Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club Professional

Meet the Team
Richard Perkins - PGA Director of Golf
Richard joined Walmer and Kingsdown G.C. 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 handed players. As a coach in all aspects of golf and a specialist in the short game, he really enjoys improving a golfer’s scoring ability. Richard also competes regularly in Professional events across the region.
Lewis Thornby- Assistant Professional
Lewis joined Walmer&Kingsdown full time in June 2019, after completing his A Levels at a local grammar school and went on to turn professional in the September of 2019 at the age of 18. Lewis grew up playing his golf as a junior at Princes golf club, where he was junior captain for 2 years and he also represented their EKL team regularly. Since joining the club, Lewis has taken on the role of junior and beginner coaching, which he finds very rewarding to see new golfers progress into members of the golf club. Lewis also competes in South Region events across Kent and the surrounding counties. His ambitions are to grow the game of golf, by getting new beginners to have lessons and get the ‘bug’ for the game to increase the number of people playing golf in the local area as well as long term playing and teaching golf abroad at some point in his life.

Contact the Pro Shop on 01304 373256 Pro Shop services
The Professional shop has a wide range of competitively-priced golfing equipment and clothing in stock from leading manufacturers and brands to cater for everyone. Hardware includes top brands such as Callaway, Titleist, Odyssey, Taylor Made and Yonex, while a full and free custom fitting service is available using SkyTrak Technology. The wide range of top quality golf apparel includes Oscar Jacobson, Under Armour, Callaway, Galvin Green, Footjoy and our very own Walmer and Kingsdown Collection. You can also buy a Walmer and Kingsdown souvenir from the selection of logo items ranging from a ball marker to golf bags embossed with the club emblem.
Demo days, which include free custom fitting, are held regularly. They provide a great way to receive advice and to be professionally fitted to equipment that is specifically made for each individual.
Pro Shop emails are issued frequently to update subscribers to Pro Shop news, events and special offers.
Pro Shop Opening Times BST
The Pro Shop is open from 7am to 6pm on weekdays – apart from Wednesdays when it opens at 7am - and from 6.45am to 5pm at weekends.
Lessons at the RJP Golf Academy
Head PGA Professional, Richard Perkins, offers a wide range of lessons to cater for each individual. Private one-on-one lessons focus directly on improving your game. Group lessons are also available and are a great way to meet new golfing friends and improve in a relaxed atmosphere.
Lesson Prices:
30 minute golf lesson: £30
45 minute short game lesson: £40
60 minute golf lesson: £45
9 hole playing lesson: £80

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

Kingsdown Lesson Package (2 x 30 minute golf lessons, 1 x 45 minute short game lesson, 1 x 60 minute playing lesson): £99

Lesson gift cards are available to purchase from the Pro Shop.

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