Gloucestershire Golf Union

Lockdown Lounge 2021: County Coach Spotlight - Jamie Casling

Your name and role within the Gloucestershire Golf Union

Jamie Casling, Under 14's Coach

Tell us what your role is about and what it involves

Coaching the Under 14's squad for the North of the county, working with the team manager on selection for matches and attending these matches. Attending practice rounds with the squad for all major championships for the year.

How did you get in to golf and how long have you been involved in the game?

I was brought into golf by both my parents playing the game and have now been involved in golf for 18 years.

Please provide the name of a book, a film or a video that you would recommend for inspiration for personal or professional development

Seve - Film and Book

What is your favourite course, and why?

Sunningdale Old Course - just stunning.

Who's the best player you've ever played with, and what was it about their game that impressed you the most?

Years ago, I played a match against Georgia Hall, her attitude towards her golf game and her short game was something like I'd never seen before.

 What's the best shot you've ever seen in golf (either in person or on TV), and why?

Michael Phelps the Olympic Swimmer making a 159-foot putt at the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2012. Seeing an amateur golfer in a European Tour Event hole a putt of that length and the excitement of the rest of the group was just incredible.

Do you support any professional sports teams and, if so, which ones?

I live the emotional rollercoaster of being a Leeds United FC supporter.

If there was one sporting event that you could attend, which one would it be and why?

The Masters, who wouldn't want to go to this tournament. It's the start of every golf season and I just think being there to see a winning putt go in at the biggest golf tournament of the year would be indescribable.

In your experience, what are the main qualities you see in players who continue to make progress in the game?

Good short game, good attitude, good vision.

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