My name is Antony Ryder and I have now been working at Beeston Fields for over 15 years becoming fully PGA Qualified in 2003.
I started playing Golf at the age of 8 years old at Breadsall Priory Golf Club. By the time I was 15 I became the Junior Captain and also represented Derbyshire as a Junior while also temporarily holding the course record on the Moorland Course.
After finishing college I started employment at Ormonde Fields Golf Club where I started my PGA Training before then moving on to Beeston Fields as an Assistant to Alun Wardle. After Alun retired I became the Head Professional in 2014.
During my time at Beeston Fields I have gained experience in coaching Golfers of all levels from Beginners to Professionals. I also offer a full Golf Club repair service which includes re-Gripping, Loft and Lies, Club lengthening and re-shafts.
I also specialise in Custom Fitting and have The Skytrak Launch Monitor to help me aid with this. From 2018 we will be stocking and have demo clubs with Ping, Taylor Made and Benross, catering for the majority of Golfers needs.
Skytrak Session Prices with Antony Ryder PGA Professional
30 min Club Fitting = £25*
1hr Club Fitting = £35**
30 min SkyTrak Lesson = £25
Full Set Club Gapping = £30
*£20 Taken off purchase of Club
**£30 Will be taken of purchase of full set of Clubs
Sky-trak Play Mode
For this year we have upgraded the Skytrak Lauch monitor package to be able to access the play mode they offer, these are full 18-hole golf courses that are listed below. This mode is SINGLE player only and does not have a multiplayer option, so if playing as group you may alternate per hole or do a course each.
This play mode also has a closest to the pin, best par 3’s, par 4’s and par 5’s contest to try, with some of the most iconic holes in the world all made up into 9 or 18 holes. Below are the course options for these modes.
To book in please enquire in the pro shop, the price to use this new play mode for an hour will be £25 and for 2 hrs will be £40.
Standard Lesson Prices
30 Min Lesson - £20
6 Lessons for the price of 5 - £100
PGA TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
I started playing the game at 11 years old, by the age of 14 I was off a handicap of scratch and selected to play for the England Girls and Ladies Team, I continued to represent England right through to the age of 21. During my amateur career, I gained 6 England caps, won many county and national tournaments. At the age of 17, I was ranked number 3 in Great Britain and Ireland, playing full time amateur competitions. At the age of 21 and off a handicap of plus 3, I decided to turn Professional. I went to the European Ladies Tour School in Spain and qualified for a conditional tour card, unfortunately due to a serious injury requiring surgery, I never got the chance to compete on Tour. This is when I took the route into teaching and did my 3-year PGA teaching degree, based at Rotherham Golf Club.
After qualifying I went to work for Peter Cowen the world number one coach at his academy. Here I gained valuable teaching experience watching Pete Coach some of the world’s best players.
I teach all levels of golfers from beginners to professionals and love to watch how golfers can develop and progress. I don’t like to make the golf swing overcomplicated, I like to keep things simple throughout the swing. Dedication and practice is a must if you’re wanting to better your game.”
For the past year I have also started to see Robert Rock the European Tour player for my own progression and we also run a Junior Golf Tour for junior golfers of all levels.
I offer individual or group coaching at the following rates:
All lessons can be done with Video and Flight Scope Analysis
30-minute lesson – £25
Juniors under 16 – 30-minute lesson £15
On course tuition – 5 holes £35
5 for 4 on block bookings
Ladies golf nights £5/£8
Saturday Afternoon Group Coaching £6
Ladies coffee mornings £7
I started playing golf at the age of 8 years old where I held my first membership at Maywood golf club, after research through the first year of my golf I decided to join Beeston Fields in 2005 aged 9 due to the vibrant junior section. From 2005-2015 I have been a playing member here at Beeston fields where I have represented the club for the junior’s, men’s and the scratch team. In 2012 I became Junior Captain and in the same year qualified for the Derbyshire Schools match play and the English school’s finals at Woodhall Spa. After finishing College in 2014 I played part time for a year where I got my handicap down to 2 and won a few amateur events which made my mind up that I wanted to pursue a career in golf.
In 2015 I moved away from Beeston to Oakmere Park Golf Club to gain a job placement so that I could turn professional and start the PGA foundation degree. At the start of 2017 I returned to Beeston fields and am currently in my final year in 2018 and look to be fully qualified by June this year.
30 min Lesson (Indoor or Outside) - £20
1hr Lesson (Indoor or Outside) - £30
45 min Club Fitting (Indoor) - £30
Distance Control/Bag Mapping (Indoor) - £20