Two-time European Tour winner Robert Rock have one of the most enviable swings in professional golf. Now the Englishman has launched The Robert Rock Golf Academy at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, one of the world’s most acclaimed new courses.
Rock’s academy officially opened in June with the commencement of a 10-week junior golf program led the course’s head professional Patrick Kellym a former winner at the top level of US collegiate golf.
Kelly is shaping the academy with input from Rock and Luke Ringrose, mentor of several great players and an instructor who prides himself on his ability to make “anyone who’s coachable a great ball striker.”
“In Robert, Patrick and Luke, we’ve got the makings of something very special here, said Ben Styles, The Bluffs’ general manager.
Rock describes himself as a “swing nerd,” and became a world-class player after spending years elevating other people’s games.
In addition to competing on The European Tour, he has helped boost the careers of tour pros such as Charley Hull and Oliver Wilson, who claimed the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews last October after receiving some sage pointers from Rock a month prior.
Rock made a name for himself as a player in 2012 when he outplayed Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in the final round to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. He finished third at the Lyoness Open in Austria last month.
Ringrose is based in London and currently working with Felipe Aguilar and Fabrizio Zanotti, both of whom have at least one European Tour victory.
Designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman amid towering sand dunes two hours northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, The Bluffs has received high praise in world leading Golf Media since debuting in October 2014.