Trinidad & Tobago, Port of Spain: Stephen Ames tied for 4th place in the Greater Gwinnett Championship, Champions Seniors Tour held recently from 17th to 19th April, 2015. Five shots off the leader with commendable scores of 70 and 67 on a par 72 course and even though this tournament finished on Sunday, Stephen landed at the Piarco International Airport Monday afternoon and headed directly to St. Andrews Golf Club, Moka to commence training with our present National Juniors and others attaining the ‘Strive for Excellence’ program headed by Mr. Chris Harries – Director of Golf.
Stephen arrived at 4.30 pm to eager golfers and did not leave the driving range till after 8pm making sure that each junior got a chance to be seen, adjusting their swings, posture and giving invaluable advice to improve their game.
He did not leave it there, the juniors were fervent to have more of the PGA Champion’s time and as dedicated as Stephen is to making the best golfers possible here in Trinidad and Tobago, the necessary arrangements were made and he played the 18 hole course at St. Andrews during the week of his stay with each of them and again gave precious information on course management etc.
Varun Singh, a sixteen year old National Junior, who recently placed 1st in the 1st Flight division at the Sagicor Invitational Tournament, commented “He showed me so much, he analyzed my game in that short time, my short game needed improving and he showed me proper techniques especially in chipping and I saw results almost immediately. I played at Millennium Lakes Golf for the monthly medal on Saturday and shot 76. That time spent with him would be cherished and I thank him a lot”. Stephen departed our shores today but has promised to be would be back soon again to continue his coaching of our hopefuls.