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R&A Swingzone coach offers follow-up lessons online


Beneficiaries of free coaching sessions with Ian Bailey in The R&A Swingzone during next week’s Open Championship won’t have to travel to his Leicestershire base for follow-up lessons.

Bailey, a PGA Professional for 35 years, will be a member of the team of PGA pros on duty in the Swingzone at Royal Portrush for the third Open in succession following stints at Royal Birkdale and Carnoustie.

And anyone who benefits from the free 15 minute sessions with him or is inspired to take up the game can learn more from videos via his website

The site attracts subscribers on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual basis from across the world and caters for golfers of both genders, all ages, abilities and handicaps.

Bailey, a Rutland and Leicestershire County Golf Coach since 2010, said: “I have always been enthusiastic about every aspect of golf and over the years have worked one-to-one with many different people of varying skills and expertise.

“Gradually, I felt I could help more golfers, including those who want to play at a higher level, reduce their handicaps and generally get more enjoyment and fulfilment from the game.

“So I launched my video library, which has far surpassed my initial expectations and hopes with the positive response I have received.

“More online tutorials are added all the time. Each shows clearly what can go wrong and how to put things right to achieve improvements and satisfaction, as well as being confident to develop more success within the game at whatever level you play.”

Bailey’s own family benefit from his coaching techniques, not least his 22-year-old daughter, Lianna.

She finished ninth in last year’s English Women’s Amateur Championship at The Wilmslow Golf Club and has been ranked in the World’s top 100 female amateurs. Lianna, an amateur international, became the first English golfer since Mel Reid in 2007 to win the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews.