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 currently studying for his PGA qualification. He had a scratch handicap as an amateur and has represented Herts County Colts. Charlie aims to develop and build a successful coaching Academy from beginners to established golfers. He is also approaching local schools and businesses creating more awareness for the club.

Josh Emerton - Custom Fit Specialist

​ Josh Emerton is a 2 handicap amateur golfer and holds the highest qualifications in custom fitting for which he uses ball flight analyses GCQUAD 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! A further objective is to be playing off plus figures by 2019.

Richard Stilwell

Richard turned professional in 2011 and successfully qualified in 2015 with A grade status to the PGA. During the past 3 years he has been busy coaching all standards of clientele, ranging from beginner juniors to experienced individual players. Previously he has been at Mill Green Golf Club where he created a thriving Junior Academy with over 40 children participating weekly. He has always liked playing Mid Herts even as a junior and had success playing the Junior Open in 2008. 

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.