About Ian

Ian Bailey

A Little Bit About Me

Born in 1963, I began playing golf in 1977, before turning pro in 1980 as an Assistant Professional at Lingdale Golf Club. In 1984 I qualified as a PGA Professional and began my journey to the present day.

I am married to Lisa and have six wonderful children (5 of whom play golf!).

Three of my daughters are plus golfers, who have attained a World Amateur Ranking under my expert tutelage. I’m very passionate about golf, and am keen to give back by offering help and advice to all; borne from a vast wealth of knowledge and experience gained through my professional playing days at the highest level and now my coaching career!


Awards
Ian Bailey

Playing Record

  • 1981 & 1990 - L&RPGA Stroke Play Champion
  • 1984 - Finished 9th PGA National Assistants Championship, Sunningdale GC
  • 1987, 1989 & 1995 - L&RPGA Matchplay Champion
  • 1987 to 1997 - Reached Final Stage of Qualifying for The Open Championship 5 Times
  • 1988 to 1993 - Attended European Tour School Qualifying 4 Times
  • 1989 - Leicestershire County Open Champion
  • 1992 - Finished 8th in the National Glenmuir PGA Club Pro’s Championship, Finham Park GC
  • 1993 - Finished 19th in the National Glenmuir PGA Club Pro’s Championship, North Berwick GC
  • 1994 - L&RPGA Oversea Pro-Am winner held at Torrequabrada GC, Spain 
  • 1995 - Finished 1st in the Links Golf Tour Pro am held at TPC Hilton Head GC, USA

Awards
Ian Bailey

Coaching Achievements

  • 2001 to Present: I have guided and coached my daughters, Lianna, Annabel and Jessica, from playing Tri Golf in primary school, progressing their games along the golfing pathway through various levels of achievement. All three of my daughters have reached the highest level as Lady Amateur Golfers by representing their Country in Girls & Ladies National Golf Teams. They have also all achieved a World Amateur Ranking, with Lianna ranked within the top 100 Lady Golfers, Annabel ranked within the top 500 Lady Golfers, and Jessica ranked within the top 800 Lady Golfers.  
  • 2003 to Present: I have coached and guided two young golfers from playing golf for the first time playing Tri Golf in primary school environment to progressing their games along the golfing pathway to reach the highest level of amateur golf by representing their country in a Boys & Girls National Golf Team.
  • 2010 to Present: Appointed Leicestershire and Rutland County Golf Coach.
  • 2011: Winner of 'The Golf Foundation's' prestigious Burroughs Award presented at the BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth GC for my Tri Golf work within Leicester City Primary Schools.
  • 2011: Coach to the L&RGU U18's Midland Golf Union Champions.
  • 2017: Worked as a SwingZone Coach for the R&A and the PGA at The Open Championship, Royal Birkdale GC.
  • 2017: Coach to the Royal Birkdale Ladies Scratch Champion.
  • 2018: Coach to the St Rule Ladies Champion, St Andrews.
  • 2018: Worked as a SwingZone Coach for the R&A and the PGA at The Open Championship, Carnoustie GC.
  • 2018: Coach to the L&RGU U14's 6 Man Midland Golf Union Champions
  • 2018: Coach to the MGU U14's Champion of Champions Championship.
  • 2019: Selected by the PGA to be a Golf Coach in the R&A's SwingZone at this years Open Championship, Royal Portrush GC, Northern Ireland. 

My History

Ian Bailey

1980

1980 - I turned Pro working as an Assistant Professional to PGA Professional Jerry Brown at Lingdale GC.

1984 - I qualified as a PGA Professional at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall Hall, Newport and became a Full PGA Member.

1986 - I held the post of Club Professional at Longcliffe GC, Leicestershire to 1999 serving the members and management committee.

Ian Bailey

2000

2000 - I became a full time golf coach and set up my company www.golfingpartner.com

Ian Bailey

2006

2006 - Starting working with the Leicester City School Sports Partnership delivering Tri Golf to inner city schools within Leicester City.

Ian Bailey

2011

2011 - I became the Leicester & Rutland Golf Union County Coach working with elite golfers within the County Boys U14, U16 & U18 Teams and the County Mens 1st & 2nd Teams.

2012 - Winner of a National Coaching Award, namely the ‘Boroughs Award’, presented by the Golf Foundation at the PGA Championship held at Wentworth GC.

Ian Bailey

2017

2017 - Worked for the R&A and The PGA in the SwingZone at The Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale GC.

2017 - Coach to my daughter Lianna who won the prestigious World Ranked Ladies Scratch Tournament the St Rule held at the home of golf, St Andrews.

Ian Bailey

2018

2018 - Worked for the R&A and The PGA in the SwingZone at The Open Championship held at Carnoustie GC.

2018 - Coach to the Midland Golf Union U14’s 6 Man Champions held at Broughton Heath GC, Derbyshire.

2018 - Coach to the U14 Midland Golf Union Champion of Champions held at Newark GC, Nottinghamshire.

Lessons

Online Golf Instruction

Within the Online Golf Instruction you will find all aspects of golf are covered in an array of video instruction with many lessons available as FREE as well as Premium Instruction to view. Simply choose a Lesson Heading and work through the instruction in the order shown to maximise a simple shot process that will ultimately improve the chosen area of your Golf Game!

Online Instruction
Lessons

Fault Finder

The Fault Finder has been specifically designed to help you understand problematical Ball Flights and / or Ball Strikes, by offering PGA Qualified explanations to common swing faults. The main aim of the Fault Finder is to help you to identify the Fault, discover the cause of the Fault to then be able to cure the Fault.

Iron Out Your Faults

Some of my happy clients

  • Ian inspired me to play golf when I was 12 years old
    and he is still inspiring me now 12 years later.
    Thanks Ian - Jonny Golding, Amateur Golfer
  • Been working with Ian ever since I started playing 5 years ago. Together we’ve got my handicap down from 36 - 5.
    I look forward to working with him for the rest of my golfing journey and definitely recommend to golfers of all abilities.
    Thanks for everything so far coach. - George Halfpenny, Amateur Golfer
  • I first went to Ian on a recommendation and from the beginning I found him to be articulate and very understanding. He gradually sort out my swing and I suppose my golfing brain. Every so often I go and seek advice and that proverbial arm around my shoulder, and within a few shots I am back thinking I can play golf.

    I would thoroughly recommend Ian, and suggest to try his new golfing app. - Steve Garfield, Amateur Golfer
  • Ian is the reason I won the Club Championship and got down to Scratch. I spent to many years researching and applying Youtube videos which gave no success and made my game stagnate consequently golf become far less enjoyable. His unique teaching style cleared my mind on the course helping me play the game properly and with freedom. Ian removes the shackles from your game whereas sadly many pros make them tighter. Highly recommended for all golfers and of all abilities. Thanks Ian.

    - Tom Sherwin, Amateur Golfer
  • I’m an 18 handicapper looking to improve my game. I started golf late so didn’t have the benefit of learning the game when being young and supple enough to do it the easy way, Ian’s approach is to work on the golf swing from the ground up by recognising the importance of a good foundation to the golf swing and taking the long-term view rather than looking at a golfer’s swing and coming up with a quick fix that will inevitably break down after time, he also understands the mental side of the game. Something that we have worked on extensively!

    When we first started, I was a mid 20s handicapper who might have the odd fluky round but struggled for consistency most of the time. Through following Ian’s techniques, I now have a good understanding of my golf swing and more importantly what a good golf swing feels like. If things go wrong, I am now able to reset and get things going again. I’m also able to work much better under pressure.

    I’ve not set a goal for this season other than consistency but I now have confidence in my swing and know that with hard work and learning as I go, I will reduce my handicap dramatically.

    The body is far cleverer and more adaptable than we give it credit for. Ian recognises this and has a way of ensuring the golfer learns what feels wrong and right at each stage.
    I’m really glad that Ian has found a way to make his coaching available to more people.
Ian has a much different approach to most golf professionals which will benefit golfers at all levels

I would recommend Ian to anybody, he’s a top coach and a great guy and I’m sure his website will be a huge success. - Martin Cobb, Amateur Golfer
  • :”Ian has been coaching our twelve year old son for 18 months. Ian’s methods and principles are simple and easy to understand and practice with very little technical instruction. Our son has responded to this approach in a hugely positive way and enjoys his sessions with Ian immensely. This has led to a massive improvement in his golf which last season produced a handicap reduction of almost ten shots to 23 and the competition success that goes with it” - Mark & Leona Harris, Amateur Golfer

Upload Your Own Video

Too busy to book a Golf Lesson at your local club? Upload a video of your golf swing and answer a few simple questions about your game with our “Quick Fix” golf lesson solution. Once submitted a PGA Qualified Golf Coach will:

  • Expertly analyze your information to understand your fault.
  • Identify the cause of your fault.
  • Provide you with a simple cure to improve your game

Monthly

£9.99
Per Month

  • Unlimited access to the core Online Golf Lessons for the duration of your subscription period.
  • Access to my Fault Finder tool to help cure common causes to problematical Ball Flights and Ball Strikes.
  • Access to 4 New Instructional Video Lessons every month within your subscription period.
  • Help and feedback on any golfing questions that arise from any subscription tool in your chosen package.

Quarterly

£27.99
Per 3 Months

  • Unlimited access to the core Online Golf Lessons for the duration of your subscription period.
  • Access to my Fault Finder tool to help cure common causes to problematical Ball Flights and Ball Strikes.
  • Access to 4 New Instructional Video Lessons every month within your subscription period.
  • Help and feedback on any golfing questions that arise from any subscription tool in your chosen package.
  • 1 x video critique session per month using the V1 App

Half Yearly

£54.99
Per 6 Months

  • Unlimited access to the core Online Golf Lessons for the duration of your subscription period.
  • Access to my Fault Finder tool to help cure common causes to problematical Ball Flights and Ball Strikes.
  • Access to 4 New Instructional Video Lessons every month within your subscription period.
  • Help and feedback on any golfing questions that arise from any subscription tool in your chosen package.
  • 3 x video critique sessions per month using the V1 App

Yearly

£99.99
Per Annum

  • Unlimited access to the core Online Golf Lessons for the duration of your subscription period.
  • Access to my Fault Finder tool to help cure common causes to problematical Ball Flights and Ball Strikes.
  • Access to 4 New Instructional Video Lessons every month within your subscription period.
  • Help and feedback on any golfing questions that arise from any subscription tool in your chosen package.
  • 6 x video critique sessions per month using the V1 App