Shane O'Grady is one of the best golf instructors in Ireland and the the world and is coach to endless numbers of club golfers,top ranked amateurs and professionals.Sinse 1992 Shane has amassed over 68 championship wins both in amateur and professional with his pupils,9 of which were international tournaments.A fellow PGA golf professional at Blackbush golf club,golfing union of Ireland Leinster coach,master in NLP sports psychology and golf digest Ireland writer Shane's clientele include golfers who just want to break 100 to those who want to make a career of it .Such is his passion for helping golfers improve he gets equal satisfaction seen the golfer break 100 as the golfer break 70.He is often asked what method he teaches ?He does'nt subscribe to a one method fits all but teaches people to do one common thing"win".Now wining to each golfer is defined differently.shane has always believed that every golfer can improve and despite what a lot believe most enjoyment is got when you achieve a better level or score than previous and at all times winning is beating yourself only. This done if you beat everyone else as well its a bonus.shane tries to inspire a passion and desire to this in all his pupils giving them tool kits through simple fundamentals in all areas of importance ie.swing/pitch/chip/putt/bunker/course management/routines.He teaches players how to practice and how to enjoy doing so and instilling the harder you structure practice the better and luckier you get no different than in school and life.
Shane was born in may 1970 in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland .He was educated at St. Josephs college Garbally Park, Ballinasloe,Co Galway.He turned professional in 1988 and trained as PGA Golf Professional at Dun Laoighaire under Owen Mulhall and Royal Dublin golf club under Leonard Owens.He won a Titliest trainee of the year award for his performance in final examination.
Shane played the Irish PGA Region for numerous years winning numerous pro am's.He played Challenge tour events in 1992 and Tommy Armour Tour in Florida from 1992 to 1995. His lowest competitive score was 65 in Windermere Florida -7.His lowest no competitive score was 62 [done twice] also Shane had 10 hole in one's between 1988 through to 1999.He qualified twice to last stage of British Open qualifying narrowly missing out by a shot in 1993.He lead the pre qualifying in Lanark Scotland tournament in 1993.During Shane's short playing career he had 2 course records and was renowned for his ball striking ability.His last competitive win was the Curragh pro am a one day event in which he shot 6 under 66 to win.