James Palmer
Certified Leadbetter Coach

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.

Lesson Prices:

£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.





Book A Lesson With James

New Monthly Subscription Package

James Palmer is here to help you take your golf game to the next level with his new Monthly Subscription Package
What’s Included:
  • 2 hours of in-person coaching every month
  • Choose between 4x 30-minute lessons or 2x 30-minute lessons plus 1 nine-hole playing lesson
  • Unused sessions can be rolled over to the next month
  • Unlimited online coaching and support through Skillest
  • Access to “Draw More Circles,” a shot data collection app for more effective practice
  • Club Gapping evaluation every 3 months
  • Priority booking in Progenda
All this for just £120 per month (minimum 3-month subscription required). But act fast, because there are only 10 spaces available!
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to improve your golf game with a Ledbetter Certified coach. Sign up now and watch your skills soar! Contact James today to secure your spot.


I am proud to say I coach on Skillest which quite frankly is incredible. If you have never tried online coaching before I would really recommend it. You get instant access to me as a coach and I find it really helps me build a much more connected relationship with my students and helps me support you way better on our journey. If you aren’t sure what to expect check out the sample lesson below.

To book a complimentary online consultation click the ZOOM CALL button below or follow me on Skillest.

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