Mercer coaches father and son

Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Steve Elkington
Steve Elkington

One of Australia's most popular and successful coaches received the compliment of a lifetime last week.

Alex Mercer, who has honed the swings of some of Australia's best players, received a rare visit from long time student and 1995 US PGA Champion Steve Elkington but not to work on his own swing.

Sydney Morning Herald golf correspondent Peter Stone caught up with Elkington during one of his rare visits to Australia and found out the reason for the trip was so Elkington's son, Sam, could meet Mercer.

''Alex is probably the best coach of young people, aged 15 to 20, in the history of the game,” Elkington told Stone.

“He gets guys started in the right way where they shape their swings for the rest of their lives.”

Elkington has long been regarded by his peers as having one of the best swings in history and credits Mercer for his longevity in the game.

The full story can be read here.

Posted by Lourdes at 08/07/2012 10:40 AM
One golf magazine did a study a few years ago and found that 90% of amtuears have problems with the slice. With a slice, the ball starts right and curves further right. With a fade, the ball starts left and then heads right.Jack Nicklaus played a fade. It's not a bad thing, becuase the ball tends to spin high and fall back into the fairway.So given that as a beginner, odds are that you're going to slice, you really need slice correction clubs.

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