Fellow Of The PGA & DIP. In Performance Coaching

Robert began his career as an assistant at Belhus Park in 1978, becoming a fully qualified member of the Professional Golfers Association in 1981. During this period Robert’s golf flourished culminating in earning his European Tour playing rights at the 1983 Qualifying School.

Robert’s career on the European Tour included highlights of
playing in the PGA Championship at Wentworth. He would also rub shoulders with the greats of this era, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer. He ended his European Tour career in 1988 to focus on his position as Head Professional at Theydon Bois, Epping.

During his time at Theydon Bois Rob called upon his mentor the legendary Eddie Whitcombe to expand his knowledge of equipment technology, and coaching practices. Continuing his playing career Robert enjoyed success winning the Essex Open in 1990 and tying for first in the East Anglian Open in 1991.

In 1993 Robert moved to West Essex, Chingford, this was where his Coaching career took off. Robert coached many Tour Players notably Bernard Langer, Simon Khan and Mark Davis. His passion not only lay within Performance Coaching but also with Junior Coaching with current European Tour Player Oliver Fisher coming through his Junior Academy, along with many other England Boys and Girls International Golfers.

Robert is currently based at Woodbridge Golf club, one of the premier clubs in Suffolk, he made the move in October 2018. With 27 holes of pure heathland course, it’s a truly breath-taking venue to experience. The indoor teaching golf studio lends itself to learn golf in the best environment possible.


  • “I first met Rob during my amateur days in the county training and knew then he was an excellent coach. What attracted me to work with him was his overwhelming positivity, passion and knowledge of not just the swing, but the game itself. He knows exactly what to say, but more importantly, when to say it. Can’t thank him enough with how much he’s helped me develop as a golfer.”

    Hugo Dobson
    Professional golfer

  • “Robert is a particularly good teacher as he is very tactile and used body contact to provide me with the correct posture and swing patterns. He encourages me to use my own thoughts to generate trigger words to use as reminders to ensure I follow the correct swing. With the help of Robert’s unique teaching I have achieved international status for the last 2 years, won several tournaments and last year finished 4th in the English Blind Golf Order of Merit.”

    Ron Tomlinson (Blind Golfer)
    English Blind Golf Order of Merit 4th position

  • “I have worked, been taught by and have known Robert Joyce for 19 years. I can honestly say that Robert is one of the most knowledgeable and insightful Coaches for all levels of golfer. As an ex European tour player himself, he has Always been of great help to me, both with Swing technique, and my overall Golf game.”

    Simon Khan
    European Tour Player
    Winner Celtic Manor Wales open 2004
    Winner BMW PGA Championship 2010

  • “In the two and a half years I have worked with Robert, he has helped me create a blueprint for my golf swing. He has a great understanding of the game and experience at every level in the game. This combined with extreme patience and honesty means I value his opinion and I look at Robert as a friend as well as a coach.”

    Calvin Sherwood
    Suffolk Men’s 1st Team Player
    Buckinghamshire New University Hall of Famer

I offer a range of lessons to help golfers of all levels lower their handicap.

Lessons are conducted in a friendly and professional environment, all being tailored to your own needs, using the latest teaching techniques and aids. You can book lessons concentrated on particular elements where you feel your game is weak, feel free to pop in for a chat about what you think you would like to book.

  • Putting and chipping
  • Long game, short game & the mind game
  • Latest video technology in golf
  • Courses or single lessons
  • Classes for all types of golfers


I offer a range of training for all levels of golfers, for lady golfers and juniors, for small groups or individuals. These courses will allow you to build your skills and you can improve your golf game in all areas. Please call the Professional shop to book your lesson.

Golf tuition breaks abroad are perfect for any level of golfer.

This is an ideal opportunity to take you out of your usual daily environment to play/learn/improve your golf in a happy, relaxed setting. All that would be required of you is to turn up with a set of golf clubs. You will be sure to meet new friends to share your golfing escapades with. They can be tailored to your needs, and your weekly itinerary will be taken care of. I am looking forward to getting to know you on one of my trips.

“Taking a golf break to Spain with Robert Joyce was a great experience. Robert organised an excellent hotel and golf courses which coupled with his personal tuition made an unforgettable week. We will book again.”
Kevin and Nicola Bennett – Spain, 1 week 2017

“Roberts teaching weeks are the ideal environment to improve your technique and also, your course management skills in a relaxed, focused environment.”
Carol and Jeff Deslandes – Spain, 1 week, Nov 2018

How does custom fitting work?

  • Firstly we discuss with you your preferences with regards manufacturer selection and what you wish to achieve from selecting a new set of clubs.
  • Secondly we take your static measurements i.e. whilst standing in an upright position we measure height and distance from the wrist to the floor. This information enables us to determine the ideal length of shaft and lie angle for the golfer, a great starting point.
  • Next we carry out a dynamic swing test, where we evaluate how your swing affects impact position, ball flight and shape.
  • Finally, the information that we have gathered from all these tests and the initial consultation allow us to find the best specification of golf clubs for the customer.

We highly recommend the custom fit method if you are considering purchasing a new set of golf clubs.

Golf Club Repairs

We offer a full re-gripping service and carry, at all times, a good selection of various styles of grips and thicknesses.
We have a graphite shaft remover which makes the process much more simple when replacing broken shafts.

All the Professional shop staff have been fully trained by the Professional Golfers’ Association and continue to attend regular courses enabling us to be up to date with the latest technology.

No matter how small the repair, we are only too happy to take it on. We recommend golfers get into the habit of bringing their set of clubs into the workshop during the winter months to have them checked over and altered, if necessary, ready for the up-coming season. All alterations are kept on file for each client for easy reference in the future.

Robert Joyce golf shop has an extensive range of golf clubs, bags and apparel to suit every golfer needs. We also have a selection of second-hand clubs and offer custom fitting and repairs.

We stock a variety of brands including Ping, Callaway, Titleist, Scotty Cameron, Odyssey, Peter Millar, Rohnisch, Galvin Green, Pro Quip, Glenbrae, Mottocaddy, Ecco and Footjoy.

Give us a call if you are looking for something specific, or just pop in for a browse.

We look forward to meeting you!

If you have anything specific you would like to ask, please do not hesitate to get in touch.