About AnneAnne Duffy became interested in figuring out why good golfers hit bad shots since the age of 6. Throughout the decades since Anne has been an active observer at various European Tour events and analysed the play patterns of her favourite players and mental traps that caught them out.
A head of her time Anne could not initially follow her dreams . She continued to observe the game and eventually made an opening for herself and studied psychology at Cork University. Following on from her honours degree she taught Sports Psychology at Honours degree level at Cork University whilst doing her Master’s degree.
This degree was by research and she researched the putt, and had since continued the research building up a workable model for use in spotting putting errors She is currently researching mind clearing and calming skills. Having read some of Anne’s research David Leadbetter wrote to her saying “I’m sure your studies and findings will help a lot of people putt better”.
A distance learning course in golf psychology written and tutored by Anne is available from Kilroys College
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Grew up observing golf attending her first live tournament in 1957 where she met her hero, Peter Alliss. Peter has since become a good friend
Her research into putting was inspired by Peter Alliss, renowned in the latter part of his career as a poor putter.
Anne is also considered a friend of the European Tour and knows many of the officials and players personally.
Her research was included in the Open Day at University College, Cork where she ran a putting workshop.
Her course at Kilroys College has attracted clientele from Singapore to California and has attracted responses such as “you’re now my forever friend”.