peter is the Island's only Powakaddy Service Agent, offering Powakaddy servicing and repairs as well as sales of all Powakaddy products.
Peter currently has 1 Assistant, Mark Bell, who is a PGA Qualified Professional.
Mark Bell, PGA Assistant Professional
Mark Bell has achieved his Golf Degree and is also a fully qualified member of the Professional Golfers Association. He has 5 years of teaching experience with both adults and children.
He started coaching in schools through the Tri-Golf scheme. This scheme is a government funded project to encourage awareness and participation in golf at grass roots.
Mark had a successful amateur career winning several prestigious events and setting course records alongside playing for the mens county first team and receiving England coaching. He has also attended European Tour School and has won several PGA events.
He applied his training at Wyke Green Golf club, where he obtained a passion to teach all ages, genders and abilities.
His coaching method is relaxed, simplistic and informative which puts his golfers at ease and with the assurance that they can reach their golfing goals.
He received so many positive comments that he decided to pursue and expand the sessions into after school clubs as well as continuing to work at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club.
For enquiries about golf tuition, please telephone 404424 or 409906.
Peter & Mark are always willing to give general advice on clubs, equipment, game and The Rules of Golf. Please feel free to ask!
Shanklin & Sandown have two teaching Professionals, Peter Hammond and Mark Bell. Both offer Single, Joint or Group lessons either using our practice facilities or on the course. Junior Group Lessons are also held on Sundays (£3 per child).