Golf Academy


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Located in a beautiful setting surrounded by mature woodland and the River Lea, The Melbourne Club Golf Academy is no ordinary facility. Much more than just a place to hit balls, the academy is a place where you can work with our team of instructors to fine tune any aspect of your game.

Credit: Luke Walker

With numerous range mats, both exposed and under cover, and real grass areas to play from, the Academy is open for use all year round. Golfers can make use of a variety of putting greens, chipping greens, bunker areas and a long game driving range; we also have an indoor studio which is ideal for lessons on darker evenings, or if you wish to escape from the winter weather.

In addition to this, we have a stunning 7-hole par 3 course at The Melbourne Club Golf Academy, providing you with one of the best practice facilities not only in Hertfordshire, but possibly the UK. The Academy Practice Facilities can be used by all of our visitors playing under the three different golf packages.

Tom Shadbolt


Tom has been an attached professional at Brocket Hall since 2010 during which time he has played on various professional tours including both the European Tour and Challenge Tour. He won the Italian Amateur Championship in 2009, played in the Open Championship in 2011 and won his first professional title on the Alps Tour in 2016.

Tom’s passion for sharing his knowledge of the game has led him to start coaching alongside his tournament schedule. He enjoys working with players of all abilities with a particular interest in improving efficiency and developing solid game management skills. He uses TrackMan to record club and ball data, allowing him to identify areas for improvement to help his students play more consistent golf.

Mark Laskey


Mark has been an attached Professional at Brocket Hall since 2010. During this time he has played on both the European and Challenge Tours. Career highlights include playing in The Open in 2011, 3 wins on the PGA Europro Tour, alongside 16 other Professional Tour wins.

Mark’s passion for coaching has led him to become one of the highest qualified coaches in the country. He is a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 3 Certified Expert. All lessons can include the TPI Physical Screening which consists of 16 tests used to identify any mobility/stability limitations throughout the body. Results of the screening are related back to the swing/short game and used to tailor a unique performance plan. Mark has recently extended his qualifications by completing DR Kwon’s Advanced Golf Biomechanics Level 1 & Level 2 certification. Mark has recently been appointed as a Junior Development Coach for the Herts County Boys Squad for 2021.

Mark’s clients range from complete beginners to Tour Professionals. All lessons include in-depth video analysis and Flightscope launch monitor technology.

David Morris


David Morris joins the Brocket Hall coaching program having spent the past 20 years dedicating his career to golf coaching. David has run his own successful internationally based golf coaching business since 2003.

Throughout this time, he has given 10’s of thousands of golf lessons and taught golf on four different continents. This has led to extended stays at world-renowned golf clubs, locations include, Melbourne (2 years), Nantucket (6 years), Moscow (4 years), worldwide travel with private clients (2 years) and the past 3 years at a North London facility.

For many years David was a part of Greg Owen’s (European Tour, PGA Tour) coaching team. This would include working with Greg in a coaching role at PGA Tour events inclusive of The FedEx Cup, Deutsche Bank Championship.

There are many variations to the services David offers within his golf coaching programs. He is very happy to be at Brocket Hall and is available for lessons on request. David also travels on short coaching trips to the UK and International destinations with individual clients.

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