The EGU is delighted to announce that Hugh Marr has been named as the new Lead Coach of the England Under 18 Squad with experienced European Tour professional Paul Eales stepping into the team in a supporting Squad Coach role.
Marr formerly the Head Coach to Surrey and an EGU Regional Coach, brings a wealth of experience in long term player development, working with a number of European Tour and Ladies European Tour professionals as well as many of the country’s leading amateur players, including national and Walker Cup team members.
The individuals and teams that Hugh collaborates with are proven winners at national and international level and during his time atSurreythe county’s Boys team achieved a hat trick of English Championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Peter Mattsson, EGU Director of Coaching commented, “Hugh’s approach to coaching, which embraces all areas of skill development including strength and conditioning, the mind game, biomechanics, equipment technology and nutrition will ensure he is an extremely valuable addition to our team.”
Marr will commence work with England’s leading boy golfers later this month.
Joining him in the team will be European Tour winner Paul Eales.
Eales based in Garstang, Lancashire, offers 27 years of experience as a qualified PGA Professional who has also competed extensively as a player. Eales has now found success in his coaching career with a task-based and performance measured approach, demonstrated noticeably in his delivery of the EGU North West Regional AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme.
Both professionals will be supporting existing Squad Manager Derek Hughes in the delivery of the EGU Under 18 Squad training programme, through a range of coaching and competitive opportunities in 2011 and 2012.
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