He heads out on the course with the official yardage books Golf Clubs for Sale but always adds his own notes and yardages that are specific to Casey’s game.
“Like any job, when things are going well, it’s easy. But when things go wrong, I have to be there to pick Paul up and make sure he stays Ping Rapture V2 Irons calm. If I feel he is about to lose it, then it’s time to say something. It could be a kick up the backside or an arm around the shoulder.”
Staying focussed for fives hours every round is when the double act comes into its own. Between shots and walking down the fairways, Casey and Donnelly talk about Ping G10 Irons football, racing cars, politics, anything.
“The same old crap that everyone talks about,” Donnelly laughed. “You can’t concentrate intensely for five hours. It would do your head in. Then, hopefully on Ping Golf Bag Sunday afternoon, Paul will have a good chance to win.” And then Donnelly can bank his 10 per-cent.