Lessons


At La Grande Mare Golf Club we have 2 professionals, the Director of Golf, John Dent and teaching professional, Alex Murrell. With over 40 years of coaching experience across 2 continents, they have the knowledge to help you improve your game.

Find us in the Pro Shop and come and have a chat to discuss what we can do for you; from complete beginner to a Ladies PGA Tour player, we have taught all levels of golfer!

We also use Flight Scope technology to ensure the most accurate readings for your training.

Why Coaching?

We’re passionate about helping you play better golf.

Every golfer enjoys the game more when they’re hitting good shots and playing well. This is our mission for you.

Think back to your last few rounds and try to pinpoint an area that cost you shots…

Maybe, you had too many three-putts as a result of poor distance control? Or did you miss too many fairways to the right meaning you had to chip out sideways? It could be that you play well in practice rounds with your friends but struggle to replicate that in competitions?

Through our experiences in the game and our PGA education, we appreciate that every golfer is different. That’s why we offer a range of lessons and packages to suit everyone.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Long Game
  • Course Management

Our Staff

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John Dent - Director of Golf

I am originally from Leeds and started my career as an assistant pro at The Alwoodley Golf Club. After becoming qualified in 1996 I went to work in Istanbul Turkey as the head teaching pro at Kemer Golf and Country Club. After spending 7 years in Istanbul I became the Director of Golf at the PGA National Antalya golf club we hosted many world class events including the first European tour event with Tiger and Rory playing. We also held the world amateur championship the Eisenhower Trophy. After spending 14 years in the role we decided to move closer to the UK and I have now become the Director of Golf at the beautiful La Grande Mare golf resort.

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Alex Murrell - PGA Teaching Professional

Started playing the game aged 14 and was down to scratch by 16 before turning pro off +2 aged 22. I progressed through County teams being the fastest person to win my county colours ever, other amateur highlights were the England Squad and winning the Sir Nick Faldo Championship when 18yrs old, resulting in a week in America with him. Since turning pro I have been heavily involved in teaching amateurs and Professionals alike. I started off with the Juniors at my home club in Cumbria before moving to the County U-18 side. From here I moved to Antalya Golf Club in Turkey to work alongside John Dent. Teaching and looking after 3 retail spaces with over 450 golfers a day passing through has given me the experience that I delighted to bring to La Grande Mare now!

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Yonca Dent - Retail Expert

Yonca has been working at La Grande Mare Golf Club for 2 years. A keen fashionista Yonca is responsible for selecting the latest fashion trends for sale at La Grande Mare. Brands such as Swing Out Sister, Green Lamb and Footjoy are stocked at the shop as well as waterproofs and the very latest in golf shoes. Come down to see any of the team and see how we can help you today!

Book a lesson today