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Short Game Master Class  – Only 8 Spaces Available! – Friday 7th September 2018

Short Game Master Class  – Only 8 Spaces Available!

The 2nd ShortGame Clinic of the Year – 2018 

Bunkers and Awkward Lies

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This is not like a normal golf lesson, this is a clinic. Learn and practice an area of the game that many don’t ever work on. Improve your ability to hit better bunkers shots and escape awkward  lies.  Situations that can make and break your round of golf.

A half day (4 hours) of expert instruction that will teach you a lifetime of scoring skills.

Itinerary of Clinic

– Test Your Skills
– Bunkers: Strike, Distance Control, Awkward Lies
– Awkard Lies Around the Green: Bare, heavy, plugged, sloping lies.

You will be doing your GOLF a DISSERVICE if you fail to attend.

Extras: Personalised folder with technical insights performance games and feedback

Price £70

‘Early Bird’ booking discount to be Paid By of £64 before August 31st 2018

When – Friday 07/09/18

14.00 – 18.00

 

I sincerely hope you will grab this opportunity and join me for what is sure to be a fun and rewarding experience.

P.S – This clinic isn’t a SHOULD, it’s a MUST .

P.P.S – Get a better Short Game this summer, and help lower your scores. FACT

 

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Course Management Clinic – Friday 3rd August – 15.00

Want to Save Shots Without Changing Your Swing!

Join me for an Afternoon on the Golf Course

What we will Cover

  • Statistics in Golf.  Dispel some myths that could be holding you back.  

  • Learn how to game plan and develop a course strategy based on your handicap. 

  • Learn your club distances so you can make the right decisions.

  • Develop a Pre-Shot routine like the professionals . Develop a decision process; club selection factors: yardage, wind, ground conditions, air temperature, time of day, lie, slope.

  • Develop a playing process to help develop consistency.

  • Let me watch you play for individual feedback.

Fancy Joining in? Limited to 8 people!!

If you have a playing handicap and want to experience this, then book here!

Cost £70

(prepayment required when booking)

10% discount if booked and paid before July 15th

Clinic will last around 5 Hours

 

Golf Coaching West Sussex – Putting Clinic – Friday June 8th – 14.00 – 18.30

“If you want to be a great putter you have to begin by believing that great putters are made, not born” – Dr Rob Rotella

Putting is ‘Important’. It is very ‘Important’.

Putting often makes the difference between your best scoring rounds and the average ones, and often helps turn the poor rounds back into average ones. Therefore becoming good at this part of the game will help you enormously in your pursuit of your golfing goals.

You are invited to this clinic, to help you hole more putts;

This clinic will help you improve;

  • Technically – Improve your stroke mechanics!
  • Tactically – Improve your game sense and green reading!
  • Mentally – Improve your confidence and belief!

Some examples of what great putters do;

  • They miss once per round from 6ft and closer,
  • They only 3 putt once every 36 holes,
  • They don’t really miss inside of 4 feet,
  • They will hole 50% of putts from 8ft.

Now ask yourself this question; are you anywhere close to this? Reflect on your last few rounds If you are not, think about how many shots you could save?

Find this intriguing and challenging, then sign up to this clinic, improve your putting and more importantly ‘YOUR GOLF’

“Putting is something that can be taught to anyone’’ Dave Stockton – PGA Tour Putting Coaching

Sign up now and pay before May 15th 2018 for a 10% Early bird Discount

Price for Clinic – £70.00

Please call 07780007384 or email re@cga-golf.com to book. Or Pay direct to confirm your place;

Account; 66700345.    Sort: 50-42-37.

Bring a friend and  ‘you’ receive 20% off original price.

See you there! June 8th 14.00 – 18.30

Golf Coaching West Sussex – Short Game MasterClass 1

First clinic of the year – Short Game MasterClass 1

Friday April 20th – 14.00-18.30

The golf season is almost here. Get yours off to a scoring start!

You are invited to my first clinic of the year.

Ask yourself these questions?

  1. Are you hitting the ball well enough tee to green, but not scoring as well as you should or need?
  2. Do you duff, fat, or thin the ball around the green?
  3. Do hitting pitch and chip shots cause your worry or anxiety?
  4. Do you have any fear when hitting a pitch over a hazard?
  5. Are you losing to your playing partners because of their superior scrambling skills!?
  6. Are you missing greens, and not getting up and down enough?
  7. Fed up of throwing shots away around the green!?
  8. Do you want to shoot better scores and get your handicap down more?
  9. Do you ever wonder how the tour pro’s hit that lovely low spinning shot around the green?
  10. Or do you simply need and want a better short game for your best golfing year yet!?

If one or more of these statements is true, then my first clinic of the year is designed for you!?

This is not like your normal golf lesson with me, this is a clinic. A whole afternoon of short Game instruction and quality practice. Come along for a half day of expert instruction and practice that will teach you a lifetime of scoring skills. When did you last practice your short game for 4 1/2 hours?

How does this clinic work?

Itinerary

  • Importance of the short game – understand some basic short game numbers,
  • Scoring skills tests – get a baseline of your ability,
  • Personal improvement sessions for better skill and control of your golf ball when chipping and pitching
  • Club selection and distance control
  • Re-test your skill

Price £70

Early Bird payment booking discount of £64 paid before April 1st 2018

All payments made by April 12th

Bring a ‘new friend’ and you receive 25% off original price

I sincerely hope you will grab this opportunity and join me for what is sure to be a fun and rewarding experience.

P.S – This clinic isn’t a SHOULD, it’s a MUST .

P.P.S – Get a better Short Game this summer, and help lower your scores

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Click here to BOOK NOW TODAY 

Email me now to confirm your place – re@cga-golf.com

07780007384

Golf Clinics – Dates for Diary. Plan your Improvement in 2018!

The Dates:

April 20th  – Friday: 15.00 -19.30 – Short Game Master Class 1.

The art of better chipping and pitching. Turn 3 shots into 2 around the greens.

June 8th – Friday: 14.00 – 18.30 – Putting Putt Clinic.

Improve the 5 skills important to putting. Hole more putts from short, medium and long range.

June 22nd – Friday: 13.00 – 19.30 – Mental Game Clinic

Take shots off your game without changing your swing. Improve your thinking, improve your golf score, improve your enjoyment. 

August 17th – Friday 15.00 – 19.30 – Short Game Master Class 2.

Bunkers and Awkward Lies; Turn 3 shots into 2 around the greens.

October 6th – Saturday 13.00 – 18.00 – Course Management Afternoon.

Think better, and save shot by matching your game to the course.

November (1st or 2nd Week)

Golf and Coaching Break in the Sun- Dates/Venue and Confirmed in June/July

Look forward to seeing you all throughout the year. Details will be released 3/4 weeks before each clinic with further info.

Enjoy 2018 on and off the golf course.

Russell

 

Golf Lessons Sussex – Reflection on 2017. Set Goals and Improve in 2018! Do it.

Golf Coaching Sussex – Reflection on 2017. Improve in 2018! Let’s make it happen!

It’s that time of year to reflect. 2018 is now here, albeit rainy and windy, but another year lies ahead.  Can you make 2018 better than 2017? I think you can!

I’ve just been through this excerise myself, in my golf and in my coaching. I found it really beneficial, I think you will too!

I will look to do this with all of you when I next see you next, but till then I would encourage you start the reflection process yourself. I I don’t get the chance to see you soon, crack on anyways.

So the things I want you to consider, did you achieve what you wanted in 2017? If so what was your strategy and formula, is it worth repeating again? Can you improve it further?

Do you want more in 2018? If so what strategies do you need to change, what new formulas, habits and behaviours must you now consider?

Don’t be afraid to keep pushing to stay slightly above your current skill level; this is where maximise growth and learning take place. As I have described previously, get yourself in the ‘ugly zone’.  Brake out the comfort zone and embrace some new habits.

So lets consider the following in more detail:

What happened in 2017?

Celebrate your successes, what went well, what did you achieve?

For example, did you shoot a personal best, achieve a competition win, a handicap reduction, improved your G.I.R’s, beat a family member, play more, or practise better.

The list is endless and indidivdual to you, so have a good think about it to define at least 3.

Write down at least 3 accomplishments:

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What were your biggest disappointments of 2017?

To move forward, you have to be upfront and honest about what didn’t go well? We learn from our greatest failures and experiences.

Write down at least 3 disappointments:

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What did you learn in 2017? – What discoveries did you make, what did you really learn, big or small?

Write down at least 3 things you learnt:

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What do you want to learn and master in 2018?

You might want to learn to shape the ball, or you want to take your range game onto the golf course. You might want to become a better putter from 10 foot or learn to control your nerves and anxiety better in competitions.

What is important to you? And what will make you better?

Write down at least 3 things you want to learn:

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What do you really want to achieve in 2018? What are your key goals and aspirations?

Do you have some outcome goals, maybe improving your handicap, if so, what do you realistically think you can achieve? Could it be achieving a personal best, winning a club championship, or county order of merit?

What about some performance goals, improving distance off the tee, holing more short range putts?

And finally process goals – practising better, keeping statistics on your game, regular coaching, or just more fun!?

Consider what is important for you!? It’s your choice. 

Jot down some thoughts;
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I can then assist you further and then create some leverage and structure behind each goal. Creating new habits is more around design rather than just motivation.

This whole process is so vital for your clarity, purpose, vision and motivation. I really recommend you do it. It will help you get through the ‘ugly zone’ and make the most of 2018.

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It’s as simple as that” Earl Nightingale

I would be really intrigued to hear your answers, so please let me know? Write down some thoughts and take action today!

A year from now – you wish you had started today” Karen Lamb

 

ALL THE BEST AND GOOD LUCK IN 2018

Golf Coaching West Sussex – The Art and Science of Putting – June 8th 2018 14.00 – 18.30

“If you want to be a great putter you have to begin by believing that great putters are made, not born” – Dr Rob Rotella

Putting is ‘Important’. It is very ‘Important’.

Putting often makes the difference between your best scoring rounds and the average ones, and often helps turn the poor rounds back into average ones. Therefore becoming good at this part of the game will help you enormously in your pursuit of your golfing goals.

You are invited to this clinic, to help you hole more putts;

This clinic will help you improve;

  • Technically – Improve your stroke mechanics!
  • Tactically – Improve your game sense and green reading!
  • Mentally – Improve your confidence and belief!

Some examples of what great putters do;

  • They miss once per round from 6ft and closer,
  • They only 3 putt once every 36 holes,
  • They don’t really miss inside of 4 feet,
  • They will hole 50% of putts from 8ft.

Now ask yourself this question; are you anywhere close to this? Reflect on your last few rounds If you are not, think about how many shots you could save?

Find this intriguing and challenging, then sign up to this clinic, improve your putting and more importantly ‘YOUR GOLF’

“Putting is something that can be taught to anyone’’ Dave Stockton – PGA Tour Putting Coaching

Sign up now and pay before May 15th 2018 for a 10% Early bird Discount

Price for Clinic – £70.00

Please call 07780007384 or email re@cga-golf.com to book. Or Pay direct to confirm your place;

Account; 66700345.    Sort: 50-42-3.

Bring a friend and  ‘you’ receive 20% off original price.

 

See you there! June 8th 14.00 – 18.30

Coaching Services

servicesThe Assessment Process: Our 1st Hour together.

Don’t know how to improve your golf swing? Practising hard but handicap staying the same? Ripping your driver but scoring badly?

Our first encounter together will be a thorough 60-minute assessment that will show you exactly what is needed to improve your golf. The assessment is completely personalised to your standard and therefore suitable for everyone.

For me to help you improve your golf and achieve outstanding results I must understand how your mind and body works. I must see you game tendencies and your ball flight patterns to find that bridge, that missing link to fulfil your potential. As you know, your personality is unique to you, and it follows that you bring your own unique combination of core mental strengths and weaknesses to golf. Just by being you. After 60 minutes you will be presented with a suggested plan of improvement showing you the key areas of your technique and game that need improving to fulfil your potential and goals.

‘We now have clarity on today…who you are and what you do… and tomorrow…who you want to be and what you want to achieve’

Coaching Philosophy

My Philosophy.

  • To build a learning environment to support aspirations and goals by improving core knowledge and self-awareness.
  • To facilitate enjoyment and performance with straightforward solutions for every individual.
  • To provide a holistic approach, based on consistency, accountability, responsibility, communication, commitment, trust and honesty

My number one objective as your coach is to help you reach your goals and to bring you success.

My coaching philosophies and attitude towards golf performance have been created by various sources and domains, including: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Geometry, Physics, the Principles of Force and Motion, Psychology, the Nature of Learning and Skill Acquisition.

My Holistic Model

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‘If you want to be different, you must change to be different.’

If your current performance is not what you want, then evaluate your current behaviour. Are you out of balance, and simply need re-directing?

“Work smarter and unleash your potential”

Experience – 10, 000 Hours Plus

I have been coaching as a full time position for over 8 years and in this time I have accumulated nearly 11, 000 hours of coaching.

In this time-frame I have continually reflected, researched, monitored and studied my coaching, with the goal of being the best I can be for each and every individual that I coach.
Although I will never claim to know it all, the environment in which I have learnt has helped me uncover the truths from the lies, the effective concepts vs. the misconceptions, and the facts from the fiction.

Although the journey to self-mastery is never-ending, I look forward to what the next 10,000 hours will bring. I will question and research every step of the way and constantly strive towards better performance.

“Researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.” Malcolm Gladwell

Our Relationship

Although every relationship I develop will be different, here is what you can expect from me, and also what I expect from you:

What you can expect from me

I will be totally committed to your personal success. My efforts will be to

  • Understand you: I will listen, not just hear
  • Provide you with enthusiasm and motivation: The passion for what I do will inspire you
  • Challenge you: I will push you above and beyond your current skill level. I will help you learn from your experiences and push you to find your own answers. There is no fear in admitting mistakes; let’s identify a solution.
  • Advise you: I will help you to be the best you can be; genuinely and consistently.
  • Provide a fair and honest environment: There are no hidden agendas; honesty is one of my key values.
  • Support you: If you With changes to the working environment we both have to be patient with clear explanations
  • Communicate and support you: I will be patient and provide you with clear explanations. Communication is paramount. There will be no confusion about the end result and how we intend to get there.
  • Take responsibility: If I’m willing to take the credit I will be willing to take the blame.

What I expect from you: It is teamwork between us that will produce the results that we are both looking for.

‘A master of anything was first a master of learning’ Michael Hebrom.

Your efforts will be to:

  • Invest your time: the progress you make is also dependant on the amount of time you’re willing to invest.
  • Set goals: Be clear with what you want to achieve. Once you’re clear, we can plan. Focus on processes, not the immediate outcomes.
  • Set expectation levels: How high is golf on your list of values and how much time/resources you can really commit?
  • Be honest: Although I will get a sense for how you are feeling and thinking, I won’t truly know unless you tell me.
  • Work with fact not fiction: I have the tools to provide you with the true facts. Avoid tips and advice from the internet and well-meaning friends. This will only distract your focus on what we are trying to achieve.
  • Be accountable: Hold yourself accountable to the goals you set yourself at beginning.
  • Before a Session: Please do not be concerned about how you are going to look or perform, please relax and enjoy yourself.
  • During a Session: When working with something new, try to avoid saying to yourself ‘this feels funny or awkward’ as this will plant a negative thought, and get you out of a ‘flow state’. Instead just say’ well this feels new, and I will give myself some time’ or ‘when I have more experience, I will do this better’.
  • Bad Outcome: This is all part of the learning process. Try not to be too perfect, or let your expectations get too high during change. See any experience as feedback, not as failure or your lack of ability.
  • After a Session: Although I don’t believe in the notion of ‘you have to get worse, before you get better’, there is a chance you will feel that you are not improving straight away. This is only natural. But if you are aware of this beforehand, you have started to understand the whole learning and coaching experience.
  • Learning Environment: Whatever area of the game we decide to work on, suggestions made must be trained in a practice environment. The lesson is what you take away; it’s not the time you spend with me. Stick to your practice schedule and you will improve. I guarantee you that.

‘It takes great learners to make great reputations for teachers’ Tommy Armour.

Roles and Qualifications

I have spent the last decade refining myself as a coach, studying from within the game internally but also externally. Research domains have included; the learning process, psychology, skill acquisition and the laws of force and motion.  I am committed to personal and professional development for the goal of assisting is my student’s education.

Roles Include:

  • Full Time Coach for CGA @ RGC – Level 4 Coach, working towards Level 5
  • Sussex Under-16 Coach
  • Sussex Development Academy Under 14

My Qualifications:

  • PGA Advanced Professional
  • Currently studying PGDip/Msc in Coaching
  • Working towards UKCC PGA level 3/4 (Advanced Certificate in Golf)
  • Coaching BA (Hons) University of Birmingham 2:1. AGMS
  • Authorised Instructor of the Golfing Machine GSEB
  • Mind Factor Coach
  • TrackMan Level 2 Instructor
  • The Golf Athlete Level 1
  • Premier Fitness – Certificate in Advanced Personal Training Personal Trainer
  • Instinctive Golf Coach