Demonstrating his versatility, Williams coaches both Deaf golfers and physically-disabled individuals too. From Physically Disabled students at Eros, Filia and Thembalethu to one-on-one lessons with arm-amputee Yaaseen Dollie and leg-amputee Anda Mthulu, Williams has helped them enjoy and learn more about the game.
Moreover, he coaches a number of Deaf golfers from Dominican and Mary Kihn Schools respectively. The presence of a few of them in the field at King David Mowbray is testament to the wonderful progress they have made under Williams’ tutelage.
Williams implored his charges to enjoy the experience and not let the pressure get to them.
“My FSP golfers must not feel any pressure. It’s normal to be nervous when you tee off but after that I want them to smile when they stand over the golf ball,” he explained.
“I hope that if I was to win the event I’d be able to show my pupils that they can win one day too!”
Williams has also completed his first year of his PGA degree. During his first year, and undoubtedly in the years to come – Williams’ understanding of the various aspects of coaching and the game in general will only deepen and allow him to continue to mould the next generation of Deaf golfing talent in the country.
With two bites of the cherry – as a player and as a coach – the odds of enjoying a memorable week at King David Mowbray Golf Club are certainly in Charles Williams’ favour.