Monday, 25 February 2013 09:46

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Richard was born in 1975 and started playing golf in 1982. He spent a lot of time as a child watching the best players on TV and occasionally following them on the course. At the age of 14, Richard had the opportu nity to work with David Leadbetterafter doing an exhibit with Nick Faldo in France.

Working with David in Lake Nona for over 10 years taught him a lot about the technical aspect of the game.


Richard gradually developed a gift for golf imitations and when he started playing on the Challenge Tour, his impressions soon became famous among the players who asked for them every time he appeared at the driving range.

Motivated by several players such as Thomas Levet (PGA player and Ryder Cup winner), He developed his show and managed to give more than 20 clinics in France, Morocco, Luxembourg, Mauritius, and United States.

As a pro, Richard is a member of the French PGA and the Swiss PGA. He has competed on the European Tour, Challenge Tour, the Alps Tour, and the Gateway Tour.

He also works as a golf teaching professional and has a degree in journalism and communication.

You may also have seen him on the Big Break IV on the Golf Channel where he competed with the European team in Carnoustie and imitated Colin Montgomerie to the amazement of his teammates and the American team.



Amateur record

French junior champion in 1987 and 1989

Played an exhibition in France (Ford Classic) with Nick Faldo in 1989 and met David Leadbetter a few months later in Lake Nona. Worked with David for about ten years.

Member of the French boy's team from 1990 to 1993

Winner of Peter Garner Bowl trophy in 1991 (best boy under 16 at British boy's)

6th place at the Orange bowl in Miami in 1992 and 1993 ( played twice with Tiger Woods)

Member of the French national team in 1994, 1997 and 1998

10th at the European individual championship in 1997

Winner of the European club team championship in 1997 (both team and individual)

Turned professional in September 1998

Professional record



Coaches Jean-François Lucquin, a PGA European Tour player, since 2007

Winner of the Dutch open on the Challenge tour in 2000

Played on the Challenge tour from 1999 to 2001

Played about ten European tour events including Canon European masters, French open and Lancôme trophy

Made twenty top ten finishes on French national circuit and Alpstour