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Why Do You Play Golf?

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“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves” Galileo. Astronomer, physicist, mathematician. Read More ..... »

The "Pre Shot Routine"; A Superstition That's Bad for Golf and Bad for Golfers

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It’s widely accepted that slow play is one of the main challenges for the game of golf. Typically a professional tournament round takes over five hours, and amateur rounds on much shorter, easier courses are often 4 hours plus. One of the reasons why people are not playing more, and sometimes even leaving the game is because they are unwilling or able to waste half a day of their precious leisure time standing around waiting to hit a golf shot. Read More ..... »

GolfJuice.TV Interview

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Did a little interview with Chris Sweetnam from Golfjuice.TV last week.  We had a nice chat about how your thinking on the golf course affects how you feel, and how your feelings affect your performance. Read More ..... »

Just Try to Enjoy It ?

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Had an interesting conversation with a good golfer yesterday. He was struggling with his game and not enjoying his golf nearly as much as he used to. He was putting a lot of pressure on himself and grinding his way round the course, trying hard to find his best golf. He felt anxious, uncomfortable and tight, golf just wasn’t fun any more. Read More ..... »

What if You Don't Know?

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"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."
Shunryu Suzuki


I had a little breakthrough in my understanding a couple of weeks ago. I had been getting frustrated by the fact I’m still feeling nervous and anxious when I’m on the golf course, even though a lot of the time, I feel like I have pretty good handle on the fact that it’s my thoughts I’m feeling, not the situation or my circumstances. More and more of the time I know that my circumstances have no control over how I feel, even though it often looks like they do at first. Read More ..... »

How Do You Feel About Your Golf?

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Asking yourself this simple question might be the most important step in determining whether or not you reach your potential as a golfer. Are you happy and fulfilled when you come off the golf course, or disappointed, angry and frustrated? For most people, their feelings will really look like they depend on what they scored, how they measured up against their own expectations. Above or close to, smiles and beers all round, below equals "Why the hell do I play this stupid game?" Your feelings are always the barometer of your thinking. So if it looks like your game is making you unhappy, it might be a good idea to become more aware of the thoughts you’re having before, during and after you play. Read More ..... »

Where Does Confidence Come From?

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I had an interesting conversation with my friend Sarah last evening, about confidence. She had just taken on a new member of staff, who despite being good at what she did, was made redundant a year ago. She had ‘lost her confidence’ and was ‘nervous due to being out of work for a while’.  Read More ..... »

Your Very Own Tour Caddy.

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Had an interesting day yesterday. I caddied for my friend Andy in the TP Tour Series Mini Tour event at Woburn. Andy has recently turned professional and this was only his fourth event as a pro. His previous events were local pro ams, so this was a bit of a step up, with some good players in the field, including some ex European Tour players. Read More ..... »