@36aday is pleased to introduce interviews with leaders in the game of golf in Canada. Nine questions are presented to probe important issues of the game, personal experiences, stories and insight. Just like 9 holes of golf, I hope you find this enjoyable and that it leaves you wanting more.
A Quick 9 With Sean Casey, Director of Instruction at The Glen Abbey Golf Academy and Head Coach for the Canadian Junior Golf Association National Teams.
(I would like to extend a sincere thanks to Sean for his time and sharing so freely. This interview series has been a pleasure to experience and share.)
9. @36aday – Lastly…your dream foursome and on what course(s) in Canada would you like to play?
SC – You always see one of two answers here. There’s non golfers; Jesus, Nelson Mandela, Lincoln, Obama. Those are the type of people Sean Foley would probably say. Like who would be cool to hang out with spend some time with. But from a golfing standpoint my hero in golf was Greg Norman. I loved the way he played the game. He was very athletic. He’d go for it. It was fun to watch. He was like a young Tiger or Phil and would hit shots you’d never even seen. He played in a way that got me attracted to the game and I enjoyed watching him play so I’d certainly have him in there.
Arnold Palmer more so for his character and I think as a human being. I would like to be like him and the way that he connects with people and that people know he cares and how it is not just a business and all about making money. He’s a genuinely good human being and he cares about people, cares about the game and its future. So Greg Norman for the way he played, Arnold for who he is and Tiger because I’ve watched his whole career as well. Just to do it (smiles), to say you’ve played with Tiger and watch him hit a golf ball the way he can.
Beyond that, someone else I respect and refer to often as a golfer is Annika Sorenstam. I feel she might be the best example for me as a coach, as a professional golfer that had a holistic approach to the game, worked on her technique, got stronger, was just so impressive mentally and emotionally, just a good person. Annika Sorenstam is as impressive a golfer to me as anybody so I would probably put her in there too.
@36aday – what about courses? If you’re able to get out there with these greats and play any course in Canada, where would you tee it up?
SC – Not that it needs anymore hype but Cabot Links / Cabot Cliffs. I’ve never been there. I’m from the east coast. It is the place everybody is talking about these days. It sounds like an impressive piece of land, it’s exciting to have a course in Canada that is getting attention around the world so at this point it’s on my list of places to get out and play.
@36aday – I tell you Sean, that could be a whole other 9 questions I could ask; about golf in eastern Canada because it is one of my favourite spots to play. I really want to thank you for your time. I appreciate the opportunity to talk with you and enjoyed the stories and information you shared.
SC – It was fun, thanks.