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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

Chris MacKenzie- Assistant PGA Professional

Chris is a passionate golfer who embarked on his PGA journey in 2021, propelled by an unyielding commitment to advancing his career in golf. Transitioning from his role as a golf operations manager, Chris has refined his skills to now pursue excellence as a coach.

With the privilege of working alongside some of the finest golf professionals during his tenure at Sand Martins and currently under the mentorship of top 50 UK golf coach and Fellow PGA professional, Ben Emerson, Chris is well-equipped to guide aspiring golfers on their own journeys. Since 2011, he has been a pivotal member of the Sand Martins community, assuming the role of golf operations manager in 2015. This extensive background has endowed him with profound insights into the intricacies of the game, allowing him to evolve into a professional golfer primed to mentor others in their golfing pursuits.

Currently in his third year of PGA training, Chris is on track to achieve full qualification as a PGA professional in the coming years. Beyond formal training, his vision extends to elevating his coaching acumen through the integration of cutting-edge technology, leveraging the power of Trackman.

Chris remains committed to exploring innovative avenues to refine his coaching philosophy, embracing advanced technology alongside a diverse array of teaching methods.

“When I’m coaching, it’s not solely about refining a player’s performance; it’s about imparting a deeper understanding of their swing to allow for more success and enjoyment on the golf course.”

For more information on lessons and commencing your journey to golfing excellence, please contact the professional shop at 01189 893893 or email [email protected].


30 Minute Lessons – £30
1 Hour Lessons – £60
9 Hole Playing Lesson – £90

30 Minute Lesson – £25
1 Hour Lesson – £40
9 Hole Playing Lesson – £75

Custom Fitting
45 Minute Wedge Fitting / Putter Fitting / Wood Fitting – £45
1 Hour Iron Fitting – £60
Full Bag Fitting – £90

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