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Mel Sole & Phil Ritson
Mel Sole joins us on this weeks episode 167 of breaking Par with Bernard Sheridan. Here is a little bit about Mel's history in instruction.
After a playing career on the South African PGA Tour, Mel Sole turned his focus to teaching under the tutelage of Phil Ritson back in the 70’s. Phil had been coach to Mel and several other Pros, including the renown Gary Player, who were playing the SA PGA Tour. Mel found the teaching side of golf to be hugely rewarding, and his coaching of Junior Golf Teams in South Africa produced 2 National Champions and several Junior Champions.
In 1984, Mel moved to Toronto, Canada, where he opened the Canadian Golf Academy, an indoor/outdoor teaching facility.
In 1988 his long-time friend and mentor, Phil Ritson–now based in Florida–invited Mel to head up the Phil Ritson Golf Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC. The golf school relocated to Pawleys Island, SC in 1991 as the Phil Ritson – Mel Sole Golf School, and has had great success at beautiful Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club for 15 years. The school was renamed Mel Sole Golf School in 2013.
Contact Mel- http://www.ritson-sole.com/
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