Women in Golf - Hannah Crump
Hannah Crump is a PGA Golf Professional, currently based at Stonebridge Golf Club. She has worked at some wonderful clubs across Warwickshire doing a variation of roles allowing her to gain vast experience in multiple areas including sales, operations, and coaching.
Hannah won the Women and Girls Trailblazer award at the 2022 England Golf Awards. Hannah has helped over 1000 women take up golf and has worked with the LGBTQ+ community and Muslim Golf Association to encourage diversity in the game.
We asked Hannah 5 questions to help women and girls interested in starting a career in golf.
Question 1: How long have you been a PGA Professional?
‘’I graduated from the PGA in 2015. I have been working as a full-time coach for 4 years.’’
Question 2: What made you want to become a PGA Pro?
‘’I always enjoyed playing golf as a young girl but knew I didn’t want a career playing Golf. So, I was lucky enough to realise I could find a living combining my two favourite passions which are people and Golf.
I love helping people so to be able to pursue a career where I knew I could do this was great. As a young girl I never saw many female professionals working in Golf, so this inspired me to break the mould and enter a very male dominated profession.’’
Question 3: What is the best part of your job?
‘’Helping people! For me to be able to improve someone’s golf and see an instant joy and happiness is the best. I also love the variation my day brings and meeting people from different walks of life truly is a wonderful part of this job.’’
Question 4: Tell us about a defining moment in your career?
‘’I was recently honoured to be awarded Midlands PGA coach of 2021. This was a defining moment in my career and as a female to win this award I felt proud. Last year I was lucky enough to work with the Muslim Golf Association introducing Muslim women to Golf. It was a great experience and has made me even more inspired to make this Golf world more like the modern world we live in today.’’
Question 5: Do you have any advice for someone who wants to become a PGA Professional?
‘’DO IT!!! I have the BEST job in the world. To share my knowledge of the game I love with people from all walks of life gives me great satisfaction.
My advice for anyone starting out in golf would be to prioritise finding your ‘niche’. We enter the coaching world believing we can coach everyone, however from personal experience I found that when I focused my attention to primarily female and beginners my business changed drastically. It’s what I enjoy and they’re the clients I know I can help the most. So always try to have a clear vision on the path you want to take.’’