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Top Local Coach Appointed as Essendon Country Club’s New Head Professional

12.03am 6th January 2014 - People - This story was updated on Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor has been appointed as Head Professional at Essendon Country Club near Welwyn Garden City.

Taylor joins the staff of Hertfordshire’s most progressive golf club after spending seven years working at East Herts Golf Club, most recently as the club’s Teaching Professional.

For the last 12 months the 26 year-old has also been Head of Coaching at Golf 121, an innovative mobile application providing interactive golf tuition to the worldwide market.

He has also been a Hertfordshire County Coach for the last three years and in this role has worked extensively with some of the Country’s most promising young players.

“I am delighted to announce that Ian Taylor has been appointed as our new Head Professional,” said Essendon Country Club director, Kieran Griffin, who together with his brother, Liam, and their partners Elaine Ratcliffe and Clare Griffin, purchased the club just over a year ago.

“Ian comes to Essendon with the reputation as one of the South East’s most impressive young coaches and we see him as the perfect man to develop business at our new GolfAcademy.”

The introduction of the new GolfAcademy was one of the decisive factors in Taylor’s decision to take the job at Essendon.

“The GolfAcademy is fantastic and gives me the perfect base from which I can provide structured coaching programmes for golfers of all ages and abilities,” said Taylor.

“Every time I have visited the club since Kieran, Liam, Elaine and Clare took over I have been impressed by how it has been developing and improving,” he added. “It’s clear that it is a club that is moving in the right direction and I look forward to playing a significant role in its continued success.”

Essendon Country Club

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