Robert Rock - one of golf's most sought-after coaches

Robert Rock - one of golf's most sought-after coaches

13/03/2020

PGA Professional Robert Rock is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after coaches on the European Tour.

The 42-year-old remains a regular player on the circuit as he seeks to claim a third European Tour career victory. He won the BMW Italian Open in 2011 and the following year Rock famously defeated Tiger Woods to claim the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship title.

But the Staffordshire-based professional has been adding to his ‘coaching stable’ in recent years and can be found coaching the likes of Matt Wallace, Lee Westwood and 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn.

In an interview with Worldwide Golf, Rock said: “My background was in coaching. I started off as a club pro and during my amateur career I felt that there wasn’t anything there that really showed I could be a touring professional.

“I knew I could win money in smaller events but to be doing it on this stage for 20 years – I’d never have thought that possible, so my plan was to be a coach because I’d always worked on my own game and always studied.”

One of Rock’s biggest coaching success stories was helping Oliver Wilson to success in the 2014 Dunhill Links. As well as coaching some of the top names in the game, he also set up the Robert Rock Golf Academy.

“Now I coach nearly 20 players,” Rock added. “It’s a real mixed bag and that’s the beauty of it. There’s those with so much experience and then there’s the younger lads who have their whole careers ahead of them – and I can hopefully help them avoid the same mistakes I’ve made, keep them working harder, give them a plan to stick to so they don’t go off on tangents.”

Read Robert Rock’s interview with Worldwide Golf by CLICKING HERE.

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