As much as the PGA of Canada is on board with Golf Canada’s hiring of Tristan Mullally of Ireland as coach of the women’s national team, I believe it’s a slap in the face of the association.
If there isn’t a qualified candidate in Canada, then we need to burn it to the ground and start all over again. I can’t for the life of me believe that there isn’t a qualified candidate in Canada.
From my vantage point, I wonder how much actual coaching a head coach does because every person I’ve ever met who is on a Team Canada has his/her own instructor. It seems to me that the head coach is more of an administrator.
I don’t think this hiring sends a good message and I’ll be very curious to see what it does for Golf Canada going forward in its fundraising program.
As a PGA of Canada member and a supporter of Golf Canada, I’m not a fan of this move. I don’t know Tristan Mullally at all. He could be Butch Harmon for all I know, but it’s nothing personal. From an optics point of view, it doesn’t look good.