Pro Shop

Dara Lernihan, PGA 

Dara Lernihan has joined the team at Bray Golf Club having qualified as a PGA professional at Elm Park Golf Club where he spent five years gaining invaluable experience in coaching and Pro-shop management. 

Playing Achievements

Having a great interest in golf from a very young age, Dara has had a successful playing career to date.  Memorable achievements include:
  • Member of the 2008 Walker Cup squad to face the USA
  • Irish amateur close champion 2010
  • Senior Irish international 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Alps Tour Member 2011, 2012
  • Winner of (Carton Challenge) 2014 (Malahide pro-am) 2016
With a keen focus on tournament play, Dara is very competitive on the Irish PGA circuit and has won major events in two of the last three years.

Junior and Team Coaching 
Dara has a passion for coaching and developing junior golf. He had a significant role in the development of Elm Park’s teams, helping the under-15s to become Leinster champions in 2016. Dara was able to provide meaningful advice on course management and strategy based on his own wide experience in similar events.

 He is also a co-founder of The Birdie Golf Academy which aims to introduce young children to golf and to teach the fundamentals of the game in a fun and safe environment. 
As well as juniors, Dara has been directly involved in team coaching and preparing teams for inter club tournaments with great success in recent years.

Pro Shop Service

While working at Elm Park Golf Club Dara learnt the importance of member service. Providing a friendly, warm welcome to the Pro Shop is one of Dara’s priorities. His shop provides the latest in golf equipment and apparel. As part of a buying group, Dara has the ability to price match all major golf outlet stores. Please contact Dara with all your queries on coaching, pro shop and the important matters of golf.

Dara is always available for your queries and questions, or for just a chat, and will welcome you to Bray Golf Club to show off the outstanding facilities.

Technology and Custom Fitting

Dara promotes the use of cutting edge technology in his golf lessons to ensure his clients get the most out of their sessions. He is trained and up-to-date with the latest technologies such as Trackman Golf 3D ball tracking and V1 video screen analysis systems.
His excellent knowledge and experience on custom fitting and repairs services will be a great assistance to all Bray Golf Club members and our visitors. Using his expertise Dara will custom fit your clubs to the optimum specification for your game.

Dara can be contacted at (01) 2763200 or by e-mailing him at

Please note that these hours are subject to change due to weather related events and/or course closures.

Monday 08.00 - 18.00  
Tuesday 08.00 - 18.00  
Wednesday  08.00 - 18.00     
Thursday 08.00 - 18.00  
Friday 08.00 - 18.00  
Saturday 07.00 - 18.00  
Sunday 07.00 - 17.30