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The Orida Golf Academy at Oakland Park Golf Club


Alistair Thatcher

PGA Golf Professional

Golf lessons in Westerham

Alistair has over 30 years experience teaching golf to beginners, intermediates and advanced players. 

Using a combination of easy to understand theory followed by a practical session to apply the new techniques, Alistair has built an excellent reputation among golfers in the area for bringing out the best of their ability. 

Lesson Prices with Alistair

30 Minute - £25

60 Minute - £40

6 X 30 Minute Lessons -  £120

7 Hole Playing Lesson - £50

Paul Warner

PGA Golf Professional

Golf lessons in Westerham

Lesson Prices with Paul

30 Minute - £25

60 Minute - £40

6 X 30 Minute Lessons -  £120

7 Hole Playing Lesson - £50

Paul is a PGA level 3 coach with over 40 years of experience. He has a lot of experience with Lady golfers and golfers of all abilities. He is also a  Sports UK level 2 disability coach.


Paul has had much success during his coaching career having had pupils winning both the Professional and National Amateur title. He however enjoys nothing more than helping new players to the game. He has been chosen to represent the PGA at 20 Open championships in the R&A swing zone working with some of Britains leading coaches. Paul was one of the first to delivery Sports UK coach education programme at The Belfy PGA training Academy.

Recently Paul has been chosen to introduce the Love Golf for ladies- a scheme supported by Carin Koch (European Solheim Cup Captain).


Paul was one of the first professionals to be awarded Advanced Professional status while holding extra qualifications. He has attended amongst others:

  • Specialist Ladies coach

  • Specialist Short Game Coach

  • Certified Putting coach

  • Qualified Club fitter

  • Trackman

  • Body in Golf.

  • Advanced Golf Rules

Paul uses clear everyday language and simple drills. He also uses latest technology allowing his pupils to reach their own personal goals.

The Academy
Whether you're a beginner or a regular golfer, we're sure you will enjoy the facilities at Oakland Park Golf Club 
We hold;
Group Lessons
One on One Lessons
On Course Lessons
Half Term Holiday Camps
Should you wish to received any further information, please do not hesitate to send us a message. 

For Ladies

LOVE GOLF taster day'  the fun relaxed for ladies to try the game.

Get into Golf:  A chance for adults to try the game.

For Further information contact Paul at 01494 871277 or email

Junior Golf Group Coaching

At Oakland Park Golf Club we are very keen to introduce new young players to the joy and life skills they find from playing golf. The Junior Group Lessons operate every Saturday, starting again from the 14th of January 2018 onward. The young golfers are split into three groups so that they can progress through.

Fowler group: Between 2and 3pm--- This group is for juniors to initially start from the age of 4  based on tri-golf and fun using golf foundation golf roots.

These are for a junior who has or getting ready to progress toward Junior Membership and playing in county non-handicap competitions. Coaching not only to their golf but also golf etiquette.

These groups are organised and coached by our PGA level 3 coach  and  Safe Golf  coach Paul Warner 

You don't have to be a member to have lessons, so feel free to come along and enjoy this great sport.

In April 2019 two new group classes will be formed to introduce Adults to the game of golf!


Have you ever considered getting into golf? Are you a beginner and would love to more about golf? Want to learn the basic fundamentals of the game? 



Six week course designed for beginner golfers, adults who have never played golf, or adults who simply haven’t played golf for a while. The six week course will provide you with the basic fundamentals to get started in the game; grip stance and posture and swing with each week concentrating on a different part of the game. 


You will learn in small group environments, which will allow for people to get to know each other and potentially find new playing partners. 


You will learn the necessary skills and confidence to learn the sport, and enjoy the game with others. You will learn the basic of the rules of golf and etiquette, as well as the different techniques in playing the course.


The six week course will be filled with fun and competitive games as well as a fun environment, all while learning how to play golf and continually improve. 




Wednesday (midweek) 7 pm - 8pm 


Sunday (weekend) 2 pm - 3pm 


A step by step guide to basics of golf from putting, chipping, the grip, the setup and posture, and the full swing. 


Session Planning: 


Week 1: Putting 

Week 2: Chipping 

Week 3: Hold / setup / swing 

Week 4: Backswing 

Week 5: Follow Thru 

Week 6: Introduction to the golf course / golf etiquette


Cost: £60 for six week course


Call the Proshop (01494871277) or email ( to book. 


Kind Regards, 



Paul Warner




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