Hi, im Jamie Garner the PGA Professional at Sandfield Driving Range Chester. I have worked here since i was 15 years old and was fortunate to take over as the Teaching Professional back in 2004.

I also play in tournaments throughout the year within the PGA North Region. The region is the largest in the UK spanning from Aberdovey to Newcastle and with many players having European Tour experience the standard of play is very high. I also play in pro-ams throughout the year so if you or your friends want to take part in one or a series then give me a call, its always good fun.


“Coaches play a crucial role in the development of golf and also in the lives of the golfers they coach”

I am a fully Qualified Level III PGA Professional. I graduated in 2005 and achieved a Merit in the PGA Diploma Degree.

The PGA and the PGA Diploma Qualification

The PGA, on behalf of the sport of golf, leads on the development of coach education and training. A full review of the existing coach education structure, following guidance from the quality standards of the UK Coaching Certificate, has lead to the establishment of a new, coach-centered education system that meets the needs of coaches and, ultimately, players.

The finished pathway (which is still somewhat under development) will include a range of qualifications to support novice to expert coaches based on the following descriptors:

What the qualified coach will be able to do:

Level 1
Assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision

Level 2
Prepare for, deliver and review coaching session(s)

Level 3
Plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes


Driver – Titleist stiff shaft 7.75 degree loft

3 wood- Ping i15 stiff shaft 15 degree loft

Hybrid – Ping i15 stiff shaft 20 degree loft

Irons – Wilson FG Irons 4-pw

Wedges – Mizuno

Putter – Odyssey