As cliché as it may sound, I’m going to say it again – “No man is an island.” You simply cannot get anything done by yourself. Throughout my playing career I have been blessed to be coached by some of the best people I could have hoped for.
My first coach was obviously my dad. He taught me the basics of grip, stance, posture, ball position, and alignment. When I started improving I was then helped by a local pro in Puerto Azul – Nestor Pagunsan (uncle of now famous Filipino pro Juvic Pagunsan). He was my coach during my grade school and high school days.
When I became part of the Philippine Junior Golf Team, I was coached by National coach then and now Bong Lopez.
When I moved to Florida for school, Mike Adams took over.
(With two of my coaches, Jun Cedo and Mike Adams)
When I came back to the Philippines to continue my amateur career and start my pro career, It was Jun Cedo who took care of me.
I can honestly say that all these gentlemen played a huge part in my development as a player and a person. I am the result of their eye and talent. I am merely a byproduct of their knowledge and passion for the game, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity.
The best coaches in the business are also the most generous in terms of giving insights and observations about you.