PGA PROFESSIONALS & TUITION
Our PGA Professionals are available throughout the week for competitors looking to improve their game
The St Andrews Golf Week includes golf tuition from PGA Professionals who are available throughout the week. Golfers are free to attend the tuition at their own leisure as much or as little as they like. Range balls are provided throughout the week for all competitors.
MEET THE PRO’S
Jim Farmer is a former British Club Professional Champion and Tartan Tour number one and prior to turning professional achieved notable amateur success winning the Lytham Trophy and gaining international honours. Mr Farmer, who is Honorary Professional at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, has enjoyed a hugely influential career as a player, coach and administrator.
During his playing career he chalked up six Open Championship appearances – the first at St Andrews in 1970 – and also represented Great Britain & Ireland in four PGA Cups.
Outside of the playing arena, Jim established himself as a successful Scottish national coach, chaired the Scottish Regional Committee and has been a member of the PGA executive committee and PGA Board. In recent years, Jim has collected a number of awards in recognition of his contribution to golf including: PGA Master Professional status and the PGAs of Europe Five Star Professional award. To many in St Andrews, where he grew up and still lives, he is “Mr Golf”. He has coached and mentored generations of amateurs and professionals.
Jamie has over 20 years of experience as a PGA Professional. He has held club professional positions throughout Scotland including Drumpellier, Alyth Golf Club and Old Meldrum near Aberdeen. Jamie has enjoyed all aspects of the golf industry through playing and coaching, and also retail having had his own Pro Shop in St Andrews.
Based locally, Jamie has been a part of the St Andrews Golf Week for many years helping golfers from around the world improve their skills and enjoy their game even more.
HERE IS WHAT SOME PARTICIPANT’S ARE SAYING
– Lynda Monik, Ontario, Canada.
– Akira Nagata, Tokyo, Japan.
– Warren Stevens, South Africa.
THE 2019 ST ANDREWS GOLF WEEKS HAVE GOLFERS FROM THE BELOW COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENTS
THE 2020 ST ANDREWS GOLF WEEKS SO FAR HAVE GOLFERS FROM THE BELOW COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENTS
“Steve and I want to thank Mark, Sarah and the Links Golf crew for another absolutely unforgettable experience. This was our second time attending the event and can’t wait to come back again. On a scale of 1 to 10, Golf Week is an 11+. Its a first class international event. Everything is taken care of for you. From the organized events (Jigger Inn night is so much fun), to tee times and transporting us to/from the courses. If you are looking for a “once in a lifetime” trip to St Andrews, Golf Week is for you.”
“Sarah, I was telling a friend last evening about the great trip we made to Scotland and what a fantastic event you all hosted. You all are the best, not a thing was missed. I tell people to imagine what an “over-the-top-awesome” golf trip to Scotland would be like, that was what this was. Thanks you for all your efforts. My best to Mark and the rest of your team.”
“First of all, this is to express my most sincere appreciation to you for your hospitality during The Golf Week. It was great fun. I enjoyed thoroughly every day of the week. I was impressed very much by your excellent management of the Golf Week and sheer hard work. I understand I was the oldest age participant, but I was very happy to play every day pleasantly at the Home of Golf.”
“Just a quick note to pass on my thanks to you and the team. Without doubt, I (and the rest of our group) had a great time, everything was fantastic, from your operations, logistics, team and hotel, oh and well done on the weather front too! Please pass on my regards and praise to the team at Links Golf.”
“Dear Friends & Links Golf, Just arrived in our city in Argentina and we want to express our sincere thanks for making our trip to St Andrews a week of fantastic golf. Being able to play in St Andrews was a dream with perfect organisation, first class hotels and superlative attention. Everybody made us feel very welcome. Thank you very much for everything. Undoubtedly a wonderful experience and we hope to repeat. Our sincere greetings.”
“This is just to say thank you very much for an outstanding week of golf. Your team at Links Golf are true professionals. The week was professionally handled and organized. Have to say, that I am already thinking of doing it again next year.”
“Both Phyllis, and especially I would be available as a shining endorsement of the St. Andrews Golf Week. The only thing I would change regarding our week at St. Andrews would be some of my fluffed golf shots. We speak in nothing but superlatives of every aspect of the experience. It is our sincere hope that it was not a “once in a life time experience”, returning to the beauty as well as charm of St. Andrews, the warmth of the Scottish people, and the incredible efficiency of Links Golf of St. Andrews. Thank you seems insufficient.”
“On behalf of Chris, Rob, Ross and myself, many thanks and congratulations to you, Mark and the Links Golf team for the fantastic Golf Week. Our expectations for Golf Week were high; by a wide margin they were exceeded. The attention to detail, the personalized service, and all of the little extras and surprises provided by Links Golf made Golf Week very special, indeed unforgettable. We plan to return in 2020.”
“On behalf of Rob and myself I would like to thank you, Mark, Jamie and all the team for making the October 2018 golf week so memorable. Your organisation was faultless and the help and consideration of all the team to even the most minor request was fantastic. But, what impressed us most was that you kept surprising us with extra events and touches. In an era when most companies under-deliver against what they advertise your Company does the complete opposite. Brilliant. We will have no hesitation in recommending the week to anyone who is interested in enjoying the St Andrews experience. Kind regards. Paul. PS. And you arranged the weather as well. Can’t wait to see to photos posted on your site.”
“Just a quick note to say Thank You to yourself and all of the Links Golf team for another wonderful week at St. Andrews. I can’t believe we had such good weather especially on the Old Course. That was very special. I really enjoyed the day. Thank you again. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to Mark and all the team. All the best.”
“What a fantastic week. Who would have thought it could get better than the 2 previous trips. I cannot thank the team at Links Golf enough, your combined efforts are awesome and you ensure that we have a sensational week. Please pass on my sincere thanks to all the team at Links Golf. Kind Regards,”
“Words cannot describe the wonderful experience I had attending the St Andrews Golf Week. You, Mark, Ross, the entire team (Andrew, Cameron, Kenny) are amazing – it is difficult to come back to reality. With sincere appreciation for your service excellence, attention to detail and follow up.”
“I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for organizing such a wonderful Golf Week. The attention to every details (such as snacks and soup at the half way house and hand warmers), the passion and very warm smile and service from all of your staff, and many special highlights such as the the Scottish band performance, and many others, made this trip one of my best golf trip I ever had. Definitely this is an event that any golfers around the world should not miss, and I definitely want to come again and recommend to my friends. Great job for the team and hope that you will continue to host such event continuously with your great passion and Scottish hospitality.”