Lessons at East Midlands Golf Academy see PGA Pro Aaron Holtom lead players of all abilities through the tenets of the sport. During a 60-minute session, the tutor harnesses video analysis to record pupil's swings, pinpointing areas for improvement and providing a copy to participants. Tailored to each individual, tuition may also cover short game techniques and golf psychology. Lessons are held at Morley Hayes Golf Club, in groups of up to three.
Groupon Asks to Aaron Holtom of East Midlands Golf Academy about his golfing heroes and approach to tuition.
G: Tell us about your coaching programmes?
"I try to make every session suit the particular client, make each session clear and give them help along the way. For example, I record videos of pupil's swings and send them over to them."
G: What one piece of advice would you give to beginners?
"Start with short clubs, for example a pitching wedge, and do short chipping and pitching shots first to get the basics on striking a golf ball well before moving onto big swings."
G: If you could play a round of golf with one famous person, who would it be and why?
"Tiger, because he is the best ever."
G: What’s your favourite moment in golfing history?
"The 2012 Ryder Cup and the turnaround on the back nine on the final day."