Coach Profile – Kelan McDonagh

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By Mary Doyle

February 26, 2019

Kelan McDonagh

Kelan is the most recent Professional in the Academy to earn his PGA qualification, having completed his course in January 2019. After a notable U18 amateur career, Kelan earned a spot on the NUI Paddy Harrington scholarship and made his way through his studies while continuing to compete. Some of Kelan’s past achievements include: Irish champion 2009, Mullingar Scratch Cup winner 2010, as well as representing Ireland on three different continents. One of Kelan’s many “claim to fames” includes playing against Tommy Fleetwood in the 2009 men’s home internationals. Kelan is also Post Malone’s biggest fan and has met the star on a couple of occasions!

Year of PGA qualification: 2019


What’s in the bag:

Driver: Titleist TS3

Irons: Mizuno MP185c

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport


Major Predictions 2019:

Masters: Tommy Fleetwood

USPGA Championship: Tiger Woods

U.S Open: Shane Lowry

The Open: Tiger Woods


Favourite Sports Person: Ronan O’Gara


Fastest Swing Speed (Driver): 116mph

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About The Academy

Offering golf lessons, golf clinics, junior golf classes and a full custom fitting service, the GUI National Golf Academy and Driving Range has something for everyone. A team of professionals are waiting to deliver the best golf lessons available while state of the art technology is available with TrackMan 4 available for golf lessons and custom fitting.

Our full day and two-hour clinics are very popular with those looking for a general overhaul of their game, or for those that want to focus in on a certain aspect.

The driving range, all 22 acres of it – includes five USGA specification greens and four grass tee boxes, reserved for those having private golf lessons with one of our staff.

If its custom fitting you’re after, then we have Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade and Mizuno available on-site for testing.

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