I’m James – I’m forty-something, live in the UK and work full time as a senior fire officer. When I’m not firefighting at work, I’m thinking about, watching or playing golf.
Golf has been a constant in my life since I was 11 years old. I’ll let you do the maths to figure out how long I have been playing (hint: it’s over 30 years). I played golf competitively at county level in Norfolk for 8 years and nowadays, I currently play on the Clutch Pro tour having turned pro off plus 2. Oh, and it’s always a competition when playing with my closest friends!
Another constant has been trying to find a local, qualified and experienced golf coach that can help me improve my game and then practising what I have learnt, without causing too much disruption to work and personal commitments. It’s fair to say, it’s been difficult with slow progress and success. Then in 2021, I received coaching from a US-based golf coach and close friend who helped me rebuild my swing in weeks with the use of video and follow-up analysis. Priceless.
Throughout my life I have taken great pleasure in helping and coaching others and golf coaching gives me the platform to be able to combine two of my greatest pleasures in life.
The sense of satisfaction I get seeing someone improve at golf when working with me is the reason I do this job.
I have experience working with the complete beginner and getting them to hit a ball for the first time up to professional golfers. Each comes with their own set of demands and my life experience leaves me placed to be able to communicate effectively and meet my clients needs.
Alongside my personal experiences and learning, I chose to study with one of the most respected names in the golf coaching industry. The training is overseen and developed by David Leadbetter and is accredited through Golfzon University. It was a holistic course covering all aspects of the game but equally recognised and valued the coaching and teaching qualifications I already had.
£40 for 45 minutes. (6 lessons for £220)
All lessons have video analysis and Sportsbox AI if needed. James is available for coaching in person at Norfolk Premier Golf on Sundays or online via Skillest.