Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Tim Set for Boot Camp

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Tim Set for Boot Camp

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Byline: By Tim Taylor

Some readers who followed The Journal series in which top coach John Harrison attempted to slim down golf ( please keep blob pars) correspondent Tim Taylor and turn him into a better golfer have phoned up understandably requesting the answers to two questions.

How many shots were shed from the handicap (none, as against the six-month target of six shots) and how much weight was lost (12lb, as against the target of three stones).

Harrison, Matfen Hall's director of golf, is sending Taylor to the newly-formed Golf Boot Camp on the Algarve to put his game right.

But Taylor will only go if he loses 2lb a week between now and the start of boot camp. He currently weighs in at 19st 8lb.

Golf Boot Camp is open to anybody who wants to improve their golf. Recruits will be billeted in the Pestana Delfim Beach & Golf Hotel, flying out from Newcastle on Saturday February 10, 2007, and returning the following Saturday, February 17. …

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