Broadstone Golf Club

The Professional Staff

Jacob Hunter

Head Professional

Jacob started golf at the fairly late age of 13 and quickly became addicted to the game, achieving a single figure handicp just 1 year later.

As Jacob continued to improve, he was appointed as Junior Captain at Broadstone in late 2016 and had great success in the club's Hardy A and Scratch teams. He made his first appearance in the Dorset under 18 squad in the 2017 season, under team coach and then Broadstone's Head Professional, Adrian Harris. 

Jacob decided to persue a career in professional golf and started his PGA degree at 18. Starting as an assistant, he has moved through the ranks, stepping up to the Head Professional in 2023. Jacob has always enjoyed competing in Professional tournaments, and has picked up multiple victories and acheivements along the way, He focuses heavily on coaching and has built a strong lesson clientbase of golfers of all abilities. Jacob uses TrackMan in most lessons and is TrackMan Level 2 Qualified.

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Ben Cannon
Head Assistant Professional 

Before moving back to the UK at the age of 18, Ben grew up in spain playing golf at Estepona Golf Club. Ben began his Professional career at PlayGolf Bournemouth (Christchurch Golf Club) before spending 4 years at golf clubs in the Middle East, coaching golfers of all abilities and helping to grow their academies.

Ben's role will consists of assisting Jacob in the shop, custom fitting, coaching, as well as helping to manage the junior academy and working with the coaches to help deliver exceptional coaching programmes. 

Ben enjoys coaching golfers of all abilities. With a large client base comsisting of junior golfers all the way up to our most senior golfers. Ben is Trackman 2 qualified, TPi level 1 qualified, Superspeed qualified. 

Kelly Bridges

PGA Professional + Academy Coach

Kelly is one of our dedicated teaching professionals. originally from Northampton, in 1996 Kelly had the opportunity to go and study in the USA at the University of Arkansas, graduating with a BSC in Financial Management. She was also awarded a scholarship to play college golf during her 4 years at university and was an active member of the women’s golf team.

As an amateur, Kelly was a member of the England Under 18 Girls Team who won the English Schools Championship, was a member of Northamptonshire County Ladies 1st team for 16 years, won the Northamptonshire County Ladies Championship 3 times and also held a number of course records, including 65 at The Bedfordshire GC. Before turning professional Kelly was a Regional Development Officer for the English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association, a role that saw her focus on increasing participation, and raising awareness of, the game of golf.

Having turned professional in 2010 and completing her PGA training at Rugby Golf Club, Warwickshire, Kelly secured a position as part of the award winning coaching team at Al Badia Golf Club in Dubai. During her time there, she worked with individuals of all abilities, from complete beginners to single figure players, all of whom had very different personal goals.

In 2014 Kelly left Dubai to start a family and moved to Bournemouth. Shortly after moving she was able to secure a position as one of the Teaching Professionals at Broadstone Golf Club where she is able to balance family with her professional life as a golf coach.

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Sam Atkins

Trainee PGA professional 

Meet Sam Atkins, one of our dedicated teaching professionals at Broadstone Golf Club. Sam's journey in golf began at Parkstone Golf Club, where he honed his skills and progressed through the junior ranks.

Sam represented Dorset county in the under 16s, 18s, and 1st team, as ateenager. Sam's commitment to the sport led him to play full-time as an Amateur, before joining Broadstone as a member in 2018. With relentless dedication, he competed nationally, where at his peak he achieved an impressive handicap of +3.

In 2021, Sam turned pro, marking a significant milestone in his career. Currently, he plays a dual role as a full-time teaching professional and player at our club. Sam takes pride in running the Junior Academy, fostering the next generation of golfers, current members and visitors of all levels. His coaching at Broadstone reflects his passion for extracting the best from each individual's golf game, making him an invaluable asset to our golfing community. 

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Bailey Birch 

Trainee PGA professional 

Bailey is one of our Trainee Assitant Professionals. Bailey took up the game at the age of 8, at local golf course Sturminster marshall GC. Moving through the Junior Programme their, he took advantage of the joint-membership scheme between Sturminster and Broadstone to Join here as a member in 2014.

With regular lessons and practice (plus an intense rivallry with his sister, Sienna Birch) he slowly became on of the more experienced Juniors within the section.

Realising he wanted career in golf, Bailey applied for the role of Trainee Assitant here in 2022, and turned professional soon after. Now 1 year into his qaulification, it has become apparent to Bailey that he wants to use his knowledge of the golf swing and his passion for fitness, to help golfers understand how their physical condition can have an affect on their golfing performance. Bailey is Trackman level 2 trained and intends on completing the TPI level 1 and 2 courses. This will allow him to deliver tests and screens, Plus recommend exercises to help golfers body and golf performance. 

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