Meet the Professional Team

Rob Leonard - Head Professional

Rob Leonard is our Head Professional at Harpenden Common Golf Club. As a junior he was a member at Harpenden Common 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. Available for lessons for everyone.

Josh Emerton - Custom Fit Specialist

Josh Emerton is the custom fit specialist and 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! Custom fittings and club gapping analysis available for everyone.

Chris Foster

Chris Foster is an amputee golfer playing off 5, who is playing on the European Disabled Golf tour and starts his PGA training in September. Chris will be concentrating on coaching and plans to become one of the leading coaches in disabled golf as well as helping to grow awareness of disability golf.

George Littlejohn – Academy Director

George Littlejohn is a fully qualified PGA Professional. George represented the county at Boys and Colt level and has grown extremely successful Junior, Ladies and Beginner Academies and looks to continue his reputation as a high class all round coach. Available for Lessons for everyone.

Matt Binstead – Shop Manager

Matt is a category one golfer and his aim is to turn Professional in the near future. He thrives in customer service and is extremely reliable. We price match all recognised internet sites and American golf prices. If we do not hold the product in stock, we can obtain it for you.

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.

We maintain a fully stocked shop with brands including Callaway, Ping, Titleist, Mizuno, Lynx, Glenmuir, Footjoy, Under Armour and many, many more. We have the top of the range custom fitting facility including a Sky Trac launch monitor. This will allow us to take you through the custom fit process, in depth, to achieve your exact specifications. We 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 us to help obtain the optimum ball flight and so maximise your distance and 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.

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. Come along and try the first lesson for free, contact Rob at

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 healthy activity, meet new people and most of all enjoy yourself.

If you would like any further lesson information, to book a lesson or a fitting appointment please come into the shop or contact Rob on:

Pro Shop: 01582 711328
Mobile: 07983 520088

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09.01.2018 09:35
The course is open. We are playing main greens. If you are able to carry as apposed to using any type of trolley, please do so. Please abide by white lines to front of approaches. Buggies and ride on equipment are now back in use.