Kieron G Stevenson BSc (Hons) (Head Professional)
Kieron was appointed Professional to the Club at the start of 2008.
A BSc (Hons) graduate in Sports Science from Nottingham Trent University, Kieron qualified as a Professional at Turnberry following two spells at Oakmont Country Club in the USA. Further positions at Gleneagles and Old Thorns Golf Club led to five years at Murrayfield Golf Club in Edinburgh.
An avid teacher, retailer, and player, Kieron is particularly enthusiastic about the junior side of golf and the encouragement of new juniors into the game. Nothing shows this more than the hugely successful initiative The Royal Troon School of Golf, for boys and girls aged 5-11, where children begin their golfing journey under the guidance and knowledge of the Professional Team at Royal Troon. Kieron and his team have dedicated over 400 voluntary hours to this initiative which has now introduced golf to over 4000 local school children via taster sessions, school coaching, club sessions, summer camps and the now annual School of Golf festival.
Kieron explains, “Attracting young kids into golf is absolutely essential as we as PGA golf professionals try and compete with other sports and activities. The idea was to make golf fun, easy to understand and easy to learn. It’s a holistic approach to golf and includes health, wellbeing, education and life skills at its core, the kids and school teachers love it”.
Kieron is also a specialist tutor of the short game, and his unique scientific approach has helped many golfers successfully improve and develop their putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.
Amongst his career highlights were a hole-in-one at the Postage Stamp in 2008 (his 7th in total) and the opportunity to play in the 145th Open in 2016 as the marker with Haydn Porteous, and with Colin Montgomerie on the final day.
Adam Rolfe (Senior Assistant Professional)
After completing an HND in Sport and Exercise Science at Guildford University, Adam Started his PGA training at Royal Troon Golf Club in 2008 and successfully completed the PGA Training Programme in 2011.
Adam enjoys all of the aspects of being a PGA Professional, including retailing, custom fitting, and repairs.
Teaching is Adam’s passion and with over 11 years of teaching pupils ranging from novice to professional, he brings a wealth of experience to his primary role as a teaching professional.
Some of Adam’s highlights at Royal Troon include the Club hosting The Senior Open Championship in 2008, The Amateur Championship in 2012, The Open in 2016. Adam is now eagerly anticipating The AIG Women’s British Open being held at Royal Troon in 2020.
Gary Foley (Assistant Professional)
Gary joined the team at Royal Troon in 2015 after completing an HND in the Golf Programme at SRUC Elmwood College. Whilst attending college, Gary gained some valuable work experience at Turnberry which inspired him towards becoming a Qualified PGA Professional.
Fresh from recently graduating from The PGA Training Programme at the University of Birmingham in early April 2019, Gary is just at the early stages of his exciting career as a PGA Professional.
Specialising in custom fitting for all levels of golfer, Gary will continue to strive to learn about the golf industry, including coaching, playing and retailing with CPD development.
Euan Webster (Pro Shop Assistant)
Euan joined the Professional team at Royal Troon in April 2015 as a seasonal member of staff whilst studying at the University of Aberdeen, before joining the team full-time in 2017. Living in Troon and playing golf at Royal Troon all of his life, Euan is very familiar with the local area and the many great golf courses it has to offer.
In Autumn 2019, Euan will enrol on The PGA Training Programme through The University of the Highlands and Islands and is looking forward to furthering his career in golf.
Euan’s main interests in the game are health and fitness, and through his PGA Training he is aiming to develop his skills and knowledge of the golf industry.