Here are just a few testimonials from some of my clients.
I just wanted to write a note to thank you for your contribution to the Scottish Golf Academy during your time as a Regional Performance Coach. You have been a popular coach with the players and parents and your coaching style, coupled with your experience as a player has been really valuable to the team. On behalf of the Performance Team at Scottish Golf we wish you all the best with your new business at Whitecraigs Golf Club. The members there are very lucky to have you as their professional. It has been a pleasure working with you for the last few years and hopefully we will see you again soon'. Clare Queen, Performance Director, Scottish Golf
I really enjoyed my coaching with David. The sessions are as simple or as technical as you want them to be. David has the skills and experience to change his methods during the lessons if its clear a feeling/movement doesn't suit the pupil.
Thoroughly enjoyed the coaching through the winter, and currently playing as well as I have done for about 5 seasons. Regularly scoring in mid seventies and shot 76 in the medal couple of weeks back. My target of getting to 6 this season feels like it may be achievable and I will keep you up to date with progress. Would be really keen to sign up for next winter once you open it up for booking. Kevin Halpin June '18
David Orr has hit the nail on the head with his winter programme, the programme is perfectly structured, not only to keep you swinging over winter, but to make real improvements to your game. The winter programme has given me a better understanding of my swing, and how to play golf in general. Since the start of the season I have been able to comfortably play to my handicap, and even on off days I have been able to grind out a score because my misses haven't put me in any real trouble. David Orr's winter programme is the best investment I have ever made in my game, and has enabled me to enjoy the game that much more. Can't recommend highly enough. David Gibbons June '18
The Winter Programme was fantastic and looking forward to getting my final lesson! The big eye opener for me were the fundamentals around posture and body position – after 25 years of being a mid single-digit handicapper I couldn’t believe how many ‘basics’ I didnt have nailed. The programme provided a great opportunity to really bed these in and encourage me to practice over the winter when it’s all too tempting to let the clubs gather dust in the garage. I’d even go as far as to say I looked forward to practicing – something that felt alien to me! So 4 medals in and I’ve had 2 cuts and a buffer and back to 5 and really looking forward to going lower.
I’ll definitely be back and expect a good number of friends and family to sign up too. Thanks again David – thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing, best Xmas present I’ve had!
I’ll be in touch soon to arrange #6. Graeme Sweenie May '18
Hi David - thank you very much for the prices you gave me today: they were brilliant ! I'd like to say that Steven is an absolute credit to the club and you. I would never go anywhere else for clubs ! Enjoy your holidays and have a happy new year. Ewan Jan '18
I have gone out to Portugal for quite a few years now and never played well. This year I took two lessons from David before my golf trip and I am amazed at the difference he has made. An adjustment of my hand position at the top of my swing and ball position was all that was needed. David is an excellent golf coach who adapts his teaching for all standards and handicaps. Many thanks - Craig Henderson Nov' 17
Highly recommend golf lessons with David. I've recently had two and his instruction has improved my game and boosted my confidence allowing me to win two club trophies and reduce my handicap from 7.5 to 5.9 in the last few weeks. Johnny McMillan Nov 16
Golf Lessons at age 69?
It's never too late. I took six lessons from David in the winter and without doubt have seen an improvement in my golf, not earthshattering but encouraging. A net 69 in the Seniors Open gives me the incentive to improve further, but more importantly, greater enjoyment from my golf which I believe the lessons have helped me achieve, Thanks David. Jim Nicholson Sept 16
I'm delighted with the progress I've made this year, cutting my handicap from 22 to 16 and also managing to win my first club medal. David's enthusiasm and knowledge are outstanding, but the real key for me is his ability to explain and break down key swing concepts in a way that I can understand and take away with me to the course and practice range. David's coaching facility at Eastwood is superb and I would recommend him to anyone who has a desire to make real improvements to their game. Martin Coyle Sept 16
After a short drive from the city centre everyone was able to meet and relax in the clubhouse enjoying a selection of meals and drinks. David has great attitude and knowledge for the game which he is able to communicate to groups and individuals of all ages and skill levels. The short game session was fun, informative and the new learning studio let fellow golfers try the latest in golf technology. A great way to spend a few hours with colleagues out of the office. Maven Capital Partners, a corporate client Aug 16 Glasgow
Just like to thank you again for today's lesson,in all the years I have taken lessons I can't think of another professional which I have progressed as much as I have with yourself. Your friendly easy going manner in which you teach through demonstrations, and video make for a successful combination. For someone that was close to packing in the game,I now feel regenerated and keen to get out there practice and play. Gordon MacGregor Nov 14
I play off 17.0. Despite some golfing ability, inconsistency has always dogged me. Self-fixing was the order of the day until, in June of 2011, I accepted that would never succeed. It was then I attended David Orr's Short Game Clinic.The improvement in my game has not only been obvious but measureable:- at the beginning of September I won The East Renfrewshire Golf Club Handicap Championship. My goal is now single figures and I know continued, regular tuition will help me get there - Marco Guarino, Sept 11
Delighted with improved quality of strike, coupled with the simple thought process - 100 yards in is a bit more fun - Paul McKellar, Previous Walker Cup Player, Glasgow
David has been coaching my son and I since last November. We had both never held a club before, let alone hit a ball. With David's great coaching skills and incredible patience, he has allowed us to build our game to a level where we are now confident enough to go out and play. His patience and insight with my son has been fantastic and with Oskars recent coaching sessions have come massive improvements in his game. As for myself, I have many lessons to learn in my golfing journey and hope that David will be able to continue coaching me on my way. - Stuart Wilkie & Oskar (age 11)
As a complete beginner David has built up my knowledge of and confidence in Golf and have recently joined my local club. My goal at the time was to be able to accept an invite for a round of golf with a few friends without embarrassing myself! However after an initial six lessons I was amazed by the speed in which my swing was built up - the lessons are always in a friendly and relaxed style, which to me are conducive to learning. During on-course lessons David has worked on the technique of my short game using a variety of clubs to play chip shots, and learning how to get out of bunkers. - Robert Bruce
I would highly recommend a coaching session with David. A session with David covering both the technical and psychological aspects of the game helped me go on and win the Club Championship at East Renfrewshire this year - Gordon Young
Having played a great deal of golf over the last 10 years with David, I have no hesitation in saying he has undoubtedly one of the finest wedge games that I have had the pleasure of witnessing. The quality of strike combined with pin point distance control has helped him to consistently be one of the leading players in Scotland and win a host of high profile events. His input into my own wedge game has been significant and he has helped me to better understand the importance of being a master of the scoring clubs." - Paul McKechnie, Leading Tartan Tour Professional
I have known David for many years since we played together in the Scottish boys and youths teams. In 2010, after becoming frustrated with my golf, I arranged a few lessons with David and the results were instant. He kept things very simple and, in particular, my short game has improved with his help - 100 yards and in I now look forward to!! We are now beginning to work on the mental side of the game and have signed up to his "winter performance programme" - looking forward to 2012! In summary I would recommend David to all level of golfers - from beginner to professional". - Andrew Farmer
David has a great ability to focus on the basic elements of the swing. His clear and simple approach has helped me to improve my swing and ball striking. This, coupled with David's advice on course management, provides a more complete and inspiring lesson". - Tom Paterson
As a guy who has been striving for many years to reach the dizzy heights of mediocrity, I can only say that David has massively improved my game. It is amazing the enjoyment you can derive from getting the odd par and regularly hitting the greens on a par 4 in 2 - something that was beyond me until David took a hold. A long way to go yet but I have every confidence in David and achieving further progress". Allan McNeilage
Personally I found David's teaching to be practical and effective. Our clients found his approach equally beneficial. The experience he has as a tournament professional added additional insight to what was already an enjoyable and from our perspective, an effective client event." - Murray Shaw – Senior Partner, Biggart Baillie LLP
I have been seeing David for 12 months and in that time I have reduced my handicap from 7.4 to 4.4. What I like about David is that he does not get too technical and is very easy to understand. The biggest improvement has been in my short game.David has got me excited again about this game I have been playing for 40 years. - - Anand Podder
Having struggled with my wedge game for a few seasons, I went to see David in October and signed up to his Winter Performance Plan. His teaching has been first class and my wedge game is unrecognisable from 6 months ago. It's early days but I've just had my best 2 scores consecutively in medals for the first time in 3 years. Thanks David!! - David Miller (handicap1)
Having not played much golf over recent years with the arrival of two kids, my handicap went up and therefore my enjoyment of the game decreased hugely. Although I had known David for many years, I had never gone to him for a lesson. During this winter I decided to do so, and it was a fantastic decision. David's teaching technique was exactly what I was looking for - while he is extremely knowledgable, I find his teaching technique to be not too technical, and he has an excellent way of communicating his ideas and perceptions in an easily understandable way.I would thoroughly recommend David as a golf coach to anybody. - Steven Alexander
I have taken a number of lesson over the years from different teaching professionals but have now had several lessons with David and have found him to be an excellent teacher. He communicates clearly, explaining concepts - how and why they should be executed. He has also passed on much of his experience as a player which I have found invaluable in developing my game. I would thoroughly recommend David - he's an excellent teacher! - Thomas Kerr
It has been a pleasure discussing my goals and subsequently formulating a plan to individualistically suit my busy family and business life. David's teaching methodology is simplistic which, if you are prepared to work at it, very effective. Being taught by a winner only encourages winning! Having struggled with my golf game for a number of years David has provided a new focus and understanding of the golf swing which led to improved technique and medal scores. - - Robert Jenkins
David offers insight at all levels and makes individual and group sessions, whether with friends or colleagues, enjoyable and fun.
David Orr - in not only my opinoin, but the very many people he coaches in golf is fastly becoming the best in the country, if not the best already. His manner and the ease of explanation makes him stand out from the rest, he immediately gets results. He is the most talked about teaching pros in this region, because everyone that uses him, whether that is a one off lesson or on a regular basis, where feedback is always 'what a difference David Orr has made to my game' - Alan Christie
I was struggling with my game a wee bit, I went from a 8 handicap to 10 in the space of a few months, my head was in the gutter to say the least, - I needed some help. A friend recommended i get a lesson from David Orr, so away I went. David quickly noticed some things I could improve on in my golf swing and gave me some advice and drills to work on. My next 2 medals I won and came second and went back down to 8 !David is the nicest guy you could meet, he gave me just enough information to keep me hungry and made me WANT to get better. He didn't say too much, but what he did say resonated and worked great for me. I highly recommend David Orr for golf tuition" - Gordon McNeil, Toy Town Records
Since August 2013, David Orr has given weekly golf tuition to both Junior and Senior pupils. A personal target has been set with each pupil, which has helped them to further enjoy and improve upon aspects of their game. Pupils also benefit from the individual tuition time spent with David. It's the highlight of their week; they look forward to each session"! - Derek Lee, Teacher of Business Education & Computing, Belmont House School, Newton Mearns
Pupils in both the Senior & Junior School at St. Aloysius College have been working with David for over two years now. David has passed on his wealth and knowledge and experience of the game onto pupils which has seen everyone improve their game. The use of technology which David includes in the sessions is very current and the pupils relate very well to the immediate feedback that it provides. We look forwad to the year ahead with David's invaluable input". - Susan McGrenaghan, PE Teacher, St. Aloysius College
Thank you for your coaching of my son, Cameron, who has just won the Scottish Boys qualification for the Andalucia Junior European Open with a scratch 72. Cameron has benefitted in the following areas under your guidance over the past 12 months: Handicap reduce from 28 to 8 over 12 months; Healthy eating program; Fitness regime; Weight loss; More confident as a young man; Played for the club junior team; Tremendous enthusiasm for golf - Andrew Dunn, Dad to Cameron, Aged 13
After my first coaching session with David, I feel ten years younger! Playing Saturday 4 balls generally in the 80's and wondering if I would ever get back to the 70's, and that's my score, not my age! David identified key problems with my swing and provided uncomplicated control points to allow me to keep my club on plane which has resulted in far better consistency of strike that has increased my general enjoyment of golf, and guess what - my scores are consistently lower, in the 70,s on a regular basis. - Paul 52 years old Handicap 9 (Previously playing anywhere between 10 and 18 handicap) now playing between (5 and 12)
David has been coaching my son Cameron, aged 13, for the past year. During this time Cameron has reduced his handicap from 28 to 9, won a junior medal and his first match play final. David has a wonderful coaching style which brings out the best potential in Cameron. Off the course Cameron has become more aware of diet and exercise which has been an added bonus thanks to the extended scope of David's coaching methods. Many thanks for your expertise and the results which have been achieved over the past 12 months David - Andrew Dunn, Dad to Cameron, Aged 13