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Canada’s Foley to join Golf Channel in 2018

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Sean Foley (Getty Images)

Golf Channel has announced that renowned teaching professional Sean Foley has joined Golf Channel’s instructional talent roster as the new primetime host of Playing Lessons, which takes viewers on the golf course to learn directly from professional golf champions. Additionally, Foley will bring his expertise of the golf swing to the network’s news programming, including Golf Central and Golf Central Live From during golf’s biggest events.

For years, Foley has brought a modern perspective to golf instruction, utilizing a data-supported, biomechanical approach with his individual students. He is most notably working with 2013 U.S. Open champion, 2016 Olympic gold medalist and eight-time PGA TOUR winner Justin Rose, along with a number of other top players on the PGA TOUR. Foley’s unique vantage point also has made him a prominent fixture in Revolution Golf’s premium content offerings to its 2 million subscribers. As he becomes a key contributor across Golf Channel, Foley will be expanding his instructional content offerings via Revolution Golf, which has grown to become the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to partner with Golf Channel in re-launching Playing Lessons, as well as sharing my observations and analysis throughout the year during the most exciting moments in golf,” said Foley. “I’m also looking forward to discussing my perspectives and teachings with millions of Golf Channel viewers and having in-depth conversations with some of the top personalities in the game.”

Foley, born 1974 in Burlington, Ontario, decided to become a world class instructor at a young age after watching David Leadbetter work with Nick Faldo at the RBC Canadian Open in the early 90’s. He teaches out of the Foley Performance Academy at EaglesDream outside Orlando and coaches the likes of Rose, 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett, reigning PLAYERS champion Si Woo Kim, and highly touted and newly turned professional Cameron Champ. Foley also has worked with a number of the game’s elite players over the years, including Tiger Woods, Hunter Mahan, and Lee Westwood.