On winning………..

Winning is defined as – to finish first, to succeed by striving or effort, to gain the victory or overcome the adversary.  Winning is one of the many things that makes life……well life. Some view it as the opposite of losing.  Some view it as the most important task.  Some view it as the product […]

Read More

On losing…….

There is a sign hanging on the wall of my eldest son’s bedroom  that says:  “Competition Doesn’t Build Character – It Reveals It” Does it? Losing is defined to be “deprived of or cease to have or retain something.”  Losing can also be thought of as “becoming unable to find something or someone.” This latter […]

Read More

Time…..it is the Boss. Or is it?

Coming to work this morning I was thinking of my father turning 67 and my son turning 15.  That places me at 43, sort of between the two with a chronological age that isn’t “old” but certainly isn’t “young.” Haven’t we all asked, “Where did the time go?” I coach by the hour, or at […]

Read More

Accomplishment

“A Good Scare is Worth More To a Man Than Good Advice.” Peter’s Quotations (Bantam Books, p. 190) Accomplishment : Something has been achieved successfully, An activity that a person can do well, typically a a result of study or practice. In the recent years I have spent an exorbitant amount of time watching players play […]

Read More

Focus: Tasks versus Technique

In a light discussion a few days ago an older client of mine began to talk about how “learning” was difficult for him.  After a few seconds it was very clear the “learning” he was talking about involved technique. Here is the thing: The Driving Range is no place to TRY AND LEARN A NEW […]

Read More

PRACTICING TO PLAY GOLF?

Golf, the game, is really not about a great swing or about a position is it?  I think we would all agree that “positions” in the swing or “fundamentals” of a swing are derived from watching and studying those that controlled their golf ball the best while in some form of competition.  From this angle it becomes […]

Read More

If you are setting goals for 2016 you may want to look at your focus………

How many times have we heard or said, “Well I (or you) just need to focus a bit more….” when it comes getting to a end goal in all areas of our life?  The power of mental force is obviously real as we have seen it work time and time again.  Golf though, as do […]

Read More

Certainty

Since September of last year I have seen golf on so many levels.  The Web.com Finals, The PGA Tour, The USGA Junior, The Mississippi State Junior, The Future Masters and the LPGA Tour to name a few.  Being inside the ropes and on the bag at some of the junior events it became solidified there […]

Read More