The Pro

The Pro

Perfect your swing, in the perfect setting.

Whether you are looking for something to improve your experience or better your game, Barry and his team are on hand seven days a week providing an exceptional level of customer service ensuring all your golfing needs are catered for.

You will find an extensive range of goods from the industry’s major brands enabling you to enjoy shopping in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Many of the products on offer you can try before you buy and with a bespoke custom fitting service using the latest ‘Trackman’ technology you can make informed purchasing decisions.

Lessons & Coaching

Our highly trained team deliver coaching all year round whether you are new to golf or an experienced player, keeping you in tune with your swing, equipment and golfing performance. Coaching costs and packages are flexible with group coaching and individual lessons available and tailored to your game. Bringing new people into golf and helping to grow the game is taken very seriously by Barry and his team and he has recently partnered with England Golf and the Golf Foundation to become one of only four centres in Berkshire that will deliver free taster sessions for the Girls Golf Rocks campaign to encourage girls between the age of 5 and 18 years old.

Club Fitting

We pride ourselves on our custom fitting. We have fitting charts for Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping Cobra and Cleveland golf. Using key data from Trackman 4, a wide range of shaft and club head options we can make sure your next club is absolutely perfect for you. The cost for a fitting is £25. That is fully refundable to any purchase as result of the fitting.

Ball Fitting

If you think a ball is just a ball then you may want to try our ball fitting. The correct golf ball is so important to consistent performance. The ball has a direct impact on flight, height and spin so you need to make sure that you’re using the right ball to lower your scores.

Winter League

Starting in October we hold a winter league competition in the swing studio. It’s a fun way to keep the swing going over the winter. It’s a highly sought after prize. It’s a Stableford league played over several of the best courses in the world. The top 8 teams then go through to fight out for the top spot. Open to members and non members every year. It’s a pairs comp played mainly midweek evenings to get us through the dark months. The final is played in April, just in time for the real golf season.

Meet the Pro Team

Barry Newman

PGA Head Professional
Barry qualified as a PGA golf professional in 2001. His love of playing competitive golf has resulted in success in the BBO PGA region and he won the BB&O PGA Championship in 2001. After qualifying, Barry moved to London and focused his career on becoming a full time golf coach. Barry has been lucky enough to have worked alongside Scott Cranfield and Mitchell Spearman, developing his understanding of the golf swing and learning how to get the best out of each individual golfer. Barry returned to Newbury and Crookham in 2012. Barry really enjoys helping the members and complete beginners with their golf and also helping to grow the very popular junior section at N&C. He is very passionate about coaching and loves to see his pupils improving their scores, technique and overall enjoyment of the game.

James Foster

Assistant PGA Professional
James started playing at 9 years of age. He quickly became a key member of the BB&O amateur golf team which won the league in 2011. He won the club Championship at Newbury and Crookham an impressive 5 times. He turned Pro at 21 and spent the first year of his career playing on the EuroPro and Jamega Pro tour circuits. On his first year with the PGA he won 2 pro-ams and finished 2nd on the BBO order of merit. James has a passion for playing and is always looking to take teams to pro ams around the BB&O, southern region and overseas, please get in touch if you’d like to be part of this! James is also available for individual and group tuition. Having been fortunate enough to work with many highly regarded coaches, James is well equipped to transfer these experiences to you and help you get the maximum improvement and enjoyment from your game.

Sam Spencer-Ades

Assistant PGA Professional
Sam is a fully qualified PGA Professional and a real asset to the club. He has become our most active coaching figure at Newbury & Crookham gaining a highly respected reputation as one of the areas leading coaches having specilaised in short game, especially putting. Sam takes great pride in his versitility of coaching techniques having a passion for continued learning. Since qualifying, Sam has used the opportunity further his career by learning from worldwide leading coaches such as David Leadbetter, Dennis Pugh, Phil Kenyon and David Alred to help widen his knowledge on all areas of the game from techniqual to mental aspects. Sam's ever growing client bases ranges from complete beginners to county level golfers. His main aim is to ensure you achieve your desired goals whilst enjoying and understanding the learning process tailored to your game.

The Swing Studio

Our purpose built indoor swing studio at Newbury and Crookham GC is the perfect place to perfect your swing.

We use the very latest Trackman 4 technology and dual cameras to video each shot so every client can build a better understanding of their swing.

With each lesson experience you can see how your technique is improving on our large monitors and use collected data from every shot to help you produce better results on the course.

For further information on the Trackman 4 please click here

Coaching Options & Pricing

Individual Lessons
With Barry Newman
  • 45 minute lesson
  • 4 x lesson package £160
Individual Lessons
With Sam / James
  • 45 minute lesson
  • 4 x lesson package £140
Junior Lessons
  • Per session
  • 30 minute lesson
Junior Lessons
Roll up group lessons
  • Per session
  • Saturday mornings 10am
Custom Fitting
  • 1hr session
  • Reimbursed on purchase of clubs
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Contact Us

01635 40035 General Manager Pro Shop 01635 31201 Head PGA Professional Events, Society & Social Bookings Deputy General Manager