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Royal County Down Golf Club

Pro Shop

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Pro Shop 

The recently extended clubhouse at Royal County Down now houses a professional’s shop which is the equal of any in the country and the Club is fortunate to have associated with it a Head Professional and assistant professionals of such experience and expertise as Kevan Whitson and his staff.  They pride themselves in being able to satisfy almost all the requirements of members and visitors for golfing equipment and tuition. They are the first point of contact for visitors – please call at the Professional’s shop on arrival, where they will be glad to welcome and help you.


To email Kevan or his team  rcdproshop@gmail.com

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Kevan Whitson

 Kevan Whitson, the Head Professional and manages our Operations Team. He is an Advanced Fellow of the PGA. He came to Royal County Down in 1992, having grown up on the east coast of Scotland playing some of the oldest traditional links in the world. When he qualified as an assistant at the Royal Burgess Golfing Society in Edinburgh, he was one of the youngest professionals in the history of the PGA. With a growing reputation as a teacher, he had to curtail his playing career, and over the years has coached many top amateurs and touring professionals. He is ranked by “Golf Monthly” as one of the top 25 teachers in the UK.

He has acted as a consultant to the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union and has served as Chairman of the PGA, He is much sought after as a speaker and golf consultant.

During his time at Royal County Down he has provided valuable input to many leading championships held at the Club, including the Amateur Championship, the Irish Open, the British Ladies’ Amateur Open Championship, three Seniors’ Open Championships and, in 2007, the Walker Cup .In 2006 he was honoured by the PGA serving a term as Captain, In 2009 he received one of only four 5-Star Professional Awards, for which nominations are made by fellow professionals; past recipients include Bernard Gallagher , John Jacobs , Mickey Walker , Severiano Ballesteros , Bernhard Langer and Bob Torrance.

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Pro Staff

John Murray

John is our Senior Assistant and a native of Newcastle. He turned Professional playing off a handicap of +1 and joined the team in 2013 after completing his PGA training at Portmarnock Golf Club. John coordinates the day to day running of the Proshop and Staff. He is a recognised teacher with a growing reputation and coaches several of the local members as well as being a GUI Junior Regional coach and a certified Trackman user.

Joel Funnell

Joel’s role is to manage the majority of online sales and enquiries, he competed for the county of Sussex before winning the Junior County Championship. He joined the team in 2018 aged 20 and is currently in his first year of his PGA training after turning Professional off a handicap of 2. He hopes to continue to compete in Professional events throughout the year. He is a certified club fitter and has a keen interest in the use of Trackman.

Chris Carroll

Chris is a native of Belfast and joined the team in 2019 from Dunmurry golf club. Chris played his amateur golf at Shandon park where he currently holds the course record of 64. He is currently in his 3rd year of the PGA training and will finish his degree in the summer of 2020, this will allow him to develop his passion for Junior coaching.

Reeve Whitson

Reeve turned Professional playing off +4 in 2015 after an Amateur career which resulted in becoming the Spanish Amateur champion along with playing in the Irish national team and winning the Order of Merit. He competed in several European Tour events along with Europro and Challenge Tour.

Michael morgan

Michael is a member of our seasonal staff; and is currently studying at Queens University in Belfast and is a member of the University golf team.

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Lesson Prices & Club Hire

Lesson Prices

Head Pro - £45.00

Teaching Pro - £30.00

Trainees Pro - £25.00

Playing rounds as is!

Club Hire

We try to profile your hire set as closely as possible to your own equipment

Cost £50.00 per round including a sleeve of balls and tees

Shoe hire by request

Trolly hire £6.00

GPS Powakaddy electric trolly £20

Links experience short talk, giving informal advice on what to expect on any given day on the course

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Shop Brands & Club Fitting

Shop Brands

Peter Millar

Galvin Greene

KJUS

Hugo Boss

Grayson

American Needle Hats

PRG Accessories

Club Fitting

in our "state of the art" fitting studio

TaylorMade

Ping

Callaway

Mizuno

PXG

US Kids Golf

Trackman





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