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Claire Waite – PGA Professional
Claire Waite is Ogbourne Downs PGA Class AA Professional. Claire began playing golf at Ogbourne Downs where she enjoyed a glittering amateur career as a junior before going on to represent England & Great Britain obtaining a handicap of plus 4. Claire was leading amateur at the Britsh open in 1983 and followed up in 1984 with the English & British Amateur Championships, several successes in America and a Curtis Cup place. This resulted in Claire being the Avia Golfer of the Year for 1984 and she was voted Worlds Best Amateur by Golf Digest Magazine.
Claire turned Professional in 1985 and from 1986-1992 played on the Womens European Tour achieving several top 10 finishes. Since 1992 she has been Head Professional at Mentmore Golf & Country Club, Buckinghamshire County Coach, Danish National Coach and continues to write articles for Golf World & Women in Golf Magazines.
There are a number of coaching options available. For details and prices, please contact the club.
Claire is now back at Ogbourne Downs. Claire was interviewed by The Swindon Advertiser on her return to the Club.
“It’s lovely to be back, I’m really enjoying it,” she said. “It’s nice to see some of the old faces I remember from when I was a kid and it’s nice to have the association with the club again.
“I’ve been coaching for 25 years but I haven’t been around the club in the last 10 or 15 years I suppose. The course hasn’t changed much but it is fab and in really good condition.
“I don’t think we have many girls here but we have a few good boys so it would be nice to get more girls playing. I think there is generally a lack of girls playing so that would be quite nice to see.”