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If you would like to get started playing golf, improve your short game, drive the ball further or just want to be more consistent with your swing shots, why not think about getting a lesson? 

Simply fill out the form below, submit it and we will put you in contact with one of the amazing coaches we have here at The Acres, Barbara Hackett and Jack Ryan.

If you are a PGA qualified coach, or know someone who is, and you would like to avail of our facilities for your lessons, please contact us at .

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Barbara Hackett
LET Professional

Barbara Hackett is a former Ladies European Tour professional  and has over 25 years experience in the golf coaching business.   ‘Creating a golf learning experience that is simple, fun and effective’ is her main objective for every lesson.  

Barbara is a Limerick native and is a life member in Castletroy Golf Club.  Following a successful amateur career which included highlights of Irish Close Champion and leading amateur in the Ladies British Open, Barbara went on to qualify for the Ladies European Tour before forging a successful career as one of the leading ladies coaches in the region.

Barbara is available by appointment for private and group lessons for men and women from beginners to advanced players.  Contact directly on 086 8116255 or e-mail me at

Mark Higgins
PGA Professional

I began my golf studies in Myerscough Golf College in England, analysing golf performance and the psychology of golf. After 3 years I completed a Golf Performance Degree and turned my focus to the PGA where I completed a further 3 years of Professional Golf studies.


Since turning professional I have been teaching in Limerick Golf Club and I am keen on improving golfers swings , helping them to identify their faults while also providing easy to use drills to help fix their issues.


If you would like to book a lesson to help improve your game you can contact me on 085-1498327 or by email

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Jack Ryan
PGA Professional

Having played golf for close to 20 years I have a real passion for helping golfers improve their game. My aim in a lesson is to make the process as simple as possible for players. There will be a focus in assisting the player to understand their golf swing in more detail and figure out why shots go awry on the golf course.

My own work experience has taken me to several different places. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in UCD in 2015, I have worked in Boca West Country Club Florida for a season, I have also worked in Adare Manor Golf Resort for several years in golf operations. I managed McGuirk's Golf Tralee store for over two years, prior to my current position of assistant PGA pro in Castletroy Golf Club.

If you would like to discuss taking a course of lessons to improve your game, you can contact me on 087-6195084 or e-mail me at

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