Delapre Academy of Golf

Delapre Academy of Golf

Northampton’s Premier Teaching Centre


PGA Professionals Joe James and Mark Booth possess a wealth of experience in the world of golf.  From tournament success in Europe to coaching the Dutch national squad.

If you need help building a swing from scratch or are fine tuning your swing as an elite player, you will find the team at Delapre Academy of Golf willing and able to help.


Mark Booth, PGA Head Professional


Delapre Golf Centre would like to welcome Mark Booth as our new Head Professional.

Having been a qualified PGA Golf Professional for nearly 30 years, Mark has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge through playing, teaching and hosting numerous corporate golf days, locally, nationally and internationally.

Mark has held thirteen course records and has won 121 professional events to date. He qualified for the European, African and Asian Tours in 1997. Has been BB&O Professional Open and Matchplay Champion. Also a Winner of The British Open regional qualifying and also qualified for both the 2014 & 2015 Senior British Opens.

He has coached for numerous international companies including HSBC (World Matchplay at Wentworth), Barclaycard, Thomas Cook, Honda, NTL and Diners Club International. He has taught European & Asian tour players also male and female county champions.

In recent years alongside his regular coaching Mark has teamed up with his wife Wendy a qualified sports massage therapist. Together they offer comprehensive coaching, screening and conditioning programs. These are for golfers who may be struggling physically with their golf swings.

We are excited that Mark will be representing Delapre in local, national and Senior tour events.
Throughout the season there will be ample opportunity for anyone with a current handicap to join Mark in playing in one of the areas or out of county pro-ams. A list of events and teaching promotions will be displayed throughout the centre and on the website.

Whether he’s practicing on the range, on the putting green or just having a coffee. Please do come and introduce yourselves.


Golf School of Excellence

Individual Coaching Lessons

One to one golf lessons are available throughout the week and at weekends, mornings, afternoon or evenings.


For the established golfer

The lessons will be individually planned to cater for your swing requirements focusing on the needs of your game and any specific problems that are preventing improvement.

1 hour or 30 minute lessons are available and can be taken on the driving range or focusing on short game, bunker shots, putting or any problem areas out on the golf course.

For the golf beginner

The individual lessons for the less experienced player will cover grip & stance • swing & body movement • back swing • down swing • finish position. All this plus tee shots, putting, short game & bunker shots.

1 hour or 30 minute lessons are available and can be taken on the driving range or focusing on short game, bunker shots, putting or any problem areas out on the golf course.

Lesson Prices

30 min Lesson £25.00
6 x 30 min Lessons £125.00
1 Hour Lesson £40.00
6x 1 hour Lessons –  6 for the price of 5 £200.00

Beginners Group Classes

The Beginners Group Classes are designed for newcomers to the game just setting out on their golfing journey or those of you who have never held a club before.

While being interesting and informative the ‘FUN’ aspect of the game is never far away, while covering all elements of the golf swing on a simple week by week basis.

As with all group classes at Delapre we will utilise the golf range, putting green and golf courses covering everything from bunker shots, short game and tee shots.

Our aim is to see the complete beginner out on the golf course playing golf after 6 weeks. So put your name down on one of our pre-arrange groups, come along with a group of your own or just turn up and make a start.

Group Lesson

Price per session
Junior Lessons from £8.00
Beginner Lessons from £10.00

Junior Group Lessons

Introducing the Delapre Golf Scholarship, ‘Junior Golf at its Best’, a PGA Approved Golf Scheme based on the ’Delapre Diploma of Golf’.


Level 1 Starter

Initial swing instruction to include fundamentals of the swing.

Level 2 Improver

Continued swing instruction plus introduction of basic shots, tee shots, fairway shots, short game.

Level 3 Player

Development of individual game plan. Building on game strengths and enhancing all areas of play.

Level 4 Elite

Elite level training. Focused on scoring, handicap reduction, tournament / competition play and interclub / county matches.


For more information on these or any other coaching sessions we offer please speak to reception, email or call 01604 764036.

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