Club Professional

Usually the first contact for both Members and Visitors, you are assured of a warm welcome from Gavin Kavanagh  Mark Staunton & Thereasa Arcari.

Club Professional – Gavin Kavanagh

Gavin is a Staff Player and Ambassador for Taylor Made, Adidas and Ashworth from 2005 until present day. He joined Delgany as PGA Head Professional in 1995 having completed the PGA Training Programme under the watchful eye of Gerry Egan.

Over the past 23 years Gavin has been responsible for the day to day operation of the golf shop and, in that time, has managed a successful retail business and has become recognised as one of the leading coaches in the area. He is currently on the PGA Level 3 coaching programme and has furthered his coaching knowledge by attending and completing seminars given by the world’s leading coaches, including Biomechanics, General Fitness, Putting methods and Practice, Short Game and Mental Approach.

Gavin was elected to the Board of the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland in March 2012 having previously held the following positions:-

– Chairman PGA Irish Region 2007-2012

– Captain PGA Irish Region 2005

– Irish Region Committee Member 1998-2012

Assistant Club Professional – Mark Staunton

Mark is from Ballinasloe, Co Galway. He qualified in 2007 after serving apprenticeship in Black Bush GC.

Mark started working for Gavin in 2014 after some years gaining experience playing, with numerous wins on the Irish Region and appearances in four Irish Opens and a PGA Championship in Wentworth.

Mark enjoys teaching and trying to make golf as simple as possible for everyone!


Our Professionals are PGA Qualified and deliver:

  • Individual tuition
  • Group classes
  • Corporate day golf clinics
  • Putting
  • Playing Lessons on the course.

Individual lessons with Gavin or Mark cost €35.00 for 30 minutes and all other coaching will be priced on request.

Our Junior Coaching Programme is probably one of the most sought after in the area and runs from April to August, with lessons each and every weekend along with selected Thursdays consisting of 20 hours the cost is €100.

The Pro Shop is open 7 days a week and we offer custom fitting on major brands and advise on all aspects of the game. Gavin has recently joined the TGI Buying Group which gives the shop the ability to compete with ANY genuine price on all major brands.

Contact Details: 01 2874536 Ext 2 or 01 2874697

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