Golf Integrated Academy

Golf Integrated Academy, Vilamoura: Hours, Address, Golf Integrated Academy Reviews: 5/5

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Golf Integrated Academy

Golf Integrated Academy
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Portugal's most advanced coaching environment and our twenty years of experience will make your lesson simple, understandable and enjoyable. We know it is a bold statement, but we will improve your game. "Never be too proud to take a golf lesson, I'm not" - Jack Nicklaus. Also home to a bespoke club fitting service where the top performing brands are available under one roof for you to try. Bring your clubs and take the "Pepsi Challenge". Get in touch to learn more details. We are open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am-12.00noon,and by appointment on Sunday. If you would like to pop by outside of these times, give us a call and we would be delighted to ensure the Academy is open to welcome you. Additionally if you would like to go ahead and book a coaching session with us, please contact us and we will be delighted to help. It is advisable to book ahead due to demand. During this period of closure we can offer coaching at Edge Golf Academy in Troia.
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Kevin M
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Jun 2021
I was in Vilamoura for a week and I noticed the Golf Academy was nearby and highly recommended on Tripadvisor. I rarely get golf lessons but after a round at Monte Rei where I started very poorly, I thought why not get a lesson - it was nearby and what better way to spend an hour talking golf swing.

Neil has a great setup with a nice range on the Pestana golf course to hit into. He all the latest Trackman type equipment.

Neil has so much experience and I only had to hit a few balls before he had lazered into the key issue in my swing - lack of rhythm. He was able to back up his eye by showing me the data about my club and ball speed. He was honest that I would need to up my practice to train my swing before i could expect consistency on the course. But he gave me great confidence that I am on the right track and by focusing on rhythm and not going 120% every shot I would get consistency.

My only regret was that I was only in Vilamoura for the week so could not start a lesson plan but i hope to be back next summer for a check up and hopefully with a lower handicap!
Written 5 August 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind words; we are really pleased you enjoyed the session with Neil. Practice is always the key and I'm sure your results will be maintained if you keep up the great work. Hope to see you again.
Written 25 August 2021
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chris m
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Neil is a great golf coach and works just as hard on the mental side of the game as the physical. My chipping and putting have improved a great deal since we had a session on them.
Written 23 June 2021
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We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we are delighted that you have had big improvements following your sessions with Neil. Golfers generally do not realised just how much their thought processes can interfere with their game - keep focused and practice well.
Written 7 July 2021
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Cassie P
2 contributions
Sep 2020
Took 6 private lessons from Neil only 2 months after I started playing golf, will never forget these words after the first lesson: "It is a good thing that you have such a great hand-eye coordination, my god everything else is wrong", haha nice start, but no seriously he was right, looking back at the recordings of my lessons: really incredible what we achieved in just 6 lessons !
We all know this game can be extremely confronting yourself, as is one of the most valued part of the lessons I had from Neil, very confronting, but spot on and followed by a clear and sensible explanation, and if that isn't enough there is always the the use of video technology ;-)
Would highly recommend taking some lessons from Neil
Written 14 June 2021
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Thank you so much for the review and I am delighted to hear you are still playing golf and doing very well!! If Neil's sessions had anything to do with that we are very pleased. The recordings we find to be a great tool for our clients; it is easy to wander off the path but the fact you can revisit each session and check for yourself what has happened, is really beneficial. Happy golfing and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 17 June 2021
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BosseRasmussen
Lagos, Portugal3 contributions
Jun 2021
A great coach and skilled pedagogue
After some lessons with Neil, I can say that he is the best coach I ever have had. Neil explains verry easy the different parts of the swing and with small corrections make big improvements. For me as a low handicapper the biggest difference in my game after the lessons is his coaching advice. How to plan the attack of the green to keep the score as low as possible and how to keep statistics on the shots of a round to see where my biggest weaknesses is.
Written 14 June 2021
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Wow! Thank you so much. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed (and still enjoying) your sessions with Neil. He knows you have a great talent in golf, and he is delighted that the small changes you are working on are making a significant difference in your game. That said, your diligence in your practice is a major factor - well done for all the hard work you have done. Look forward to seeing you at your next session.
Written 17 June 2021
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Marc G
1 contribution
Feb 2021
Neil has very interesting and unconventional teaching approach. His advice are on spot and put you on the right track. Regardless of your handicap he will improve your understanding of your game and ultimately your scores.

I was there with my teenage daughter for a week a we both enjoyed it very much.
Written 11 June 2021
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It was our pleasure to host you and your daughter here at the Academy and we are glad you enjoyed the coaching time. We would be delighted to see you both again at any time. Thank you for leaving the review.
Written 17 June 2021
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zipperboy
Salema, Portugal39 contributions
Oct 2020
I attended Neils short game boot camp and I have to say, with some additonal practise from me, this aspect of my game has improved. My putting especially has improved using a simple but very effective technique I learned at the camp. Can't recommend highly enough.
Written 11 June 2021
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There is never any substitute for practice - but practicing correctly is vital. We are glad that you found the coaching on the Short Game Bootcamp useful and that you have seen positive changes in your putting. Great work!
Written 17 June 2021
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Derek M
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Solo
I have been using Neil’s coaching on and off for some years now. His depth of knowledge is first class but more importantly he explains the process.

I find it easier to retain tips, advice and instruction when I know how it has been arrived at.

Neil is very thorough and professional. Combine this with all the tech apparatus and teaching aids. A complete package and a joy to work with.
Written 11 June 2021
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We are so glad you have enjoyed your sessions with Neil. He believes it is fundamental that the golfer understands the process as it gives longer-lasting results. Thank you for the review.
Written 17 June 2021
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Chris Ascough
Vilamoura, Portugal1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Solo
Just finished a course of 6 lessons at Golf Integrated Academy Vilamoura. Had previously had some golf lessons back in the UK but to be honest it hadn't really clicked for me and my golf was going nowhere.
Lessons at GIA with Neil exceeded all my expectations. Tuition is delivered in an informative but relaxed environment and, ably assisted by his wife Fiona, was both fun and motivational. Neil concentrated on improving my technique without dismantling my own game, but at the same time sensitively removing my bad habits along the way!
As well as concentrating on practical technique, Neil also offers an invaluable and interesting insight into the mental aspect of the game, imparting the knowledge he has no doubt gained from his own experience as a golf pro.
The emphasis however remains a focus on an enjoyment of the game at the same time as helping his client realise his or her potential.
Whether a complete beginner or an experienced golfer seeking to improve and take their game to the next level, I would highly recommend that Golf Integrated Academy is the place to be.
Go on. Give it a try. The sky really is the limit!!
Written 2 September 2020
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Thank you for your review. We are really happy to hear that you have enjoyed the sessions and that golf is becoming fun for you - after all that is half the battle! You did really well maintaining your practice regime too and that will definitely have helped you consolidate the coaching. We are looking forward to seeing you again when you are back in the area.
Written 11 September 2020
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Ruth G
1 contribution
Sep 2020
Neil is a superb golf coach. His coaching set up with the video is excellent and it means he is able to identify immediately what is happening and provide expert guidance to improve your game and correct faults. His is patient , positive and very knowledgeable. I've had golf lessons from others over the years but no one has helped me improve so much so quickly. Lessons with Neil are something to really look forward to and enjoy. Highly recommended.
Written 2 September 2020
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Well what a very kind title! We are thrilled you have enjoyed the sessions with Neil and that you are seeing improvements in your game already. I know it is a delight to coach you and we look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks for leaving the review.
Written 11 September 2020
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Steve G
Vilamoura, Portugal10 contributions
Jul 2020
Neil has dramatically improved my game. Practicing the techniques taught by Neil, on a regular basis, is guaranteed to reduce your score, and enabled me to enjoy my golf. I would highly recommend taking a session of lessons (or even one!)
Written 27 August 2020
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We are so happy that you have enjoyed your sessions with Neil and that you are having fun on the course again. Look forward to see you at your next session. Thanks for leaving the review.
Written 11 September 2020
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