I started playing golf at the age of 10 when my Father would regularly take me to the golf course helping and allowing me to learn the skills required to play the game. I progressed well and went on to have a successful amateur career, representing Ireland at all levels, representing GB&I in the in The Walker Cup, winning the Amateur championship at Royal Birkdale and the European amateur championship at Nairn.
Turning Pro after competing in the 2006 US Masters at Augusta I competed on the European tour, Challenge tour and Mini tours, winning twice on the Europro Tour.
I completed my PGA Foundation Degree is Professional golf in 2015. Having this along with the experience I have gained from the last 20 years playing with some of the best players in the world and working with the top coaches, has given me the knowledge and ability to help golfers of all levels from beginners to elite amateurs and Pros work towards there goals.
I also continue to compete when I can on the Europro tour and PGA Irish Region.
If you feel you are not getting the best out of your game and want to play better golf and get more enjoyment from your game please get in touch.
“Thanks for the recent lesson, it has helped me enormously and now I’m back winning again”.
“Brian’s expertise on the short game has really helped me improve my scoring. Through simple changes in my technique I have seen huge improvements in this area of my game”.
“If you want to take your game to the next level. Then Meet Brian. He has the ability and a proven record to offer. I did and have seen a great improvement in my game and level of confidence”.
I started playing golf in July 2019 and struggled badly with slicing the ball, for the first few months I tried myself to correct this having no luck, around October time I decided to take a few lessons as I wasn’t enjoying my golf, within that first lesson Brian had set me up completely differently and within half an hour he had me hitting a straight drive, what impressed me about Brian that day wasn’t that he had fixed my slice, it was his attention to detail and for the full lesson everything he done or we chatted about was based on my golf, he has a brilliant knowledge of the game and gives great reasoning and explains everything he is asking you to preform, Brian is always available for me even if it’s just a text to ask a question or if I send him a video for a bit of advice, I’ve dropped 5 shots in 5 months, I’ve added 40 yards to my drive, I’ve a completely different swing to what I had, I’m continuing to improve but most of all he has me really enjoying the game now as I am capable of playing good shots.
After one putting lesson with Brian I noticed an immediate improvement with my putting. The number of putts I holed, particularly from short to mid-range, increased significantly. I put this down to better putter face alignment and less wrist movement, all factors Brian pointed out to me and corrected during the lesson.
Brian McElhinney Amateur achievements
1998 Donegal Boys
2000 Connacht Boys
2000 Tom Montgomery boys order of merit
2003 Connacht Youths
2003 North of Ireland
2003 European Amateur Individual
2003 JB Carr youth order of merit award
2004 Irish Close
2004 Willie Gill order of merit award (Senior)
2005 British Amateur championship
2006 Georgia Cup (Match where winners of British amateur plays against US amateur)
2004 Played British Open at Troon
2004 Represented Europe in Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy (Europe v pacific Asia)
2005 Played in British Open at St Andrews
2005 Represented GB&I in Walker Cup
2006 Played in US Masters at Augusta
1999 Represented Ulster boys (Interprovincials)
2000 Represented Ireland boys in home internationals
2001 Represented Ireland in world boys u19
2002 Represented Ireland youth team in European team championships.
2002-2003 Represented Ulster youth (Interprovincials)
2003 & 2004 Represented Ulster at senior level (Interprovincials)
2003-2005 Represented Ireland in Home Internationals
2004 Represented Ireland in Eisenhower Trophy (world cup)
2003 & 2005 Represented Ireland in European team championships
2005 Represented North West in Irish senior cup winning team
2003 – Donegal sports personality of the year
2004 & 2005 – 02 Irish golf writers award for men’s amateur player of the year
2005 BBC Radio Foyle Sports personality of the year
2005 Renault sports award (for young up coming golfer)
Debonair Singles club Matchplay champion (6 years in a row)
Achievements as a Professional
Competing on European Tour, Challenge Tour and Europro Tour.
Winning Europro event at Roganstown in 2007
Winning Europro event at The Shire in 2008
Finishing 3rd in Irish Region order of merit in 2013
Some images from my appearance at The 2006 Masters.
The 2006 winner was Phil Mickelson with a final score of 281 (-7) to win by 2 shots from Tim Clark