In your golf swing your body should move athletically. This exercise i am sharing with you on this video is designed to teach your body to react to rather untraditional ways of hitting the ball and is a great way to challenge your body to move athletically. The mixed up ways of swinging the golf club is great for mobility, stability and also a great way to generally learn body awareness in order to adapt to the different challenges at hand.
I hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave any comments or share with your friends.
Who says you CAN and who says you CAN’T do something….YOU and only YOU can make that decision! I mean there will always be traffic, congestion and noise from surrounding people and situations, but ultimately it is only YOU who can pull the trigger or pull the plug on doing something great and making your dreams come true.
Fear of failure!
Who is familiar with that little voice in your head that can literally make you overanalyse certain situations? It usually starts talking to you when you're in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, perhaps when you're somewhere you’ve never been before, like having the overnight lead going into the last day of the US Masters, or maybe just your club championship.
Or how about that fear you have when your putting yourself out there for the world to judge you, again that little voice asking you if you are sure you want to do this, whether it be competing in your first tournament, taking an exam or writing that book you always wanted to write.
So how about this scenario; being afraid of yourself, if you go out and work your ass off at being your best, what if you aren’t as good as you hoped you’d be?
We often fear our own failure because failure can leave us shattered emotionally. Is it because we are brought up in a world that is result orientated where we can’t help comparing our achievements to what others are doing, have done, or what we expect of ourselves or what others expect from us.
This little voice is why most people never amount to greatness. It’s why most people never get up off the sofa and dare to try. It’s why when we do attempt at achieving something great, we often give up at the first speed bump that knocks us back saying that it wasn’t meant to be, then finding some sort of excuse to why we gave up instead of taking responsibility for our actions of giving up.
So how about fear of success then?
Fear of success is that feeling when you’re about to do something really great, but then you doubt yourself, because you’re so used to failing that you’re just waiting for the rug to get pulled out from under your feet, just waiting for something bad to happen! The problem with this is when you believe something bad is going to happen, it usually does! That could be the power of the human psyche, not my expertise, but you get the idea I'm sure. Just think about speeding down a hill on your bike and as you lean into a sharp corner you keep looking at the guardrail on the outside of the corner, then all of a sudden like some freak of nature your bike over runs the corner and your flying over the guardrail, what just happened here? If you focus on where you shouldn't go instead of where you should go you'll end up going to the wrong place! Same thing happens when your expecting something bad to happen instead of expecting something good to happen! Well why shouldn’t something good happen to you, after all if you’ve worked hard towards achieving something then you deserve it. It may not happen the first time around, but I’m a firm believer that you eventually get what you deserve, so keep at it!
People that succeed don’t follow little voices and they aren't waiting for the rug to get pulled out from under their feet either. Because they are not result orientated, they are focused on the process involved in success. They challenge themselves to do something different. Not afraid of the consequences, or failures that may lurk in front of them. Most people that don't succeed try to do the same thing that's always been done attempting do blend in and they definatly don’t want others to see them failing. Failure is a huge part of success, you will not meet a successful person that hasn't failed somewhere along the line! Failure and success go hand in hand, but those who have the ability to pick themselves back up again, and again , and again are the ones that will succeed! Most people fear what others might think of them so they try to blend in and appear normal, by finding a group or style or image that is socially accepted by the people they follow. Blending in is more comfortable and easier, but it often prevents you from doing your own thing and following your dreams that will challenge you as you attempt to do something you always wanted to do! I don't get this at all... I mean i do, but i don't. I understand it, but it doesn't make any sense to me. Does that make sense to you?
Believe me when I tell you that there’s no satisfaction in getting too comfortable and just watching your life and your dreams disappear slowly into the horizon.
Challenging yourself to do something great is a blast! The journey, the accomplishment, the self-satisfaction of picking yourself back up again after being knocked down, and surviving to tell the story is what success really is! Knowing that you gave it your all is how you will learn to love yourself and enjoy your life!
I hope you've enjoyed reading this and now feel inspired to take on the world!
Thank you for reading and as usual feel free to leave a comment or leave a request! For more great knowledge on how you can be your best be sure to order your copy of the Golfers Handbook - Save your golf game and your life! on iTunes!
Coach Adam Stevenson
PGA Professional & TPI Certified Coach
Sponge of learning!
Author of the Golfers Handbook - Save your golf game and your life!
Early extension is one of the main causes for inconsistancy in your golf shots! In this video I demonstrate what early extension is and how you can prevent early extension in your golf swing so that you gain improved contact, added yardage, and learn proper swing mechanics.
I hope you enjoy this and please leave comments and requests for new topics in the future.
Coach Adam Stevenson
PGA Professional & TPI Certified fitness coach
Author of the Golfers Handbook - save your golf game and your LIFE!
Expert and forever learning student of this fantastic sport!
Have you ever heard the old saying that the golf swing is built from the ground up? NO? Well it is! What part of your body is in contact with the ground throughout the whole golf swing? Hopefully it’s your feet, right! Okay you might have seen some youtube videos where golfers end up on their butts, but not good golfers! Golfers that play well have good balance and remain on their feet!
However for a lot of golfers the feet are one of the most neglected parts of the body that is almost never thought about when trying to hit the golf ball.
Your feet are the foundation to your golf swing! Yes sir! Your feet can both assist you or prevent you in making an efficient movement in your golf swing! Infact the roll that your feet play is so crucial to making an efficient movement that if you don’t use your feet correctly then you are leaving yourself short of perfection. The positioning of your feet and how you use your feet to transfer pressure into the ground will effect how efficiently you use your body in your golf swing and ultimately how well you hit the ball.
For example, the more width you have between your feet in your stance, the more stabile your lower body is in your swing. But you need to take into consideration that your hips will need to rotate both back and through in your swing. So If you have too much width between your feet then you may lose your ability to rotate your hips efficiently.
You also need to take into consideration the effect of having your feet pointed inward, straight forward or flared out, will have on your ability to rotate your ankles and your hips as well in your golf swing.
Or how about if you stand with your lead foot closer to the ball so that your lower body is closed to the target, or vis versa?
Or if your feet tend to go into eversion and pronate so that your knees cave in or supinate so that your knees cave out. Pronation or supination of your feet will inhibit your ability to rotate your ankle correctly which will also lead to limited movement in your golf swing!
Now try for yourself, stand up and see how well you can turn your hips with a wide stance, now try turning your feet inward, now try turning your body while pronating and supinating your feet and last but not least try standing with your lower body closed. Then try and see if it is easier to turn your hips with a narrower stance or by flaring your feet outwards, with normal foot pronation or by standing with your feet parallel to the target line. You should be able to feel a huge difference, right? If you can’t feel a difference then you probably shouldn’t be driving home this evening because you will most definatly fail a drunk test!
So how should your feet be in your golf swing then? Great question! The answer to this question lies within you! What? That sounds like some freaky Star Wars, Luke I am your father, Yoda kind of answer right?
What I mean is that your feet positioning needs to be specific to what your body can or can’t do, and that is about as individual as your own DNA. But don’t worry, you will find the answers in the Golfers Handbook. The physical screenings that you can take in the Golfers Handbook will assist you in understanding if you will benefit from having a wide or narrow stance and how turned in or turned out your feet should be. By understanding your body you will better understand how your feet should be positioned to help your golfswing move more efficiently.
Now that you’ve learned how your feet build the correct foundation for your golf swing you need to understand how your feet also can possess the correct remedy that will assist you on gaining proper sequencing and timing as well as an efficient rhythm for your golf swing.
Golf is a rotational sport meaning that to create power and efficiency in your golf swing your body needs to rotate. When your body rotates back and through your pressure in your feet will change.
Let us say that you start at the address position with your weight distribution dispersed about 50/50 on your forward and trail feet as well as being forward on the balls of your feet at your set-up. Then as you start your back swing your body rotates away from the target and if done correctly your pressure on your feet will follow so that your weight should transfer slightly into the inside of your trail heel and out on the toe of your lead foot. The opposite happens in the forwards swing as you start to change directions from your back swing to down swing your pressure will transfer into the front of your lead foot and then spiral into the lead heel and out onto your trail toe. There are some excellent exercises to help you gain good foot work in your copy of the Golfers Handbook on pages 69,70,71.
In the end, if you are really interested in improving your golf swing then start from the ground up! Because without the proper foundation to build your golf swing on you are setting yourself up for a rotational disaster that will lead to poor shots, lack of power and extra strain on your body that often leads to injury! Which reminds me, what are you wearing on your feet? Are your shoes the right size and form for your feet? Did you know that as you mature in age your feet will generally get shorter and flatter? It might be time to get your feet checked and properly measured up and not just for comfort either. You need to be sure that your feet are supported correctly in your shoes for your golf swing!
If you want more tips and proper guidance on how you can improve your swing and your game then you need to order your copy of the Golfers Handbook on iTunes today for $9.99,-
I hope you've enjoyed this issue of the Golfers Handbooks free weekly tips and thank you for reading.
PGA professional & TPI certified Fitness coach
Student for life!
Author of the book Golfers Handbook - Save your golf game and your LIFE!
For a lot of us in the northern hemisphere our 2015 season is soon coming to an end! That’s right the curtains go down and the show will be over, well at least for this year! Well this is not necessarily a bad thing, because the end of the season means you are entering that time of year us golfers call the off season! The off season is the best time of year to improve and what you decide to do in your off season will make or break your next season! The off season is when you can literally MOVE MOUNTAINS in preparation for your next season!
But first take a minute or two to evaluate 2015…..
Did you improve, stay the same as previous seasons or was it your worst season ever? Where can you pick up lost shots and opportunities?
However your season was, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that you don’t accept it as your best! Even if you had your best season ever, great, congratulations…. But don’t accept it as your best, because you can still do better!
Start by getting out of results and start looking for the process to improvement.
You need to break down your off season and follow a process so that you can utilize it and ensure that your next season will be your best season!
Now Bend over and cough twice!
Start already here in september by getting a physical screening. NO, i don’t mean you have to go to your local physician to drop your trousers and bend over as he puts on his plastic glove and asks you to cough twice!
The physical screening you need is to check if your joints have full function so that you can have proper range of movement that will be relevant in how well you can make a golf swing. Your body is a fantastic instrument that is designed to move in specific patterns. However, if your body has limitations that prevent it from moving correctly you will be forced to compensate. You see, your body always searches for the easiest way it can move whether it be in you golf swing or in your daily life. If your joints have limited range of motion the easiest way your body can move will be to compensate and to move around those limitations. When your body compensates it forces the other joints of your body to work in ranges they weren’t meant to work in which in time often leads to injury but also means that your body isn’t working as effeciently as it should be! This means your golf swing has weaknesses that can lead to inconsistencies in your shots as well as lack of power!
The Golfers Handbook available on the link below on iTunes has the screening you need to take to see if your body is hiding the missing piece of the puzzle that will take your golf game to the next level for the next season.
Un-complicating your golf swing by regaining proper movement!
October/november is the time of year you need to get your limitations straightened out. That’s right! Get motivated and get those joints working again, movement, movement, movement is what these months are all about because if you don’t get your body rehabilitated and ready to move correctly then it doesn’t matter how the rest of your preparation for 2016 is, you will still only be teaching your body compensations! So un-complicate your golf swing by regaining proper movement!
After you’ve taken your screening i september and found out where your weaknesses and limitations are, you may be shocked at how limited you are! But don’t be shocked at how quickly you can regain movement, and it doesn’t have to be a full-time rehabilitation either. Often simple exercises that are targeted at improving your limitations, if done correctly, will get you on the right track to speedy improvement!
Take a new screening to check your progress! You should by now see improvement in any limitations that you might have had(I haven’t yet screened a golfer that hasn’t had limitations, so don’t feel bad). But improvement is what we are looking for and now is when we should see it!
If you have regained movement then you will perhaps need to reload your computer so that your body can learn how to work with this new range of movement! Teaching you correct movement patterns so that your muscles have the strength and the ability to fire in an efficient movement
Teaching proper movement patterns is what we need to reload in your computer. This can be done by doing a workout that is taylor made to you, again you can find some great tips in the Golfers Handbook that will assist you with this!
Though I would also highly recommend you visiting a TPI strength and conditioning coach that can help you with this, though if you haven’t got an expert in your area I would recommend you follow along and do the workout on this link from my friend and colleague Jason Glass.
The Experiment from Jason is a great all round workout that can be done in your home. It is demanding for all levels of athletes challenging your ability to move effectively, gain stability, learn proper muscle activation as well as proper sequencing. I challenge you to do this workout 3 times a week for a two month period and you just watch how great you will be moving!
Christmas is also a good time of year to spoil yourself or have Santa spoil you with a new golf equipment! The most important thing to consider here with new equipment is to make sure you have a proper fitting where you get proper advise, not just from a salesman/lady that wants to sell you something! Don’t make the mistake of going to a Golfsupermarket that uses Trackman/Flightscope or other launch monitors to close the sale. Don’t get me wrong, Trackman/flightscope or other launch monitors are great for fitting you, but go to a professional that you know and that knows your swing and that understands that fitting a golf set to you while you are working on improving your swing will only mean it won’t be fitted to you in a couple a months. Support a professional that is only interested in supporting you as your swing develops and in helping you improve with the right equipment that will help you for the longterm.
NEW YEARS January/February
Swing training and maintaining functional movement!
Now you need to visit the TPI Swing Coach! If you don’t have one in your area then again you’ll find some great tips in your own personal copy of the Golfers Handbook!
Because having great movement is only great if your body knows how to use this new range of movement!
Practice with a purpose! Make your training functional, mixing it up for every shot! It is proven that this type of random training, mixing it up with every shot will help you learn much more rapidly than practicing the same shot, same swing, same position or movement or what is called block training! This is the time of year where you need to take all your off season hard work and deliver it to the course! You need to mix it up trying to hit low shots-high shots, right-left, half swing- full swings. Take every shot as if it has a new purpose. Make two stations for every ball you hit on the range, shortgame area or where ever you are training by dividing it up with two boxes.
Station one is what you would call the think box, here you need to visualize how the shot should be hit, take practice swings, make club decisions, feel the calmness of how you want to execute the shot, and work on your breathing so that you feel relaxed and confident.
Station two is what you will call the play box, here you will execute the shot you imagined! Afterward you need to place a new ball ready to hit, then go back to station one and into the think box to evaluate and start again! Remember to go random and mix it up, NO two shots should be the same.
Remember regaining functionality, improving movement and preparing for the next season is a process! There is no time like the present to get started when it comes to improving your golf game!
So take ownership of your game, get started now and prepare yourself for the next season, because it is you and only you that is responsible for your change and improvement!
I hope you've enjoyed reading this issue and thank you!
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Sometimes golfers have misconceptions as to how they should hit the ball. They may think they need to get under the ball to lift or scoop it in the air. In order to scoop the ball in the air, they usually lose their posture and hang back, the result being either hitting "the Big ball before the Little ball" or they end up topping the ball. Other times there might be some postural issues that prevent them from having solid contact with the golf ball. In this video I demonstrate an exercise that can help golfers regain solid contact with their golf shots.
I hope you enjoy and thank you for watching!
PGA Professional & TPI Certified Fitness expert
Student for life!
Author of The Golfers Handbook - Save your golf game and your LIFE!
Who here has heard that saying you are what you eat?
Being told that you need to eat right is one of those things you just keep getting hit over the head with over and over and over again throughout life! I remember my mom preaching it when I was a youngster, and it almost felt like nagging, sort of the same as doing chores right? It almost felt like a punishment to eat right. Me and my brother used to take our bag lunch to school with our sandwiches made of my moms homemade bread that was so full of goodness that it weighed like a brick. While a lot of the other kids had wonder bread with processed junk on it and a can of coke to wash it down with. My brother and I were definatly labelled as un cool with our lunches, but we were actually pretty fortunate to have a mother that took the time to think about our health.
I know there are a lot of schools nowadays that serve fast foods in their cafeterias and it plays into the marketing of it’s much cooler to eat at some fast food joint or guzzle down a couple cokes or red bulls or some other tasty and easy food. Why? Good question, I suppose there’s got to be a certain image involved, feeling like a rebel, being a bad ass, doing what you know you shouldn’t. Then there’s always the ignorance of saying "I don't care" it won’t happen to me if i eat this. Or you might have grown up with junk food being served to you, well if that’s the case, then you’ll need to rise above your raising( I stole that from a good buddy of mine who loves quoting Dr. Phil….. it sounds a lot better when he says it, but I don't want to name drop...but for all of you #glisteners out there, you'll know who I mean!)
Then there is the addictive side of eating poorly. What do i mean by the addictive side of eating poorly? Well fast food products are full of sugars and omega 6 fatty acids and you may be shocked to learn that sugar is 20 times more addictive than crack-cocaine! Maybe there is some sort of correlation between eating junk food and being a junky then…?
Well the truth is, you do need to eat right and you need to start now!
Making poor choices in your diet and eating foods that are filled with refined sugar and carbohydrates will first of all spike your energy levels because your body will digest these foods into your bloodstream as glucose. Your pancreas detects the high level of glucose and produces insulin to break it down in order to help regulate your blood sugar levels. The insulin then pulls it out of the bloodstream and stores it in cells in your liver and muscles as glycogen for energy or stores it for later use as fat. The insulin has now removed the glucose from the blood stream causing your blood sugar levels to crash. This means you are all of a sudden running on empty!
Secondly your gut needs to have a correct balance of bacteria that will breakdown your food so that it can provide your brain with the correct nutrients to function correctly through the blood stream. If there is a poor balance of bacteria in your gut which is caused by eating poorly then you will often feel bloated and farty and weight gain can also be an issue. Not having the correct nutrients provided to the brain over time can result in many types of brain disease such as alzheimers, dementia, cancer, depression, ADHD to mention a few.
I know what you’re thinking now, how can i start, what do i do. Don’t worry my friends, be patient, i’m getting to that, but first….
Performance and eating right.
Your body and your mind are the two most important tools you have with you on the golf course. You quiet simply cannot hit a golf ball without your body, and you cannot shoot low numbers without your mind.
So let’s say your body is moving super efficiently like a V8 motor finely tuned and ready to fire on all cylinders, great! Now you need to remember to use the correct fuel to be able to get the most out of that engine, have you ever tried running a diesel engine with petrol? No? Then you need to try, here is my suggestion, you can both try and make a good impression on your father in law at the same time! Two birds with one stone, I love it! Okay, here's what you do, just borrow your father in-laws pick-up truck, yep, the diesel one with the gun-rack. After borrowing it, be sure to be a good son- in- law and fill it up with petrol!…. NO don’t do that! That was just a test to see if you valued your life! If you did it, it could be a sign that your brain isn’t receiving the correct nutrients and you need to change your diet now!
Okay, sorry we got a little side tracked on that one.
So your body is that V8 motor, and you need to use the correct fuel to get the most out of it.
When you play golf, you may have 5 hours out there, now this is where having a steady blood sugar level will help you throughout the whole round. Eating foods that are high in refined sugar and carbs, such as juices, soft drinks, cereal, sweetened yoghurts, chocolate bars, white bread, muffins and so-on will only overload your blood sugar levels making you feel good for a very short term and then very shortly down the road crash again. When you crash you make poor decisions and will suffer from lack of concentration or feel a little tired on the golf course. The same symptoms that a junky gets when losing their high. You will be easily irritable, which can then cause a spiral effect to your round, because even though you may be able to recover and stabilize your blood sugar, the damage may already be done, and the frustration you may feel may be even harder to overcome again while playing your round!
Here’s what you need to do.
Eat foods that release energy slowly so that your blood sugar remains level over a longer period of time. This will help you maintain your concentration and prevent your motor from breaking down!
You need more, right? I agree, you need to understand and learn how you can get your energy up and concentration sharp, and then maintain it for a whole round, recovery as well as pre-round preparation! Well luckily the Golfers Handbook has an extensive chapter that gives you the tips you need to learn exactly how to do this. You will learn how you can elevate your performance to the next level. As well as having extensive nutritional information the Golfers Handbook has a wealth of tips to help your body both regain functionality and movement as well as correct movement patterns to teach your body how to move more efficiently in your golf swing. You can order your copy of the Golfers Handbook ebook for $9.99,- on the link below.
Eating right is a decision i don’t want to impose on you, I merely want to tell you what the consequences are then you can make the decision…but choose wisely, because your results and your life will be affected by this decision.
As the wise Yoda once said, “ Do, or do not, there is no try!”
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written by Adam Stevenson
PGA Professional & TPI certified fitness expert
Supporter of golf, student for life!
Author of the Golfers Handbook - save your golf game and your LIFE!
What is the perfect training environment for you? You know that environment when you feel like you are a plant and you’ve got the right soil and plenty of water, warmth, and sunshine so you feel like you’re growing a little bit everyday and you are confident that very soon you will be flowering…..the perfect environment to grow right?
However sometimes when creating the perfect training environment you either need to choose to be on an island, and other times you may need to be in a community.
For me, i need a bit of both. I like to work often alone, whether it be studying, preparing for an event, or training. I kind of enjoy the calmness, like in a meditational state, so that i can focus on the task at hand without distractions. So in this case i like to be on an island.
But then other times there is a certain comfort and definate advantages to being in a community that gives encouragement or compliments, acknowledgement and constructive criticism - all things i also need to help me grow and flower as a person. So in this case I need to be surrounded by piers, mentors, good friends and family. Which means i also need to be surrounded by a community.
In a lot of cases when creating the perfect training environment it is easier to have a community, but only if it is the right community of course. The right community would be surrounding yourself with a group of people that challenge you. This could mean having training partners that have a higher level of skillsets than you. You can learn a lot more from people that are more advanced in those skills that you desire to improve in yourself. If you choose to train with a player of a higher skill set, you need to make sure that you are motivated to get to their level, but not overwhelmed by trying to beat them all the time, they are after all more advanced than you are, which means they’ve more than likely been at it for longer than you, so don’t compare, just be challenged to improve.
The same goes if you are fortunate enough to have a chance to train with an expert level player. You must learn from them, don’t get discouraged, because more often than not, the reason they got to where they are is because they worked their butts off to get there, and that can often be beneficial to you because you learn realistically what needs to be offered of yourself to get to the top.
You need to be motivated to improve, which can only come from inside of you. But sometimes to keep that motivation fueled you need inspiration that can come from the community around you. Having people around you that want you to improve can be encouraging and help keep you going. For example, If the weather is bad and you are feeling a little lazy and are about to say to yourself, ah, I’ll take a break today, but then, RING RING... your buddy Larry phones you up and says let’s go work on hitting wedge shots into the wind from different lies and then play a round after. You all of a sudden have a choice, say no and maybe feel a bit lazy or say yes…..if you say yes, I guarantee you’ll enjoy your decision and you may just have taken one small step for mankind....but one giant leap towards improving your skills!
Surrounding yourself with the Larry’s of the world can only help you in your quest to improvement because the Larry’s of the world are motivated, and their motivation can only rub off on you!
Playing a sport or training with people that are better than you will constantly challenge you to play better than what you thought you could and if you have a slump, you will be encouraged to keep on going because believe me, anyone that has skills at a sport has been through slumps and more importantly lived through them to see another day.
Surrounding yourself with a community of positive people just makes your life easier as well. Being surrounded by negative people can be draining on you, so if you find yourself feeling drained or even being negative yourself, get a new community. Negative people tend to make a lot of excuses for themselves and are generally searching for there own happiness which is often very result oriented. They don’t see the process involved in improvement, and can be very judgmental and find small victories in pointing out your mistakes instead of acknowledging your skills and good shots or rounds. It is not your responsibility to give them their happiness by making you feel bad, so move on and get into a community of growth minded people that look at the process involved and let you make mistakes without making you feel bad about yourself for doing them. Making mistakes is part of improvement and definatly part of a growth environment!
I believe this is the number one reason why I enjoy training by myself, because as a golf coach, there are judgemental eyes everywhere on a golf course. People just love to remind me in the clubhouse of that one shot out of ten that went off into the woods and tell the story to their buddys. It for some reason makes them feel good about themselves, and of course drains me, because I’m constantly reminding them of their good shots, and their constantly reminding me of my bad. There is infact a law in the country that I live in that says we shouldn’t believe we are something, and if we do, vigilanty’s are lurking around every corner just waiting for the first opportunity to put you back in your place……I suppose this makes me an outlaw!
You can’t avoid negative people in total, but you can change your own environment. This is the environment I’ve chosen to work in, trying to inspire others to be their best is what I love doing. As a coach it is not my job to get better, it is my job to help others get better. Having the strength to not care what others think is a skill that can be learned, i’m still working on perfecting this skill myself, and believe me, it sometimes isn’t easy when the vigilanty’s are lurking and just love knocking you back in your place. But I think this only helps me understand more the importance of this skill, so that I can share it with you. But the truth is that being worried about what others think only pulls you down into a result oriented way of thinking. Don’t worry about what other people think of you, you can’t change them, but you can let go of the fears of failure by focusing on the process involved in developing your skills. This will only be a benefit to you in the longterm.
For you as a player you need to surround yourself with the right community to help you grow and develop into your best.
You need to be self motivated so that you do what is necessary to improve. You need to build a community of inspiring people that let you grow and flower. Get out of results and envolved in the process.
You are after all who you think you are, so get in an environment that helps you to be who you think you are!
"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. the worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone. "- Robin Williams
Surround yourself with positive people!
Thank you for reading this and I hope it has helped you with some tips on creating the perfect training environment!
By for now!
Coach Adam Stevenson
PGA Professional &
TPI Certified expert
Student of life!
Author of the Golfers Handbook - Save your golf game and you life!