Meet the Team

Senior PGA Qualified Professional

Kyle Smith

Kyle is a class AAT PGA Professional with over 15 years experience within the golf industry. He joined the professional team after returning home from coaching and fitting roles in Melbourne, Australia and Marbella, Spain. Kyle turned professional at the age of 21 after his amateur career where he achieved many senior honours.  He started his professional career locally at Pontypool Golf Club where he completed his PGA Training. He then took over the role as Head Professional. Following this, he took on the same role at Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club where he expanded his coaching and business portfolio.

Kyle has a strong passion for golf coaching, he has vast experience with all abilities helping them achieve their game goals. He also has an enthusiasm and drive for custom fitting with extensive knowledge of Trackman Launch Monitor and helping players improve their game by sourcing the correct equipment specifically suited to them

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PGA Qualified Professional

Rhys Evans

Rhys has rejoined the PGA team at Celtic Manor after enjoying many years of expanding his knowledge and experience within Golf Coaching and Custom Fitting. Rhys started his PGA at Celtic Manor in 2018 and has experienced working at a prestigious golf club in Asia, Hong Kong Golf Club. His most recent appointment was at The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire as a PGA Professional.


Rhys is a TPI certified coach and holds a Trackman Level 2 Certification. He prides himself on completing everything to a high standard by offering a thorough, comprehensive and modern approach to his coaching and club fitting sessions.


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PGA Qualified Professional

Rhys Leggett

Rhys joined the PGA Team at Celtic Manor in October 2022 after completing his PGA training at Brampton Park Golf Club. He first turned pro when he was 18 and has 7 years experience working within the golf industry.


Rhys has a simple, holistic approach to coaching taking inspiration from Butch Harmon and Jim McLean. He believes in evidence through numbers. Providing a great understanding of strokes gained and statistics and how golfers can use their stats in order to improve their game through course management as well as technically regardless of ability. His knowledge of equipment and ball data is exceptional meaning Rhys is able to provide top quality Golf Tuition and Custom Fittings using the latest launch monitor technology.


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PGA Trainee Professional

Adam Keenor

Adam joined the Golf Team in 2021, has recently turned Professional, and is currently undertaking his first year of 3, in becoming a fully qualified PGA Professional. Adam will be mentored by our Senior Head Professional Kyle during his training, ensuring he completes all the necessary requirements to fulfil his future role, and will be available for Junior tuition once he has completed his Level 1 qualification.


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