Meet The Team
Joe Pepperell – Head PGA Professional
I’ve been at Oxford Golf Club since 2007 undertaking my PGA Foundation degree under the tutelage of highly experienced and well respected Head Professional Tony Rees.
My golfing journey began at the age of 6 where I started playing with my brother Eddie at Drayton Park Golf Club in Abingdon. I joined Frilford Heath Golf Club at age 12 where I quickly progressed through the junior team becoming Junior Captain in consecutive years 2006 and 2007. I represented the BB&O County team at under 18 level in 2007. In March 2015 I succeeded Tony Rees as Head Professional at Oxford Golf Club after his 56 years of service at the club. In 2016 I won The Oxford City Pro Am being the first and only home Professional to do so in the club’s history.
During my time as a PGA Professional I have developed a teaching style and philosophy that makes learning golf fun for all abilities from complete beginners to experienced county players. Weekly Junior Coaching is available from one of our PGA Professionals as well as the popular group Ladies Academy sessions. In addition to my coaching I offer a quality custom fit service to members and visitors in our NEW Ping Authorised Fitting studio.
Narendra Yonjan – PGA Senior Assistant Professional
Hi, I’m Narendra Yonjan also known as Sanu, that’s the nickname given to me by my parents who originate from Nepal. I started playing golf at 14 years of age and quickly developed a passion for the game. Turning Pro at 2015, and then becoming fully qualified and graduating as a PGA Professional in 2018.
Ultimately, I’d like to see how far playing golf competitively can take me by playing PGA regional events/Pro-Ams and mini tours to maybe one day…
As well as the passion I have for my own game, I really enjoy inspiring others by passing on my knowledge. During my time at Oxford, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and getting to know the members here. I look forward to excelling by using my enthusiasm and knowledge to benefit all at Oxford Golf Club.
Ronnie Bulford – PGA Professional
Ronnie has lived in Oxford for most of his life and began playing at the North Oxford Golf Club. In 2016 he secured his PGA professional status after graduating from the University of Birmingham having completed his degree in Applied Golf Management Studies. The degree combines coaching pedagogy, sports science and psychology as well as the opportunity to complete the PGA training course.
Ronnie has worked at several golf clubs both in England and the USA with the most recent being at Frilford Heath Golf Club. Ronnie is looking forward to coaching and believes a simplistic approach is most effective, particularly mastering the fundamentals which are often overlooked.