Meet the Team
Here at Kington Golf Club we have a dedicated team of Professionals to help you with all your golfing needs. From looking after the members to welcoming society’s and visitors, the team are on hand to give you the most enjoyable experience and service possible. The best thing about our team is that we’re all obsessed about golf in one way or another and love to share the experience.
Keith Preece-PGA Class AA Head Professional
Keith has over 25 years’ experience in the golfing industry and is now delighted to be Kington GC’s Head Professional. Keith has established himself as a respected coach in the region and in his time has worked as a Shropshire & Herefordshire County Development coach, working with Golf England. He still has a passion for playing the game competitively and spent a lot of time early on his carrier competing successfully on the Midland PGA circuit, various mini tours and at one time held 5 course records in the region. His main passion is developing new talent in the game through junior golf and also passing down his years of experience and knowledge to help players of all ability’s to fully maximise their enjoyment and hopefully reach their full potential.
Not afraid to embrace to new technology Keith was one of the first PGA Professionals in the country to build an indoor golf studio that used launch monitor technology. For over 10 years now we have been using technology for coaching and the fitting of golf clubs. "I would not be embarrassed to say that using the data we get from a launch monitor completely changed the way that I looked at my own golf swing and the way that I now coach the game to players of all abilities" says Keith. "In a strange kind of way the technology made the game much simpler and made the coaching based on factual evidence and not opinion or methods."
Keith and the team are also authorised custom fit specialists for many of golf’s leading brands. With the shop's Foresight GC2 swing studio and software we can offer customers an extremely good experience in custom fitting and coaching.
In the bag
Driver: Titleist 917 D3 8.5 Stiff Aldila Rogue
3 Wood: Taylor Made M2 Stiff Matrix Black Tie
Rescue: Titleist 913 19 Degree Stiff Aldila Rogue
Irons: 4-Pw Callaway CF 16 Forged KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 – 52, 56, 60
Putter: Taylor Made Spider
Favourite Golf course: It’s a hard one to pick a favourite but I’m going to go for one that’s still quite fresh in the memory – Cog Hill, Illinois in the US. It’s not for everyone but I liked it, a real tough and demanding layout that demanded precision on every shot.
Most memorable golf shot: I holed out with a 4 Iron from 230 yards on the final hole a Pro-am in the Midland Open. It was on a par 5 and moved me from -3 under to -6 under in one shot and earned me a nice cheque!!
Best round: -8 Under at Summerly Links in San Diego. The starter announced to us on the first tee that the course record was 63, -9 under par and I lipped out on the last hole.
A round to forget: In my second Euro pro tour event down in Newbury I wore glasses for the first time. The weather was horrendous so after a disastrous opening few holes I switched to some contact lenses which I hadn’t played in before and that made it even worse. My vision was even more blurred so after another 9 holes I took them out and eventually walked off with an 86!! Ouch my worst professional round by some way.
Favourite football team: Liverpool ‘Come on the reds’. Don’t hold it against me, I grew up in the 80’s…
Daniel Noar - PGA Assistant Professional
Dan joined the team in January 2015 from previously working at the 5 star resort at Celtic manor Newport. He is currently going through his PGA training at the University of Birmingham. Dan also completed his Bachelor of Science in Golf Coaching and Performance at the University Of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). In addition while studying he captained the university team to victory in the national league and held an unbeaten record in the league. Dan continues his desire for competition in PGA midland and national events throughout the golfing season. If you would like to support and play with Dan in these PGA competitions, please enquire in the Pro Shop.
Dan has a vast golfing knowledge and array of skills that means he will work alongside Keith with the development of the junior section. He is also an authorised Ping, Titleist, Callaway, and Taylormade Fitter so please ask us any question about clubs or booking a fitting session with the GC2 foresight launch monitor.
In the bag
Driver: Taylormade M1 430cc 2016 model Extra Stiff White Tie
3 Wood: AeroBurner Tour Extra Stiff White Tie
2 Iron: Mizuno Hi Fli Project X 6.0
3-PW: Ping S55 CFS Extra Stiff
52: Titleist SM6 Vokey F Grind
56: Taylormade Miller low bounce
Putter: Scotty Cameron Platinum Pro 34”
Henry is very much a local to Kington and has been a member of our team since 2014 where he heads up our customer service. He is an avid golfer himself and loves getting out for a round at the weekend or sneaking 9 holes in after work. He’s also been known to take the money in an occasional roll up on the odd occasion!!
Henry is a vital member of our team and is always on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes in the golf shop. Whether it’s a problem with your trolley, your clubs that need re-gripping or just a tee time that you need Henry will make sure that it gets booked in with the team and delivered back to you in working order.
In the bag
Driver: Epic Sub Zero 9.0 Graphite Design Tour Ad Di 6 Xtra Stiff
Fairway: TaylorMade M2 5 Wood Graphite Design Tour Ad Di 6 Xtra Stiff
Irons : Titleist TM-B 4 Iron Graphite Design Tour Ad Di driving Iron Xtra Stiff
Titliest AP3 5 – W AMT Black S300
Wedges: Titleist SM6 50, 56, 60
Putter : Scotty Cameron Newport 2.0