Lessons


Golf coaching is all about you and what you want to get out of your game. We pride ourselves on being good listeners and aim to provide the best possible professional advice, whilst ensuring each lesson is tailored and enjoyable for the golfer.

Why Coaching?

We’re passionate about helping you play better golf.

Every golfer enjoys the game more when they’re hitting good shots and playing well. This is our mission for you.

Think back to your last few rounds and try to pinpoint an area that cost you shots…

Maybe, you had too many three-putts as a result of poor distance control? Or did you miss too many fairways to the right meaning you had to chip out sideways? It could be that you play well in practice rounds with your friends but struggle to replicate that in competitions?

Through our experiences in the game and our PGA education, we appreciate that every golfer is different. That’s why we offer a range of lessons and packages to suit everyone.

PEAK Certified Training

Both Professionals at Banchory have been awarded level 2 in PEAK (Performance Education Analysis and Knowledge) Training.

This training regime was designed for Players, Coaches, Club Fitters and Tour Pro's to get the very most out of their launch monitors and simulation software ensuring there is a common language and understanding around the use of the GC Quad launch monitor and the different data points that are measured.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Long Game
  • Course Management

Our Staff

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Dean Vannet - Head PGA Professional

Born in Arbroath and raised in Carnoustie where Dean started to learn to play golf from the age of 7. At the age of 16 and playing off scratch Dean represented both club and country from Scottish Schoolboy International to Under 18s International. A main highlight for Dean was when he secured the European Schoolboy title over the links of Portmarock in Ireland. Moving to take up the role as Assistant PGA Professional at Banchory Golf Club in 1985 and training for 5 years under Doug Smart and

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Andrew Pillans - Assistant PGA Professional

Growing up in Fife, as an amateur Andrew won some prestigious tournaments and managed to reduce his handicap to 1. As a Junior Andrew won his Club Championship at Kirkcaldy GC on two occasions and went on to win the Fife Champion of Champions. He also represented Fife in county matches on a number of different occasions. In 2009 Andrew moved to Qatar working at Doha Golf Club's Golf Academy while also gaining experience within the Professional Shop. Andrew started his PGA training under Dean at Peterculter Golf Club in 2015, now a fully qualified PGA Member, Andrew has a great passion for Golf Coaching & Custom Fitting, he also provides support to all members and visitors in the running of golf operations.

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