Joe on the BBC
Listen to Joe talk about his plans for the future on BBC Radio Manchester – Saturday 14 August @ 16:00: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_manchester
One of our own turns pro
We are delighted to announce that Joe Bannan has turned pro is attached to The Manchester Golf Club. Since joining the club as a junior member in 2011, Joe has developed into an outstanding golfer – culminating with 4 years in American College Golf.
At the height of lockdown, Joe kindly took part in a Q&A session to thank members for their support over the years, provide an overview of his college experiences and explain his plans for the future. Extracts and the full video are available below. We hope you find them interesting and will enjoy following Joe as he represents the club in Professional Golf.
Joe signs with Chubby
Joe’s pro career got off to the perfect start when he signed to International Sports Management. This well-respected sports management company is perhaps best-know for representing world-class golfers – including Matt Wallace and Darren Clarke – and its high profile CEO, Chubby Chandler. Check-out the ISM website for the full announcement
Commenting on Joe’s signing, Chubby said:
“Joe has shown a lot of potential and has made great improvements since working with Simon Dyson and we are pleased to be supporting him as he embarks on his professional career. It is a very difficult time for young players to turn professional given the relative lack of opportunities to progress onto the European Tour ladder over the next year so for Joe and many others, the aim is to work on their game as much as possible in the next twelve months to prepare for the Europro Tour and ultimately, 2021 European Tour Qualifying School.”Chubby Chandler, International Sports Management, July 2020
Video Extract 1 – College Golf Success
Joe talks about being second in the ‘NAIA Golf Rankings’ for 8 months and consistently in the top 10 during his four years in America. He accumulated a total of three ‘All American Honours’ and four ‘All Conference Honours’.
Video Extract 2 – Favourite Manchester holes and lockdown tips for members
With some lockdown restrictions in place Joe suggest a few ways to keep your game sharp while also discussing his favourite holes at the club – including the thirteenth which he holed-in-one on 28 May 2020.
Video Extract 3 – College Golf Success
American College golf is a breeding ground for talent having produced some of the finest players for decades. Joe explains how his golf has improved through a intensive teaching regime.
Full Q&A Video
Joe talks about returning to the UK after 4 years of college golf in America, thanking members of The Manchester Golf Club for their support and the honour of representing the club.
A closing thank you from Joe
“I would like to thank the Captain and the Council for giving me the honour and privilege of representing The Manchester Golf Club at the beginning of my professional golf career. A special thank you goes to all members for their continued support since I joined as a junior member back in 2011. I look forward to seeing you at the club soon”
If you think you can help in any way on Joe’s next stage of this journey, please do not hesitate to contact him on: