In 1976 I won both the Hampshire PGA matchplay and strokeplay titles and I am still to date the youngest player to have won both competitions in the same year.
In 1978 I qualified for the Open Championship at St Andrew's and the following year I earned my European Tour Card. My best finish was top 25 in the Swiss open.
Having worked with John Jacobs I have gained a vast experience of coaching, and was coach to Kevin Weeks when he won the English Amatuer championship.
Putting is usually an area of the game that most golfers neglect, but I have had a lot of success in helping people to improve this area. This has resulted in them lowering their scores and their handicaps.
Using the FlightScope and my vast knowledge of clubhead design and shaft specifications I am able to provide you with an excellent club fitting service, to ensure that the correct clubs are found to suit each individuals needs.
In those 3 years I have graduated the PGA Foundation Degree and now as a fully registered Class A Professional providing high quality coaching and fitting services to members and visitors of Bramshaw golf club.
My most noticeable achievement at Bramshaw, is recognised by my involvement in coaching the junior team and working with them on their way to their way to becoming Home Nations Champions in 2018.
I believe in working with the natural ability of players utilising the most efficient movements in the swing providing consistency in producing a repetitive swing.
From 1988 - 2006 Claire competed on The Ladies European Tour with highlights of finishing third in the German Open (-14). With 30 finishes in the top 20 including 12th in The Weetabix British Open at Woburn and a highest Order of Merit placing of 34th. In 2000, Claire won the South African Open at Rondebosch GC and The South African Player’s Championship at Paarl GC, the latter with a career record opening round of 63 (-9).
Since retiring from tournament play Claire has been working in golf locally and joined the Bramshaw Professional Team in the spring of 2017 combining a role of working in the pro shop and offering lessons to members and visitors alike. Coaching is now Claire’s passion, helping all levels of golfers to attain their golfing goals by passing on the knowledge that she gained from playing alongside world class players. Claire is also responsible for the tuition of the junior “Girls Golf Rocks” initiative here at Bramshaw encouraging young girls to take up golf with weekly group coaching.
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