The Vale Golf & Country Club




Here at The Vale we have a fantastic highly experienced team ready to help you improve your enjoyment of the game by working with you on your golf.

With our great facilities we can work with you on all elements from long game through pitching, chipping, bunkers and putting to psychology and course management. We use video and flight scopes in our studio to enhance the experience if requested.

We are all patient and empathetic and have a true team spirit – we have a variety of coaches to choose from and please don’t feel embarrassed if you wish to try a different coach as its important to us that you feel that you ‘gel’ with your golf pro.


Tuition prices are detailed below, but please feel to free to contact us should you wish to discuss further. 

Tim Shephard

Head PGA Professional

Harry Thompson

Assistant Head PGA Professional

Ruud Hercik

Trainee PGA Professional

30 minute lesson




1 hour lesson




9 hole playing lesson




Bronze Package

4 x 30 minute lessons for the price of 3

£105 £97.50 £75

Silver Package

5 x 30 minute lessons + 1 hour playing lesson

£175 £162.50 £125

Gold Package

8 x 30 minute lessons + 9 hole playing lesson

£280 £260 £200
Booking details

01386 462520

01386 462520

01386 462520



Head PGA Professional

Working to the moto ’Practice Hard, Play Easy’ Tim will help you gain knowledge on how to improve your golf whilst optimizing your quality of practice. He works closely with the video app Technique to make sure you can see the results, you will also receive a before & after video to help you refer back to away from lessons.



PGA Professional

Coaching the game of golf is something Harry really enjoys, seeing people improve and getting more out of their own game gives him a genuine feeling of pride and satisfaction. He teaches children as young as 4 up to adults of all abilities, each providing different tasks for him yet ultimately he enjoys the shared goal in growing in the game of golf .



Trainee PGA Professional

Ruud joined the team in March 2021, having decided to turn professional after having reached a handicap of +3 and graduating from Bournemouth University with a BSc in Sports Management (Golf).
He enjoys creating an informative and enjoyable learning environment for golfers of all levels; using video analysis in lessons to help reference patterns and reference progress.


Golf lessons can take place on our covered floodlit driving range, swing studio, chipping/bunker area, putting green or on either of the courses. We can help you with all aspects of your game from the basics in technique to subtle psychology and from how to gain length to what shot to play where.

As well as individual lessons you can share your lessons at a small extra cost. For a less intense feel why not try group lessons?

Tim, Harry and Ruud are keen to deliver a valuable custom fitting experience with a wide range of brands and products available.  Please call the Pro Shop to book your custom fitting experience.

Any enquiries, or to book please use the contact buttons above, or telephone the Pro Shop on 01386 462520.

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