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Meet the new PGA assistant at Driffield Golf Club

New PGA assistant professional at Driffield Golf Club, Paul Lockwood, said that he jumped at the opportunity to take on the role.

A former England and Great Britain junior golfer, Paul has been appointed to work alongside Cobie Atkin, who will take on a director of golf role, at the Sunderlandwick club.

The 29-year-old spent seven years as a professional until returning to amateur status last year.

Driffield Golf Club is a club on the up with a nice course and one where I had always been made to feel welcome at by friendly members when playing competitions here.

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Before regaining his PGA status this autumn, hopes to spend time playing the course and get back into fully enjoying the game once more prior to offering coaching at the club.

“I started playing golf after I was released from Hull City at about 14 and found I was good at it and quickly improved,” he told the Wolds Weekly.

“I played for England at 18 and had a good amateur career when I was younger.

“Having been a professional for seven years, I reapplied for amateur status last year and wasn’t playing too much whilst working at a leisure centre and elsewhere.

“Cobie contacted me in January and asked me if would join him at Driffield and I snapped his hand off.

“Driffield Golf Club is a club on the up with a nice course and one where I had always been made to feel welcome at by friendly members when playing competitions here.

“I want to take this opportunity with both hands, regain my PGA qualifications and really get back into golf.

“Cobie has done a great job over the last year or so since he’s been at Driffield and I’m looking forward to helping him out and eventually offer my own coaching and bring my own ideas too.

“I feel like I can bring plenty of expertise from what I have learned over the past 15 years or so having been coaches by some of the best coaches in the world.”

Cobie, who has been Driffield Golf Club’s professional since April 2021, said Paul’s introduction will enable him to focus on other aspects.

“The demand for golf in Driffield is probably more than it has ever been, especially since we have more members than we have had for quite a while,” he said.

“Everything is becoming busier and having more hands on deck will always help, hence why we have brought Paul on board.

“Paul has previously been professionally qualified and has great experience and knowledge of the game.

“Initially, he will support me with coaching and in the shop before building his own client base once he regains his qualifications.

“My role as director of golf will enable me to help out in the office more and focus on marketing and others way of promoting the club.

“It needs to be operating in a professional capacity and bringing Paul to Driffield Golf Club will only help us achieve that.”

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