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Top Tracer Driving Range Open to the Public

Wednesday 12th June 2024

The range comprises 14 floodlit bays (9 covered Toptracer bays and 5 none Toptracer bays in the open), and a target area that will cater for the 300+yd "big-hitters".

Lady Captain Skydive for Charity

Thursday 4th April 2024

My 'piece de resistance' for the year will be a tandem skydive on Friday 6th September with the Black Knights at Cockerham. This is sure to test my aerodynamic skills and structural health....


Coaching at Ashton & Lea Golf Club

Coaching at A&LGC is carried out by the Club's team of professional golfers - Gary Edge, Daniel Clark, Jack Wallbank and Lora Fairclough. To find out more about coaching, lessons, prices and packages, click the link below:

Gary Edge PGA

Head Coach and Academy Manager

Gary has recently joined Ashton & Lea Golf Club in the role of PGA Coach and Driving Range Manager.

Gary Joins us with over 35 of experience.  In 1983 he qualified as a PGA Professional, reaching PGA Level 3 in 2008, specialising in the fundamentals of the golf swing and the short game.  He has both wide experience of high volume teaching to individual specialised technique development. Taking all of this experience into account, Gary as taken the opportunity to establish the here at the Ashton & Lea Golf Club.

Gary has coached at all levels – from beginners through to county and professional players – and his focus is in allowing people to develop at a pace which the individual  grows in both confidence and capability.  

His 35 years of experience have taught him that for many golfers, the game can be complicated and difficult to learn, however through the adoption of his golf skills development approach, the journey is broken down into the individual elements of the game, so that the necessary focus can be applied to the areas needing most attention, this can be from basic grip or stance, to bunker or approach play.  However, whatever the help or guidance is needed, Gary's experience, can help over these deficiencies.

Gary provides one-to-one coaching along with group sessions and has developed a reputation for taking the philosophies, techniques and educational mediums of recognised coaching experts within the field of golf and incorporating them into his teaching strategies  for the students of today.   Through his guidance and experience, many have gone onto to progress in the game of golf, not only in the understanding and capabilities of the game, but through the enjoyment and challenge of the game.

Gary will supervises all the coaching and teaching operations at the Ashton & Lea Golf Club, whilst also concentrating on management and development of the Driving Range and Short Game Practice area.

Gary is always approachable, just contact him on  07967777067 to either just to say hello, or draw on his experience and improve your overall game.

For details of Gary's Coaching Packages go to 

Daniel Clark PGA

Head Professional

For details of Dan's Coaching Packages,  CLICK HERE 

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Lora Fairclough

'Lora’s involvement in golf spans 36 years with 26 of those as a professional on The Ladies European Tour.  Lora is a Solheim Cup Player and multi time winner on the Ladies European Tour.  In preparation for a career in coaching Lora did her Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualification with the PGA in 2006 and 2007 before retiring from the Ladies European Tour in 2011.

Lora has been coached for over 30 years and has played the game successfully under immeasurable pressures. She will share her wealth of experience with you to help you get more out of your game. Lora will not try to shape your golf into something you can’t achieve, but she will ‘teach you to teach yourself’. She will gently steer you to re-install your golfing computer (aka the brain); ELITE GOLFERS DO THIS CONSTANTLY!

Finally, she will help you get rid of the golfing baggage that only holds you back and prevents you from moving forwards and ENJOYING GOLF more.

Lora has an Accredited Golf Psychology Certificate and TPI Level 1 Certified. 

You can email Lora at or call 07711 258352 to book one to one lessons and on course lessons. 

Jack Wallbank

Assistant Professional

Junior Coach

Jack turned Professional in 2023 off a handicap of +3. He has had a very succesful amatuer career representing Lancashire county for several years.

Jack provides lessons to a variety of golfers and is starting to build up a healthy reputation. 

He is also looking to bring some youth into the golf club with his junior coaching. Be on the look out for any Kids Golf Camps and group lessons as he provides all of this on a regular basis.

You can ring Jack on 07808241510 or email at to book in either;

One to one lesson

On course lesson

Junior individual lesson

Junior group lesson

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