"After an absence of some 20 years from golf I joined HHGC Academy under the guidance of James Verrall. Previously lessons and practice were not part of my game plan and I lacked confidence. Under the guidance of James and his team I have gained a thorough understanding of all aspects of the game including the mental, physical , course management side of things. Thanks to James and his team ,with a calming patience, professionalism and a smile , I now have a structured approach to both playing and practice. I now have the confidence, with clubs selected to suit my game , to participate in club competitions and get far greater enjoyment from the game. I have no hesitation in recommending James and his team to anyone wishing to develop their game."
"James has been coaching my kids for about 8 years now - and from a very early age. There is no doubt that their continued interest in the sport is thanks to James. He is patient with them, knows how to deliver the technical points in a way they understand, and at the same time keeps it fun. The kids' game has improves steadily over that period, and he has been ever present in their development, pushing and encouraging them at every stage. My daughter now plays golf for the county and both are Junior Members at Haywards Heath. He is now also teaching my Dad as a beginner at the age of 65! Again, it's James' enthusiasm that keeps him interested in the sport at all."
"James, Carla and the whole Pro team (not forgetting the warm, waggy greeting from Jess!) have made a big difference to the Professional offering at HHGC.The shop is attractively laid out with a good and sensibly priced selection of both clothes and equipment. And the on-site club fitting is great and tailored to individual needs. Equally important, the coaching programmes are well structured and targeted to an individual's skills and needs. And the on course training over the last two years has been very beneficial in helping the Ladies compete successfully in the County Division matches."
"It was one sunny morning in April that I first started my love affair with golf. A friend had called me and said there was an " Introduction to Golf Morning" at Haywards Heath Golf Club, would I like to go with her ? Without a second thought my response was, "Yes please!"
On arrival for our lesson we were warmly met by Head Professional James Verrall and his team. They taught us how to hold the club, stand, swing and hit the ball, their enthusiasm for the game was in abundance and their teaching very professional. I'd enjoyed my lesson so much that I decided to join the Academy at the club. After that I decided to carry on my lessons with James and go to the clinics to support my learning and also meet new people.
I now play regularly and enter competitions with the ladies and play mixed golf with my husband. I was so thrilled when I won a packet of fruit pastilles for coming second in a beginners competition and have since gone on to win the Backbone Plate and have my handicap cut. James, Jack and Dan, you make a fantastic team, I couldn't have done it without you! Thank you all for the support and encouragement you have given me in introducing me to this wonderful game.
Carla I have loved picking outfits with you from the Pro Shop, you have a fabulous range of golfing attire and equipment.
Good luck to you all for the future and here's to some great golf!"
"I just wanted to say thanks for your recent professional coaching. Returning to golf after a 7 year break my old fade/slice was still very evident. I was not enjoying enjoying my return to golf so decided to try a teaching package. I was very impressed with your ability to analyse and correct my swing with so few lessons. Your enthusiasm and humour helped a lot when I was struggling with retraining muscle memory. Your tips around the course on only a few practice holes have already saved me lots of strokes and my shot confidence is better than it ever was.
I have no hesitation recommending you and the Haywards Heath professionals to anyone wanting to improve their golf."