There’s been a lot of discussion on both sides regarding the hiring of Tristan Mullally of Ireland as head coach of the women’s national team by Golf Canada.
I’ve got an Aussie working for me in the shop here and, from my perspective, he’s the best guy for the job and that’s what matters.
I get the fact that you want to hire from within and I think that’s fair, but you want the best coach to produce the best possible players for the national team. You would think we have that person in Canada, but maybe, we didn’t have anyone available for that position.
With such hirings, you have a certain void to fill. Optics aside, that may mean hiring somebody from another country. When people obtain their visas, they need to prove they fill a void that somebody from the country where he or she hopes to be employed can’t fill.
I’m not familiar with Tristan Mullally, but whoever was doing the hiring felt he was the best individual for the job, so I’ll accept that. He’s still got to prove himself, the same as a Canadian would in that job.
Do I wish a Canadian had filled the position? Sure I do, but if this move ends up producing quality players for the national team, so be it.