at Black Bush Golf Club
“Great coaching at a great place”
SHANE O’GRADY GOLF ACADEMY
PGA Advanced Fellow Golf professional Shane O’Grady is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading Golf and Development Coaches recently listed as a top 50 International Golf Coach by Golf Monthly. With extensive successful golf coaching experience incorporating many skills such as technical and tactical golf coaching and development, short game expertise, course management, motivation through mentoring and mental techniques Shane has a proven record at developing pathways for young players from junior to the highest levels of amateur golf and professional golf.
He is the long-time golf and development coach of Top Amateur and recently turned LPGA Tour professional Leona Maguire and PGA Tour player Gavin Moynihan. In addition to his success with professional players he coaches and develops many successful amateur and junior golfers. Shane is based at Blackbush Golf Club where he founded and operates the Shane O’Grady Golf Academy.
His passion for golf coaching and development of players coupled with his drive to provide modern holistic golf coaching methods has allowed him to build a large portfolio of diverse players at both professional and amateur level. Shane has been a GUI Leinster Golf and Development coach since 1999. In his role he coached and mentored some of the best young golfers over the last 20 years.
SHANES’ COACHING PHILOSOPHY
Shane believes golf is a very simple game to play when the golfer has the correct foundations in place. He believes the core fundamentals that he teaches are key to the success and pathway of his players. When fundamentals are in place it is easy to learn good routines and the other add ons are part of being a good player.
Shane wants his players to have ownership and understanding of simple low maintenance techniques. He has a passion for the short game and believes you can’t become an accomplished player until you can chip and putt. Shanes’ methods are very simple and have a great knack of making complicated things look simple. He wants his players to work on their weaknesses and turn them into strengths. He believes in routines prior to the executions of shots and a quiet mind over the ball allowing what the golfer has learned prior to express itself. These skills have allowed his players to stand out, embrace pressure and go win when the opportunity shows itself. He embraces technology saying why guess when you can measure. Shane is a big believer that data devices such as trackman and Science and motion (Samlab) are all good in moderation and won’t replace a good teacher.
One of the most valuable lessons Shane got was from his mentor and friend Eoin Mulhall was give everyone your energy and time and you will have given a great lesson.
His phllosophy has stood the test of time and has seen fads and short term trends in coaching come and go but his simple successful winning ways continue and hopefully for many years to come.
ACADEMY SUCCESS STORIES
European tour since 2018, Winner of Sixes 2018
Euro pro tour winner Close house 2017
2 time walker cup player
LPGA Tour since 2020, 2 time Symtra Tour Winner 2019, World #1 Amateur for 2.5 years longest ever.
Arguably the best lady Amateur of all time
Alps & Challenge tour 2020, Alps tour winner 2019
World record holder for shooting lowest PGA score
recorded 57 on Alps tour 2019
Age 20, College at Wake Forrest USA, Multiple Championship winner in Ireland WAFR ranking 25, Winner Greensboro Amateur 2020 & Sunshine tour winner 2020, Curtis cup Panel 2021
Age 18, Winner of 5 boys under 18 championships between 2018 to 2020. Committed to University of illinios 2022
Age 21, College at Aurburn University USA, Multiple Championship winner on Ireland, Winner of Clermon invitational Amateur USA, Curtis cup panel 2021
"I remember a night 15 years ago you gave me the best golf advice I had ever heard. I came into you as a 28 handicap golfer for a lesson. An hour later I had embarked on my journey of golf and now I am off single figures for nearly ten years . You spotted that I was right eye dominant and switched me from left handed to going home that night with a new set of right handed clubs. I just wanted to touch base with you again and thank you for believing in your gut instinct and what fun you’ve allowed me to have with this great game"
"My game has truly got better since I hooked back up with Shane O’Grady back in 2017. Shane has always helped me through the good days and the bad days"
"My putting has improved hugely over the last 12 months since my coach, Shane O’Grady introduced me to aim point express. I have taken to it very quickly and I find it works brilliantly out here on the lPGA tour especially on very sloped greens"
Blackbush Golf Club, Thomastown, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath
01 825 0793