About Hannah

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Hannah is an experienced professional who played on the Ladies’ European Tour between 2010 and 2016 with a best finish of tied 3rd in Slovakia.

During this period Hanna found herself increasingly in demand as a coach and has built up a strong client base ever since.

Hannah’s current clients include two Ladies who represent the England Senior team, of whom one won the British Amateur Championship and the other narrowly finished runner up in various England Senior Women’s competitions. Other clients include Sussex Ladies Champions and both Men and Ladies who have reduced their handicaps and won trophies since working with Hannah. She is also Team Coach for the Sussex Ladies’ First Team.

Hannah talks Sussex golf on the BBC

Here at Cowdray Golf Hannah coaches a considerable number of both Ladies and Men of all abilities and also runs Junior sessions.

Hannah is passionate about coaching every client to their individual needs. In addition to improving technical skills Hannah sees her role as helping with a player’s mental attitude which is so crucial to golfers at all levels.

Background Details

Hannah has lived in Easebourne, West Sussex all her life. She was the only one of three sisters to show an interest in golf.

She was taken up to Cowdray Park G.C when she was eight years old by her Dad, who plays golf himself and has been member at Cowdray for over 35 years. She had her first lesson with the Teaching Pro at the time, Richard Gough, who told her Dad that ‘she can go all the way’.

Hannah got her first handicap of 45 in Feb 1998 when she was nearly ten years old and came down 19 shots in that year.

Hannah has always been very sporty, playing most sports to a good level including football and stoolball. Golf was her first love and her schools recognised her talent by allowing her to participate in the amateur competitions as long as she kept up her good work!

Hannah left school after her GCSE’s to concentrate on golf full time, eventually taking on a part-time job but still continuing to focus on her golf by playing in many tournaments across the country and representing her County, both successfully.

She was taught by Keith Macdonald at Goodwood for a while and then for a few years by her Uncle Glenn Ralph, then by Katie Dawkins at Cowdray Park for a couple of years. Hannah also works with Karen Francis, a Performance Mental Coach.

Hannah coached Golf to International Students at Seaford College during the Summer of 2012 and also coaches Junior Boys and Girls at Cowdray Park.

Golfing Achievements

Represented Sussex Ladies 1st team aged 15 – 21
Played in 5 Counties Week.
5 holes-in-ones (3 at Cowdray Park G.C, 1 at Worthing G.C and 1 at Littlestone G.C)
Course Record holder at Cowdray Park G.C, lowest score 66 (-7)  September 2011.

1998 –
First handicap of 45 in February at Cowdray Park G.C when almost
10 years old Came down 19 shots in first year – awarded Trophy for
Most Improved Golfer Hole-In-One aged 10 (3rd at Cowdray Park G.C)

2000 –
Hole-In-One aged 12 – (11th at Cowdray Park G.C)

2002 –
Cowdray Park Ladies Club Champion – (-2/71)
Broke existing Course Record
Sussex Junior Girls Captain

2003 –
Cowdray Park Ladies Club Champion
SCLGA Scratch Foursomes winner
Sussex Junior Girls Captain

2004 –
Cowdray Park Ladies Club Champion
ELGA South East Champion of Champions Winner – Denham G.C

2005 –
Daily Mail Foursomes Champion – St. Pierre G.C,
Wales English Girls Close Amateur Champs
x2 rounds – 4th/32 Championship flight
Cowdray Park Mixed Open
Won Counties Week playing for Sussex Ladies 1st Team
Broke my own previous Course Record at Cowdray Park – (-4/69)

2006 –
London Foursomes Winner 2005
English Ladies Close Amateur Strokeplay Championship
Joint 5th/115 and then joint 9th/36
Cowdray Park Mixed Open

2007 –
Cowdray Park Ladies Club Champion (72,72) Par 73
4th at Liphook Scratch Cup (Order of Merit event) (69,71)
+2 Handicap
SCLGA Division ‘A’ – East Sussex National G.C

2008 –
4th Scratch Amateur aggregate – Roehampton Gold Cup
Ladies British Open Amateur Championships – North Berwick G.C
Qualified joint 9th, got through to last 16 before losing to eventual winner 4&2.
English Ladies Strokeplay Championship – The Berkshire G.C
Qualified 18th/132 & finished 9th/34
Won Counties Week playing for Sussex Ladies 1st Team
Sussex Ladies Champion – Cowdray Park G.C (-8 through 12 holes in Final to win 8&6)

2009 –
Beryl Pockett held at West Sussex (71, 69) Par 73
Roehampton Gold Cup – 3rd Scratch Amateur Aggregate (73, 74) Par 72
Critchley Salver at Sunningdale – 4th Scratch Aggregate
EWGA South Region Womens Champion – Liphook G.C
EWGA Mid-Amateur Matchplay Championship – Runner-up – Denham G.C
British Ladies Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship – Royal Aberdeen G.C
Qualified top 40 then finished 19th overall.
Sussex Ladies Champion – Highwoods G.C
Liphook Scratch Cup – Joint 1st but lost on countback
Cowdray Park Mixed Open Winner

2010 –  Rookie season on the Ladies European Tour. Cuts made in New Zealand, Turkey and Finland. A few more missed by one or two shots.

2011 – July – August – Exsportise Golf Coaching at Seaford College.
SPGU Cowdray Ladies Pro-am – Joint 1st Pro shooting 7 under par and the Pro in the winning team.
Junior Coaching at Cowdray Park G.C.
LET Access tournament in Paris. Cut made. Finished 26th.

2012 – Played in LET Qualifying School at La Manga, Spain. Missed Final Stage by 2 shots.
Junior Coaching at Cowdray Park. G.C.
Playing lessons at Chiddingfold G.C throughout the year.
LET Access tournament in France. Cut made and finished tied 7th, top English player.
LET Access tournament in France. Missed cut by just 2 shots.
SPGU Dinner Cup at Worthing G.C – Came joint 3rd Pro with the Men.
Ladies Roehampton Gold Cup – 36h stroke play. Shot best afternoon round out of the Pro’s. Total score 150, finished 4th. 147 won it.
SPGU Spring Meeting at Cowdray Park – Came 3rd Pro with the Men.
SPGU Presidents Cup at Littlehampton (team event) – Came 3rd.
Banesto Ladies Pro Tour in Madrid – Finished tied 10th, top English player.

Weekend spent at Golf Live – some putting and short game tips given to the public. Also, learnt a lot from other top Putting Instructors.
A day spent ON the Putting Green at Wentworth watching and learning from the top male Pro’s and speaking to highly regarded teaching Pro’s at Wentworth, during the Men’s European Tour BMW Championship.

2013 – Winner of the WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland – tournament review
Qualified for Ladies European Tour for 2014, via qualifying school in Morocco – more about q-school in Morocco

2014/15 – Played on Ladies European tour including a tied-3rd finish in Solvakia. See the Tournament archive of events.

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