PGA Head Coaching Professional
James turned professional in 2017 after a successful 15 years in the amateur game including a win at the Devon County Boys Championship, and winning the Devon Under 18’s order of merit in 2011. James was also part of the 2011 English County Finals team up at Luffenham Heath. In 2014, James decided to leap the Atlantic pond and play 4 years of collegiate golf whilst studying Business Marketing at Webber International University in Florida.
James’s first posting as a PGA professional was to be Torquay Golf Club, where he started out as a shop assistant, and heading the junior coaching development programme. In the last 3 years, the programme has grown by over 300%, and is now at full capacity, an impressive increase of both boys and girls which James plans to retain.
After finishing up his PGA Training in 2020, James was named Head Coaching Professional after becoming increasingly popular as a coach at the club, and in the region. James now heads all coaching operations, and has also become a key member of the Devon County Coaching Team.
James has a coaching style where he likes to use both video and Club data tracking technology with his students so that they come away with a wholistic understanding of their individual golf swing. James also strongly believes that each player has their own unique tendencies that should be used to enhance their game, and enrich their golfing experience.
During the first national lockdown, James began to do some heavy research into putting, and has now dedicated himself to becoming one of the foremost specialists in the country on this particular facet of the game.
SAM PuttLab is the worlds most accurate and comprehensive putt analysis and training system, and James has now completed his SAM PuttLab Level 3 Certification, making him the only qualified coach and fitting expert on SAM Putt Lab in the South West, and 1 of 10 coaches in the country.
James coaches golfers of all ages and abilities; from a new ‘Get into Golf’ initiative specifically for beginners, to the top amateur players and professionals in the region.
From a playing perspective, James has never lost the love for the game, and still plays in regional tournaments on a regular basis, already having 2 victories under his belt as a professional, and a plentiful amount of top 10’s to date.
If you would like to book a lesson or fitting in with James, or make a general coaching/custom fitting enquiry of any kind, please contact him on 07757 923764.