Meet the Professional Team

Rob Leonard - Head Professional

Rob Leonard is our Head Professional at Mid Herts Golf Club. As a junior he was a member at Mid Herts and his amateur career highlights were winning the Hertfordshire County Championship, The Roseberry Cup and the South of England Championship, having a handicap of plus 3. Rob qualified as a Professional through the PGA programme and since turning Professional in 2007 he has enjoyed some notable achievements including multiple Pro-am victories, two East Region Order of Merit Wins and two Hertfordshire Professional Championships.

Barney Puttick - Teaching Professional

Barney, a Fellow of the PGA, has been at Mid-Herts since 2000 and is renowned for his successful coaching techniques. He made a name for himself as Hertfordshire County Coach for many years and especially with his coaching of the Hertfordshire players and he is continuing this success with the club's own juniors. Several of the juniors he has taught have gone on to become professional golfers, including Mid Herts own Hannah Burke, Lucy Williams and Tom Shadbolt. ..More

Charlie James - Academy Director

Charlie James is the Head Teaching Professional and Academy Director.
Charlie is currently in his final year of the P.G.A Degree. He has already completed his Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching certificates. Charlie is a coach who believes every golfer needs to be assessed and coached as an individual with no one size fits all coaching method. He is already teaching a number of golfers at the club with great success in their game, if you are interested in improving your game let Charlie know and he will work with you on the best way to get you reaching your golfing targets.

Josh Emerton - Custom Fit Specialist

​Josh Emerton holds the highest qualifications in custom fitting for which he uses ball flight analyses software and is an expert in club repair.
Josh’s objectives are to provide a service where members really do appreciate and understand the importance of custom fitting and explain it in a way that we can all understand!
Using the Foresight GCQUAD technology we can analyse your swing to custom fit you to the equipment that will suit your swing to provide the optimum ball flight.

Richard Stilwell - PGA Professional - Events Manager

Richard Stilwell is a fully qualified PGA Professional completing his training back in 2016.
Since he started coaching in 2013, he has taught varied ability players, ranging from beginner juniors through to scratch professionals. Richard enjoys seeing the results that his pupils produce, both in general play and competition fields.
He always builds a relationship with his pupils, so they can have a better understanding on what goals they want to achieve and how quickly we are going to get there

Alex Crawford

Alex has passed his level 1 golf coaching certificate and is in charge of all junior coaching. His aim is to create the most efficient junior program in the county. He has set up roll up classes, holiday camps and after school clinics. For more information please feel free to contact a member of staff. Alex is working on his game this year to start the PGA programme at the end of this year. 

Custom Fit Specialists

Our excellent team are on hand seven days a week to offer impartial advice on all aspects of golf, equipment and clothing. They maintain a fully stocked shop with brands including Callaway, Ping, Titleist, Mizuno, Lynx, Glenmuir, Footjoy, Under Armour and many, many more. In the swing studio, they have the latest, state of the art custom fitting facility including a Foresight GCQuad launch monitor. This allows them to take you through the custom fit process, in depth, to achieve your exact specifications. They will explain the benefits of the equipment then will assess your swing speed, launch angles, spin rates, smash factors and strike. This, together with your static measurements, will enable them to help ascertain your optimum ball flight and so maximise your enjoyment of the game. A custom fitting is so important when purchasing new clubs.

Golf Coaching Academy

Rob’s Team are always available for Lessons of all abilities and the rates are:

£40 for 45 minutes
£60 for an on course lesson 90 minutes
2x lessons plus 1x on course lesson £110
Buy 5 lessons and get 1 FREE.

Junior Coaching Academy

The Rob Leonard Junior Golf Academy is a fantastic fun activity for children aged between 3 and 13. The Juniors do not only learn the technique but also life skills to prepare them for the Golf Club.

Ladies' Coaching Academy

To increase the participation of ladies in golf at the club we have also introduced the Ladies’ Academy. This is a very social introduction to golf and is a fantastic way to participate in a heathy activity, meet new people and most of all enjoy yourself.