Meet the Team

Andrew Kirk

Andrew is the Head Golf Professional and has been a PGA Professional for over 30 years and given over 30,000 golf lessons. He has an HND in Golf Psychology, coached HND Golf Studies pupils and been a county coach.

Andrew started his profession at Worplesdon Golf Club as a qualified professional before becoming Head of the South-East Golf Academy working alongside Doug McClelland. His first Head Professional job was at Merrist Wood Golf Club in 1997 and then moved to Ogbourne Downs Golf Club in Wiltshire.  Whilst at Ogbourne he took on the new role of Director of Golf as well as continuing his initial position of Golf Professional.  Andrew is currently Director of Golf/Golf Professional at Guildford Golf Club and has been at the club since 2008.

Andrew loves to take an active role in the running of the golf club.  He and his professional shop team are dedicated to providing a first class service to members and guests. Andrew’s aim is to give honest and unbiased advice encouraging all members and visitors to enjoy their golf. Andrew enjoys working with all standards of players and helping to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the mechanics of their golf swing.

Derek Steele

Derek is employed on a part time basis looking after the admin side of our busy Professional Shop and of course within the shop as a retail assistant. A member of Guildford Golf Club and golf enthusiast under the on course direction of AK Golf Academy. Pop in and talk about the latest equipment and shop offers.

Stuart McLaren

Stuart joined our Pro Shop Team on a part time basis in 2023 and as a keen member of Guildford Golf Club since 2020, he has represented the club in the Waffrons, Hogs and Surrey 5 leagues.

Alongside running a home business in music management, he brings with him a wealth of former I.T. experience and a passion for streamlining processes, and he has also proven himself a dab hand at regripping clubs!