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Leeds Golf Centre Makes Key Appointments

7.45am 2nd April 2012 - People - This story was updated on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Leigh Tasker

Leeds Golf Centre has made two key appointments to facilitate its pursuit of becoming one of The North’s premier all-round golf venues.

Leigh Tasker, former publisher of PaD Property & Design Magazine, has joined the company as Business Development Manager, while former international athlete, Joanne Walker, has more recently been recruited as Public Relations Assistant.

In just over a year, Parklane Properties has totally transformed Leeds Golf Centre thanks to an unprecedented multi-million pound investment programme. The Leeds-based property developer and hotel operator has upgraded the facility’s golf courses, car park, Pro Shop, changing rooms and shower/WC facilities as well as adding two superb high-tech swing studios and just last month, the brand-new Nineteen Bar & Grill.

With overall responsibility for both communications and revenue growth across the facility’s four core departments (golf courses, Academy, Pro Shop, and Nineteen Bar & Grill), Leigh has already conceived a number of exciting initiatives such as the inaugural Leeds Corporate Golf League and has been highly influential in delivering critical marketing-related projects including a new suite of corporate literature.

Commenting on the impressive redevelopment project, Mr Tasker said: “Over the last twelve months, the principal aim has been to provide Leeds Golf Centre with foundations that will continue to prove strong in the future. The stunning re-modelling of our Wike Ridge championship course is nearing completion, the Pro Shop is thriving and bringing new visitors to the club and our swing studios and market-leading Academy continue to make waves amongst the local golf community. We are all hugely proud and massively excited about making Leeds Golf Centre the number-one location inYorkshireto learn and play golf.”

Joanne on the other hand is currently completing her Masters of Arts in Public Relations and comes from an elite sporting background. Having represented England at netball, she currently captains Yorkshire Jets, the county’s Superleague netball team.

The 22-year-old, who also has a degree in Sport, Leisure and Culture, is aiming to bring fresh ideas regarding how the club is publicised and is confident of helping Leeds Golf Centre pursue exciting new public relations strategies.

Joanne said: “From travelling with netball, I’ve seen some of the top sports facilities in the country. The overall experience I have of Leeds Golf Centre is right up there with the best so I can’t wait to help the operation realise its potential.”

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