New centre Opens world of possibility for Lawrie
Coaching dream for Aberdonian
PAUL Lawrie dreams of one day coaching an Open champion through his youth foundation ...
And he admitted today that would give him more satisfaction than when he won it himself.
The Aberdonian, who was today flying out to play in this week’s Irish Open, said: “It would be a huge thrill if we could have someone just turn professional, never mind winning a tournament.”
Lawrie was delighted to unveil the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, formerly the Aspire Golf Centre, on the South Deeside road, which he hopes will take his junior foundation to new heights.
“It gives me great satisfaction when the likes of David Law plays well,” he said.
“But now we have this facility we can really kick on.
“I didn’t want to start borrowing other practice grounds but now we can start with the Paul Lawrie Academy.
“I want to be able to go to parents and be able to say to them, your son or your daughter should be in the Paul Lawrie Academy because it is the best chance of becoming a good golfer.
“The academy is just an idea in my head at the moment but I envisage the whole package, having the kids here and working on all the aspects of their game.
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