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Showcase Your Sport: Zoe Allen on becoming a respected coach worldwide

​​It was a bold move but Zoe Allen soon left Lurgan for America where an opportunity stateside set the wheels in motion for a career that is currently booming. 

  • 13 August 2020

​Caption: Zoe Allen | Cashman Photography

In their new series, ‘Showcase your Sport’, in association with the Federation of Irish Sport, Pundit Arena​​ have been giving a thorough insight into some of the most fascinating sports we have in Ireland.

Growing up, Zoe Allen loved playing golf with her Dad but a career in the sport was never something she took seriously.
Upon leaving school, Allen entered college with the intention of building a career for herself.

For the love of golf
She obtained her degree in accountancy. However she never felt that was the right life for her. Golf was her passion. Despite not having played it seriously, Allen turned to the game at that crossroads in her life. 

“My dad introduced golf to me at a young age. 

“I probably started playing when I was about 10. Just being able to spend time with my dad is kind of how it started. I played golf growing up, but didn’t really play it too seriously.

“I went and studied and I have a degree in accountancy. Whenever I realised accountancy wasn’t for me, I fell in love with golf even more.

“So I suppose I really started playing more golf after I had studied. And then I decided that I was going to start playing golf a bit more seriously after realizing that I could potentially build a career from it. I think that’s whenever I started to really enjoy that wee bit more.”