Hoo-ha, The Ryder Cup, Gravity and Stress

Well, it’s nearly that time again. In just a few weeks the 2016 Ryder Cup will commence and, in the understated and hype-free run-up to the event, there’ll be all sorts of hoo-ha spoken and written about what it’ll take for one side to be victorious over the other. And in the aftermath there will be post mortems and reflection. Maybe even FIGJAM-like recriminations from those unaware of how things work.

And my little missive here is no exception – it’s ...

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THE ZONE OR FLOW STATE

Over the last few months I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege of working with folks who earn their living by being professional sportspeople.

These people are golfers. Some are golfers who are at the very beginning of their careers, others are golfers about to break through, some are accomplished players patiently and diligently honing their skills over long and successful careers, some are major championship winners and some are world-class players of stature and renown who are moving up yet ...

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WHAT THINKING IS YOUR PROVER PROVING?

 

Augusta Chubby

What an exciting few months it’s been!

After last year’s musings about the Ryder Cup I’ve had the good fortune and pleasure to have spent time with one of the most influential and important gentlemen in the world of professional golf – Mr Andrew Chandler of International Sports Management (ISM).

Andrew is known in the media as ‘Chubby’. But the cuddliness of the nickname ...

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WOW!

ryder cup

The word of choice on Sky’s coverage of the Ryder Cup last night was “Wow.”

Wow indeed. Very Wow!

The golf was amazing. The drama was amazing. The way the story unfolded before us was amazing. The result was… Wow.

But what was especially ‘Wow’ for me was to see how the quality of the players’ thinking dictated their performances and thus the result.

Apart from ...

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