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About Our Team

We use the most advanced technology in the golf world to analyse and improve all facets of your game. You will have the opportunity to experience the world-renowned TrackMan, BodiTrak, MySwing Pro 3D and Quintic Ball Roll technology here at Michael McGivern Golf.

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Michael McGivern

Michael started his Professional Career at The Royal Belfast Golf Club before moving to Laganview Golf Centre as PGA Teaching Professional. In 2003 Michael accepted the Head Professional role at Belvoir Park Golf Club, a position he continues to hold to this day.

From the beginning Michael set his mind firmly on learning the golf swing and studying what he describes as the 5 dimensions of a complete golfer. A method he uses successfully with his elite amateurs and improving players (gents, ladies and juniors) of all abilities.

Time spent watching, learning, and working with some of the world’s greatest coaches such as Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter, Bob Vokey, Harold Swash and Paul Hurrion (specialists in swing, short game and putting) has been invaluable experience.

Michael is also trained in Mind Factor Coaching techniques and is a qualified TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Instructor. Mental techniques and physical conditioning are essential for elite player performance and are at the forefront of today’s modern game.

Michael’s skill at making the most difficult seem achievable is a result of his easy approach and expertise gained over the years. His students describe him as a ‘natural born teacher’ and if you are determined to get better and desire a player coach relationship that brings you results, then book your lesson with Michael today!

PGA PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Michael prides himself in being a member of the Professional Golfers Association and keeps himself fully up to date with PGA further development programmes.      Certificates include: Director of Golf, eRetailing, Coaching Children in Golf, among others.

Michael also has great pride in the PGA Training Diploma programme and encouraging his staff to train and qualify as Professionals.

Qualified PGA Professionals include: Peter Martin PGA – Colin Valley, Colin Bell PGA – Elevate Sports Academy, Stephen Crooks PGA – Holywood Golf Club, William Carey PGA – Shandon Park Golf Club and Jennifer Russell – Birmingham Golf Management Graduate – Wentworth.

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Chris Carvill

Chris joined the Michael McGivern Golf team in September 2011 after completing a four year golf scholarship in the United States. While earning his Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Chris was able to gain four years of experience playing top level tournament golf in the NCAA Collegiate system.

Having played off a handicap of plus 2 while playing in all the major amateur golf tournaments throughout Ireland at both junior and senior level, Chris now wants to turn his attention to teaching the game of golf and helping others enjoy the game as much as he does.

Chris is Titleist Performance Institute Level 1, Titleist Performance Institute Junior Level 2 and Titleist Performance Institute Golf Level 3 certified. On top of this Chris is TrackMan Professional Level 1, TrackMan Professional Level 2 and Quintic Ball Roll certified.

Chris also won the 2014 Irish PGA Assistants Championship, and recently completed his PGA training in September 2016. He is now a Class A PGA Professional.

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Victoria Bradshaw

Victoria joined the Michael McGivern Golf team in September 2016 after gaining experience working at some of the busiest golf clubs in Dublin. Originally from Bangor, Victoria has represented both Ulster and Ireland at girls and ladies amateur level.

Having played off a handicap of scratch during her amateur days, Victoria hopes to share her experience with all levels of golfer as she looks to gain invaluable coaching experience at Michael McGivern Golf.

Victoria is Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 certified and looks to build on this as she continues to complete her PGA training.

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