McGinley gives juniors advice

Ryder Cup Captain delivers words of wisdom to talented youngsters

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013

McGinley gives juniors advice

PAUL MCGINLEY gave a few words of advice to this year's Telegraph BMW Junior Championship finalists at Qunita do Lago, Portugal.

The European Ryder Cup Captain met the 12 boys and nine girls on the eve of the championship, at a venue where the Irishman opened a centre of excellence two years ago.

The two winners of this week's event will line up alongside the 46-year-old at the BMW Championship Pro-Am at Wentworth next year.

Past winners have included Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Lauren Taylor, Hayley Davis and Carly Booth.

“You have to perform week in, week out, otherwise you will just be a flash in the pan,” McGinley said. “You also have to project yourself properly and deal with the media in the right way. All of these things contribute to becoming a professional.

"Taking statistics and improving every aspect of your game is vital. You need the whole package and it’s very important to get your life sorted off the golf course. Longevity doesn’t happen by chance.”

McGinley was joined by Andrew Coltart, who only last week slammed talented juniors for being uninterested in his help or advice even though the Scot is currently in a mentoring role for the Scottish Golf Union.



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