Fairway Tales: Joanna Coe, PGA Using her Coaching Platform to Grow the Game
By Carly Grenfell
PGA Professional, Joanna Coe on the 18th hole during a practice round of the 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Club on October 7, 2020 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America
Joanna Coe’s lifelong career in golf has been fruitful in more ways than one.
Most recently, it has brought her to the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship not far from home at Aronimink Country Club in Philadelphia, PA. Joanna Coe will be one of eight PGA and LPGA Professionals competing on one of golf’s most prized stages for the third straight year.
Growing up, it wasn’t just golf that competed for her attention. But after a season-ending knee injury that sidelined Joanna Coe for her senior year of high school soccer, she took it as a blessing in disguise. Golf it was. And golf it still is today.
Joanna Coe is currently the Assistant Director of Instruction at Baltimore Country Club. She’s responsible for coaching members and guests, oversees the junior golf program and represents the club in PGA section and national events. Joanna Coe fell in love with hitting balls on the range with her dad at an early age—and you’ll still find that competitive fire in her today.
Settling on Rollins College to play women’s golf on a full-ride scholarship, Joanna Coe took a crack at going professional afterward and experienced some early success; she made it to the final stage and the final round of LPGA Qualifying Series her first go-around.
Joanna Coe is proud she gave that dream a shot. She ultimately decided it was time for some stability, which is what led her to earn her PGA Membership.
Through all of that, and between still playing competitively and fully embracing her role at Baltimore Country Club, Joanna Coe has been able to find her niche in coaching.
“I love inspiring people to play the game,” Coe said.