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Tuesday
May112010

Jim McLean To World: "I'm still here."

Unfortunately for instructor Jim McLean, this wasn't satire but instead a pathetic attempt to generate publicity off the back of a fellow instructor's misery. Just to be clear, this is real. (I wish I were talented enough to make this up!)

Over the past few weeks, there has been speculation that Tiger Woods is unsatisfied with current swing coach Hank Haney. In a statement released earlier today, Jim McLean had this to say: "I've been contacted by several people very close to Tiger Woods in regards to becoming his personal swing coach. I'm not interested in the position and I'm not considering it for the future."

So glad we got that clarified because there had been so many names mentioned as a possible Tiger instructor and Jim McLean was never one of them!

As hilarious as that non-confirmation confirmation of McLean's anonymity, the release includes this kicker from some anonymous soul:

You heard it hear first. The statement from Jim speaks for itself. Until next time...

It does speak for itself. Especially the the part about hear.

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Reader Comments (23)

Tiger will never win again without the 8 Step Swing.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterHoselhit
Want to screw up you swing, read one McLean's books.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJazzman
God, what an a–hole.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
that is almost too good to be true. the onionizing of reality continues apace!
05.11.2010 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
NEWS HOT FLASH

I've been contacted by several human beings who carefully advise Tiger Woods and they've asked me if I would be his sex coach as they can tell by my posts on this site I have my stuff together and might be real sexy. I asked his buddies how Elin and his two children were doing and none of them knew or seemed to care.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Priss!
Who contacted McLean Joslyn Jamaes & Jaimee Grubbs.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJazzman
...I think it was the Perkins waitress...
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOdd Job
I guess that narrows the field to.... Peter Kostis!
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterChuck
Miss Priss!

We missed you honey, glad to see you're with us and back in action !
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOld Hornet
Others who had not been offered the postion and would not be accepting regardless were: Deacon Palmer, Jack Grout, Eddie Merriins, Claude Harmon, Alex Morrison, Harvey Penick and Tommy Armour. However, due to a declining client base, Stack 'n' Tilters Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer are said to waiting anxiously by the phone.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered Commenterbenseattle
You're mighty kind, Old Hornet! Just trying to pick my spots better these days as that prickly ol' Geoff cut Miss Priss! off from her home computer! Can you believe it! I've always believed that you know you're partying if you're bleeding, puking, passed out ... or get fired from a golf web site! What fun!

Now I'm speaking of myself in the third person! Anyhow, I'll try to be nice! I'll try!
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Priss!
Hey was that a shot at Bennett and Plummer? Truth be told, Tiger could win as a Stack n Tilter. He could also win swinging like Furyk (snake falling out a tree), he could win swinging like Trevino (the bullfighter) he could probably win swinging like Miller Barber( saltwater taffy machine at the state fair). He could even win as McLean's pupil. He could make any swing theory look good.
Or ... Miller Barber ... chicken wing! What the cluck!
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Priss!
Would love to be inside Tiger "camp'' to see all the wannabe gurus offering their services. McLean has never helped any top player win anything, so he was never in mix what a joke how is he so highly regarded, anyway *(other teachers despise him).
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMedia driven
Jim, Jim, Jim..........If he was actually going to ask you would be tripping over your self to get him
It's good to see McLean is living up to the legacy he established here in the NY Met area when he was a club pro some years back. Complete self-absorbed doofus.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTroglodyte
Has McLean ever wourked with a tour player of note? Or for that matter any tour player?
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
McLean and "Henry" (as TW calls him) Haney can't stand each other.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJPB
According to McClean's website, he has worked with some prolific tour players, none of whom are playing decent golf now. But there is no indication from his website that he resigned as coach for these players.

Interestingly, there is an article on the net about woods contacting harmon during his inpatient therapy in jan. Surely Phil would have some contractural clause with Harmon about Harmon being a legitimate taxpayer on Woods' payroll!!!
Wouldn't his rehab process/Buddhism require Natural Golf?
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNRH
I was contacted once by Hugh Grant.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Blabbie
I remember reading McLean instruction articles back in the day in Golf Digest.
I'm getting ' Nam-like flashbacks.
05.11.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
I wouldn't send Tiger to a Hogan man, what a joke.

Tiger needs to figure out what he can rely on and use it rather than "perfect" a swing.

D-OH!
05.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterGolfFan

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