About Sarah Claridge

I am a PGA Specialist Coach with a career spanning twenty five years as a PGA Professional. My passion is working with golfers to discover what each person uniquely needs to learn, to develop and improve their game. I have coached at all levels from kids and beginners through to tour professionals. I have extensive experience working for England Golf and The PGA. Some of my proudest work has been as a Coach to young female elite players who went on to become PGA Professionals and LET Tour Players such as British Open Champion Georgia Hall. I have represented the PGA of Europe as a Coach Consultant and coached squads in Latvia and Barbados. One of my most memorable experiences was to be selected by the PGA to chaperon and coach a group of talented GB&I juniors under the tutelage of Tiger Woods former Coach Butch Harmon in Huston, Texas. I have also been a tutor and a CPD coach with the PGA and I am now delighted to be tutoring Kieran Lynch at Skibbereen as he joins the pro ranks too.


  • Awarded PGA Specialist Coach Status by the PGA for career achievements to date 2021
  • Tutor and CPD Lecturer on the PGA Foundation Degree Programme
  • Coach consultant for the PGA of Europe and the R&A – 2010-2016
  • Creator and designer of Smartpro Coaching resources for the Golf coaching industry 2000-2016
  • 1 of 6 Featured Coaches in Golf World’s 100 Best Tips by Britain’s Top 100 Teachers 2012
  • Awarded PGA Fellow Professional Status by the PGA 2012
  • England Development Coach 2000-2010
  • Guest Speaker at SportsCoachUK Coaching Summit, London – using IT within coaching as a form of communication 2012
  • Selected by PGA to chaperon & coach GB&I juniors in Houston, Texas alongside the Harmon brothers 2004
  • PGA qualified 1996, PGA AA status to date

Professional Development

Breakthrough Your lockdown Golf – Dr Karl Morris

LGBTI+ Awareness programme – Linc Cork

Mind Factor Certified Coach – qualified with Dr Karl Morris, Mind Factor

Safeguarding 1 & 2 – Child Welfare & Protection – CGI & Glos Golf

2014 – 2013
Be a Rain Maker – Marketing with Retail Tribe
Fundamentals of Movement – Bob Wood, England Golf Consultant

2011 – 2012
Yoga Foundation Course – Inner Yoga Trust
Maximising IT in Coaching – John Jacobs
Coaching with Consequence – Dave Alred, No Limits Mentality
Aimpoint Putting Level 1 – Jamie Donaldson

2009 – 2010
Training the Young Golf Athlete – Bob Wood, Physical Solutions
LTAD – Stuart Armstrong RFU

2007 – 2008
Physical Profiling for Golf – Paul Darby
NLP Master Practitioners Course -Trained Brain Ltd

PGA Specialist Coach
Sarah Claridge