Blog 54 – 2 Days with my Golf Coach

1ST tee at The Downs, Goodwood Introduction I’ve been working with Russell Evans of The Steven Orr Golf Academy since 2017. My original goal was to get to scratch. Wasn’t convinced I could do it but was interested in the journey and whether I had the commitment to...

Blog 53 – What’s Your Story?

Photo by Nong V on Unsplash Introduction I recently attended a golf workshop in Archerfield, Scotland hosted by Karl Morris (performance Coach), Gary Nicol (European Tour coach) and Vin Harris (Mindfulness guru and Buddhist Monk) In my last Blog I spoke...

Blog 52 – How do you talk to yourself?

Photo by Yogendra Singh on Unsplash Tone of Voice – introduction When we play golf we’re accompanied by our golf buddies but also two caddies; the good caddy and the bad caddy. The good caddy is positive, encouraging and helps us to do our best....

Blog 51 – A Cunning Plan 2022

Photo by Luke Chesser on Unsplash Hi guys, hopefully you’ve had time to reflect and have identified your key areas for improvement. Here is a summary matrix for you to complete: ShotScore  (A-F)NotesRanked...

Blog 50 – Time for reflection

Happy New Year dear reader.  2021 has just drawn to an end so a time to reflect and set your golfing goals for the next 12 months. See below for an easy guide to creating your plan. So how was 2021 for you? Did you achieve your golfing goals? Did you even...

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...