THE PRO'S SHOP

Adrian Cave 01404 42943 ~ Tadd Bainton 07891 975057

The shop is stocked with the latest equipment and offers the top brands, including golf club logo clothing and accessories.

Both of our Professionals are available for one to one and group lessons and can be tailored to the specific needs of the individual or group.

They offer a full repair service, including re-gripping, re-shafting, length and lie adjustments as well as loft and swing weight checks.

Telephone the shop direct on 01404 42943.

Tadd Bainton : PGA Professional

Coaching Update - Lessons Are Available Again:
All necessary precautions will be in place on the range before any lessons are conducted.
Tadd will be available for coaching on Thurdays and Fridays between 0900hrs and 1500hrs.He will take 2 videos before and 2 after the changes are made, then an email recapping the lessons (with videos attached for your record) - all of which will be within your Proagenda Golf Account should you wish video feedback.  To create an account on Proagenda, please CLICK HERE.  Lessons are £25 for 30 minutes and £40 for 1 hour.  You are welcome to wear gloves/masks or what you feel comfortable in.

Precautions that will be taken:
1.  Tadd will meet you at the practice ground, so please go straight to the field.

2.  There will be a minimum 15 minute gap between lessons to make sure there is no cross over.

3.  There will be cone markings to separate and keep you 2m apart and show you where to stand.

4.  If necessary, Tadd will use an alignment stick to move students into positions.

5.  All equipment and golf balls will be sanitised before each lesson.

6.  Regarding any short game sessions, you are welcome to you your own practice balls.

7.  There are no toilets on site.

8.  There will be hand sanitiser available, but you can bring your own.

9.  All lessons will be conducted outside on the practice ground or the putting green.

10. Please pre-pay through the booking software, or pay exact cash on arrival (no change will be given). Cash will be placed straight into a box so there is no contact.

Any concerns, please telephone Tadd on 07891 975057

Tadd Bainton : Coaching Packages

GOLD PACKAGE & 6 x 1 hour lessons. Great for really working on aspects and getting that handicap down. Real improvement, this package will require practice and is for the dedicated golfer. This will really help you understand all the aspects of your game and how we can improve on them.New Price £220Type : 6 Hours
SILVER PACKAGE & 6 x 30min lessons. Great way to expand your knowledge of your swing and really get to that handicap that may have slipped or do you really want to get rid of that slice/hook. Have you lost distance recently and wish to get it back?New Price £135Type : 3 Hours
1 HOUR LESSON & 2 x 30min lessons. Typically the hour lesson has been used for a on course assessment and to find ways to improve your course management, then the 2 other lessons are used to improve the weak areas.New Price £85Type : 2 Hours

CUSTOM FITTING

Tadd Bainton

What happens during a custom fit?A custom fit will be approximately an hour for the irons, the full bag may take longer.

  • We will look at your bag and see why you have decided on the custom fit.
  • We will measure your height and wrist to floor numbers as this will affect your centred strike, this will be confirmed with multiple shots to make sure the best club length has been found.  It needs to be the best centred strike possible whilst maintaining the longest club length to maximise distance but also control.
  • Then we will measure the lie angle of the club to make sure it is being delivered correctly, this affects the direction, not distance or strike.  Due to the lie angle of the club and how this links to yourself and the way you impact the ball, the toe may be up or down affecting the balls direction.
  • We will then look at the club itself and the design that you want and gives you the best benefits such as forgiveness and distance.
  •  We will then discuss where you play and how many par 3's, 4's and 5's there are.  Green elevation, windy course and many other aspects that affect the way you play to make sure the set up is correct for you.
  • The final part is having the shaft length, lie, loft and club head design all correct and double checking to make sure that is the best set up.
  • The details will all be written down for our records.
  • Aftering the fitting and the clubs arrive, we will do a 30 minute yardage gapping so you know all your new yardages and how they link into your set.

Tadd Bainton : Junior Coaching

FAQ: Am I eligible to join the junior section?

If the junior is aged between 3 - 17 then they are allowed to join.  We have a group session every other Wednesday  between 5 - 6pm, please arrive in plenty of time so we can get everyone ready with clubs and walk to either the range or course together.

We run coaching sessions with me (the assistant professional) every other week ranging from putting, chipping, pitching, irons, woods and being on the course learning different formats of the game.  On the week I am not coaching, the juniors go onto the course or range to practice and really absorb the information we went over the previous week.  I still see them in the morning and set their task whether that's match play, medal, texas scramble or to practice whatever they feel their weakness is.  They usually have tee times booked every Saturday morning, normally around 8.45 to 9.45. This is the best way to conduct practice sessions and really allow them to learn and have fun on their own. The best practice after learning a new skill is to practice, have fun with it and experiment. 

Children are supervised by our Level 1 Volunteer Coaches. Parents and guardians are welcome to walk around with their children as well. After a few sessions, it may be worth joining if you would like to make it a long term activity - juniors under are free, after that it's on £26 membership for the whole year - this gets them access to the course 24/7 (except during opens or other competitions) and free coaching sessions for the rest of the year.

Quick reasons to join the Junior Section
  • Coaching every other week, with tee times booked every week so they can also play and practice
  • Coaching sessions are £3 for visitors, free for members
  • Membership is free for under 11's and £26 for the next age bracket
  • We have a Facebook group and everyone is welcome to join and communicate through that.  Easier to see who is coming and ask questions that can be easily answered.
What do I do when I get to the Club?
You need to pop into the pro shop and make sure sure the professional staff know you're here and to tick yourself off the registration list on the junior section notice board, if you are new, we will add you to the list.  This is to ensure we know who is at the club and so everyone is accounted for.  Any questions, telephone 01404 44422, ext 2.

How do I get involved?
Call or email the pro shop to let us know you're interested in coming, we can confirm the date you wish to start.  Come into the pro shop first so we can introduce you to the professionals and volunteers who you will be with.  We will provide you with equipment if you need it.  To start with, you only really need a driver, 7 iron, wedge and putter.

Each week the professionals will let the juniors know what to expect for the following week so they can bring only what you need e.g. 7 iron/driver, unless you have a full bag, in which case, and if it's easy enough, bring everything along.

We do have some spare junior equipment in stock, just ask if you want to know what we have available.

How much does it cost?
It costs £3 for visitors, the first session is free and then £3 thereafter.  Junior members receive free coaching.

What system do we use with the Juniors?
We use the Golf Access system, this helps the juniors see their current progress and the route to the next level and how they are going to get their handicap.  It is a very clear system using wrist bands, ball markers and certificates that they keep and put on their wall.

We do coaching every other week and golf course access with volunteers so that they can practice what we have learned during the group lesson.  Once every 2/3 months we do a band assessment where all the practice throughout the months pays off and they try and get to the next level.

Adrian Cave : PGA Professional

QUALIFICATIONS
PGA Foundation Degree
PGA Class AAT Professional
DGP Coach
Protecting and Safe Guarding Children
First Aid
Golf Mark High Achiever
Try Golf and Golf Xtreem Qualified Teacher
CMAE MDP Level 1

Adrian went through his PGA Training starting in 1984 at Addington GC in Surrey. He qualified in 1987 and was appointed as a teaching assistant to Simon Lloyd at Bigbury GC. He stayed there for 3 years before being appointed as Honiton Golf Club Professional in 1990.
He Celebrated his 25th year at Honiton GC in 2014 and has now been appointed Club Manager.

Between 1992 and 1993 Adrian was the Captain of the Devon County PGA.


Click on the above picture to view Adrian's Lesson Packages.

THE GOLF CAVE

A fully equipped indoor coaching facility and simulator. Using the latest technology from GASP and Foresight Sports, our Professionals can offer the most up to date and advanced service.

* Full Custom Fitting
* Gap Testing
* Video Analysis
* Indoor Putting Lessons
* Simulator Available For Hire
* Play, Practice and Learn - whatever the weather.

Past Club Captain Stewart quoted that this is "a state of the art indoor training facility opened summer of 2014 which offers many options and even includes a putting green - a simply fantastic facility"

SIMULATOR PRICES

RENTAL PRICESMEMBERVISITOR
1 Ball Per Person£15 Per Hour£20 Per Hour
2 Ball Per Person£10 Per Hour£15 Per Hour
3 Ball Per Person£8 Per Hour£12 Per Hour
4 Ball Per Person£6 Per Hour£10 Per Hour
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The course is open for play. Please book tee times via the online booking system or over the phone with the pro shop. The clubhouse, bar and restaurant are now open, with the implementation of the usual covid restrictions. Thankyou
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