Read the testimonials from people who have had tuition from Denise

Hi Denise hope you’re well. Just to let you know that me and two other ladies from our club won our first ladies open day yesterday. There were approx 20 teams playing from different local golf clubs. A massive thank you Coach.

Thank you very much for the videos which are very helpful. Liz and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day with you. Thank you so much for your excellent tuition, your patience and encouragement. We will be working on incorporating the learning points into our respective swings.  ( I reported back to Ursula at Pilates class this evening much to her amusement and delight).

Best wishes for your PGA qualification, and we will see you again later in the year in Spain at golf school.

Liz & Ron

Thank you very much for an excellent week, you continued professional attitude, knowledge of the game and the ability to pass it on to others is outstanding. A master in your chosen profession.

Learnt loads and golfing my confidence has risen to an all time high, thank you.

Will be in touch soon.


I can’t begin to tell you how very much your lesson last Thurs. has helped me. Haven’t done a single shank -you see I can even say that word without going into a paroxysm of fear! Am SO much enjoying my golf now and look forward to every shot with happy enthusiasm. Judy too enjoyed her day very much but is struggling a little with the straight arms bit, am sure it will come with practise .Thank you very much and love from both of use. Progress so far – won a golf comp. on Mon. and had 36 pts. yesterday.

Just wanted to let you know that my handicap is now down to 26 (6 shots since Staverton) and am very pleased. Still struggling with my chipping though so will be back to get some more help with that!!! Maybe even Spain when you have your dates sorted out.

Returned from Golf School in Istlantilla Spain. Denise is the perfect pro, patient with a good sense of humour. The week never felt like a group lesson, more of a one-to-one & the tuition out on the course was superb.

I would recommend a golf school with Denise to anyone, hope to see you again Denise in the near future.


Just wanted to thank you for a very enjoyable summer school at Abbotsley. I thought the content and organisation of the course was excellent and the tuition and tips have really helped my game, and what’s more important, it was a good group of people and the three days were fun!

Many, many thanks for your patience and encouragement over the last two days. I have learnt a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the tuition. I’m not sure I will remember everything, but will do my best!

The DVD is excellent & you really put a lot of work into the commentary. My faults look  obvious, but your comments are so helpful. How you maintain your enthusiasm teaching is remarkable to me.

I feel absolutely exhausted, but so eager to go out tomorrow to start working on my swing.

Hope Spain is a little warmer for you next week and there is no cold soup on the menu.


Thankyou so much for giving me such a lovely holiday, despite the little problems. I have never seen a teacher give so much help to everyone, we deserve to all be in single figures!

Went to play a few holes and the swing was much improved even going straight! Will let you know if I win a turkey tomorrow!!!

I really appreciate all your help, and will see you soon.
Luv Vivien


Hi Brian and Denise

Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our week in Islantilla. We have both learnt lots from Denise and are looking forward to putting it into practice – unfortunately it’s been raining in Manchester today so we have not felt like venturing out onto the course!! The group was fab and you were both great hosts and made the week a great success.

Helen’s prize top fits perfectly and she is very proud of winning her first ever comp – long may it continue! (Bandit!!)

We look forward to hearing about future trips and will certainly be seeing you, and hopefully the Norwegians, again.

Thanks again.


Hello! Thank’s so much. I am so happy for my short game, Me and Bjørg Anita played competition yesterday and been together number 2. You are so very good teatcher. I had a very good time in Spain.

We have talk with some more person who wants to be with us next year, maybe we are twelve persons. We shal have a meetings in August/September and you hear from us.

I’m not so good in english but i understand every word, so I hope you understand my english.

Best Whishes from Doris Vik
from north Paris


Hi Denise,
Just wanted to say thankyou very much for giving us all such a lovely time, you put your heart and soul in to it, much appreciated.
Hope your mother is recovering, might see you Saturday.
Luv Vivien

Hey thanks so much for all the tuition, good laughs and a most enjoyable time at Abbotsley this week. It was great!! I was truly humbled by my winnings and the Rioja is very nice! Had to give the stableford a miss yesterday though due to achy muscles and lower back pain.

I will remember TTT and get my leg over. I am out of  practice on that front off the course sadly… Sorry that I can’t make the 8th Oct date as I will be in Texas from the 7th for two weeks visiting my Mom.  Keep Pat up-to-date on that as I think she and her friend Liz will probably come up.

Have a good trip to Norway and enjoy the break.

Hope you will come down here soon to visit and maybe give Pat and me a lesson on the course at Blue Mountain.


Just a brief note to express our thanks to you for an outstanding week of golf – Pirjo and I enjoyed the trip more than I could have imagined and that was chiefly down to you. I know for certain that I have never before held a golf club in my hands for 6 consecutive days and whilst I would not yet claim to have caught the ‘golf bug’ you have whetted my appetite to improve.

Yes, there is a lot to remember, think about and practice but your excellent instruction has given us both a good base to build upon. Pirjo has already won two matches since we returned (fourball/foursomes), so I must to try to get on the course much more frequently. I am looking for my confidence to build if I can develop a reliable swing. Then I might start to love the game!

The golf week in Spain was a new experience which was most enjoyable. It was nice to share it with a group of really friendly people and more than a few characters. Thank you again for being a great host and a motivational coach.

In time, we plan to be in touch about visiting you in Cambridge but it will be autumn before we can fit it in. In the meantime we both wish you a very pleasant summer and good golf business.

Bill & Pirjo

Just love my video, I’ve watched it over and over again, I’ve shown it to my family and friends and can really see what I need to work on! wish you lived nearer Denise so that we could work on what the video shows, might be able to squeeze a lesson in on holiday, time allowing?

It was funny, I just thought about having a look at your homepage, then saw Your September letter… Always nice to get updates even if time has not allowed me to play much golf recently. I was reading through your summer roundups and it amazed me how hectic your travel tempo was and is, yet you always talk of all your trips, groups and individuals with such optimism and love. Have to complement You! Usually I have lived a life like that. Always with a bag packed but at the shy age of 25 I find myself, to my own surprise, have become a bit more lazy… So cheers to your good karma and energy!!! 😉

Good luck with all your projects!!


Hi Denise, photo attached of a cheery golfer who managed to score 39 points after returning from Costa Ballena – many thanks for your great instruction and I am still working on the drills!

David's score in the Stableford


Now that we have returned from Spain and Austria (back to back hence the delayed reply following the holiday in Spain), both Avril and I would like to say a big thank you to you and your team for the very enjoyable week we spent with Denise in Spain. The event was a great success and Denise did a great job and is an excellent coach/teacher, probably the best we have ever experienced. The hotel was great and the local staff a credit to their employers, we thoroughly enjoyed the week and the group worked very well together not least because of the excellent skills of Denise in making everyone very welcome and very much part of the process. Please also thank Kerry at HQ who was very helpful at all times as well as being very pleasant to deal with.
Mike & Avril

Just been looking at your web site (I should be working LOL), thought I would drop you a quick line to thank you so much for making the week in Istlantilla such a great experience. I know you will be very busy, so dont worry if you dont have time to reply. I will try to leave feedback on the form provided on your web site.
Well back in blighty now for nearly 2 weeks & how is my golf going… played in the usual men’s comp @ Haigh Hall 1st Sunday back, but felt a bit “golfed out”, played last Friday on the “Captains Day Out” @ Old Padeswood Golf Club in North Wales, near Mold / Buckley.

Got there early for bacon butties & did 8 holes paired up with a senior at Haigh Hall + a young(ish) visitor (ex member).

Nervous on 1st Tee but the other 2 put me at ease & before long was enjoying the game (even tho score wasn’t good with 9 stableford point for 8 holes – putting letting me down !!!))

Lunch, then out for 18, played MUCH better, & even I could tell I was swinging better concentrating on the follow thro & finish (GETTING ME LEG OVER hahaLOL), hit some cracking irons (even tho I say so myself LOL), short game much improved from the morning session !!

Ended up with 36 points (3/4 handicap from 28 to 21), winner was 39 points so not too bad I think.
Had weekend off, but plan to play 9 this friday night & maybe the sunday comp.
The day out was such an enjoyable experience mainly down to the 2 guys I was with – funny but I do play better when I can chat with playing partners, some of the comps I have played in there is usually at least one grumpy “bar steward” LOL.

Gonna get sorted out with more coaching at club with one of the pro`s Craig Corrigan (who I seem to get on with), with specific goals namely follow tho / finish, then moving on to trying to be able to shape long irons / woods to achieve a draw rather than a fade, oops did I say FADE… Mmmm SLICE LOL.

Anyhow enough of me rambling, just wanted to thank you for your patience during the week & for being such a good teacher & host.
Really wanted to go on your next school in Spain (Ville de Este) but cant see me getting time off work – busy !!!!


Had to email you…….am so pleased!!

Have just shot a net 66 (ss was 71) and have dropped to 18.9. Am soooo pleased. It’s all down to you. Made sure that I ate and drank all the way round and concentrated on what I was doing playing 3 holes at a time!

Thank u so much


Just wanted to thank you for a very enjoyable summer school at Abbotsley. I thought the content and organisation of the course was excellent and the tuition and tips have really helped my game, and what’s more important, it was a good group of people and the three days were fun!

My husband and I met Denise for the first time at Islantilla, Spain in May of this year. We have both been playing golf for about 8 months and had been improving albeit it slowly – both of us had just broken the magical 100 barrier but only just. After spending a week with Denise our games have moved to a new level and more importantly we really understand what we need to do and what we need to not do!!! One of the first things Denise did was change our grip – it was very strange for the first day or two but it quickly became normal and has clearly helped our games. Since we have got back about a month ago we have both lost about 10 stokes from our rounds. I have regularly scored between 90 – 93 on most rounds; I have just won my first boarded competition at the club and expect to get my handicap cut from 30 to about 22 – just waiting for the formal confirmation!!! Keith has managed to break 90 for the first time with a great round of 87!!

We cannot believe the step change in our games and how easy its been to take on board Denise’s instruction. We are lucky that our golf club is where Denise is based so we will be getting monthly lessons to ensure our games continue to progress and our next targets are hit.

Thank you Denise!!

Susie & Keith

Thanks to Denise for another great week’s teaching at Almerimar with the “usual end of February lot”. It’s always good to see “old friends” and collect some new ones. This particular week is a fine way to start the golf season and is just before the Tarleton Pro Ams in March and April. I came 6th out of 28 men and women in the Pro Am at El Rompido last week and had a nearest the pin too… but “I’m not competitive”… isn’t that right Denise????

It was good to see you on Sat: … you worked your magic as I played the most consistenet golf I have played for ages at Hunstanton… and we nearly won!

Thanks v much


My handicap has been dropped to 30! Can you believe it?

Many thanks for your help it’s all down to you.


Thankyou so much for another lovely week, you put so much effort into the course and every one was so impressed, as they have not received such good tuition before.

I’m sure you must be exhausted, hope you have another good week, see you when you get back. take care.


This is to say many thanks for ensuring we had such a brilliant time at Valle del Este. I feel that I’ve really benefitted from your tuition, help and encouragement. Can’t wait for the weather to improve so that I can get out on the course to put it all into practice. Jenny and I had such a great week with you all and have missed not just the golf and sun but the company. Your ears must be burning as we’ve not stopped singing your praises! Thanks again

Thank you very much for the excellent instructions on both courses.

I apologize for not having said goodbye and thank you at the end of the courses so I am glad I can do that now.

Please let me know or have Edda let me know when your next course is in Iceland.


Well first of all thank you very much – we had a brilliant time and I am sure it will make a difference to our games.

You are the best coach I know – both technically and how you work with people and groups.

For me I got much more than golf out of it – even though I am a very positive and determined person I think I had lost some confidence about being physically able to play properly again – and now I know different !!

Solheim Cup – I was getting ahead of myself 2009 is in the US,  2011 is at Killeen Castle, County Meath, Ireland.

I will get in touch with some more friends about the SOS trip.

Thanks again.


Thank you for very good day of coaching yesterday; it was very practical and course relevant and we felt we could translate all of what you said into our game.

The practice routines were just what we needed and now we must make sure we spend the time doing them!


I thought I would just let you know that I won the 5 day prize at yesterdays Chicken and Cheese competition.† I scored 30 points so was very chuffed when told I had the winning score!

I am concentrating hard on my Short Game and at last seem to be getting some good results – so many thanks to you. Enjoyed the Workshop last week and found it very helpful.

Am now getting ready for Dubai and looking forward to the competition 8th – 11th December.


Jane is now off 26 (lost 10 shots in 10 weeks) and I have dropped from 17 to 14. Put Jane and I down for the SOS day.

Good morning Denise

First of all, thanks for a fab week!!

You are really great. Professional all the way, and friend and social at the same time. More than we can ask for.

Hope you’ll find the time to visit us in Norway during the winter


Have just tried on my shirt and it fits like a glove, thankyou very much. You really gave us 200% last week everyone was so impressed, you put so much effort into everything, you must be the best coach in England !!!

Hope you have a good week and everyone gets home on time!!

Take care


Well you have truly inspired me — more than you will ever know. I have recorded all the statistics you suggested for every round I have played since our holiday — working hard on the putting. I have had 2 rounds of 34 putts in total now!  Even the new grip felt comfortable the other day! Just need to improve upon the numbers of fairways hit and getting to the greens in regulation (according to my handicap!) Wow, those statistics really motivate you and show me where I need to improve.  How sad is it that I even record all the details on my card as I go around the courses now?!  I have even increased my exercises for more upper body strength… I would love to hit further than Trudy on a regular basis!

Thought you might like to know that your tuition on Mon 17th really seems to have sunk in and yesterday on our Ladies day s/ford I came in with 43 points.  It was just one of those days when everything (nearly) just flowed.  So I am on “cloud 9” that my handicap has been cut to from 23.1 to 20.3. 

I know I need to concentrate on my short game – an another aspect going on “between the ears” – being able to cut-off from sounds and movements when taking shots.  The slightest thing seems to infiltrate so easily. 

Many thanks again, and hope to see you soon.


Hi Denise,

Couldn’t let the holiday go into the scrapbook without a letter to say thanks for an amazing week. We arrived a totally disparate group and left part of a crowd who thanks to you had learned a lot and had loads of fun together.

When asked before travelling home what I would remember the most from the holiday, I replied ‘ the day I played so well features very high of course but more than that I’m overwhelmed by Denise’s absolute dedication to us and the job she does’. You organised everything to maximise our progress; so our groans over the abandonment of the two shift morning system were completely ignored and on the day when the threatening weather finally interrupted play and we thought we just might get a morning off, silly idea, where else would we go but into the board room to putt along the carpet to strategically placed tee-pegs!! Well why not?? No time to be lost and yes, it was undoubtedly the best board meeting that room had ever seen!!

So, my main memory of the week? You – rooting for each and every one of us to make progress and perform well and of course with that sort of support, it was inevitable that we did. You’re a star! But watch it! Don’t let this go to your head. Make sure that the next group gets as good as we got!! I don’t know where you’ll find the energy from but I’ve no doubt at all that you will.

Many many thanks


Dear Denise,

This is to say many thanks for ensuring we had such a brilliant time at Valle del Este. I feel that I’ve really benefitted from your tuition, help and encouragement. Can’t wait for the weather to improve so that I can get out on the course to put it all into practice. Jenny and I had such a great week with you all and have missed not just the golf and sun but the company. Your ears must be burning as we’ve not stopped singing your praises!

Thanks again


Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the week at Valle de Este in November, as with the previous year my golf improved by leaps and bounds (which was what the ball was doing sometimes), resulting in my winning the points competition, I’m still smiling!

The hotel was excellent as was the tuition, looking forward to December already.


Just wanted to say thanks for a great 2 days golf last w/e. Since May I have more confidence in my game and I’m really enjoying playing now. I’m looking forward to getting out on the course again on Sat and see if I can remember all my options from around the green!!

I may get a touch of the distance greed syndrome now I am hitting the ball better but hopefully that little voice inside my head will remind me to think of  where I want to play my next shot from! Both Sheila and I were in the trees just before the green on the 8th on Sun pm and I thought about going for it but decided to chip out onto the fairway. Sheila went for it and consequently hit the trees again – lesson learned!

However in my greed for distance (my 3 wood was flying on Sun pm by the way!) I am thinking about getting a driver and wondered if you had any advice on what I should take into consideration. Currently my woods are : 3 wood (18 degree), 5 wood (21 degree), and 7 wood (24 degree). They are all Yonnex but quite old models. Would I be better off getting one fitted?

We did eventually catch up with Viv after we’d played on Sun which was good. It would have been a shame for us all to be at her home club and not see her. Anyway, I’ve now got her tel number so I can keep her in the loop of any more gatherings.


First of all, thank you very much for your visit and your contribution to our company.

Thank you for your email and nice remarks.

It was my plesure to meet you finally and last but not least to be able to learn from you. I´m practising as much as I can these days the swing and still have some trouble changing. But I will never give up!

All the women who attended your course praise you very greatly and with many nice words. And for next year, I’m very keen to organize new courses with you and with better methods and better results than this year.

I wish you all the best and hope you’ll have nice “vacation” at home for some time.


Just thought I should drop a line regarding last week in Almerimar.

The hotel – excellent

The golf course – as I expected, but more so (where did the mosquito’s come from?)

The company – old and new ‘victims’ of the week made me feel most welcome

Denise Hastings – has changed my outlook of the game, and my game itself and once everything settles down I think I will be most happy with the way I will play.

I have only one complaint – as do several of the others – and that is the fact that on the way back to the airport we were worried by the coach driver with his hand held mobile phone and hand gestures.

All in all I would happily recommend the week and will in fact be looking to book another in the near future.

When you have the details for the November 10th Islantilla trip finalised, please let me know.


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