Northumberland-based amateur Brad Robinson has accepted a job as a graduate assistant coach at Lincoln Memorial University.
Brad, who is based at Westerhope Golf Club and Close House when he’s back home in the UK, will take up the post in August having completed his undergraduate studies in Sports Management and Psychology at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina over the last four years.
Brad said: “I’m really looking forward to heading back to the US and taking up the coaching job. I know a lot of the guys from Lincoln Memorial already having played against them in our conference, and I’m looking forward to learning as much as possible from the college’s director of golf Travis Muncy.
“There’ll be a lot to do alongside my masters degree, but it’s a chance to learn from a well respected coach in the college system and support a talented team of players. I’ll be covering everything from recruitment through to working with them in practise and being out on the course at events.”
As well as helping coach the golf team at Lincoln Memorial, Brad will be studying for his Master of Business Administration while looking to establish himself within the college coaching system.
He added: “I’ve had a pretty successful college career with two wins, 10 top fives and 20 tops 10s and I’m looking forward to building on the great experiences I’ve had in the US so far. I’d love to be able to do something in the college coaching system in the future and this is the first step on the ladder.”