Golf Lessons


09. Golf Lessons at Bourne Golf Centre

Are you ready to make this season your best ever?

There are many reasons why you might want to improve your golf game. As we come out of lockdown and hopefully are able to enjoy a full golfing season, are you ready to make it your best year ever?


Are you tired of the peaks and troughs? One moment you are shooting personal bests, and the next, looking like yo have never picked a club up before?

Feel confident to accept that golf invitation?

Do you wish you could confidently accept the invite to join your boss, or family member or friend for a round of golf?

Lower that handicap, break a score barrier or win something?

Can you face another season of under-achieving or not fulfilling your aspirations?

Like most keen golfers I know how serious you are about improving your game. However, I also know how frustrated you are and that you feel stuck in at least one big area of your game.

Whether you are an elite golfer, a club golfer or a beginner. Like many of my current star pupils will say, I firmly believe that my unique coaching program can help you improve your game.

Golf is our hobby, and we should be enjoying ourselves when out on the golf course. However, here you are looking at golf lessons at Bourne Golf Centre. So what going on?

  • Are you worried that old habits might still be lurking after lockdown?

  • Are you afraid that you might see your scores/handicap rising instead of coming down?

  • Have you a slice that makes all the holes seem so long?

  • Have you a wicked hook, that never even looks at the fairway?

  • Do you prefer the thought of the dentist’s chair than having to hole a three-footer to return your best score of the year?

This happens to even the best of the best! Take Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson, both taking a year out because the game was causing them so much pain, and look at what both have achieved since. Tom Watson, suddenly started thinking about the three-foot putts back, his fearless chipping and game suffered for a while.

What you are experiencing happens to every golfer at one time or another.

You are not alone!

Many of our clients were just like this before they started working with Darren Game, PGA coach here are Bourne Golf Centre.

They are now enjoying their golf more as they learn how to become the best golfer they can.

Here are some of the ways I can help you improve your game:

  • Fixing that terrifying slice?
  • Getting scores down by five strokes or more?
  • Helping you add 20 yards or more to dismal drives and leaving playing partners shocked and jealous?
  • Turning swings that become erratic under pressure into a reliable swing that you deliver with ice-cold consistency?
  • Putt like Jordan Speith (or at least more like Jordan Speith)?
  • Stop the chipping yips?
  • Hit shots on the golf course like you do on the range?
  • Stop shaking like a leaf on the first tee of an important game?

Seeing in Believing?

To make long lasting improvements there are two things that have to line up -

  • Where you want your golf to be and where you are now.
  • To make the change, you have to change what you do and what you think.

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Would you like to include any or all of these into your golf game?

  • Better scores?
  • Have scores that are moving you up the leaderboard?
  • Soaring, straight and longer drives?
  • Crisp, green finding iron shots?
  • A short game that makes the round instead of making it worse?
  • Have nerves of steel on the putting green?
  • Mental toughness to allowing you to make that low score after an explosive start?

If all of these excite you then read on.

About us

Darren Game
PGA Coach

Darren Game, our PGA coach, has been coaching golf to aspiring golfers, over the last 25 years, new or seasoned, young or old and social or elite.

Darren started playing at the age of five at The Links, West Runton in Norfolk before becoming a member at Burghley Park Golf Club, Stamford. Later he joined Toft Hotel Golf Club, where he completed his PGA training and became a member of The PGA in 1997. After a brief spell as Head of Golf at Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club in Norwich, he returned to Bourne to open Bourne Golf Centre in 2007.

Golf is Darren’s passion, as he continues to develop his skills so he can help you play better golf. Not only does he research and develop his knowledge of the golf swing, but has also spent many hours working with mind coaches, Jamie Edwards, Dr Sherylle Calder and Dr Brian Hemmings.

What Makes PERFORMANCE50 Different From Other Golf Lessons?

Golf isn’t about having a ‘textbook’ looking golf swing; it is about getting the golf ball in the hole, in as little strokes as possible. And, playing great golf is learning how to achieve this, both physically and mentally.


Each process has to be able to give you the desired end result. As in direction, ball flight and distance.


(and not consistent!) – you have to be able to believe that the next swing will work, regardless of the last outcome.


If the swing doesn't work out, it is handy to know where it likely to finish.

Where Performance50 is different is that it continually monitors and compares progress to your long term development plan. Whether it is to lower your handicap, shoot lower scores or to enjoy playing again.

We do not believe, waiting until after the eighteenth green to see whether you have improved or not (as the case may well be) is not the best method to use.

Would you be upset more times than you are happy?

We believe there are lots of elements that if worked on, allow the end line to take care of itself. Success is in the planning and preparation, not the performance!

These elements are -

The Four Stages of Mastery

The four stages to your golf mastery are outlined below, three quarters planning and one quarter performing!


In effect, your set-up routine. What you bring to the golf in hand, how you go about working out what to play and how you set up to achieve.


The performance or swing itself. How and what you do to switch from conscious to unconscious allowing the swing to flow.

In between

How you react to the execution and result of the last performance. This is THE STAGE holding most potential for improving your golf?


This includes what you do in between your shots in a round of golf and what you do in between rounds. Do you sulk?

Having golf lessons at Bourne Golf Centre offers you more than a golf lesson; yes, no doubt Darren will make changes to your set-up and ultimately your swing.

But, what makes coaching different is his approach to improving your game. If you can understand you and why you swing the club the way you do and how the ball reacts to your swing. When you can identify this, your game goes to the next level!You can make a long lasting change to your golf performance.

We believe there are lots of mini-goals that you are in control of, that if worked on allow you to reach the end line by itself without Darren having to change your golf swing! How cool is that?