Phillip Price – Ryder Cup Star & 3 Tour Wins

Everyone will remember the day that Phillip Price defeated Phil Mickelson in the Ryder cup! Mickelson was World No.2 at the time and "Pricey" was not given a cats chance as they say. Well the rest is definitely history. That day I was an incredibly proud as alongside with Dennis Sheehy we had worked so hard the previous four years to get him to that point of being able to stand up and be able to beat the World's best and my office wall at home is full of memento's signed by Phil from that w...
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Peter Baker – Ryder Cup Star & 3 Tour Wins

To this day Seve Ballesteros apart, I would have to say Peter Baker was the biggest talent I have ever had the pleasure of working alongside. Great ball striker and not phased with anything, "Bakes is just Bakes" and has never changed. He amassed 9 Professional victories and over €4,000,000 in prize money. Two highlights stand out for me and it was in 1993 a year I was with Denis Sheehy on Tour working with Denis and Peter when he won the the Dunhill British Masters with incredible rounds...
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Nicole Gergely – French Open Winner 2009

Nicole Gergely came to me in 2011 because her game started to become inconsistent. She turned Pro in 2005 and by 2009 she had become a solid performer on the Ladies European Tour with a spectacular win at the 2009 French Open at Arras cementing her position as Austria's No.1 female golfer. We worked a lot on the backswing and tried to get the club up and down the line more. We also tried to hit a safer "fade" shot as she was long enough in the first place to not have to hit it right to left. ...
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Elisabeth Esterl – 2 Wins & Solheim Cup

There were not many golfers I worked with that knew more about the swing than Elisabeth. Her knowledge of her own swing was infinite and working with her was good as the feedback you would get from Elisabeth as a coach was excellent and her feels and way of communicating it were superb. She was also a very hard worker and could change things very easily. Although not in her prime when I was with her, Elisabeth was still an extremely long hitter of the ball. I coached 'Lisl' towards the...
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Per-Ulrik Johansson – 6 Tour Wins & 2 Ryder Cups

Per-Ulrik Johansson had the most perfect golf swing I ever saw. It was a privilege to stand behind him and watch him hit ball after ball. The biggest compliment I can pay him is he was the closest thing to a robot I have ever seen. Per-Ulrik went to Arizona College with Phil Mickelson and the two are great mates. Ironically in 1995 at the Ryder Cup the two played against each other. I had the chance to work with Per when he was working closely with Denis Sheehy. Den asked me to look after Per...
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Steve Lewton – 2014 Taiwan Masters Winner

Originally from Woburn and now based in Australia I tell everyone that Steve Lewton is really a fantastic golfer and one that I still feel has unfinished business out on Tour. I was thrilled when he won the 2014 Taiwan Masters and he immediately thanked all the people that had helped him. It was a class act from a class person. Stevie came to me as am amateur already playing off +3 and he had issues with a long arm swing. His father Mike, who sadly passed away was a huge influence on Stev...
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Matt Briggs – PGA European Seniors Tour

Matthew Briggs came to me a very solid amateur. He was in his mid forties and has harboured a life time dream of playing on the European Seniors Tour. Already at a brilliant level of plus 2 and plus 3 (+2/+3) level you would wonder why you would drastically start to change a swing, however Matt had hip issues and was prone to shaping the ball far too much right to left.   We started upon a plan of action which saw us completely overhaul his swing. Not only that, slowly but sure...
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Simon Hurd – European Tour Professional

Simon Hurd is no question the most confident player I have ever coached. Confident in his own game, confident as a person and if you spend time with him you start realise it is definitely not a front. In fact Simon Hurd probably has more self-belief than any other golfer on the planet. I realised very quickly that Simon had talent and ability, however what struck me was a great inner determination to get to the top and nothing would stop him. A good practiser and great to be around, he was a...
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John Hawksworth – PGA European Tour 1986-2000

Along with Stephen Ames, John Hawksworth is the funniest player I have ever worked with. Joke after joke and witty beyond belief, it is little wonder "Hawky" has gone on to be a TV commentator and a great after dinner speaker. He is also the best pool player I have ever played against. Trophy as he is affectionately known (When his hair was short his ears stuck out a bit) was very serious when it came down to hard work on the practice ground and the measure of his ability is that he playe...
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Bradley Dredge – PGA European Tour 2 Wins

Bradley Dredge is still playing some of his very best golf today and it seems he has been around for a long time now. When I first worked with him he struck me immediately as a top class ball striker and also a very long and straight hitter. He was at the time a little hung up on drawing the ball and I spoke at length to his mind/mental manager Roger Manners about getting him to see the game with more of a safe fade. To Bradley's eye it was not his natural shot however with his prodigi...
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Andrew Beal – PGA European Tour Professional

Andy Beal is a fantastic golfer. He has also overcome an incredible obstacle of whilst being on Tour being diagnosed with cancer and he had to have his eye removed. In 1998, his best year on Tour, Andy earned over 100,000 Euro and finished 3rd at the Benson & Hedges Open. The fact that he returned back to the European Tour to compete again is nothing short of miraculous and is really the measure of the man who displays an inner strength and determination to make the best of what he has. ...
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Jessica Ji – Korean LET Tour Professional

If ever there was a nicer girl on Tour than Jessica then I haven't seen her. Jessica was the first real Korean Professional I had ever coached and what made it difficult was the fact that she hardly spoke any English and her mother actually spoke none. Jessica really worked hard with me for a long time and slowly but surely became a lot more confident in her game and in herself. Not a long hitter however very straight and she possessed a great game from 100 yards in and a silky smooth put...
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Gareth Paddison – Top NZ Touring Professional

I first stated working with Gareth in December last year (2014) and instantly we gelled. He has a very open approach and sounded quite surprised that I would communicate so easily with his Aussie coach the brilliant Dennis Mcdade (Marc Leishmans coach). Gareth has to be amongst the very hardest working Pro I have seen and he eats, gyms and does the whole thing like the great professional he is. I think he is a fantastic role model of how to conduct yourself on and off the course. Technical...
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Paul Way – Ryder Cup twice & 4 Wins

Paul Way was a fantastic golfer. When he made his debut in the Ryder Cup became the second youngest Ryder Cup player after Nick Faldo. Very strong and a good ball striker with a short game to match Paul for a long time looked the most likely player to take the mantle from Ballesteros and Faldo, he was that good! I worked with Paul for the first time at the 1995 PGA Championships at Wentworth and then again for a period in 2003 and by this time Paul had already been to see David Leadbetter out...
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Lynnette Brooky – 9 Wins Worldwide

Lynnette Brooky came to me as New Zealand's No.1 Golfer however she was in tremendous pain and at just 36 years old, remarkably primed for a hip replacement and not at that time, I remember being a very impressive ball striker (No compression). To say that Lynnette was unorthodox is a quite an understatement and to be honest when I saw her for the first time I didn't really know where to start. Yes she was a fantastic and hugely successful golfer however she was in huge pain due  to the v...
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Seve Ballesteros – 8 Ryder Cups & 91 Wins

Without doubt not a day goes by when I don't think about Seve Ballesteros. The fact I actually got to coach him was a dream come true and I could write a book, no in fact two about all the things I learned from him. He was an absolute golfing genius, no question. I was fortunate enough to travel to such events like the US Masters at Augusta, The Open, The Dubai Masters, Portuguese Open and many other events in Europe and it was incredible to see the aura that Seve had around him. When he walk...
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Paul Broadhurst – Ryder Cup & 6 Tour Wins

Paul Broadhurst is a former Ryder Cup player and now on the Senior's Tour. "Broady" is from the Midlands and actually won his first ever Senior event at the first time of asking. It was no surprise to me as Paul is one of the finest ball strikers I have ever seen in golf. I only really came across Paul briefly as he is very good friends of Peter Baker, another Ryder Cup player and I was with him as Dennis Sheehy worked a little with Paul at the time. Sometimes DJ Russell and "Bakes" would...
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