The Masters Tournament 2018

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The first time I watched The Masters Tournament was in 1987, I remember it as if it were yesterday. Larry Mize springing into the air with joy after chipping in on the 11th hole to defeat Greg Norman in a playoff. I was spellbound by the beautiful golf course and how it produced such amazing sporting drama. Since then I …

Change of Status

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Since turning professional in 1998, I have been committed to improving my knowledge and skill set as a PGA professional. Therefore, I was delighted to be awarded Advanced PGA Professional status by The PGA of Britain and Ireland. Having already been awarded a similar status by the Swiss PGA, it was fantastic for my achievements, as player and coach, to …

Search for the Perfect Swing

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In the 1960’s Alastair Cochran and John Stobbs were commissioned to undertake a research into how to best swing the golf club. This entailed putting together a team of scientists of different fields of expertise. From physics, ballistics and anatomy, to bio-mechanics, ergonomics, and cybernetics. Naturally, his was done without the use of powerful computers.. This year celebrates the 50th …