The staff and service provided by the professional team at Royal Mid-Surrey have been held in high regard by the members, guests and visitors of the golf club for some time. They have great ambitions, continually seek to gain further knowledge and qualifications and want to immerse themselves in club life. Their desire to please is clear to be seen and they will always go above and beyond to help make your day at the golf club a great one.

Dean Rodgers

Turned Pro: 2004

Head Professional: Since 2020

Home Town: London

Favourite Course: Loch Lomond and Quinta do Lago (South)

Biggest Influence: Tiger Woods

Greatest Achievements: Scratch at 15, Surrey Order of Merit Winner, Pro Shop Europe Awards Winner, Head Pro at RMS


Dan Leeke

Turned Pro: 2014

Home Town: Shrewsbury

Favourite Course: Wentworth West Course

Biggest Influence: Tiger Woods

Favourite Brands: TaylorMade and J. Lindeberg

Greatest Achievements: PGA Rookie of The Year, Midlands Assistant of The Year (all 3 years of PGA training)


Lewis Bird

Turned Pro: 2015 with +3 handicap

Home Town: Sandhurst, Berkshire

Favourite Course: Sunningdale Old Course

Biggest Influence: Tiger Woods

Favourite Brands: Callaway and Peter Millar

Greatest Achievements: Shooting 59 on the Pam Barton in 2021


Jonathan Stapleton

Turned Pro: 2019

Home Town: Grantham, Lincolnshire

Experience: Edgbaston GC, Birmingham; Belton Woods GC, Lincolnshire; Quinta do Lago, Portugal; Wentworth Club, Surrey; Medinah CC, Chicago.

Favourite Brands: KJUS

Greatest Achievements: Degree from the University of Birmingham in Applied Golf Management


Olivia Pearson

Turned Pro: 2021

Home Town: Leeds

Favourite Course: St Enodoc Golf Club

Biggest Influence: Georgia Hall

Favourite Brand: Ping, Chervo and Ecco

Greatest achievements: First class degree in Applied Golf Management at the University of Birmingham and a hole in one at Northcliffe Golf Club at 14 years old.


George Thompson

Turned Pro: 2021

Home Town: Harrogate

Favourite Course: St. Andrews Old Course

Biggest Influence: Ernie Els and my Dad

Favourite Brands: Yonex, Adidas, J. Lindeberg and Kjus

Greatest Achievements: My first-class degree in Spanish and Portuguese


Cathy Smith

Our retail and customer service expert all the way from Adelaide, Australia.

Favourite Course: Shoal Creek, Alabama, USA

Favourite Golfer: My grandson Bronson followed by Tiger Woods for his work ethic and ongoing support for junior development and community projects through his TGR Foundation.

Favourite Brands: Rohnisch

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