Achieving Your Goals in Golf
For ages I have strived to play to single figures and for the first time in 2008 (and for only the 4th time ever) I managed it last weekend. Playing the golf course for the first time and dropping my SkyCaddie (a brilliant shot saving aid) in the car park did not deter me from at last succeeding in what I have been working towards all year. Now I know one swallow doesn’t make a summer; but it’s a good start to a year long programme in which I hope to play my best golf yet.
I put my recent improvement in form down to a couple of things:
1. Last month I started working 1-2-1 with a performance coach for golf. She has worked with Michael Campbell as well as other top golfers and athletes, so she really knows her stuff! Just talking through with a coach what my goals were, why they were important and making a plan made me much more confident of my ability to easily achieve my goals. We have since gone through a number of questions and answer sessions, a few exercises and visualisation techniques and my confidence, and attitude to achieving my aims has changed beyond all recognition. I am well on my way to becoming a better golfer – now it’s just a question of how low can I go! I certainly feel I have every chance of playing to single figures each time I play. If you are serious about improving your golf (especially if you want to turn professional) then I recommend you call Frances Goodman at Imagine Success.
2. I have continued my regular lessons at Knightsbridge Golf School with Dave Wilkinson – he has transformed my swing and ball striking and although it’s still work in progress (and there’s lots more to do), I am more consistent than ever – and my bad shots are not nearly as destructive as they used to be. If you are in London, near Harrods, then drop in for half an hour, you will be pleased you did!