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The Staffordshire Golf Club

Meet the Pro Shop Team


Matt Lilley

Head Golf Professional

Matt learnt his trade at the famous Belfry Golf Centre. He graduated from his PGA exams and since this time has been busy teaching golfers of all levels and learning from the world’s best teachers.

To continue his development Matt took on the Head Golf Professional at the Welcombe Hotel, Spa & Golf Club in Stratford upon Avon. Matt took on the Head Professional role here at The Staffordshire in June 2016.


Tom Cowen

Assistant Golf Professional

Tom was a former Junior Member and Junior Captain at The Staffordshire Golf Club and has been a member since the age of 10. He has studied Sport Management (Golf) at Bournemouth University between the years of 2013-2017. During his placement year as part of his studies he worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at golf clubs in the Solihull area for Union Golf Ltd.

Tom has been working at The Staffordshire since April 2017 and is aiming to start his PGA Qualifications in September 2017.


Rob Higgins

Trainee Golf Professional

Rob was a former Junior member and Junior Captain at Patshull Park Golf Club. He has represented Shropshire & Herefordshire County Boys, as well as playing regularly for the Patshull Park Scratch Team.

Rob has previously worked at Telford Golf Club, where he has played the majority of his golf for the last couple of years, and Queens Park Golf Club in Cheshire. Rob has been working at The Staffordshire since July 2017.


James Wilkes

Trainee Golf Professional

James has been a member of The Staffordshire since the age of 12. He is currently studying at Stourbridge College for his A Levels and plans on going to a University in the USA. James has had a successful county career winning the Under 14’s County Boys Championships and both the Under 16’s and Under 18’s County Boys Championship in 2016. James was also the Under 16’s County Captain.

He plans to take his golf to a professional level in the years to come.





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