I love being the professional at Black Bush. We have an amazing course and membership with great facilities. I couldn’t think of anywhere better to base my shop and golf academy.

- SHANE O’GRADY - PGA Advanced Fellow Professional -
PERSONAL CREDENTIALS:
-Head Professional at Black Bush since 1995
-One of only Four PGA Advanced Fellow Professionals in Ireland
-European Tour Coach 2018-2019-2020 with Gavin Moynihan
-LPGA Tour Coach 2020 with Leona Maguire
-Leinster GUI Professional Coach since 1999
-Masters in NLP Sports Physiology
-Golf Digest Magazine publications and articles since 2000
COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS:
Coached and mentored of 130 recognised amateur and professional tournament winners including:
*Leona Maguire amateur career becoming the most decorated lady amateur golfer in history holding the longest World Number One amateur position of all time. Two Syemtra Tour wins and gaining her LPGA Tour Card in 2019.
*Gavin Moynihan gaining his European Tour Card in 2018 and winning a tour event teaming up with Paul Dunne to win the 6’s Tournament in 2018.
*Coaching David Carey who shot a world record breaking 57 in 2019 en route to win the Cervina Open on the Alps Italian Tour.
*Coaching session in 2004 with José María Olazábal (two time Masters winner and Ryder Cup Captain) at Black Bush Golf Club.
*Voted one of the Top 20 golf coaches in U.S. Kids USA award
PERSONAL PLAYING CAREER:
-Lowest Amateur Handicap +2
-Played full time professional golf for five years winning numerous Pro-Ams on the Irish region circuit.  Last win at Curragh Pro-Am in 2006  with a score of -6.
-Held a Challenge Tour Card in 1992 and competed on Tommy Armour Tour in Florida for four years in 1990’s.
-Two course records and 10 Hole in Ones
COURSE DESIGN:
-Designed the practice ground and short game facility at Beaverstown Golf Club in 2013