About

Ian Bailey

A Little Bit About Me

Born in 1963, I began playing golf in 1977, before turning pro in 1980 as an Assistant Professional at Lingdale Golf Club. In 1984 I qualified as a PGA Professional and began my journey to the present day.

I am married to Lisa and have six wonderful children (5 of whom play golf!).

Three of my daughters are plus golfers, who have attained a World Amateur Ranking under my tutelage.

I’m very passionate about golf, and am keen to give back by offering help and advice to all; borne from a vast wealth of knowledge and experience gained through my professional playing days at the highest level and my coaching journey, working from Grass Roots to Elite levels.


Awards
Ian Bailey

Playing Record

  • 1981 - Leicestershire & Rutland PGA Stroke Play Champion
  • 1983 - Finished 2nd in the Midland Region Assistants Championship, played a John O Gaunt GC.
  • 1984 - Finished 9th PGA National Assistants Championship, Sunningdale GC
  • 1987, 1989 & 1995 - Leicestershire & Rutland PGA Matchplay Champion
  • 1987 - Qualified for Final Qualifying at North Berwick GC for The Open Championship at Muirfield.
  • 1987 - Won Burton on Trent GC Midland Pro-Am with a course record 66.
  • 1988 - Qualified for Final Qualifying at Hesketh GC for The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes GC.
  • 1988 to 1993 - Attended European Tour School Qualifying 4 Times
  • 1989 - Leicestershire County Open Champion
  • 1990 - Leicestershire & Rutland PGA Stroke Play Champion
  • 1992 - Finished 8th in the National Glenmuir PGA Club Pro’s Championship, Finham Park GC
  • 1992 - Qualified for Final Qualifying at Dunbar GC for The Open Championship at Muirfield.
  • 1992 - Finished 4th at Sawgrass GC, USA in the Sussex Sponsored Pro-am
  • 1993 - Finished 19th in the National Glenmuir PGA Club Pro’s Championship, North Berwick GC
  • 1993 - Qualified for Final Qualifying at Little Stone GC for The Open Championship at Royal St George's GC.
  • 1994 - L&RPGA Oversea Pro-Am winner held at Torrequabrada GC, Spain 
  • 1995 - Finished 1st in the Links Golf Tour Pro am held at TPC Hilton Head GC, USA
  • 1997 - Qualified for Final Qualifying at Irvine Bogside GC for The Open Championship at Royal Troon GC.
  • Held 7 course records in my Professional career. 

Awards
Ian Bailey

Coaching Achievements

  • 2001 to Present: I've coached my daughters, Lianna, Annabel, Jessica and Eleanor, from playing Tri Golf in primary school environment. All four have reached the highest level as Lady Amateur Golfers with 3 representing their Country in Girls & Ladies National Golf Teams. They have also attained a + handicap and also achieved a World Amateur Ranking. Lianna (+5 h'cap) is ranked in the top 100, Annabel (+2 h'cap) is ranked in the top 500 and Jessica (+3 h'cap) is ranked in the top 800. 
  • 2003 to Present: Coached to two golfers playing Tri Golf in a Grass Roots Primary School environment to progressing to play at the highest amateur level by representing their country in a Boys & Girls National Golf Team.
  • 2008 to 2015: Leicestershire County Partnership Golf Coach.
  • 2010 to 2019: Leicestershire and Rutland County Golf Coach.
  • 2011: Winner of 'The Golf Foundation's' prestigious Burroughs Award presented at the BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth GC for my Tri-Golf Grass Roots Inner City work within Leicester City Primary Schools.
  • 2011: Coach to the L&RGU U18's Midland Golf Union Champions.
  • 2017: Represented the PGA and R&A as a Coach in the SwingZone at The Open Championship, Royal Birkdale GC.
  • 2017: Coach to the Royal Birkdale Ladies Scratch Strokeplay Champion.
  • 2018: Coach to the St Rule Ladies Strokeplay Champion, St Andrews.
  • 2018: Represented the PGA and R&A as a Coach in the SwingZone at The Open Championship, Carnoustie GC.
  • 2018: Coach to the L&RGU U14's 6 Man Midland Golf Union Champions
  • 2018: Coach to the MGU U14's Strokeplay Champion of Champions.
  • 2019: Represented the PGA and R&A as a Coach in the SwingZone at the Open Championship, Royal Portrush GC, Northern Ireland. 
  • 2019: Represented the PGA as a Coach in the SwingZone at the Solheim Cup Match between GB&I v USA, Gleneagles GC, Scotland. 
  • 2020: Coach to the winner of the Kissing Tree Ladies Invitational NCAA Collegiate Event, Texas.
  • 2021: Selected to represent the PGA and R&A as a Coach in the SwingZone at the Open Championship, Royal St Georges GC, Kent, England.

My History

Ian Bailey

1980

1980 - Turned Pro working as an Assistant Professional to Head PGA Professional Jerry Brown at Lingdale GC.

1984 - I qualified as a PGA Professional at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall Hall, Newport and became a Full PGA Member.

1986 - I was appointed Club Professional at Longcliffe GC, Loughborough, Leicestershire serving the members and management committee for a little over 13yrs.

Ian Bailey

2000

2000 - I purposefully changed my career path to become a full time golf coach and set up my company www.golfingpartner.com

Ian Bailey

2006

2006 - Starting working with the Leicester City School Sports Partnership delivering Tri Golf to inner city schools within Leicester City.

Ian Bailey

2011

2011 - I became the Leicester & Rutland Golf Union County Coach working with elite golfers within the County Boys U14, U16 & U18 Teams and the County Mens 1st & 2nd Teams.

2012 - Won a National Coaching Award, namely the ‘Boroughs Award’, presented by the Golf Foundation at the PGA BMW Championship held at Wentworth GC, for my work with SEN Schools in inner city areas of Leicester.

Ian Bailey

2017

2017 - Worked for the R&A and The PGA in the SwingZone Area at The Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale GC.

2017 - Coach to my daughter Lianna who won the prestigious St Rule, which is a World Ranked Ladies Scratch Tournament played at the home of golf, St Andrews.

2018 - Worked for the R&A and The PGA in the SwingZone Area at The Open Championship held at Carnoustie GC.

2018 - Coach to the Midland Golf Union U14’s 6 Man Champions played at Broughton Heath GC, Derbyshire.

2018 - Coach to the U14 Midland Golf Union Champion of Champions played at Newark GC, Nottinghamshire.

Ian Bailey

2019

2019 - Selected to represent the PGA and the R&A in the SwingZone at this years Open Championship, Royal Portrush GC, Northern Ireland. 

2019 - Selected to represent the PGA in the SwingZone at this years Solheim Cup Match between GB&I v USA, Gleneagles GC, Scotland.  

Lessons

Online Golf Instruction

Within the Online Golf Instruction you will find all aspects of golf are covered in an array of video instruction with many lessons available as FREE as well as Premium Instruction to view. Simply choose a Lesson Heading and work through the instruction in the order shown to maximise a simple shot process that will ultimately improve the chosen area of your Golf Game!

Online Instruction
Lessons

Fault Finder

The Fault Finder has been specifically designed to help you understand problematical Ball Flights and / or Ball Strikes, by offering PGA Qualified explanations to common swing faults. The main aim of the Fault Finder is to help you to identify the Fault, discover the cause of the Fault to then be able to cure the Fault.

Iron Out Your Faults

Some of my happy clients

  • Ian inspired me to play golf when I was 12 years old
    and he is still inspiring me now 12 years later and I'm now a 1 handicap golfer.

    Thanks Ian - Jonny Golding, Amateur Golfer
  • Been working with Ian ever since I started playing 5 years ago. Together we’ve got my handicap down from 36 - 5.

    I look forward to working with him for the rest of my golfing journey and definitely recommend to golfers of all abilities.

    Thanks for everything so far coach. - George Halfpenny, Amateur Golfer
  • I first went to Ian on a recommendation and from the beginning I found him to be articulate and very understanding. He gradually sorted out my swing and I suppose my golfing brain.

    Every so often I go and seek advice and that proverbial arm around my shoulder, and within a few shots I am back thinking I can play golf.

    I would thoroughly recommend Ian, and suggest you try his new golfing website. - Steve Garfield, Amateur Golfer
  • Ian is the reason I won the Club Championship and got down to Scratch. I spent too many years researching and applying Youtube videos which gave no success and made my game stagnate consequently golf become far less enjoyable.

    His unique teaching style cleared my mind on the course helping me play the game properly and with freedom. Ian removes the shackles from your game whereas sadly many pros make them tighter. Highly recommended for all golfers and of all abilities. Thanks Ian.

    - Tom Sherwin, Amateur Golfer
  • Ian’s approach is to work on the golf swing from the ground up by applying fundamental positions to create a foundation to swing from.

    I was a mid 20s handicapper who might have the odd fluky round but struggled for consistency most of the time. Through following Ian’s coaching philosophy I've now reduced my handicap to 18 and have a good understanding of my golf swing but more importantly what a good golf swing feels like.

    

I would recommend Ian to anybody, he’s a top coach! - Martin Cobb, Amateur Golfer
  • Ian has been coaching our twelve year old son for 18 months. Ian’s methods and principles are simple and easy to understand and practice with very little technical instruction.

    Our son has responded to this approach in a hugely positive way and enjoys his sessions with Ian immensely. This has led to a massive improvement in his golf which last season produced a handicap reduction of almost ten shots to 23 and the competition success that goes with it. - Mark & Leona Harris, Amateur Golfer
  • Ian has been working with Frazer for the last 3 years since Frazer was 10 years old. Frazer has improved his swing , course management, balance and alignment and golfing brain , with advice and introducing routines and drills that when practiced regularly and properly the results speak for themselves, Frazer’s recent achievements :

    Under 14’s & Under 16’s Leicestershire champion
    2018 Midlands Golf Union Champion of Champions winner
    2018 Under 14’s County captain
    Handicap reduced from 22 to 5
    Representing U14, U16 & U81’s at County level
    England Boys U16's Regional Training Squad

    Ian’s approach is to work on golf basics in an easy and straightforward way. Ian has a natural ability and passion for golf coaching which offers support and guidance to help deliver goals and self-belief which is inspiring.

    Andy & Nora Jones - Frazer Jones, Amateur Golfer
  • Ian, thank you for all your help so far. My golf has vastly improved. The last two round being 71(+1) and 67(-3) today, the putting lesson has made the real difference!

    Again thank you and see you soon. Tom - Tom Flavell, Amateur Golfer
  • I have known Ian for a number of years now, not only is he a great friend but he is a brilliant instructor and aspires to help you to achieve the best you can possibly be. I love his outlook on golf and how he looks at the technicalities as opposed to digital animated graphics when teaching.

    He was extremely patient and understanding with me especially as I am on the Autism spectrum so sometimes misinterpret information.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Ian and his services a well deserved 5 star rating! - Dan Foster, Amateur Golfer
  • Ian is an end-to-end golf coach. He will teach you all aspects of the game, building consistency and confidence that will positively influence every shot you make!

    Waste your time and money on twenty minute short term swing fixes down the local range if you wish. But if you're serious on improving your golf and playing your best possible game, spend some time with Ian. - Mark Goodge, Amateur Golfer
  • I've been working with Ian for over 3yrs now and I'd recommend him to all without question!

    His explanation is always simple and easily understood that he backs up with some fantastic swing drills designed to create feel in the swing to match up with his explanation. He's also given me some awesome skills testing and fun packed practice games that have helped me to love me practice again resulting in me reducing my h'cap from 23 to 8 so far.

    Thanks Ian, you are a credit to your coaching profession :) - Mitchell Garner, Amateur Golfer
  • Wow awesome Ian

    Just to let you know I took one of your online lessons last week and with the practice drills you've provided I've already seen a big improvement in my ball striking. Thank you Ian I'll definitely be back for more !! - Benji Rogers, Amateur Golfer

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My Coaching Mission Statement to you is:

  • I’ll expertly analyse your Golf Swing to understand the 'Swing Fault.'
  • Identify and simply explain the ‘Cause of your Swing Fault!’
  • Provide a cure to the ‘Cause of the Fault’ by using simple effective practice techniques that give lasting improvement in your golf game!
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  • Included in this Lesson Package are 3 x V1 Swing Analysis Lessons. These enable you to send video of your golf swing where I’ll critique your clip, provide a structure of Online Golf Lessons to improve that problematic area of your game.
  • You'll be able to access all Free and Premium Online Lessons that cover all areas of your game.
  • You'll also be able to access my unique 'Fault Finder' listing 'Common Swing Faults' causing problematic Ball Strikes and Ball Flights.
  • You'll receive notification of my Monthly Golf Tip.
  • You'll receive notification about all NEWLY POSTED 'Online Lessons' that fall within your 'Sign Up' term.

6 Month Sign Up

£54.99$74.99
Per Half Year

  • Included in this Lesson Package are 6 x V1 Swing Analysis Lessons. These enable you to send video of your golf swing where I’ll critique your clip, provide a structure of Online Golf Lessons to improve that problematic area of your game.
  • You'll be able to access all Free and Premium Online Lessons that cover all areas of your game.
  • You'll also be able to access my unique 'Fault Finder' listing 'Common Swing Faults' causing problematic Ball Strikes and Ball Flights.
  • You'll receive notification of my Monthly Golf Tip.
  • You'll receive notification about all NEWLY POSTED 'Online Lessons' that fall within your 'Sign Up' term.

12 Month Sign Up

£99.99$134.99
Per Year

  • Included in this Lesson Package are 13 x V1 Swing Analysis Lessons. These enable you to send video of your golf swing where I’ll critique your clip, provide a structure of Online Golf Lessons to improve that problematic area of your game.
  • You'll be able to access all Free and Premium Online Lessons that cover all areas of your game.
  • You'll also be able to access my unique 'Fault Finder' listing 'Common Swing Faults' causing problematic Ball Strikes and Ball Flights.
  • You'll receive notification of my Monthly Golf Tip.
  • You'll receive notification about all NEWLY POSTED 'Online Lessons' that fall within your 'Sign Up' term.