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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.

Ryan Walters - Academy Director

Ryan is a full time coach with 10 years experience of golf coaching. He delivers a first class service to all of his clients and welcomes any ability of golfer. He has created various group classes which can be joined at any time and you do not need to be a member or even have all the equipment to take advantage of Ryan's lessons.

Louis Hindle - Shop Manager

Louis was Harpenden Common Junior Captain in 2016 and then studied at the Lee Westwood Golf College. He currently plays off a handicap of 2 and is a regular player in the Scratch Team. He is looking to gain experience to have a career in the golf industry

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, Sketchers and many, many more. We have the top of the range custom fitting facility including a foresight GCquad 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.

The Tour Shed 

The Tour Shed is the home of our exciting new indoor golf simulator - open all year round.  To book click the link below:

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

Pro Shop: 01582 711328
Mobile: 07983 520088

The Tour Shed

Come and play 18 holes on one of many top courses from around the world, in the warm dry surroundings of the Tour Shed.

 Alternatively, you can book a lesson or simply enjoy some quality practise time to work on your game. Find out more about how a custom fitting could benefit your game using the latest FSX and GC Quad Technology.  To book simply click the link. 

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The Pro Explains - Competition Entries

Rob Leonard has produced a video and uploaded it to youtube explaining the step by step process to book onto the competitions. Please feel free to pass this onto as many people as needed.

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