Good evening and welcome to another of my fortnightly blogs, I hope you find this entertaining and useful for your golf. Since my last blog it has been pretty non-stop with lessons with a couple of days out. Firstly Arthur went on his first hen do (that’s one more than me), albeit accompanied by Jane, to Liverpool to celebrate her friends impending wedding. Jane went out on the Saturday night, so we decided to have a boys night in watching sport. As you do, you have a couple of drinks and things get out of hand…here is a picture of Arthur after mixing his drinks…I tried to tell him, but he would not listen!
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This week the PGA Tour in America held its season finale at East Lakes in Georgia. The competition was won by 23 year Xander Schauffele who has been making steady progress on the Tour this year. The Fed-Ex Cup is the American version of The Race to Dubai where the most consistent golf of the year is crowned, this year it was won by American Justin Thomas, who also won its $10 million bonus. It has been a hugely successful year for Thomas where he has won 5 times, one of which was a major and shot a 59…not bad for a 24 year old and probable golfer of the year!!!
What I thought was great about Justin Thomas and the season he had was the goals he set himself at the beginning of the year and which of them he achieved. Click here to watch Justin Thomas talk about his goals...best to skip to 10 mins in
I have written many many times in this blog about the power of setting goals for yourself and for your golf as this will give you the following:
I regularly set myself goals for both my professional and personal life in order to strive to be the best I can be and I have already achieved several of them…for example when I set my self the challenge of cycling coast to coast this year.
In this next section I am going to carry on with writing about Justin Thomas’ game and what makes him successful. Have you ever noticed that he rarely hits the ball straight? In fact, do any of the top Professionals hit it dead straight every time? This is closely linked to regular comments I get from Amateurs in lessons…the conversations often goes like this
Fred: I am so frustrated with my golf, one day I can be great, the next I am rubbish…all I want to do is hit it straight.
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