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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 poin...
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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 19...
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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 lin...
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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 no...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 stu...
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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 g...
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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...
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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...
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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 li...
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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 ...
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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 Ma...
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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, anothe...
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