Colin Montgomerie was presented with the BBC Coach of the Year award for his work with the Ryder Cup Team. Without wishing to denigrate his magnificent achievement in Captaining the winning team, this was a bit of a populist blooper by the BBC. The Ryder Cup Captain’s role has absolutely nothing to do with coaching. Giving this award to Monty undermines the terrific work being done by golf coaches like Pete Cowen. In 2010, Cowen schooled Westwood to the world number one spot, McDowell to the US Open and coached the top three finishers at the Open Championship. That’s real coaching.