• Shane O'Grady was born in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, Ireland.Here he learned to play coming from a golfing backround with both his parents playing of single figure handicaps.He was a very good all round sports lover playing county under age football. When he left school he followed his dreams and started his training as an Assistant Professional in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin and then spent 5 years at Royal Dublin Golf Club.
  •  It was here that he qualified in 1992 with distinctions in the PGA Titliest trainee of the year awards. 
  • During his training Shane developed a great love of coaching and achieved great successes with the junior section.
  • During this time Shane visited Ballinasloe once a month and set up his own small academy of juniors. This was his way of giving back to the club where he learnt to play. Within a few years Ballinasloe became the most successful junior club in Ireland and came one of the most decorated junior golf clubs in Ireland, with numerous boys multiple winners at international and junior national championship level. The local college won 3 all Ireland college championships so early in his teaching career Shane realised his that his formulas worked.
  • Shane focused on playing tournament golf for a few years when he qualified as PGA Professional. He played on the Irish domestic professional circuit and on the Tommy Armour tour in Florida during the winters of 1992—1996. Shane had numerous Pro Am wins domestically and good placing in many tournaments abroad. He competed in Challenge Tour events in Europe also during this time. His last competitive win was in 2004 winning the Curragh Pro Am shooting 6 under par 66 on a one day event.
  • In 1996 Shane took up the post of head PGA Professional at Blackbush Golf Club in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, Ireland. He was the first professional at the new 27 hole complex.
  • Shane developed a state of the art academy within Blackbush and prided himself for always been first to market with the latest in teaching technology (i.e. cameras, explanar,putting centre. etc.).
  • In 1999 Shane became the youngest Golfing Union of Ireland Leinster Provisional Coach. Within this role he is responsible for up to 50 under age junior boys ranging from 9 year old development panels to scratch international players.
  • His assistants at Blackbush through the years have all been of the highest standards and have gone on to be head professionals themselves molding themselves on the high standards that Shane aspires to.
  • Shane has worked with players that have won tournaments domestically and internationally,professionally and amateur,and continues to keep developing his ability to teach people the game at all levels
  • In 2013 the PGA upgraded Shanes PGA status from fellow professional to advanced fellow becoming one of only 3 professionals in Ireland with this PGA Status
  • In 2012 Shane was given a top 50 USKids teachers award in USA, This was the first time anyone from Ireland has won such an award
  • In 2012 Shane was awarded top 100 coaches award in GB&IRE as appeared in golf monthly july 2012