MJ GOLF Performance

Month: November 2016

Congratulations to my student Issy Taylor who won the Women’s Golf Gold Coast District Championships on Monday. At just 16 years of age Issy is the youngest ever winner. Issy has been knocking on the door of a few tournament titles lately so it’s great to see her achieve this win. At our weekly training sessions I’ve been working with Issy on learning the importance of balancing her technical golf ability with mental focus. With this title now under her belt Issy is set to play very competitive golf at her first international tournament which is the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championships in the USA in December. Go Issy!!!

Getting the right team around players to achieve their goals means bringing together proven expertise at key stages.

At MJ Golf Performance one of the key areas of focus outside of golf skills is mental toughness. Working with renowned UK based sports coach Dr Dave Alred for over 4 years now, MJ Golf regularly works with Dave to help players improve beyond their own personal expectations. Dave’s success with athletes such as rugby player Jonny Wilkinson and PGA golfers Luke Donald / Padraig Harrington/Francesco Molinari (all multiple winners on the PGA and European Tours) is legendary.

Last Friday Dave spent the day with Australian PGA golfer Brad Kennedy and his tour caddy Mike Spann at Sanctuary Cove. The session involved dealing with negative avoidance and developing strategies to reverse the mindset. It involved creating and encouraging Brad to use the right language to better communicate with his caddy about his intentions on each shot.

The session had an immediate impact on Brad and his caddy Mike, and means they now have strong mental preparedness for the upcoming JGTO Japan Tournaments ??.

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