James is our Head Professional here at The Herefordshire Golf Club and is a fully qualified ‘Accredited’ (Class AAT) PGA Professional. James has worked within the golfing industry for over 14 years. He started his PGA journey back in 2014 and graduated from the University of Birmingham as a fully qualified professional in 2017. James also completed his National Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence in Golf at Hartpury College in 2010.
James is someone who has a strong passion for coaching and player development. James specialises in putting, where he is one of a handful of coaches across the UK to hold the level 3 instructor certification from Science and Motion Golf. James also has significant experience of introducing beginners and juniors to the game as well as developing county and professional players. James has first rate communication skills whether with adults or juniors alike. James has delivered after school golf clubs for over 10 schools in Herefordshire and promoted and delivered Tri-golf at the Herefordshire School Games where over 2000 children attend. James creates a positive environment for his clients to develop in. He has a calm approach and demonstrates high professional and personal standards. James has a can-do attitude to customer service and will always go the extra mile.
James’ passion for the game is also very evident in custom fitting where he is a certified club fitter for some of the leading brands in golf such as Ping, Titleist, Cobra, Mizuno and TaylorMade. He also prides himself on delivering the highest standards of club repairs, from re-shafting to re-gripping.
Through his passion for the game James was awarded for his efforts and was chosen to sit on the Shropshire and Herefordshire County Development Committee in association with England Golf in 2017. James is still a very keen golfer himself and competes on the National and Regional PGA circuits alongside his coaching and work at The Herefordshire Golf Club.
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Tom is our trainee assistant professional here at The Herefordshire. Tom started playing golf from an early age where it became clear he had a natural ability for the game. Tom has been a member at the club for over 4 years and has represented the club at both junior and adult level.
Tom had a successful amateur career starting when he won the under 14s Shropshire & Herefordshire County Junior Championships. This led to Tom being selected for the Junior County Squad where he has gone on to represent the county throughout all age groups. Down to Tom’s dedication, he was lucky enough to be selected to represent the county in the four & six counties’ teams in 2018 & 2019.
Tom graduated from Hartpury College in 2020 where he studied and achieved a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence in Golf. Tom gained a double distinction and a merit in his overall exams. Tom was also an integral part of the colleges golf team where he represented the college at intercollegiate level.
This year Tom has enrolled into the PGA national training program through the University of Birmingham where he will study to become a fully qualified PGA Professional over the next 3 years.
Tom brings a youthful and positive energy to the team and will be on hand to offer a high level of customer service to members and visitors when visiting our golf club with his extremely polite manner.
Cameron Probert – Professional Shop Assistant
Cam started playing golf at an early age when his grandad first introduced him to the game.
After a couple of years playing, it became apparent that this was something he wanted to do as a career.
Cam completed his National Diploma in Sport and Excellence in Golf at Hartpury College in 2019. He then gained a sports scholarship in the United States at Kansas City University where he studied for just over a year, later transferring back to Hartpury University to finish off a sports management degree in 2021.
Cam has a passion for playing the game and currently plays off a handicap of 1. He is a current member of The Herefordshire Golf Club, and The Shropshire and Herefordshire County men’s 1st team. He has represented and competed in the four and ten counties men’s and juniors first team on several occasions.
Cam’s most recognisable achievement was when he won the champion of champions and England Golf’s Junior Champion Club at Woodhall Spa in 2018.
Cameron is a positive, polite, and friendly person who will always demonstrate a high level of personal awareness and gives a warm welcome to all members and visitors to our golf club.