STUART HALL - HEAD PGA PROFESSIONAL & CALLAWAY AMBASSADOR
Stuart has been with us at Ashridge since 2013, starting as an Assistant Professional. He won various awards during his PGA training and is now an acclaimed PGA Coach, recognised for his continual learning and development.
Stuart has been our Head Professional since March 2022 and is renowned for his coaching ability and retail expertise. Since his time here, he has caddied at multiple AIG British Opens, won professional events and has coached over 1,000 golfers.
Stuart is a Callaway ambassador and a fitting specialist for Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade and Ping. Stuart uses Trackman in his lessons and fittings, which gives you access to market leading launch monitor data.
Stuart is a well-respected and valued member of our club. Alongside his team, they aim to deliver a best-in-class service to members and visitors alike.
TOM BAILEY - PGA PROFESSIONAL & TAYLORMADE AMBASSADOR
From playing in various regional stroke play and match play events as a junior, Tom developed a passion for the game, leading him to a scratch handicap at an early age. After turning Professional in 2019, he undertook his PGA Qualifications at South Herts through the University of Birmingham, while competing in East Region Professional tournaments.
Since becoming a fully qualified PGA professional, Tom has given lessons to amateur and professional golfers at clubs in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, as well as running successful Junior academies. At the start of 2024, Tom was recognised by TaylorMade as Master Club Fitter, one of the youngest in the industry. Tom has a strong knowledge of the ever-growing modern game and is well-versed in launch monitor data. He uses the most up to date technology in his lessons, including GCQuad and HackMotion’s wrist sensor, helping golfers of all abilities understand their faults, fixes and movement patterns that create their unique golf swing. Through setting goals, game management and technical improvement, Tom helps players bring their game to new levels, becoming better golfers.
Tom specialises in improving golfer’s clubhead speed and runs numerous swing clinics throughout the year to help golfers lengthen their carry distances.
Whether you are seeking private lessons, group clinics, custom fitting or golfing insights, Tom is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and passion, providing you with the tools, insight and guidance needed to improve your skills and enjoy the game.
ROLAND KRIEL - PGA ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL & TEAM TITLEIST
Roland joined the professional team at Ashridge Golf Club in 2022 and is currently completing his coaching qualification through the University of Birmingham. Roland was recognised by Titleist through volume of sales and fittings and was made an ambassador for the company in 2023. Roland was born in South Africa but grew up locally in Berkhamsted. He returned to South Africa in 2006, where he spent 15 years as a Level 3 Safari Guide, he took over from his father as General Manager in 2011 after returning to the UK in 2020 to focus on a career in the golfing industry.
Roland has a great demeanour, his coaching philosophy is as simple as is comes, no jargon, keep it fun and anyone willing to learn is worth teaching.
“I love the game of golf and the rewards it gives me; the biggest reward by far is building relationships.”
DANIEL EDWARDS - PGA ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL
Daniel Edwards is a dedicated teaching and custom fitting professional. An open minded and approachable individual with a profound love for the game, Daniel has a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and a truly enjoyable golf experience.
His golf journey began at 16 at South Herts GC, evolving his skills at Potters Bar and Old Fold Manor, before turning Professional at North Middlesex. Formerly an engineer, Daniel’s expertise extends to building and adapting golf clubs, aiming to enhance usability and lower scores. He brings this wealth of experience from the Srixon Fitting Center of Excellence and aspires to provide the same high level of expertise at Ashridge.
Daniel’s passion lies in understanding the intricacies of the golf swing, catering to diverse patterns for players at all levels. Equipped with Flightscope, Hack Motion, Di Wiz, and 3D technology, he ensures tailored excellence through his own personalised insights. Daniel takes joy in witnessing golfers of all ages and skill levels achieving new goals, whether it's juniors, beginners, seasoned players, or seniors. His mission is to elevate their performance, creating a fulfilling golf experience that is uniquely tailored to each individual.