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Gateway To Golf

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Hampstead Golf Club prides itself on being a club both juniors and adults of all abilities and all ages can learn the game from scratch.

The establishment of the Gateway To Golf programme in 2020 is the result of the accumulated experience of high quality golf teachers working at the Club who have provided many thousands of lessons to new players as well as those wishing to improve. The commitment to expanding teaching facilities and learning opportunities for all players has never been greater.

HGC offers two covered teaching bays for practice as well as designated hitting areas around the course. Recently, the Club invested heavily in upgrading its special short game practice area for chipping and putting that now contains an all-weather green and there are more exciting plans still to be announced.

Plus, our very talented and active PGA professional offers beginner lessons all-year round either for individuals or for small groups as well as helping the improvers lower their handicaps. These lessons are for members or visitors.

Under guidance from our golf pro, HGC also stages regular Gateway to Golf Taster Sessions that offer complete beginners a chance to start a love affair with the sport.

The Club promises to keep investing in players of the future.

Now, meet the pros… Marie Martindale and Dylan Guy de Keller.

Marie Martindale

Head Teaching Professional

I am a former Ladies European Tour player, WPGA champion and English and British schools champion (I was Marie Allen then!) who is now dedicated to teaching golfers of all ages and abilities at HGC.

My philosophy to instruction is to ensure that the teaching fits the player. So, lessons are a mixture of fun and motivation as well as technical and comprehensive – it’s all about what you need!

As a fully-qualified PGA professional, I teach on the course studying clients play individual holes or in a teaching bay working on a particular aspect of the game. Only one thing is constant – my support for you via the latest video teaching and analysis techniques with CoachNow and SkyTrak. By using these modern methods, player and coach are always connected.

And, with these apps, you can study the videos I take of your swing any time, plus there are my notes attached to the photos of you during the lesson. CoachNow means we don’t always need to be on the course together! You can send me a video or photograph of your swing from anywhere in the world and I can send back some coaching advice directly to you!

For me, it’s all about allowing clients to enjoy improving and to look forward to each lesson.

So, if this sounds like the golf coaching that you want, then call, text or email me right away. My prices start at £30 for a single tune-up lesson and I also offer club re-gripping and repairs; gap testing; and club fitting.

I hope to hear from you soon… and enjoy your golf!

Dylan Guy de Keller

Teaching Professional

I joined the PGA as a Professional in 2018 and have over 5000 hours of teaching experience. 

I have previously worked with Sunshine tour players improving all aspects of their game, and have helped various golfers at all skill levels aspire to become better players with a deeper understanding of golf.

Since picking up my first club age 7, I have always held our sport close to my heart, and over the past 8 years have been developing my coaching career. I have also worked coaching junior and ladies golf development in South Africa, as well as volunteer work with Autistic children.


  • Class A PGA Professional 
  • Flight scope lvl 1
  • Club fitting certified 
  • Snag lvl 3 junior golf


Contact details: 07388 070669 &