'Master teacher' Thiel to help develop golf in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Joe Thiel, a three-time PGA Teacher of the Year in the United States, wants to develop not just local budding golfers into winners, but also to guide local coaches to become champion coaches.

Working with Mizuno as a "master teacher", Thiel will visit Singapore at least twice a year to help out at the Mizuno Golf Academy (for elite golfers) and Mizuno Golf School (for beginners), which will start operations in Singapore early next year.

He told The New Paper: "Very few golfers perform better during tournaments than during practice.

"We have the accelerated road map at every level, and we have identified 10 areas where we will guide them towards mastering the art of self-correction."

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