Meet the PGA Pro’s

All of our PGA Professionals are fully CRB/DBS checked and are always on hand to provide advice and assistance whether it be for coaching (from group ‘Get Into Golf’ lessons to one-on-one tuition) or picking out the necessary equipment to get the best out of your game.

Gary-NewGary Jacom
Head PGA Professional/Director of Golf
Gary has been a PGA Professional for over 40 years and spent the last 22 years as Head Professional here at Garon Park. He is an experienced golf coach and an expert golf club technician with an in depth knowledge of the golf swing enabling him to offer sound advice when adjusting or purchasing golf clubs. His very easy going teaching style helps pupils relax and improve at a very quick rate making him the perfect coach for both beginners and accomplished players alike.

Steve-RSteve Richardson
PGA Professional & Retail Manager
Steven is the Golf Shop Manager and has been a PGA Professional for over 26 years.  With his vast knowledge of both the golf swing and equipment technology he is well equipped to better your game and help you find the perfect clubs to suit.  Steven specializes in video analysis and uses a slow motion camera to view your faults, teaching beginners and advanced golfers alike.

GeorginaGeorgina Swallow
PGA Professional & Society/Membership Manager
Georgina has been a part of the Garon Park team for 11 years qualifying as a PGA Professional in that time and currently dealing with all societies, memberships and social media.  Her cutting edge knowledge and experiences as a player along with her personable approach make her an ideal instructor for lady golfers. Georgina has a CIM Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Marketing, a Certificate in Social Media and is also currently undertaking an Advanced PGA Degree specializing in Golf Business Theory.

BenBen Jones
PGA Professional, Lead Junior and Essex County Coach
Ben has been with the Garon Park team for 18 years, qualifying as a PGA Professional in 2008 and winning PGA Coach of the Year in 2015!  Completing his Advanced PGA Degree in Coaching and now in the final stages of his PGA Level 3, Ben is our lead Junior Coach and the Essex County U12’s Coach for this area.  He is a representative for the Essex PGA on the Essex Golf Partnership Committee and is always pushing to get new players into the game, a success of which is his popular Junior Passport classes which have been a pathway for many into the County Squad.

Steve Jackson
PGA Professional & Club Repair Specialist
Steve has been a PGA Professional for over 20 years.  He is an experienced coach attending many seminars including Denis Pugh, John Jacobs and short game specialist Tommy Horton.  Steve uses the SmartPro coaching system, which allows pupils access to their lesson notes and interact with him via email.  Steve is also our expert in club repairs and adjustments allowing you to get the most out of your clubs and keep them in tip top condition.

John golf swingJohn Francis
PGA AA Qualified Golf Professional
John is a Master Instinctive Golf Coach with over 30 years experience in the golf industry and has worked with John Jacobs, Kendal Mcwade, Scott Cranfield, David Leadbetter, Mike Hebron, Mac O’Grady and Dennis Pugh. John’s style of coaching is based on three principles, keep it simple, maximise the golfers full potential and to have fun! John takes great satisfaction in improving golfers and seeing them develop. John uses the Hudi Technique coaching system with voice over and email of the lesson. John has also written numerous golf articles for magazines including Todays Golfer, National Club Golfer and Essex Golfer. ‘Too many golfers are looking the magic move but do not realise they have the answer within. My Job is to get you to explore your abilities, skills and for you to improve your golf game.’

ChrisChris Grant
PGA Trainee Assistant
Chris is the newest member of the golf shop team.  He is young energetic individual and an avid golfer trying to work his way up the Professional rankings. He is currently in the final stages of completing his PGA Foundation Degree and has the help of a great team around him offering him their expertise to ensure he does well.  Chris is also fully CRB/DBS checked.