Golf coach Dave Pelz recreates iconic holes and charges £25k a day for lessons

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Dave Pelz charges £25,000 a day for lessons (Image: Golf Tips /Youtube)
Dave Pelz charges £25,000 a day for lessons (Image: Golf Tips /Youtube)

Golf coach Dave Pelz has recreated some of the most iconic holes in the sport in his back garden, and charges golfers £25,000 a day for lessons there. Pelz has quite the CV, having provided short game coaching to some of the golf's best players.

Big names such as Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed have been trained by the American, as well as over 20 other major champions. And Pelz has a training area like no other located in his back garden.

The setup includes a number recreations of some of golf's most famous holes, with replicas of the 17th holes at both Pebble Beach and TPC Sawgrass made.

The iconic 12th hole from Augusta National - home of the Masters - is also included, and was said to have been requested by three-time green jacket winner Mickelson. The remarkable training spot spans across Pelz's four-acre garden in Austin.

Golf coach Dave Pelz recreates iconic holes and charges £25k a day for lessons rriqudirriezinvThe garden includes some of golf's most iconic holes (Golf Tips /Youtube)

The 83-year-old created the golfing masterpiece after revealing he was 'tired' of travelling out to coach his clients. Those wanting a piece of Pelz's expertise and to play in his golf haven will have to pay a pretty penny for the service though.

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As a result the famed coach is said to charge an eye-watering £25,000 a day for short game lessons. Speaking about his four acre setup, he told Golf Course Architecture : "I was tired of travelling all over the country to meet my pros and help them with their games.

Golf coach Dave Pelz recreates iconic holes and charges £25k a day for lessonsDave Pelz worked alongside Phil Mickelson (Getty Images)

"I had an idea that if I could create the perfect space for them to practice, they would come to me. I didn’t have the time or attention to take care of a full short game grass facility here at home, so I turned to artificial turf.

"Maybe it was possible to get it as good as the real thing? Back then, artificial turf for golf was in rough shape, but I saw the potential." The renowned coach worked alongside SYNLawn to create the artificial putting and chipping turfs.

What do you make of Peltz's golf haven? Let us know in the comments section below.

Golf coach Dave Pelz recreates iconic holes and charges £25k a day for lessonsThe golfing haven is based in Austin (Golf Tips /Youtube)

The artificial grass is expected to last 20 years thanks to the SYNLawns HeatBlock technology which helps keep the turf cool, whilst looking and playing like an authentic course. Explaining his need for realism from the turf, he said: "The artificial turf was no benefit to me if it didn’t play like a real grass green.

"That was the majority of our work, to create a subsurface technology I developed which sits under the turf called ShotStopper. That coupled with the turf and gave us the most realistic bounce, spin and putting performance that my pros needed to practice."

Joshua Lees

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15.07.2024, 17:44 • Investigation