Newly qualified PGA professional and former Sussex county player Amy Yeates has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for Golf at the 2,000 acre Goodwood estate.
The 26 year old who graduated 8th out of 250 graduates earlier this month as a fully qualified PGA professional at the University of Birmingham has more than six years experience working for some of the best-known championship venues in the UK developing their corporate golf business.
An accomplished amateur golfer, Amy won a Golf Scholarship at the age of 19 to study for a degree in Sports Management at the University of Louisville where she was a regular member of the college team. Her golf career began at The Belfry in 2005 booking and organising corporate golf days earning her promotion to Golf Sales Manager and she was seconded to work on the 2008 Ryder Cup in the US at Louisville because of her knowledge of the venue during her college years.
In 2008 she joined the Exclusive Hotel Group as Golf Business Development Manager looking after the two golf properties within their hotel portfolio and after a two year stint made the move to the Home of Golf joining The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews in a similar role.
Amy joined Goodwood earlier this month and is delighted to be joining the Sussex venue which has been at the forefront of international sport for generations, she said: “I am delighted to be joining Goodwood and really looking forward to the challenge of generating more golf business throughout the south east. I think we have a real advantage here at Goodwood being able to offer clients more than just golf with our historic race track, horse face meets and aerodrome which gives our Golf Days a unique twist”
Stuart Gillett, Director of Golf is delighted to welcome Amy to Goodwood and said: “Amy brings a wealth of experience to Goodwood and with our profile continuing to rise in the world of golf with the English PGA Championship and this year’s Trilby Tour Regional Championship we need to capitalise on the interest we are attracting in terms of corporate golf and memberships”