Meet the Pros

Our Professional Team

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.

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Gary 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.

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Steve 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.


Ben Jones

PGA Professional & Lead Junior & Essex County Coach

Ben has been with the Garon Park Team for 25 years, qualifying as a PGA professional in 2008. Ben has completed further qualifications including his advanced golf coaching accreditation along with the PGA level 3 (ASQ Level 3) programme. Ben is our head of coaching and golf participation. He specialises in bringing new people of all ages into the game and helps all standards of golfers from beginner to elite performer. Ben spent 8 years coaching the Essex country junior squad and won the accolade of the golf foundations ‘PGA coach of the year in 2015’.

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PGA Trainee & Pro Shop Assistant

Luke turned professional in the summer of 2022 and is now a PGA Trainee and Pro Shop Assistant. He is qualified as a Level 1 Coach and strives to grow the junior section. Growing up throughout his junior golf, Luke has represented Essex throughout a number of tournaments and County matches.

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PGA Trainee & Pro Shop Assistant

Jack has been with Garon Park Golf Complex since October 2021 and is currently in his last year of the PGA qualification. Jack has been playing golf from a young age, giving him plenty of experience within the sport and has competed and won at county level. Using his experience through playing and the PGA qualification, Jack teaches Junior and Adult groups along with individual lessons which include video analysis. Jack also offers custom fitting.

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PGA Trainee & Pro Shop Assistant

Adam joined Garon Park as a cadet in 2016 as a keen young golfer and is eager to give young golfers the same opportunities he had to improve his golf and life skills. Adam turned professional in 2021 and is currently completing his PGA qualification. Adam uses his knowledge of the game to teach adults, from brand new golfers to club golfers, using video analysis.

"My son has been coached by Jack for 18 months now and his development has been great. Jack mixes the cadet sessions up with the main idea of fun and an outcome of progression. His 1-2-1 sessions have a clear technical adjustment to improve his game."


"Jack is very patient and knowledgeable with us all. The grounds are really well looked after by the groundsman and the club house has excellent food and drink menus"


"Jack is very helpful pointing out how minor changes in the way people are doing certain things. When the weather is bad, we use the driving range for a few challenges between us, and when the weather is good, we use the par 3 course, putting green of chipping area."


"Jack is a fantastic Golf Coach and the kids love him. He is friendly, professional, supportive and he makes the class fun and where the kids don’t even realise they are learning new things each week - they are just really enjoying the lesson and having fun. If you are looking to get your child in to golf I would 100% recommend Garon Golf Club."



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