Ed has been playing golf since the age of 13, becoming Junior Captain at Ben Rhydding before moving to Ilkley. He continued to play for teams and improve whilst reading for a degree in Real Estate Management at Nottingham Trent University. After successfully completing this in July 2005, he went to work in commercial property in Leeds, becoming a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor in April 2007.
When the economic downturn started to hit the property market Ed decided to try a change of career. He began work at The Bradford Golf Club in February 2009 and commenced the PGA Foundation Degree in September of that year.
Ed achieved the highest marks of any PGA trainee in the first year and received both the North Region Top 1st Year Assistant Award and the National PGA Rookie Assistant of the Year Award, for which he was presented with the Major John Bywaters Trophy at the annual PGA awards presentation at Birmingham University.
Ed still loves to practice and play at every opportunity, whilst also furthering his particular interest in teaching all aspects of the game of golf.