Joe Bella is in his 8th season at MPCC in 2023, his 7th year as one of our assistant professionals. He was first hired in 2016, when he worked as a Golf Shop Assistant for our golf operation. He’s been our 1stAssistant Professional since 2018.
Joe is no stranger to the Michiana golf scene. He lettered four years at Penn High School in Mishawaka, captured the Kaeppler Memorial High School individual title (played at MPCC!) in 2011, and worked summers during college at both Knollwood Country Club in Granger, Indiana and South Bend Country Club.
Joe earned a degree in physics from Loyola University (Chicago), graduating Cum Laude in 2015. In 2018, he finished up his MBA in Finance from Indiana University South Bend, all while taking care of the members of Morris Park.
Joe is a fine player and excellent teacher of the game. He spearheads both our Junior Golf Program and our PGA Junior League Team. Joe married his high school sweetheart Katie Zielinski in 2019, who also helps out in our Golf Operation and Summer Junior Golf Programs.