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Whenever the word professional is used in golfing circles, it inspires images of players travelling the world and making money doing something that they love.  This is really the romantic view and whether or not it is the reality, it is the stuff of dreams for countless golfers. History shows that success at the professional golf level comes to very …

So often when I see players practicing they are hitting the same shot repeatedly.  Their reasoning is that they just about have the right feeling for their golf swing and just need to hit a few more shots to cement that feel.  Usually the player is refining their rhythm and timing for that particular shot by hitting multiple shots rather …

When I asked what you felt were the most important things to know when having golf lessons, here’s what you said Coach needs to demonstrate that he cares for you Asks about your current ability, ambitions, game strengths & weaknesses and what frustrates you most about your game. Does his homework prior to the lesson, so he knows what has …

As he holed the putt to win the Masters, Adam Scott raised both hands exultantly to the sky.  There were a few thousand spectators around the green throwing their arms up in unison.  Raising your arms is a universal celebration, and as well as being a signal of victory it is also a signal strength. There has been plenty written …

I have an open door policy; I just hope no-one takes up the offer.  You may get your question answered, but both of us lose whatever flow state we were experiencing before the interruption.  Has that ever happened to you? Don’t you secretly wish you could just close and lock your door, or put up a ‘don’t disturb’ sign near …

There are only a few minutes to go.  The home team is fighting hard to prevent their opposition from scoring while trying to add to their own score.  You look at the scoreboard and see…nothing.  No team names, no scores, nothing.  You have no way of knowing what the score is because nothing has been recorded on the scoreboard. You …

Getting better

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What are your golfing goals?  This is one of the questions I ask every client I coach.  The most common answer is to become more consistent.  For many, this could be consistently poor!  Who wants that?  Wouldn’t you rather want to get better? Surely anyone who says “I want to be good” is displaying ambition, provided of course they are …

Slow drivers in the right lane, people who whinge constantly, tailgating drivers, people who complain they can’t find the right $1000 dress when you are shopping at Target for their specials.  Mostly these things don’t really affect you personally unless you get caught up emotionally with them.  Do you notice that most of the things that seemed to drive you …

The Best You Can Be

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“To be the best I can be.”  This is one of the phrases I hear most when asking what a client’s ultimate goals include.   At the same time this phrase can either be considered a cop out or an amazingly powerful objective.  If you use it as a cop-out then it is likely you are already about as good as …

In 2004 Jon Favreau was the speech writer for John Kerry’s failed Presidential campaign.  He was extremely disheartened at the loss, but not so much as to turn down an offer the following year to be Barack Obama’s speech writer.  He reportedly learned Obama’s 2004 Democratic Convention speech (considered one of the great speeches of the 21st Century) off by …