The Long & Short of Golf in St Andrews
Date: March 15, 2017
The Long and Short of Golf at ISSOS St Andrews
We are always asked by parents - who teaches Golf at St Andrews? Well we thought we would profile two of our ISSOS Golf coaches and tell you a little more about Golf in St Andrews.
Ayden -Robert Jones
Ayden is the Head Golf Pro at The St Andrews Dukes course and has helped design and run the ISSOS Golf Program for the past 10 years. Ayden turned Pro at 18 and is now now a Class AAT professional. Ayden also trains and mentors those studying to become PGA coaches. Ayden is a scratch golfer and has played on some of the best courses around the world, but where better to teach and work than in St Andrews - the home of golf. Ayden has a love of teaching and is excited for another summer of teaching ISSOS students about a game he loves so much.
"Ayden is the best coach I have ever had, I have a handicap of 2 and was scacred I would not find the program challinging, however it was amazing, I perfected my swing and learnt so much from Ayden and Callum" (Thomas Weigner, 16, Germany)
Callum became a Golf pro at 19 and worked in Bathgate in Scotland for a number of years, along with the head Golf Pro in Bathgate, Callum helped to produce junior players who now represent their club, county, region and some have gone on to be national players. Teaching is Callum’s passion and with a strong background (and massive enjoyment) of junior coaching, he is really looking forward to being involved in ISSOS this year.
Golf in The Home of Golf
Where better to learn or improve your game of golf than St Andrews - The home of Golf. Students who take the golf elective in St Andrews are trained at the world famous Duke Course by our PGA qualified golf coaches. Golf has been one of our most popular electives for 11 years and every year it is the first elective to fill up, this is down to the fact that students get to play golf in the place where the game started, they can learn about the history and with every corner you turn in St Andrews you are in sight of a championship course, a golf shop or a host of golfers there to enjoy the exceptional golfing experience that only St Andrews can offer. The Dukes Course has been home to the ISSOS golf program for 11 years and offers students an unparalleled training opportunity with a short game area that include a chipping bunker and a driving range, in addition we endeavour to make sure students are out on the course playing as much as possible.
Students at St Andrews, whether they are taking golf as an elective or not can arrange to play on nearly all the courses in St Andrews in their spare time or at weekends. The Old Course is reserved for those with an appropriate handicap and students have to enter a ballot to play.