Keith Preston is one of only nine professionals to have been professional at Aldeburgh since 1884. He is now the longest serving having taken over from the illustrious Reg Knight in 1986. A former Suffolk Strokeplay and Matchplay champion, his special skill is coaching. He has held and continues to enjoy many roles including Head Coach to the Suffolk Mens, Suffolk Juniors, Suffolk Ladies and Suffolk Girls teams. He has also coached Cambridge University for three years who won the Varsity Match two out of three times whilst under his tutelage.
He now coaches professional, international and county players but loves working with any golfer who is passionate about improving. Helping golfers to achieve their aspirations, no matter how lofty, is a real joy to Keith. Setting out short, medium and long term plans to develop his pupils’ understanding and skill maybe his deciding factor for achieving their goals and is hugely rewarding to him. He wishes to make a real difference to his pupils’ enjoyment and performance.
In recognition of his skill and knowledge Keith was awarded a “Fellow of the PGA”.
Simon Reeve – Senior Assistant
Simon started working at Aldeburgh Golf Club in 1996 and, under the excellent tutoring and guidance from Head Professional Keith, qualified as a PGA professional in 2004. Simon loves teaching golf to all ages and abilities – from 3 year olds to 90 year olds and from complete beginners to county champions
James Markham – Assistant Professional
James joined the Aldeburgh Professional team in 2010. As an amateur James represented his club and county to a high standard before commencing his PGA foundation degree, which he completed in 2015. Coaching is a real passion for James whether it is introducing new golfers to the game or helping more experienced players to improve their golf
From left to right: Simon Reeve, Keith Preston & James Markham