About Us

Who we are

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The 1st Tee Directors Club was set up by  Joanne Cameron- Mellor,  BBC Contributor & Stress Management and Wellbeing Consultant and Julian Mellor who's has one of the Top 25 Golf Channels on YouTube.  Jo suffered almost catastrophic burnout a few years ago. Following that she discovered taking groups of people out onto the golf course is her "happy place". Julian is one of the most passionate people about golf, you'll ever meet.

Jo has many years experience of running business clubs and is totally committed to making sure all our members have a great experience within The 1st Tee Directors Club.

They met in 2007  when Jo went to learn to play golf. Jo has an MA in Leadership.

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What do we do?

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Our mission is to get as many people out onto the golf course to discover it's magic as possible whether you are a regular golfer or not. 


Networking and chatting about business is much more enjoyable outdoors than it is inside.  


With our unique and exclusive access to  strategically selected golf courses you'll be sure to leave buzzing. 


Joanne and Julian love what they do and the more people they can get out onto the course the better.

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What our clients say

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100% of clients said "Yes" they would recommend us to a friend


90% of our clients return at least a second time. 


We are consistently rated 10 / 10 by delegates for usefulness, learning outcomes, facilitation and enjoyment. Our clients say that they get loads of value from our programmes and they like us because we are 'different'. 






Testimonies

Corporate Banking - What did they think?

What I really liked about the day was EVERYTHING" - Corporate Banking Delegate 

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Our client list

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Professional Backgrounds

Over 3 million YouTube Views

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Julian is one of only a handful of PGA Professionals who are licensed to coach a golf system called the Easiest Swing in Golf which is taking the golfing world by storm. It's all based on removing tension from your swing to improve your enjoyment of the game.

All over the world

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People come from all over the world for coaching with Julian. You can view his YouTube Channel here. During the Summer of 2018 alone we had guests from Australia, USA, Sweden, Belgium, France, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Barbados and Ireland plus many others. 2019 is proving as equally international. 

Winning Film Festivals

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Julian's passion for the history of golf led him to winning the Warwick Film Festival with his film about Jack Burns. You can watch it here

Distinction for Masters Degree

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Jo achieved a Distinction for her extensive thesis on Leadership from a top ranking UK University. She was then very quickly snapped up to teach on the MBA and MA programmes.

BBC Broadcaster and TV star

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In 2006 Jo appeared on a TV Show called The Apprentice. This led to her having her own breakfast show and presenting on BBC Radio. She has also appeared on many TV shows including winning £11000 for charity on The Weakest Link, Loose Women, The BBC Politics Show and lots of times on BBC News shows.

Engineering and Background

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Before running her own company, Jo worked in the motor industry on wide-scale automotive leadership programmes. She also held several positions in Sales and Marketing, HR and Communications. She also set up a UK Wide Business Women's Network and created an series of Awards event to recognise the achievements of women. 

Why Choose Us?

Fast Results

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We are not the cheapest but because of our active learning, your people will learn quickly so you will get results FAST

Vastness - 4000 X the classroom

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With unique access to the golf course you get 4000 times as much space at the average classroom

The complete service

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Because we are permanently based at a Golf Hotel and Spa we can book all the conference rooms, overnight stays and anything else you need to accompany your day.

Down to earth

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People tell us what they like about us is that we are down-to-earth and approachable. 

Return Business

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90% of our clients return at least once. 100% of people surveyed said YES they would recommend us to a friend

Easy to work with

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People say they like dealing with us because we are really easy to work with.