Unofficial swing advice

This morning I came across one of those interesting notes in the paper again. The International Herald Tribune, fueled by Associated Press, is discussing the question of who will be Tiger Woods’ next coach. Apparently Tiger has been seen with Sean Foley, coach of last week’s winner Hunter Mahan. Foley is reported to have stood behind and in front of Woods to videotape his swing on two holes. When asked, Foley stated that Woods had asked him to look at his swing during the practice round.

Golf is a funny game and apart from when Hank Haney decided to leave Woods it is one of the few sports where the athlete has the coach on his/her payroll, and not the other way around. The story about Foley and Woods sounds like the old myth about Seve Ballesteros where one of the legendary coaches of the game once said:

-“You don’t coach Seve. If you are really lucky he might ask for your opinion once in a while.”

While the eyes of professional golf turn to the US and Whistling Straits there are big things happening in the Amateur game in Wales. The Home Internationals are on this week ad after day I it is England and Wales that stand on one point each. England beat Ireland and Wales overturned Scotland. Full action can be found here.

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