Meet the Team

Richard Perkins - PGA Head Professional

Richard joined as Head Professional in November 2016, having most recently held a PGA Golf Operations role at nearby Princes Golf Club. Richard qualified as a PGA Professional in 2004, completing the PGA Diploma with Merit. An expert coach, he uses being a left handed Pro to his advantage, being able to provide mirror image demonstrations to right-handers. He specialises in the short game and has enjoyed significant success in improving members’ scoring ability. He regularly competes in Professional events across the region.

Cameron Cristall - Professional Assistant

As our Head Assistant, Cameron has quickly won the respect of members and visitors for his calm, efficient service since joining the club at the start of 2017. He is always willing to help, whether it is with custom fitting, club repairs or equipment and clothing requirements. An excellent golfer in his own right, Cameron currently plays off a handicap of 3 and has very recently turned Professional commencing his training.

Robbie Herbert - Professional Assistant

Robbie joined the team in 2017 and is working hard to improve his golf – he is currently on track to be a single figure player very soon. Robbie is an immensely talented sportsman and has a keen willingness to learn so has a great chance of making golf his career.


The Professional shop holds a wide stock of golfing equipment from a range of leading manufacturers including Callaway, Titleist, Odyssey, Taylor Made and Yonex – including several demo clubs. A full and free custom fitting service is available using SkyTrak Technology. The wide range of clothing from Oscar Jacobson, Under Armour, Callaway, Galvin Green and Footjoy is supplemented by the branded Walmer and Kingsdown Collection which also includes souvenirs ranging from a ball marker to golf bags embossed with the club emblem.

Demonstration days, which include free custom fitting, are regularly arranged, providing a great opportunity to receive advice and be professionally fitted for equipment that is specifically tailored for the individual. The team send regular email bulletins to update subscribers to Pro Shop news, events and special offers.

Pro Shop Opening Times (BST):
Monday: 0730-1600
Tuesday: 0730-1600
Wednesday: 0700-1600
Thursday: 0730-1600
Friday: 0730-1600
Saturday: 0700-1600
Sunday: 0700-1600


Richard Perkins offers a wide range of lessons to cater for each individual’s specific needs. Private one-to-one sessions focus directly on improving performance, while group lessons are also available - a great way to meet new golfing friends and improve in a relaxed atmosphere.

Lesson Prices:
30-minute lesson: £25
45-minute short game lesson: £30
60-minute lesson: £40
9-hole playing lesson: £60

Lesson Packages:
6 x 30-minute lessons: £125
10 x 30-minute lessons: £175

Kingsdown Lesson Package - £99
2 x 30-minute lessons
1 x 45-minute short game lesson
1 x 60-minute playing lesson

Lesson Gift Cards are available to purchase from the Professional Shop.

Contact the Pro Shop on 01304 363017 or via

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