A rumour had circulated for a while that Stephen Ames’ swing doctor, Sean Foley, who formerly headed up ClubLink’s academy at Glen Abbey, is off to Piper’s Heath, the new(ish) Graham Cooke design in Milton. Turns out it is true, as he confirmed in an e-mail to me:
I have left glen abbey and will be teaching at pipers heath in mississauga. No problems at glen abbey, it was just time for a change. Clublink was an excellent start to my career but I am moving in the direction of branding myself and I think the seperation from the clublink academy was necessary in moving forward with process.
Foley’s profile is certainly on the rise — and he surely likes the act of branding. He talks extensively with the media and has worked hard to expand his student list outside of just Ames. He works in the winter months in Florida with the
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Foley took over at Glen Abbey when former director of instruction Tom Jackson left for Oslerbrook. Ryan Wilson, the new head pro at Piper’s Heath, said Foley is bringing along a few other instructors as well.