Golf Coaches


Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson

General Manager/Club Professional

  • PGA Qualified since 2005
  • John Jacobs Certified in Hong Kong since 2009
  • Golf Made Simple Trained in USA since 2011
  • Club Professional here at Haddington since 2017
Callam Ward

Callam Ward

PGA Professional

  • PGA South Africa Qualified since 2016
  • PGA Qualified since 2019
  • PGA Assistant Professional at Glendower GC, SA
  • Head Professional at Heron Banks Golf & Estate, SA
  • Club Manager at Riviera on Vaal CC, SA
  • Member of Staff at Turnberry & Archerfield here in Scotland
  • 1 Professional win on PGA of South Africa Tour
  • 3 Holes-In-One (The only 3 in the ST Golf Team!)

Having learned from some of the best instructors in the game, I have refined my coaching to three main principles:

Understand what constitutes success for the golfer
Set clear, realistic goals and work towards them at all times
The success of the instruction MUST be based on tangible results

Here at Haddington, players have 3 options when deciding how best to spend our time working together on their game:

The Practice Range

There really is no substitute for striking golf balls from the turf. Our 250+yd practice range allows us to work specifically on striking the golf ball properly and gives the player the true feeling of a well-struck golf shot with every club in the bag.

The Studio

In the comfort of East Lothian Golf Studio, players can use Trackman4 to accurately track all of the statistics on their golf swing. We can then make the necessary adjustments to the technique and see the benefits of these alterations reflected in the numbers on screen. We then conclude the session by emailing all of the details to the golfer for their records.

The Golf Course

“Golfers spend most of their time at the golf club playing the course therefore shouldn’t their coaching take place there too?”

The fastest way to make an improvement to a golfers’ game is to spend time with them on the golf course itself. Without making changes to grip or swing, there are numerous ways in which I can show a golfer how to reduce their score, simply by examining how they currently work their way around the course and improving those methods.

In all my years of coaching, this has proven to be the most effective and enjoyable place for a club golfer to improve their game.