Golf – fitting at Calloway today

May 5, 2010

Yes, you heard it right, I found myself at Calloway Golf in London at 8am for my special golf outfitting session, something I would never have imagined I would ever do, yet all brought about in the nicest way.

The outfitting shop at Calloway is set up with cameras and you hit at a soft wall screen.  Firstly you use your own No.6 club and your normal style is recorded.  Next your height is taken and the right shaft selected.  Different heads are screwed onto it and you hit some more  balls.

You watch the path of your ball, the height and the accuracy. The data of your entire shot is displayed on this screen,  from ball speed to carry length and many details in between.  It is so interesting and gives you a really clear view of your stroke.

Details between your own club and the new one are monitored looking for improvement, and it surely happens. The main reason is because they select and set it up right, and there is a massive sweet spot, and this selected  product is the best. (this is where you realise good equipment does help, and try to divorce yourself from the £’s)

Not only did we check irons but I trialled a hybrid and some woods.  The data  showed my present No 5 wood was more accurate than theirs and also that I am not ready for a driver yet.  My own No. 5 will do the job until I have had more lessons.

A very nice brochure was presented to me with all the details of my stroke and the recommendations from the morning.  This not only includes a full set of clubs but encompasses my idea of starting with a few and building up to a full set as I progress, and as I can afford.   There was no hard sell because they do not sell clubs at the head office.  It was suggested I go off and price these clubs to find the best deal.

All in all a really good morning and I would recommend anyone to go and do it prior to getting new clubs.

Martin Giblin of Travel Momentum improves his golf

April 29, 2010

Martin Giblin organises great  travel experiences for people wanting something special and bespoke.  A round the world trip, travel to a certain country with interesting and exciting things to do is exactly what I mean.  He also arranges corporate travel and events for companies wanting to reward employees, or do group bonding work.  He has many years of experience here and takes care of every detail making sure everyone enjoys themselves while away.  He is very organised and calm, with a lovely smile.  He just knows how to do his job well!

A few months ago Martin came to see me for some help with his golf.  He reports back here.

‘As a golfer, I am often plagued, during a game with a lack of confidence on certain shots.  Using Marilyns excellent techniques has helped me overcome these problems and to enjoy my golf even more. I am producing the best scores I have had in ages. As most golfers know the game is more in the mind than in the technique.’

Thank you, Martin.

Frustrations on the golf course? Learn EFT

January 9, 2010

After watching that little video it is worth applying the EFT technique to something closer to home.

Frustrations are emotional. Something or someone bothers you, you get cross. You may blame your equipment, the weather, the course condition, the groundsman, your partner, often yourself. Perhaps you didnt consciously or intentionally play your bad shot but you let it rattle you.

Unfortunately when you get cross your emotions take over and build up, this part you are responsible for. Negative emotions cause a vicious circle and makes your game get worse, the worse it gets the more frustrated you get. Your score, and enjoyment of your day, suffer.

Time to learn EFT (emotional freedom technique)!

Working on the meridian system this tapping technique quickly releases the negative emotion and allows you to settle down and get on with playing the game. EFT is simple to do yet effective. It is a good way of putting a bad stroke behind you so you can play your next shot well.

Basically it involves tapping on a few meridian points and tuning into your problem, allowing its intensity to reduce to zero. Very satisfactory! A session of EFT accompanies my ‘Play better golf‘ mindset programme. It annuls past bad performances allowing you, the player, to focus on what counts.

If you have bigger issues, relationship, work, or others, then it works on those as well. Of course it is all dependent on having someone help you get started who is thoroughly trained and knows what they are doing. It is worthwhile doing.

New Years resolution – Golf improvement?

January 4, 2010

You want to play a better game of golf this year? …. I wonder what you need to do to improve?

If your technique needs looking at go for some lessons. But perhaps you want to work on the mental side of your game? Perhaps playing consistently to your handicap. Perhaps improving it? Well, why not. You can do it.

Of course, if it is winter where you are, maybe you are thinking you can’t do much? Wrong!

Golf mindset improvement sessions with me come with recordings. This means you can improve your golf all through the winter, as often as you want, relaxing back in your own home, rain, hail or shine!

The beauty is that I am available by phone as well, and even one session could really make a difference for you. Numerous people have done just that – had one session, and be so pleased with the results in their game, that that’s all they needed. Others have done my 6 session programme covering goals, hindrances, confidence, calmness, concentration and consistency. You should see their progress! (read down the blog further)

What a way to get an edge on the others by the next round and improve your handicap into the bargain!

Have decided to put my articles up here

December 2, 2009

Every month I write articles for local magasines. These are full of interest to many people on all aspects of hypnotherapy and EFT.  It seems a shame not to share them with you so,  from now on I will include them.  They will add to what I presently write here.  Happy reading!

Deborah Pottinger of Eye Media Publications runs them in her Potters Bar Eye and Welham Green, Essendon and Brookmans Park magasines. Melanie Saavedra has them in her Hitchin Village Directory and Vicky Tomkinson runs them in the Stevenage and Great Ashby magasine.

Good golfing news this week!

November 14, 2009

Alex is in my ‘Play Better Golf‘ mindset programme.

Six months ago he was playing such frustrating golf he wouldn’t put his card in, nor enter any competitions.   He came and sorted the frustrations out with me and organised some more lessons with his PGA.  His golf and confidence improved in leaps and bounds and he has even entered competitions and found that he can do well.

On Wednesday I got a call. He is first in his club competition after the second day!  This is extremely good news for him as he was ill for some weeks and is only  just getting back into his golf.

If he can play like this now then his mates had better watch out!

41 points for Peter!

November 14, 2009

Peter was beaming when I met him on Thursday. He had played golf on Sunday and hit par on every one of the back 9. To cap it off he said his putts were very short, easy ones. His total score was 41 points!

Peter had seen me three days prior.  He is on my ‘Play Better Golf‘  mindset programme and this was only  his second session.  We had done some special work around confidence.  Peter has a vivid imagination in trance and that day I invited him to imagine playing golf with his golf heroes.  He just happened to have Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, and Greg Norman there and they helped him with his game.

This had amazing results. He was on a high when he left the therapy room and it obviously played out on the course.  He said he was ‘in the zone’.