Our PGA Professional - Darren Charlton
We are proud to have Darren Charlton as our resident PGA Professional at Dunstable Downs Golf Club. Darren has been with the club for a number of years having coming from our Junior ranks before turning professional in 1991.
As an amateur, Darren won our own Club Championship five times from 1986 to 1990 before winning the County Championship in 1990. Darren’s success continued on the professional stage and he is currently competing on the European Senior Tour. Follow him at www.pga.info (England East) and on Sky Sports.
• Qualified to play in The Seniors Open in 2019
• Multiple tournament wins on The Senior Masters Tour since 2017.
• Qualifying to play at Wentworth in the BMW PGA Championship European Tour event in 2006
• East Region Order of Merit winner in 2005 and 2015
• East Anglian Open Champion in 2006 and 2008
• Beds and Cambs PGA Professional Champion in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2015
• European Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 winner in 2003
• Multiple East Region PGA Pro-Am wins
• Set the Course record at South Herts 63 (-9) in 2008
James Braid called it his Showroom
At Dunstable Downs, you will find a well-stocked golf shop, that offers everything the golfer needs to enjoy their game to the full, all at competitive prices. You can choose from many top name brands, such as Titleist, Taylor Made, Footjoy, Ping and many more.
With over 25 years' experience teaching players of all levels, from beginners to fellow Professionals, Darren has built up an excellent reputation as a PGA Level 3 golf coach. Darren offers simple to understand instructions tailored to the individual player’s needs, delivering top quality advice on technique and course management to players of all standards.
An individual lesson (45minutes) is just £35, but even better value, is the "6 lessons for the price of 5" offer for just £175.00. Lessons are available on all aspects of the game, as well as on-course lessons.
Junior Coaching Sessions
Junior individual tuition is available at a reduced price of £17.50 for 45minutes, which means that the "6 lessons for the price of 5" offer is great value at just £87.50. Remember, all Junior Members are entitled to one FREE individual lesson per year. Junior Group Coaching is also available throughout the season.
A re-gripping, re-shafting and general club repair service is available.
If you are serious about improving your game, custom fitting your equipment is the best decision you can make. Darren has been through a comprehensive, PGA certified training designed to instruct them to properly fit equipment to match every golfers swing. Customising the clubs to position the golfer in the ideal position for their physical characteristics will train the individual to address the ball with the correct posture and swing along the ideal swing plane, which all adds up to the correct impact position and better scores.
The Two’s Club
Have some added incentive in Club Competitions and enter the Two’s Club. Make a two on any hole during the round and win a share of the pot. Winners’ names are posted after each competition.
Is your game up to scratch?
Are you tired of struggling to keep up with your playing partners? Or just desperate to make that next leap to finally break 80 or maybe even reach the holy grail of single figures?
Darren, the Club's own dedicated Professional, has helped players at all levels deliver amazing results and he is ready with a tuition plan tailor made for you. Whatever your goals, Darren is passionate about helping you to deliver tangible results. He understands the games highs, lows and frustrations but his expertise from putting through to the long game will standout from other overly technical quick fix lessons.
Whether it is on the course, on the practice ground or on the putting green Darren is there to challenge and support you
Dressed by Glenmuir - 1891
Pop into the shop and view our new summer clothing collections. Why not treat yourself to a new garment with the DDGC Logo on it in the latest colours and design.