Forrester Park Golf Club offers group and individual coaching for all standards and ages and you do not have to be a member of the club take part.  Our practice facilities are open to both members and non-members.

Individual golf lesson with PGA head Professional Craig Lockwood


Unlimited golf lessons for:

  • 1 month – £150
  • 2 months – £300
  • 3 months – £350
  • 4 months – £400
  • 5 months – £450
  • 6 months – £500

Junior Golf Passport 

The junior golf passport allows a child to progress within the game. The goal is to pass through the scheme achieving certain levels. This allows the junior to enjoy their coaching but have a final goal.  The junior must sign up to ten lessons which can either be individual or in a group. Each time they come to a lesson they can get their passport signed off. The last lesson is an on course session. Once all ten lessons are completed the junior will gain an official junior membership at Forrester Park.

About our coaches

Craig Lockwood



Craig Lockwood is an ‘A’ Class PGA Professional and is Head Professional and Manager of Golf at Forrester Park. He has been a professional for five years and encourages the development of junior participation through coaching sessions. He currently coaches four members of the Essex Under-12 Squad.  He also works with all abilities of players, both adult and junior, from beginners to advanced. He has a strong passion for the game of golf, and competes at national professional levels playing in various tour events on the Jamega, Euro Pro and PGA regional tours.  Click for details on Golf Club TLC.

Gary Pike 


Gary Pike is a PGA Advanced Professional and a former David Leadbetter senior instructor who has lectured and coached worldwide.


  • PGA Advanced Professional
  • European Tour Coach (John Bevan, Dale Whitnell)
  • Ladies European Tour Coach (Vanessa Bell)
  • European Senior Tour Coach (John Hudson)
  • Euro Pro Tour, Jamega and TP tours coach too many players
  • Former David Leadbetter Academy Instructor        
  • Senior Assistant Coach to Denis Pugh
  • Essex County Head Coach 1997 to 2012
  • Sports Academy Elite Academy Coach Alhaurin Spain 2008 to 2011
  • 2000 Todays Golfer Magazine top 40 UK Coach
  • Long Term Personal Coach to Dale Whitnell, 2009 England no 1 and former Walker Cup Player
  • Guest speaker at the 2013 conference on coaching elite performance in junior golf.

Gary has been the personal coach to over 85 professional golfers on all the main tours (including European Tour, European Ladies Tour, European Senior Tour, Euro Pro Tour, Jamega Tour and TP Tour). Gary has published over 225 articles on the golf swing. In 2000 Todays Golfer magazine recognized Gary as one of the UK’s top 40 coaches. In 2005 Gary was elected as an Advanced Member of the British Professional Golfers Association for his achievements in coaching. For many years Gary was the head coach for the Essex County golf squads, and presided over there success in winning the County Championships.

Gary has played golf since the age of 8, and turned professional at 16. He is never short of a word of encouragement and loves to play golf with golfers of all levels, his friendly and relaxed coaching style, immediately puts pupils at ease so that they can enjoy the experience and improve.

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