Coaching tips

Friday, June 19, 2009

FORMBY, England — Matteo Manassero has some experience helping him here this week. Italian coach Alberto Binaghi is caddying for him.

Binaghi knows a thing or two about golf under pressure. The 44-year-old Italian spent nearly 20 years on the European Tour and European Challenge Tour before becoming Italian national coach.

Binaghi had little success as a tour pro. He won the 1999 San Paola Vita Open on the Challenge Tour, but his highest money list finish on the main tour was 80th in 1989.

As for pressure, Binaghi made 14 trips to the European Tour Qualifying School during his career. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.