Peter Lampp at the Manawatu Standard provides a very interesting insight into what's going on in the life of Grant Waite. Someone who has been off the radar for many years. Except for us in New Zealand who occasionally observe items on the internet regarding his admirable golf swing. And more recently the suggestion that he may be appointed Tiger Woods' new swing coach
The Waite/Como combination
"Who better to work with on fundamental understanding of ball-flight laws and consistency in producing solid golf shots than the duo of Grant Waite and Chris Como."
Troy Klongerbo's article goes way back to late 2013 and his headline reads, "Aaron Baddeley to Work With Grant Waite and Chris Como."
Troy adds, "The two are experts in the use of the Trackman device along with Joseph Mayo," and there is available on YouTube some excellent clips of the Waite/Mayo clinics.
"Grant Waite is back slotting putts and it has gained him full status on the lucrative Champions Tour in the United States."
Waite is on record somewhere as saying something like, "Guilty of being overly analytical and tinkering with my swing," however in doing so it appears to have made him a good swing coach.
Interestingly enough it was a simple lesson learned from teaching his son that got his putting back on track.
Peter Lampp writes, "Five years ago Waite walked away from the Web.com tour because his putting hadn't enabled him to score. But since he has been coaching his 20-year-old son Osten, a left-handed golfer at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Grant had to demonstrate to him by putting left-handed.
"It felt better to me and I putted just fine," he said. "I wish I had started it 30 years ago."
For the record
Peter writes, "As a PGA Tour pro in 408 events over 12 years between 1993 and 2004, he (Waite) went to Q School many times and got through the minefields to the big tour. That experience helped him ride through the bumps at Orange County.
Earlier this year he got into three Champions Tour events the hard way, through Monday qualifying, and in one of them finished 10th at Pebble Beach to pocket $56,000."
Here's the link to Peter Lampp and to Troy Klongerbo
Quote of the Day
"Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting."
- Peter Dobereiner