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MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! THE MAN WITH NO EXPECTATIONS……..19 JUNE 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! THE MAN WITH NO EXPECTATIONS…….. DON’T PLAY THE EXPECTATION GAME Expectations are merely attempts to predict the unpredictable. For the good of your game – and your confidence – leave them alone! Of all the zillions of stats coming out of the PGA Tour these days, one of the more interesting is that 7ft 10in represents the 50% make distance. In other words, a Tour pro is just as likely to miss a putt from this distance as hole it. Yet, in my experience and I guess in yours, if most club golfers miss a putt of this distance, they are disappointed. They feel they might well have holed it. This suggests our expectation levels are well above where they should…

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! IS ANY OF THIS HOLDING YOU BACK?? 12 JUNE 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! IS ANY OF THIS HOLDING YOU BACK?? It is not always the obvious factors that keep our game stuck. How well do your regular playing partners know your game?  My guess is quite well.  They’ll know if you are long off the tee, a demon out of the sand or dodgy over three-footers. You will also be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Strange to relate, but such knowledge is the foundation of one of the key reasons we struggle to improve. The vast majority of club golfers spend most of the year playing the same course with the same golfers, and it doesn’t take long for the way you play to more from a reputation, through an expectation and finally…

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! CAN YOUR BODY ‘LEAD’ YOUR MIND?? 5 JUNE 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! CAN YOUR BODY ‘LEAD’ YOUR MIND?? How your body language could be costing you shots… and what you can do about it. If I walked on to your course one day and found you coming up the 13th, would I be able to tell how well your round was going simply by reading your body language? For the vast majority of golfers, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’ – and yet the way we carry ourselves on the course is something most of us are totally oblivious to. I have often filmed slouching, shoe-gazing golfers, pro and amateur, during the walk between the shots and invariably they are amazed at what they see. “I can’t believe how bad it looks” is…

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! HOW MUCH FEAR IS HOLDING YOU BACK?? 29 MAY 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! HOW MUCH FEAR IS HOLDING YOU BACK?? The first thing you must grasp about playing with fear is that it is not just solely to do with your ability. Yes, improving technique can and will help but those uncomfortable, nervous feelings don’t just evaporate when you reach a certain level of competence. Just ask anyone who’s hit the first shot in a Ryder Cup – or even better, ask the greatest golfer who ever lived. Jack Nicklaus has spoken many times of the nerves that accompany fear of failure during the back nine of a major. No one is immune. Fear, unfortunately, is a part of playing golf. But fear doesn’t have to affect your performance, and the first step here…

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! CHEAT GOLF’S INSANITY LOOP 22 May 2017

MONDAY MIND FACTOR MISSIVE!! CHEAT GOLF’S INSANITY LOOP We are already well into the season. How have you been getting on? Has the work on your game turned into better golf? I once had to ban a tour professional from the practice range. I felt compelled to take such drastic action because he had got himself trapped in a loop of insanity – one many club golfers will recognise. The player in question had got into a routine of hitting it great on the range, then playing poorly on the course, then going back to the range to find the solution.  Where, I asked him, is the logic in that?   His range golf didn’t need work – it was his on-course performance that was the…

1 PLACE LEFT ONLY – THEY NEED TO DROP IN!!

1 PLACE LEFT ONLY! HOLE OUT LIKE SERGIO AT AUGUSTA!! 25 May. First clinic of 2017!! THINK LESS – HOLE MORE PUTTS!! Can’t be denied, Sergio delivered an impressive performance at The Masters to win his first long overdue Major. Did you notice how he emphasised his performance was due to being CALM and SOLID PUTTING!! Is your putting as solid this season? Time to get it sorted NOW!! The MIND FACTOR ‘Putting Clinic’ has proven to be effective, practical and instantly usable. Your putting makes up almost HALF of your game. So why do you not allocate half your practice time to putting? ————————————————————————————- Read what this client had to say having attended The Putting clinic: Golf mind coach @Mr_Zenergi “What an absolutely SUPERB…

THIS COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

It is not often that I recommend other coaching programs but I am VERY impressed by the knowledge and simplicity of Adam Young’s work. You may have read his very popular book ‘The Practice Manual’ but his most recent work ‘The Strike Plan’ is a must if you want to deepen your understanding of how to get the best from your game. His approach is very much in line with MIND FACTOR principles and will allow you to focus your ATTENTION more effectively to improve your swing. Take a look HERE

AN INVITATION TO GOLFING PARADISE

AN INVITATION TO GOLFING PARADISE • When was the last time you treated yourself to something special? • What are you going to DO with your golf this year? • Are you interested in transforming your golfing experience? • Could ONE day make a big difference to your whole year? I would like to invite you to what I believe is a GOLFING PARADISE. I have been to many great venues over the years but few compare to the majesty that is Archerfield Links. This year, with Gary Nicol, I will be hosting a number of Performance Principles days that I promise you will have a huge beneficial effect on your game. At the very, very least you will experience one of the world’s truly…

NO ORDINARY MR JONES

NO ORDINARY MR JONES I recently had the pleasure in presenting a #YOURGOLFCHALLENGE evening to the members at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s.   It was a wonderful evening with a packed clubhouse – men, women, juniors and seniors of all levels and abilities coming together, curious about how they could look to improve their game in a different way.   At this point, though, I must declare a special interest in that Lytham does have a very special place in my golfing heart.   As a youngster, I can vividly remember being entranced by golf for the first time as a dashing young Spaniard called Severiano Ballesteros won his first Major Championship on the windswept Fylde links.   At times during that 1979 Open, Seve carted the ball…

A MAGICAL MASTERS MINDSET

A MAGICAL MASTERS MINDSET There is a wonderful picture of a very young, fresh faced, short haired, Seve Ballesteros excitedly shaking hands with Gary Player on the final green of the 1978 US Masters at Augusta.  He was later to say what he had just witnessed gave him tremendous inspiration for the rest of his great and illustrious career. That inspiration was because he had witnessed at first hand one of the greatest final rounds in the history of Major championship golf.  Going into the final round, South African Gary Player, found himself trailing leader Hubert Green by seven shots. Nobody gave him a chance being so far back. He wasn’t even on the winner’s radar!  Player, though, had different ideas. His final round started…

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