Hill Barn Golf Club

Simon Buckley

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PGA Professional

5.0 (8 reviews)


Coach bio

I am a qualified PGA (AA/T) Professional and level 3 coach with over 35 years coaching experience. I have taught all abilities from beginner to professional and am fully versed in biomechanics, sports psychology and swing mechanics. For a number of years I have been using new video technologies to enhance my coaching.

​I started my career as a trainee assistant at Worthing Golf Club. On qualifying as a PGA professional I moved to Ham Manor Golf Club as senior assistant before becoming head professional, a role which I retained for thirty three years and was honoured to be captain of the Sussex Professional Golfers Association in 1996.

​During my career I have played in many tournaments and have won a number of Pro-Ams. I was twice a member of the victorious TGI golf team in the Ashworth Cup at Celtic Manor and The K Club. I also hold two course records, one in the UK and one in the USA. To this day I am still as keen as ever to maintain a high standard of golf as I believe it an essential requirement for great coaching as I learn from my experiences.


Coaching Aids

  • Launch Monitor
  • Video Analysis


Facility Information

  • Indoor Bay
  • Grass Tee
  • Short Game Area
  • Putting Area
  • Cafe
  • WiFi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Heating
  • Parking - Free


Coaching Prices

Junior lesson

30 mins. Keeping things fun, simple and varied.

Online Coaching

For those with limited time or too far away to visit personally.

Taster Lesson

45 mins. A perfect introduction to the game of golf.

Adult Lesson

30 mins. Keeping your game on track with sound fundamentals.

Course Lesson

5 holes strategy and course management. Green fee included

Adult Lesson

1 hour. A detailed review of your game with video analysis.

GC Quad

60 mins. State of the art launch monitor analysis.

Junior Golfer Package

5 x 30 mins. For our future champions.

Bespoke Package

3 hours. A start of great things to come.

Bespoke Package

6 hours. Reach your goals and targets.

Bespoke Package

10 hours. A complete review of your game.

Bespoke Package

12 hours. Aspiring to greatness.

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Customer testimonials

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Apr 07, 2021
Brian Hooker

Simon has been coaching me for over 15 years. His style of coaching is to work on your natural abilities with small alterations rather changing everything. My h/cp came down from 12 to 7 working with Simon and is now at 10.5 not bad for a 74 year old. Thank you Simon keep up the good work. Thoroughly recommended.

Feb 16, 2021
Steve Judd

I have been coached by simon for several years now his methods are simple to understand and only focuses on single but fundamental flaws that make a hugh difference to my game and enjoyment of it. I would recommend simon to anyone that wants to improve their game

Feb 16, 2021
Martin O’Callaghan

Excellent golf coach. Keeps it simple allowing you to focus on playing golf rather than getting wrapped up in analysis. Good advocate of the mental side of golf too.

Feb 16, 2021
Matt Farnes

I've worked with Simon for a number of years now normally for a few lessons at the beginning of the summer to get my game in shape. I've done a few more lessons over the Winter this time and it's been great. His knowledge and simple delivery makes the changes you need to make easily actionable. Can't recommend him enough for those starting the game or those looking to take their game to the next level.

fun excellent enjoyable Proffesional progress
Feb 06, 2021

Great coach, really enjoy lessons with Simon, he really has helped my game in a lot of ways, I only wish I had more time to practice some of the teachings as I am sure I would be a lower handicap

Feb 04, 2021
Warren Welford

Simon is an excellent & likeable coach who doesn’t over complicate instruction. He works with what you have and doesn’t try to completely remanufacture your swing. No one swing suites all. He is easy to talk to and quickly spots faults. He is also interested in your progress and will often ask how your golf is going even when not in a coaching session. I would highly recommend Simon to golfers of all levels.

Excellent Professional Easygoing
Jan 19, 2021
Gina Stevens

Simon is an excellent coach, making the learning experience light hearted and fun. It is because of his relentless motivation and guidance that I have made measurable improvements in a short space of time.

Fun Excellent Good
Jan 19, 2021
Richard Edmondson

I have known Simon Buckley for over 30 years. He is an excellent golf coach whom I could not recommend more highly. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, perceptive, friendly and approachable with a great sense of humour.Simon's individualistic and intuitive approach to coaching enables him to significantly improve the game of literally all golfers who are prepared to listen to and act upon his wise counsel. With the benefit of Simon's expertise, I have been able to enjoy my golf to the full, despite the ravages of advancing age and declining physicality.Richard Edmondson. Worthing Golf Club member.

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Hourly rate

£50 per hour


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