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Our Golf Pros

Regardless of your age handicap or ability, our team of PGA pros can help improve your game. Below are the profiles of our fantastic team, alternatively head into the pro shop to speak with them directly about taking charge of your game.


Ben Emerson - Head PGA Fellow Professional AAT

UK ‘Top 50’ Elite Golf Coach for Today’s Golfers and Golf Monthly


His clientele include touring professionals, elite amateurs, and celebrities including global superstar Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Williams, with Robbie calling him; “The best coach I’ve ever had.”

Ben’s unique, honest and fun style of coaching has helped thousands of golfers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to professionals.

With 20 years’ experience working in the golf and leisure industry, his credentials include; PGA Fellow Professional AAT, TPI Advanced Golf Coach, TPI Advanced Power Coach, K-Motion Advanced 3D Biomechanics, Trackman Level 2 Certified, BodiTrak, Swing Catalyst and Master ‘Mind Factor’ Performance Coach. He is also a Callaway Staff Player and J.Lindeberg Ambassador.

His modern approach has seen him become one of the most sought after coaches in the country with Golf Monthly quoting him “One of the UK’s most cutting-edge coaches.”

For more information please visit or to book a lesson please contact the professional shop on 01189 792711 or email [email protected]

Follow Ben on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @benemersongolf

Jamie Banning - Assistant PGA Professional

Jamie is a young and enthusiastic professional who joined the professional team at Sand Martins in 2017 starting his PGA training programme. He has a passion for golf and prior to joining the team at Sand Martins worked at some of the most prestigious golf clubs in the area, where he learnt vital skills from incredibly successful professionals. This has resulted in an ability to help and improve the game for golfers from every walk of life. 

Jamie is currently undergoing his final year of training with the PGA and has been able to not just learn his skills straight from the PGA, but also from Trackman, University and reading up on the ‘Wedge Matrix’ programme from some of the industry’s leading coaches from around the world. Jamie is always trying to expand his knowledge in golf and strives to be at the forefront of technology and coaching methods.

Jamie has created and lead multiple training and improvement programmes for a wide range of golfers of all abilities and all ages. His aim is to not only to see great results in every golfer but also to make it a more enjoyable experience.

Jamie Banning is an absolute credit to Sand Martins. From his professionalism to his ability, he is second to none.’ Adam Huzzey 


30 Minute lessons – £30

1 hour lessons – £60


Course of 6 x 30 minute lessons £150 (normally £180)
Course of 6 x 45 minute lessons £225 (normally £270)
Course of 6 x 60 minute lessons £300 (normally £360)

‘I’m completely dedicated to improving my pupils in every aspect of the game not just the swing! A big part of my philosophy is creating a relationship and environment that makes the whole experience far more enjoyable and most importantly, successful!’

For more information on lessons and getting your journey to better golf started please contact the professional shop on 01189792711 or email [email protected]


Fraser McDonald - Assistant PGA Professional

Fraser is a passionate, young professional who turned pro in 2017 when he first enrolled on the PGA training programme. He has always had a dedication from a young age to progress in his golfing career whether that was either playing or coaching. Even in his relatively young coaching career he has managed to work at some of the most well-respected courses, including England’s top 100 course, Woking GC and Frilford Heath GC. This experience has given him vast knowledge about the game, helped him adapt his approach to coaching and in turn, enhance his pupil’s performance from this.

Fraser is in the latter stages of the PGA training programme where he looks to become a fully qualified PGA professional this year.  Alongside the PGA training he has also managed to increase his coaching expertise by learning, using and implementing the likes of Trackman and Foresight Quad into his coaching experience. Fraser is always looking into ways he can complement his coaching philosophy whether that is newer, more advanced technology or various coaching methods.

“When I’m coaching I don’t just want to improve my pupil’s performance but also their knowledge and understanding of their swing and how it works giving them the best possible chance of success on the course!”

For more information on lessons and getting your journey to better golf started please contact the professional shop on 01189792711


30 Minute lessons – £30

1 hour lessons – £60

For more information on lessons please contact the professional shop on 01189792711 or email [email protected]

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