Interview with our 2020 League Coach – Pete Lockett
1 – Who was your golfing idol growing up?
It’s hard not to jump on the “Big Cats” bandwagon here so I’ll have to go with Tiger Woods
2 – When and how did you get in to coaching?
Right from the off I was always interested in the mechanics of the golf swing. It just annoyed me not knowing why I could play great one and poorly the next. I’ve been coaching an studying the games best players for 10 years.
3 – Tell us about your playing days?
As all young and aspiring golfers start off, I was aiming for the big time. I have competed throughout Europe on most of the progressive tours. (Europro, Alps Tour and the Pro Golf Tour. The biggest thing I would say – it’s too easy to get tied up in the wrong things. When at an event you need to be prepared and ready to compete, not trying to obtain positions or play conservative. You are there to win!
4 – Where is your teaching home?
Currently I am based at Precision Golf, Surrey and Hankley Common.
5 – How would you describe your teaching methods – Innovative or traditional?
Honestly I would say that it’s innovative. It’s clear that we all swing the club differently and we should, but I do feel that most golfers rely far too much on hand timing. So I like to ensure that all players have control of the club face and the rate at which it closes down.
6 – How do our players book lessons with you?
There are plenty of options – Through me and my Instagram page @petelockettgolf, through Precision Golf directly, or via my website which will be available mid-February.
7 – What are you most looking forward to in 2020?
Are you kidding? Being involved with the SCSG League for the first time! This league is absolutely fantastic and I’m looking forward to being a small part of it.
8 – What is your favourite course in the South of England?
Hankley Common and The London Club
9 – Mcilroy or Keopka?
Are you kidding? It’s the curly haired Irishman all day long…
10 – In the world of golf coaching, who have you, and who do you look up to most?
You’ve got to admit, golf instruction can be a boring and lonely business, so I admire anyone that is able to make it engaging and worth practicing for. So in answer to your question, I admire the following – George Gankas, Mike Bender, Andreas Kali, Zane Scotland and Robert Rock.
COACH TIPS for a successful 2020
1 – Know your flight pattern and start lines – don’t guess!
2 – Know your real yardages – not your last yeas summer yardages.
3 – Know what you can do and what you can’t do.
4 – Hit more punch shots in practice
5 – Never miss a putt and you’ll be very hard to beat!
For more information and to book lessons visit @petelockettgolf and/or call Precision Golf on 01932 977777