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"Keep it fun, keep getting better"




The golf course and coaching facilities will be closed inline with government guidelines until Dec 3rd.


We have all appropriate safety measures in place and your coach will direct you to make sure your experience is a safe one when the lockdown ends. #staysafe


Coaching Vouchers

Available year round. Click Here


Junior group coaching is back


2021 Coaching Programmes


Steve, Dean, Aaron, Nat and  James have now launched their Coaching Programmes, get in touch for further details


For the serious players, everything you need is available at the Academy: Flightscope, Trackman, SAM Putt Lab, Boditrak Pressure mat and one of the UK's finest coaching teams.


3D Biomechanics now at

East Midlands Golf Academy




James Coaching Holly

James formed EMGA in 2007 at Morley Hayes and has seen the Academy grow into Derbyshire's No.1 Golf venue.  His reputation as a coach has quickly caught up with his playing credentials as James is one of the lead technical coaches for the Derbyshire County Men's and Boys elite squads. He is also the Head professional for the Derby Performance Academy. He is the personal coach to many of Derbyshires up and coming young players and his ability to share his experience of competition combined with his technical knowledge is invaluable.  


James is the current Derbyshire Professionals Champion who is consistently ranked in the top 20 in the UK, he has also represented England in the European team championships and GB&I in the PGA Cup v's America. His biggest achievement was when he played on the European Tour at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.


James combines all lessons with computer swing analysis and teaching aids where required to enhance the overall learning experience.  A must see coach to take your game to the next level.


James Whatley


EMGA Academy Director & AA PGA Professional

Head Professional, Morley Hayes


Derbyshire Union of Golf Clubs Coach, Men and Boys

30 mins £30 or 1Hour £55 Professionals please call

Junior 30 mins £25  Junior 1Hour £45

Half Day £200  or Full Day £375 (inc Green Fees where applicable)

Flightscope and SAM putting system used in lessons where needed


Book online or Telephone James on 07841 922399

email: [email protected]

twitter; @JamesWhatleyPGA


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Please check out my videos below. I have worked with the disability department at Derby college for over three years now. It is such a rewarding part of my job. Most recently I recorded a selection of putting tips with Golfshake. I hope you enjoy.

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Recently had my first lesson with James Whatley - really enjoyed it and got a lot from it. My confidence on the course had really dropped and I was in need of a return to basics to try and build it back up again. Played this morning and came off the course having regained my enjoyment, rather than dreading each shot going awry. EMGA is a great team to have available so close to home - recommended without hesitation!

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