Joanna is new club pro at West Suffolk GC

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West Suffolk Golf Centre have appointed Joanna Bates as their Head Golf Professional.

Bates is a local girl from Fordham and started her playing career at Ely at the age of 13.

After completing her training at the world renowned Royal Birkdale Golf Club to become a fully qualified member of the PGA of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2005, Bates was specifically recruited as a female golf instructor in the UAE to raise awareness of ladies golf.

A spell as coach of the UAE’s girls national team followed in 2011 and 2012, before recently being the leading female instructor at the largest golf club in the world at China’s Mission Hills Golf Academy.

Bates will be running the Junior Saturdays and Get Into Golf Sessions, and is also available for private or group lessons which can be discussed in more detail on 07855 821116.