Who Is Ian Poulter’s Coach?

Who coaches the charismatic Ryder Cup hero? We take a look below.

Ian Poulter’s Coach
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Who Is Ian Poulter’s Coach?

Ian Poulter (opens in new tab) is one of the biggest characters on the Tour and used to be a former assistant professional himself at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club. He would turn professional though and was coached by world-renowned swing coach David Leadbetter. Under Leadbetter he moved to his best world ranking of 5th in 2010, picking up the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and helping to secure the 2010 Ryder Cup.

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The partnership would soon end though and Poulter suffered a major slump, but he persevered and his form started to improve. The Englishman credits Pete Cowen in his change of form, peaking at the 2018 Houston Open.

After a first round of +1 Poulter was well back from the cut line and in danger of missing the Masters the following week. After speaking to Cowen they agreed that he should treat the event like a match play situation, going at every shot.

He called it: “psychology without being a psychologist.” The results were obvious with Poulter 20-under through the next 54 holes and he would go on to win the play-off.

Ian Poulter’s Coach

Poulter credits Cowen with his change in career.

Another coach of Poulter’s is putting guru Phil Kenyon, considered the go to specialist on the DP World Tour. Not only does Kenyon coach Poulter but also the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson to name just a few.

Aside from these two people we are unsure who else Poulter works with but given how long he has been a professional, it would not be surprising if he had worked with, or at least consulted with, other people throughout the course of his career. 

For more content on the Englishman, check out Ian Poulters net worth (opens in new tab) and who currently is Poulter's caddie (opens in new tab).

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.