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Oct 16 2017

Split the title of this article into two bits. 1 – I can’t play that shot =  bad technique and lack of skill 2 – I’ve got no confidence = being human Quotes i hear every day when at golf; “It’s a confidence thing isn’t it, if i feel confident i putt well, putting is mainly a confidence thing ” ” He’s playing well because he is so confident “ ” I’m not very confident at these shots” ” I started well so and my confidence grew and grew “ The comments above are all ones we’ve heard and used

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Oct 12 2017

Bit of a harsh title isn’t it…. sorry! But i thought id share with you the backward nature that golf is attempted to be played and how, maybe, you can go about doing it in a way that’s more aligned with how we have done other motor skills in our life. This is how golf is played and taught – Imagine i gave you a pair of scissors and a piece of paper. The task was to cut along the line on the paper with the scissors. Now imagine paying no attention to the task or the scissors what so

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Oct 05 2017

I am now going to add to the list of articles on how to hold the golf club in your left hand. Reason being is i see inappropriate ways of holding the club that not only wears out your golf glove really fast, but more importantly stops golfers from giving themselves the best chance to make the best and most effective swing possible. The main issue is that when (right handed) golfers place the handle in their left hand it is like the below image. The handle sits too high up in the palm and it’s almost running down the

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Oct 03 2017

If you’d like to change what plays out for you on the golf course then great – i’d love to hear from you as i can help you with your golf game If you’re thinking that i’d love to change what i find happens to me on the golf course but i’m not too sure Gavin cares or is interested in my golf game – then i’d love to hear from you as i can help you with your golf game. If you’re thinking ” oh another Pro telling me he can help me with my golf game” then i

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Sep 19 2017

What i have written below,  i want you to know we are all in this together. I am a parent too and i don’t want anyone to think i put myself up on some pedestal, i have all the same findings and battles myself. I am fascinated in golf and the coaching of it and how i contribute towards giving a child the best experience at golf so that they want to come back again and again. It’s a subject i am really curious about. We want the children to want to come back to golf week after week, to

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Sep 04 2017

We al have that one shot that we always hit and we don’t want to…… A shank, a slice, a top, a thin a 3 putt from close range, missing short putts, taking 3 to get out of bunkers. We know the sort of stuff. Wouldn’t it be great to get rid of that shot? To fully understand why it happens but better still-to be able to make the swing you know you want to do. A golfer in a lesson yesterday said ” why do i make this swing that hits behind the ball, i don’t want to do

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Jun 27 2017

Several golfers recently have shared with me in a lesson that their chip shots come up short, too often. As the lesson goes along the person starts to share with me that (and this is the bit comes up frequently) they they ……. “don’t want to hit long” so consequently the action that is evoked is a swing without enough power for the given shot! So what do we do now????? Simple, it’s here that I’d ask the lesson to “show me a swing that will hit the ball up to the flag”. They have a few rehearsals and …

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Jun 26 2017

” yeah I’m not very confident at these shots Gavin” Is something i hear everyday in lessons when golfers talk about a certain golf shot . Firstly we need to differ between the feeling of confidence and our physical skill-set ; 1 – The feeling of confidence comes and goes and is a by-product of a clear mind 2 – Our physical golf skill-set is what it is, and will either get better or we stand still with it. Our confidence isn’t linked to what we are doing!! The golfer started to see this. This blog is entitled – ‘how

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Jun 02 2017

I think in every round of golf that’s ever been played we have all made a swing that was nothing like what we wanted to do, or meant to do. Some people have far more swin s like this than successful attempts. So why is it that we would make a swing that is never going successfully carry out the shot in front of us?? Well it all comes down to how much control, we have of our swing. This is, i believe, one of the areas that golfers the world over are let down on. We’re certainly not short

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May 12 2017

Lovely interaction with a parent the other day. He mentioned about motivating his child to play golf. A Coach plays a big role in this. There are room for two types of motivation 1- Intrinsic and 2 – Extrinsic Intrinsic motivation would look something like a child playing golf and getting better at it. They are learning about the shot in front of them, how to set up and ultimately how to move the golf club in a way that would tell the golf ball what its got to do. The child them self sees they are getting better and

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