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Award-winning PGA pro lines up legendary coach for online session

11.10am 22nd May 2020 - People

Award-winning Alex Mollin has teed up a live Instagram session with legendary coach Butch Harmon to help pros working with everyday golfers and raise funds for the Professional Golfers’ Association’s Benevolent Fund.

Mollin has developed a strong relationship with Harmon since winning the Titleist PGA Assistant of the Year and Ladies European Tour Female Assistant of the Year awards in 2014.

“I first made contact with Butch five or six years ago,” recalled Mollin, a PGA Advanced Professional attached to the Royal Jersey Golf Club. “I was looking at ways to develop myself as a professional and got in touch with him out in Las Vegas. “I’ve been out there five times now and shadowed him working at his base at Rio Secco Golf Club.”

Mollin was due to coach in the PGA Swingzone at the Open Championship at Royal St George’s in July and hoped Harmon would stop by.

However, the tournament’s cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic has prompted her to come up with an alternative – the live Instagram session.

“It will last for an hour and be in two parts,” she explained. “Everybody associates Butch with working with elite players such as Tiger Woods but the first half will be aimed at coaching the everyday golfer. The second half will be an ‘Ask Butch’ fun session in which people can put questions to him.

“Alongside that I’ll be doing some fundraising for the PGA Benevolent Fund. I do quite a lot of fundraising anyway and thought it would be a nice tie-in to help the Benevolent Fund.

“Not only has Butch generously given up his time to conduct the Instagram session but he’s also donated some signed bits and pieces – caps and books. These will be prizes in a fundraising raffle.”

The session will be accessible on both Mollin and Harmon’s Instagram accounts and the fundraising element via  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlexMollin

Further information is available via https://www.facebook.com/jerseygolfcoaching/

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