Blog 49 – Secrets of Returning to Golf – Part 1

Photo by Lo Sarno on Unsplash Introduction All set for 29th March?  We’ll all be a little rusty and be sharing a common anticipation and excitement of what lies ahead.  A little apprehensive perhaps?   Once we’ve played a...

Blog 48 – Over the Sea to Sky

Introduction This is a bit of a Ronnie Corbett story but please bear with me. Many moons ago my wife and I took a holiday to Tunisia where we met a charming couple called Barbara and Alex McLennan. They hailed from Mallaig, in the Highlands of Scotland (a short hop to...

Blog 47 – The power of “Yet”

Photo by Ali Kazal on Unsplash Introduction I recently messaged my former boss Mike. (He was very supportive when I confided in him that I no longer wanted to be part of the corporate world and had a dream of becoming a golf coach).  Mike was...

Blog 46 – Mindfulness – Part 2

Photo by Ryan Snaadt on Unsplash Introduction How we talk to ourselves on the golf course is far more important than perhaps we realise. Imagine this we’ve just hit two wonderful shots to the heart of a long and tough par 4 only to 3 putt from 20 feet....

Blog 45 – Mindfulness – Part 1

Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash Introduction Average driving distances on the PGA tour of over 300 yds are becoming commonplace. Many of our oldest and cherished golf courses are being reduced to becoming pitch and putt. The governing bodies are...

Blog 44 – Tales from the Caddy Shed – Part 4

Image courtesy of Clipart.com Introduction Headley Muscroft photo courtesy of Famousfix.com The Sunningdale Foursomes is one of the UK’s prestigious golfing events allowing top amateurs (male and female) to take on the pros in this alternating format. Chose your...

Blog 43 – Tales from the Boys tour – Part 3

Nb. “Dog” is not actually in this photo but his sponsor is! Introduction Many thanks for all the feedback on my last Boy’s Tour Blog, so here’s another tale. It’s the year 2000. We’ve played South West Ireland in 1998 and been literally blown away by St Andrews and...

Blog 42 – Match Play and How to Play It

Surrey 7’s winners, 2000 Introduction I love match play and learnt my craft at Sunningdale playing for the Surrey 7’s team. It was the golfing equivalent to the Champions League in football, playing the best teams in the county. Teams were made up of; yes you guessed...

Blog 41 – Tales from the Boys tour – Part 1

Ring of Kerry 1998 Introduction It’s 1998 and I’m working in the corporate world and playing my golf at Sunningdale Artisans #. I wanted to play some of the best courses in Great Britain and Europe. Invites were not exactly flooding in so I decide to set up my own...

Blog 40 – Creating a 2021 plan for your golf game

Introduction With lockdown and golf courses closed, now is the perfect time to create a plan of action for 2021. Yes, a plan of action, not one of those business plans you draw up at work, then promptly file away and carry on doing what you were doing There...