Stephen Plane, our Head Professional, and James Carter, our PGA Professional, are an extremely important part of the Team at Banstead Downs, providing a warm welcome to all golfers, excellent advice on equipment and a very high standard of coaching.
Stephen joined Banstead Downs Golf Club after 11 years serving as Head Assistant at Royal Wimbledon Golf Club.
After learning his golf in the Academy at Eden Golf Club in Cumbria, Stephen won the Cumbria Under 21 Matchplay and represented the county at junior and 'B' team levels.
Since turning professional, he played on the competitive North Region circuit, before deciding to move south to gain club professional experience at some of Surrey's finest golf clubs. Learning from Lee Johnson at Burhill and David Jones at Royal Wimbledon. Stephen brings to Banstead Downs the service and expertise the members of one of the oldest clubs in Surrey truly deserve.
Stephen's aim, along with James Carter and Sonny Newbury, is to introduce as many people as possible to our great game, with the emphasis on junior golf and the academy.
James had an excellent amateur career having been an England School boy and member of the Surrey 1st Team for four years. He turned Professional in 1998 and since then has built a solid reputation in the area for top quality coaching.
James enthusiasm for the game has never diminished and his standard of play and knowledge of the game is outstanding, he has won numerous pro-ams in the county over the past 16 years and is currently in his sixth year on the Surrey P.G.A Committee.
James uses his knowledge within the Pro Shop to offer exceptional advice when it comes to buying the correct equipment for your game.
Stephen and James tailor lessons to the Golfer’s needs, and use the Club’s practice areas and facilities to cover all aspects of the game, from the teeing ground through to the green. They will also give playing lessons on the course, helping Members not only with technique but also with Course Management.
|30 minute Indoor Lesson||£30.00|
|40 minute Outdoor Lesson||£30.00|
|70 minute Outdoor Lesson||£55.00|
|9 Hole Playing Lesson||£70.0|
|3 Hole Playing Lesson||£25.00|
|30 minute Junior Lesson||£20.00|
Please enquire about Junior group coaching
|Custom Fit Experience 1 Hour||£30.00|
|Club Gapping Service 1/2 Hour||£20.00|
|1/2 hour Room Rental||£15.00|
|1 hour Room Rental||£25.00|
The shop at Banstead Downs is a welcoming and well presented retail outlet. We are members of the UKs largest buying group, Foremost Golf www.foremostgolf.com, therefore prices are kept competitive and the after sales service is second to none.
Providing a quality service is our distinguishing factor, and we always take a long term view when helping our customers. The shop stocks an excellent range of quality clothing and equipment, including our own BDGC merchandise. Brands include Glenbrae, Pro Quip, FootJoy, Under Armour, Green Lamb, and Peter Scott to name a few.
2016 sees Taylor Made added to Callaway and Yonex as a custom fit opportunity for our customers. Demonstration days are held throughout the year.
We have recently invested in Sky Trak, the latest club fitting and coaching simulator, in out indoor studio.
The shop also offers a fully operational workshop providing on-site and prompt services such as re-gripping, re-shafts, and golf shoe re-studding.
Tuition and fitting in perfect harmony
Golf should be a fun game! Playing your best will make it much more enjoyable and our professional team will work with you to naturally improve your swing and deliver tangible results. As well as seeing the ball flight on our large practice area, we have the latest simulator software in our studio, with Sky Trak www.skytrakgolf.com The data produced gives all the information you will need to know when either choosing equipment or working on your game. Together with the V1 coaching app used by our team, we can really make a difference to your enjoyment of the game.
Around Banstead Downs
Opened in 1890 the course was originally designed by James Braid and is one of the UK’s finest downland courses.
If you are interested in joining Banstead Downs Golf Club we currently have vacancies for all membership categories.
Banstead Downs Golf Club is a member of the Association of James Braid Courses.
Banstead Downs Golf Club is a members club offering year round golf for players of all ages and standards on one of the UK’s finest downland courses.
We are delighted to welcome Visitors and Golf Societies to Banstead Downs Golf Club and have many groups who visit us every year.
Whether it's a hearty breakfast, a tasty post round sandwich or a mouthwatering three course meal the fantastic food at Banstead Downs is acclaimed by both members and visitors alike.