Click on image to read "Arnie and Me."

Coach caddied for Arnold Palmer, preparing for the 1994 US Senior Open in Pinehurst, NC. 

Basics Mental Strength Training is rooted in Coach McGannon’s 5 years as a playing professional, based in Pinehurst, North Carolina.   As this 1:18 swing video illustrates, Coach at 6’9″ and with not much playing experience beyond college golf in New Hampshire, his technique is good but not great.  The only way he was able to compete at that level is he understands how to think BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the COMPETITION.


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Caddied for Arnold Palmer in a practice round to the 1994 US Senior Open in Pinehurst.  This incredible experience is described in coach’s story “Arnie and Me.” 


Coach is available for range work and playing lessons, call 616 402-1600

Coach is the only player to win BOTH the Muskegon County Senior and Muskegon County OPEN in the same year:  Article

  • Member, Dartmouth College Varsity Golf Team
  • Dartmouth College Golf Champion, 1981  (The Thomas Keene Cup)

Coach was the Caddie Master at Pinehurst # 2 from 1991-1995.  His experiences there are noted in detail in Rick Reilly’s 1994 Sports Illustrated article “Dealt a Bad Hand.” 

Other Finishes

  • Qualified for Connecticut Amateur 3 times
  • Qualified for Connecticut Open twice
  • Qualified for North-South Amateur: 1991
  • Sectional Qualifier, United States Open, 1995
  • Qualified for Michigan Amateur 3 times: 2000,2001, 2002
  • Medalist (low score) Michigan Amateur qualifier, twice
  • Muskegon County Senior Champion, 3 times  2009, 2012, 2014
  • Muskegon County Open Champion, 2012 

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Henry McGannon pictured below with Lefty is pursuing the dream of playing professional golf.  Based now on Kiawah Island, SC, Henry has won several Carolina Golf Association events including the Asheville Amateur in 2018.  (68-72: 140)

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