In 1997, Stephen approached former world champion and snooker legend Terry Griffiths, who at the time struggling with his game, wanted to end his career on a high by qualifying for the final stages of the World Championship at the Crucible Theatre. Using Stephen’s SightRight® methods, Terry was able to achieve this goal, before losing narrowly to future world champion, and world no.16 at the time, Mark Williams at the venue.
Since then, Stephen has helped to correct sighting and alignment issues and increase the accuracy of a number of other professionals, who achieved the following under his guidance:
Stephen Hendry – Remained ranked inside the world’s top 16 during the 2011/12 season Steve Davis – 2004 UK Championship finalist at the age of 46 keeping him on the Top 16 for a further four years Barry Pinches – Career-high ranking of 18 in 2005/6, 2003 World Championship last 16, 2003 UK Championship quarter-finalist Mark Davis – Climbed over 40 places in the professional snooker rankings to No. 17 over a 5 year period to the end of July 2012, winning 2009 & 2012 Six Red World Champion and quarter finalist in both the 2012 Australian Open and Wuxi Classic Tom Ford – Climbed to a career-high ranking of 22, two-time PTC event winner Stuart Bingham – Career-high ranking of 6, winner of four professional tournaments including the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open and 2012 Premier League. Ricky Walden – Climbed to a career-high ranking of 10, reaching the semi final of the 2012 UK Championship, then moving on to win the 2012 Wuxi Classic Martin Gould – Won three professional snooker events during the 2012/13 season
WBPSA sanction Stephen’s SightRight Cue with patented sighting aid technology
In July 2013, Stephen launched the SightRight® Cue, fitted with a patented sighting aid to help players to become more accurate. The cue has been officially sanctioned by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and you can discover more by clicking here.
Read Stephen’s Coaching Profile across the three sports below
Terry Griffiths when qualifying for the venue stages of the World Snooker Championship for the final time in 1997.
Stuart Bingham’s victories at the 2011 Australian Goldfields Open and 2012 Premier League tournaments
Steve Davis to reach the final of the 2004 UK Snooker Championship
Seeing Darren Clarke hole a 45-foot putt to win the 2008 Asian Golf Open and later winning the 2011 Open tournament
Seeing Colin Montgomerie sink a 40-foot putt on the final hole to finish runner-up at the 2008 French Open
Stephen Gallacher winning the 2013 Dubai Desert Classic
Working with and seeing Phil Taylor hit an unprecedented two nine-dart finishes during the final of the 2010 Premier League
Accredited SightRight Coach Programmes
His unique understanding and expertise in the sighting and technical complexities of these magnificent three sports has led the way and, with coaching success at the highest level, both PGA Golf Coaches and World Snooker Coaches are keen to enrol in the SightRight® Coaching Accreditation Programmes he has designed for each respective sport.