Paul holds spe­cial uni mas­ter­class

Top golfer passes on his knowl­edge to stu­dents

Stirling Observer - - GOLF - Don­ald Mor­ton

For­mer Open Cham­pion Paul Lawrie was at Stir­ling Univer­sity last week for a spe­cial mas­ter­class with the Univer­sity’s scholar golfers.

Ry­der Cup player and Euro­pean Tour win­ner Lawrie spent the day work­ing with High Per­for­mance Golf Coach and for­mer Tour col­league Dean Robert­son and the stu­dents at the univer­sity’s spe­cial­ist prac­tice fa­cil­ity be­fore tak­ing part in a Q&A ses­sion to give them an in­sight into life at the top of the game.

He said: “It was nice to come down and see what the stu­dent ath­letes do and see the great job that Dean’s do­ing with the team. I haven’t played a lot of golf re­cently but Dean con­vinced me to bring the clubs along to get in­volved and I’ve re­ally en­joyed it.

“Ev­ery­thing’s bril­liant here and, with some of these guys pos­si­bly go­ing on to play golf for a liv­ing, some of the spe­cific work they do, and the way Dean is go­ing about it, is phe­nom­e­nal.”

Dean added: “We were ab­so­lutely de­lighted to wel­come Paul along to­day. His in­ter­ac­tions with the play­ers dur­ing the ses­sion were in­valu­able and we’re ex­tremely thank­ful for him tak­ing time out of his busy sched­ule. It’s been hugely in­spi­ra­tional and the stu­dents feel hon­oured and priv­i­leged to have spent this time with him in such a learned en­vi­ron­ment.”

Fourth-year golf scholar Gemma Batty agreed it was an in­spir­ing day. “It was amaz­ing to have some­one with great depth of knowl­edge on the game and lis­ten to ex­pe­ri­ences that have shaped his ca­reer, said Gemma.

“I felt Paul spoke with real pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm in a num­ber of ar­eas and the ex­cite­ment he had talk­ing about go­ing back to full time train­ing and play­ing on the Se­niors Tour shows that the de­sire and drive never goes away. We al­ways want to be bet­ter!”

Ma­jor vis­i­tor For­mer Open win­ner Paul Lawrie (stand­ing, sixth left) with Stir­ling Univer­sity golfers

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