One thing that came out of my last blog, which you can read here, is the realization that a lot of people are reading GNN.
As I told Hutch, I’ve receive several responses to the blog, ranging from “atta boy,” all the way to “do you think before you speak?”
My answer to that last one would be “definitely … sometimes.”
I’m very passionate about the things I care about and this isn’t the first time I’ve opened my mouth and inserted my foot.
It’s not that I think I was wrong about what I said, but I would like to clarify my position on Golf Canada hiring a non-Canadian to coach the women’s national team.
I’m on record as saying I don’t like it … and I don’t.
The reason I don’t like it is not because I feel Golf Canada sidestepped any responsibility to Canadians, but because as a PGA of Canada member, it’s disappointing that maybe we haven’t developed our own assets to the point that somebody would be considered for this position.
We have so many wonderful and talented members within the PGA of Canada and it was hard to hear that someone from outside our association would provide better experience and opportunity for the national team program.
However, I didn’t want my opinion to be an indictment of Tristan Mullally, Derek Ingram, Ann Carroll or Robert Ratcliffe, all national team coaches this year.
They all have the track records of exceptional coaches, dealing with high performance athletes, as well as recreational players.
They are all leaders. I’m sure they will be assets to the national teams and I wish them well. For a look at Tristan Mullally’s initial thoughts about coming to Canada, click here.
I hope this better clarifies my position on the subject. Stay tune to my next blog, when I will attempt to insert both feet in my mouth on the next topic of conversation.