In the beginning
Born and raised in Co. Donegal, Seamus has been playing golf since he was 5 years of age. As a young player, he practiced and competed regularly on local courses around the county before moving into top amateur golf representing the Ulster Senior Team at 21 years of age from where he began competing around the country.
After turning professional in 2005, Seamus moved to the USA where he played mini tours in Florida and worked with some of the best coaches in the world including Stan Utley and top swing coach Jim McClane. In 2007 he returned to Ireland and began his PGA training at Edmondstown Golf Club under Gareth McShae and his assistant Donal Scott. In 2011 he graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Professional Golf Foundation Degree and returned home to become a regular on the Irish PGA Tour. He won the Irish PGA Assistants Championship in 2012 and finished in the Order of Merit Top 30 from 2008 until 2014.
Seamus is dedicated to coaching adults and children of all levels, hosting the Seamus McMonagle Golf Academy at a number of golf clubs across the county. When he first began coaching junior golfers in the county, he had five children at his first Junior Academy at Dunfanaghy Golf Club. Fast forward to the present day, Seamus now operates very successful Juniors Academies at Gweedore Golf Club, Cloughaneely Golf Club, Dunfanaghy Golf Club, Letterkenny Golf Club and Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club.
Golfers travel from around the country to County Donegal to work with Seamus. His coaching skills have seen former Irish International Eddie McCormack pick up multiple trophies on the Irish circuit and more recently he has coached multiple young players to Ulster and Ireland team caps. One of these included 15-year-old Northern Irish golfer Emma Forbes who progressed from a handicap of 28 within two years to a handicap of 3 while picking up her first cap for Ireland and representing Ulster at the interprovincial level.
The Seamus McMonagle Golf Academy provides a fresh approach to coaching. Seamus is passionate about helping any golfer achieve Par Excellence in their game through a range of teaching and development services. No matter what improvement you may be seeking or if you just want to gain the knowledge and skills to begin on the course, access the best practice and performance support you need to take your game of a golf to a new level.