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Old 12-19-2016, 01:47 PM   #1
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Dottie Pepper remarks on Lydia Ko Parents

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Old 12-20-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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Here's Dottie's original text:
6. Lydia Ko's housecleaning. Caddie Jason Hamilton was the first to get a pink slip, but then about a month later, David Leadbetter and Sean Hogan were also dismissed. I'm not going to judge the personalities involved, but I will always be critical of over-involved parents/spouses as well as students and teachers who don't arrive at tournaments with their preparation complete.

Tournament time is when you put your work on auto pilot and play golf, not try to reinvent the wheel with a teacher stuck to you like cellophane. Leadbetter (and he's not alone in this) constantly shows up at the biggest events and is over-involved with the student, not just applying a bit of polish and a pop of confidence. I also found this particular case fascinating because Hogan was Lydia's day-to-day coach, not Leadbetter. But when the biggest events rolled around, Leadbetter was the one present.

Advice to Lydia: Take ownership of everything in your life and do your preparation in the quiet of your home, not in the public eye.
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Lets see what kind of 2017 she has?

There is a big group right behind her that are ready to knock her off.

Is this turbulence or just normal golf life.
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The Ko response.

Lydia Ko Opens Up About End Of Year Changes | LPGA | Ladies Professional Golf Association
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:04 AM   #5
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I feel like that article is more of the LPGA response. Leadbetter always comes up for excuses when players leave him.
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Old 12-24-2016, 08:15 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by fetucinialfokcu View Post
I feel like that article is more of the LPGA response. Leadbetter always comes up for excuses when players leave him.
You are probably correct. The article was written by the LPGA's Amy Rogers.
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