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Welcome to The Brain Booster with Karl Morris. The ultimate podcast for golf enthusiasts seeking to enhance their mental game and take their golf performance to new heights. Hosted by Europe's leading performance coach to PGA Tour players, Karl Morris, along with special guests, this show is your gateway to unlocking the hidden potential within you on the golf course.

In each episode, we delve into the intricacies of golf psychology, offering valuable insights, expert interviews, and practical tips to help you conquer those mental obstacles that often stand between you and your best golf game. Whether you're a beginner looking to gain a mental edge or a seasoned pro aiming for peak performance, our podcast is your go-to resource.

Discover how to silence the inner critic, conquer first tee jitters, stay focused under pressure, and maintain a winning mindset throughout your round. Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, from pre-round routines and visualization techniques to mindfulness exercises and strategies for handling setbacks.

Join us as we explore the minds of golf's greatest champions, share success stories from everyday players, and provide actionable advice that can transform your golf experience. Subscribe now to The Brain Booster and start your journey towards becoming a mentally resilient golfer. Get ready to tee off with confidence and watch your game soar to new heights.

Download the Brain Booster companion mobile app to work on your game, Mind Caddie, available from the iOS and Android app stores: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie

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Welcome to The Brain Booster with Karl Morris. The ultimate podcast for golf enthusiasts seeking to enhance their mental game and take their golf performance to new heights. Hosted by Europe's leading performance coach to PGA Tour players, Karl Morris, along with special guests, this show is your gateway to unlocking the hidden potential within you on the golf course.

In each episode, we delve into the intricacies of golf psychology, offering valuable insights, expert interviews, and practical tips to help you conquer those mental obstacles that often stand between you and your best golf game. Whether you're a beginner looking to gain a mental edge or a seasoned pro aiming for peak performance, our podcast is your go-to resource.

Discover how to silence the inner critic, conquer first tee jitters, stay focused under pressure, and maintain a winning mindset throughout your round. Our episodes cover a wide range of topics, from pre-round routines and visualization techniques to mindfulness exercises and strategies for handling setbacks.

Join us as we explore the minds of golf's greatest champions, share success stories from everyday players, and provide actionable advice that can transform your golf experience. Subscribe now to The Brain Booster and start your journey towards becoming a mentally resilient golfer. Get ready to tee off with confidence and watch your game soar to new heights.

Download the Brain Booster companion mobile app to work on your game, Mind Caddie, available from the iOS and Android app stores: https://urlgeni.us/mindcaddie

    The Magic of Journaling – Kent Osborne #313

    The Magic of Journaling – Kent Osborne #313

    Today we have the opportunity to spend some more time with coach Kent Osborne.
    He is the author of the book ‘Scratch Attitude’
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    Here is a great quote from his website
    "You see … before I  became a golfer I was a pioneer in the executive coaching field, My experience working with professional athletes and corporate leaders revealed this truth: Feelings precede thoughts. Or, to put it differently, you can’t think positive when you feel negative." 
    Kent is a good golfer in his own right and he charts his own personal experiences of the game with a big following of players.
    The first time we spoke it was clear that Kent and I shared many similar trains of thought.
    In particular the importance of JOURNALING
    We had a truly memorable conversation discussing the numerous benefits of being a regular journal taker.
    It is something we have spoken about on this show and promoted heavily in the Mind Caddie app
    We discussed
    The difference between THINKING about gratitude and actually FEELING it The ability to be playful when you are hitting your shots Why journaling can help us to balance out the overload of information that is coming at us in the modern world Why evolution got us to focus on the negative and our mistakes How our thinking patterns become so habitual and how journaling can help shift this Why BALANCE is so important from an evolutionary perspective Why journaling can help us to still get something out of a bad outcome day on the course The ability to develop spontaneous acceptance and to be able to be NEUTRAL to the variety of outcomes. The importance of acknowledging the GOOD shots and the good experiences If this was your LAST round of golf how would you want to experience it? So much of what Kent says is based in real world experience and makes for that most elusive of qualities common sense. When you listen to him you realise just how precious this NEXT opportunity is to play the game.
    Take the plunge and embark on a year of journaling and just see what it can do for your game.
    To find out more about Kent go to his website
    https://scratchattitude.com/
    Are you going to take ACTION and become a Certified Mind Factor coach?
    Join us for a wonderful three days in Manchester in November
    Get in touch at
    www.themindfactor.com
     
     
     

    • 57 min
    The Skill of ACCEPTANCE and why it is SO important to develop – Karl Morris #312

    The Skill of ACCEPTANCE and why it is SO important to develop – Karl Morris #312

    The Skill of ACCEPTANCE and why it is SO important to develop – Karl Morris
    Why you will always fall short of your true capability without this skill
    Thanks for joining me on today’s Brain Booster which is a solo run from me. I wanted to take the opportunity to bring together some of the key concepts from the previous months and some of the recent guests.
    Are you going to take ACTION and become a Certified Mind Factor coach?
    Join us for a wonderful three days in Manchester in November
    Get in touch at https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ 
    At the heart of so much of what we have been discussing is the SKILL of acceptance.
    If we are not willing to be ok with the variability of potential outcomes the game can throw at us then we will always be at less than our best.
    Acceptance is NOT resignation. We are not trying to pretend to be happy after a bad shot or a missed putt but we ARE willing to deal with the reality and move on
    So many people are sold the idea that this swing fix or this ‘secret’ will PROTECT them from a poor outcome yet in reality NOTHING will ever protect us from the need to develop a robust relationship to undesired outcomes
    Acceptance is an ongoing set of skills that requires a diligent and consistent approach Today I will share with you the building blocks of acceptance Skills that have helped many players at all levels to ACCESS their current skills Why the skill acceptance begins well before the round starts Why ‘contamination’ of your shots is such an issue The value of journaling Why making a commitment to develop acceptance is so important What acceptance does to your physiology Why the expression of your technical skill is dependent on your acceptance skills An opportunity for you to really bring together and clarify some of the key Brain Booster concepts of the previous few months HOW you can actually take action and release more of your capabilities ....Enjoy! Are you going to take ACTION and become a Certified Mind Factor coach?
    Join us for a wonderful three days in Manchester in November
    Get in touch at
    https://themindfactor.net/the-certification-course/ 
     
     
     

    • 24 min
    The Foundations of Winning Golf - Jon Sherman #311

    The Foundations of Winning Golf - Jon Sherman #311

    Today we welcome back onto the show Jon Sherman author of the brilliant ‘Four Foundations of Golf’ and his latest book ‘The Foundations of Winning Golf’
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    We had a wonderful conversation all about competing in tournaments. What we discussed is so relevant to anyone wanting to get the best out of their game when it really matters.
    The great thing about John is that he shares so much of his own personal experiences and challenges playing at a very high level of amateur golf
    His first book has had a major impact on golfers all over the world and his website Practical Golf is a veritable mine of great information.
    He also has a wonderful podcast which I have been invited onto a couple of times called ‘The Sweet Spot’ with Adam Young
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mental toughness in the real world of the golf business – Mike Moir #310

    Mental toughness in the real world of the golf business – Mike Moir #310

    Today we have a slight change in focus with our guest but one that nevertheless you will find fascinating and a great inspiration Mike Moir.
    Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: 
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    Mike is the CEO of the highly renowned clothing brand FENIX
    I met Mike recently at the PGA Conference in Thailand
    He was one of the main speakers and what he had to say had the whole audience in the palm of his hand.
    He gave a very emotional description as you will hear today about how he managed to build his business despite tremendous personal and social challenges.
    Issues with his own health and then a global pandemic that tragically took the life of one of his extremely valuable team members.
    Mike’s story is one of resilience and determination He was a very promising young player in the north of Scotland Went to America on a scholarship but struggled to make the progress he wanted Eventually turned his attention to business and began a journey of self discovery The journey to South east Asia We talked about what it takes on a day to day basis to ‘stay on the path’ The importance of valuing other people Building a great team ethos around you Having clarity of PURPOSE Listening to Mike you will be inspired to get clarity on your own purpose and what it takes to succeed in the tough world of business
    To find out more about Fenix and their incredible clothing brand go to
    https://www.fenixxcell.com/
    To book your place on this year’s Mind Factor Certification course go to www.themindfactor.com

    • 46 min
    How to find success without losing yourself – Simon Mundie #309

    How to find success without losing yourself – Simon Mundie #309

    On today’s show we have former BBC sports presenter Simon Mundie who has recently released a tremendous book called ‘How to find success without losing yourself’
    Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: 
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    Simon has spent many years interviewing and being around some of the greatest names in sport.
    People who have achieved what others may think as being the ‘ultimate’ experience
    Yet often he detected there was an underlying dissatisfaction
    Champion Thinking is a counter to the ‘success evangelism’ that is so prevalent.
    Typically, we think we’ll be happy when X happens (the job, house, relationship, World Cup win, Olympic gold medal). However, frequently people reach the top of their success Everest and feel underwhelmed or even empty.
    But the experience of flow is inherently enjoyable. Why is that? Because as thoughts about past and future drop away, so does our identity and sense of self. And we love it when that happens! The trophy is just a symbol of that moment. That’s why we love losing ourselves – in sport, music, conversation, books, dance – the portals are vast.
    While we think we want to become a ‘somebody’, we are happiest when we experience being ‘nobody’. On that level, we are always at peace, whole and fulfilled. The trick then is to embody this recognition, even when we are not 'in flow', and this book can show you how.
    This is a great conversation exploring some of the deeper topics around our experience.
    What is ‘non duality’? How can we incorporate this in our everyday life? What is the difference between our ‘thinking mind’ and our ‘observing mind’? How to create some separation from our thoughts so we don’t get so caught up in the content of our thinking What are the best way to set goals? What does make us truly happy? A really thought provoking session from someone who has been able to see through the illusion of ‘I will be happy when” To find out more about Simon and his book and podcast:
    https://www.simonmundie.com/book
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
    To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris
    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
    Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence  
     
     
     
     
     
     
    C Champion Thinking is a counter to the ‘success evangelism’ that is so prevalent. Typically, we think we’ll be happy when X happens (the job, house, relationship, World Cup win, Olympic gold medal). However, frequently people reach the top of their success Everest and feel underwhelmed or even empty. 
    But the experience of flow is inherently enjoyable. Why is that? Because as thoughts about past and future drop away, so does our identity and sense of self. And we love it when that happens! The trophy is just a symbol of that moment. That’s why we love losing ourselves – in sport, music, conversation, books, dance – the portals are vast.
    While we think we want to become a ‘somebody’, we are happiest when we experience being ‘nobody’. On that level, we are always at peace, whole and fulfilled. The trick then is to embody this recognition, even when we are not 'in flow', and this book cg is a counter to the ‘success evangelism’ that is so prevalent.
    Typically, we think we’ll be happy when X happens (the job, house, relationship, World Cup win, Olympic gold medal). However, frequently people reach the top of their success Everest and feel underwhelmed or even empty. 
    But the experience of flow is inherently enjoyable. Why is that? Because as thoughts about past and future drop away, so does our identity and sense of self. And we love it when that happens! The trophy is just a symbol of that moment. That’s why we love losing ourselves – in sport, music, conversation, books, dance – the port

    • 50 min
    More on the Yips – Jim Waldron #308

    More on the Yips – Jim Waldron #308

    Today we welcome back onto the Brain Booster my good friend Jim Waldron.
    Download Mind Caddie for hundreds of short audio lessons and exercises produced by Karl and start improving your mental game the same way as six major champions: 
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    Jim has had a BIG input on players who listen to the show and I wanted to get him back to talk at more length about a subject that is unfortunately very relevant to a LOT of golfers the YIPS.
    We had another wonderful conversation about how to dig yourself out of the doldrums if you are being affected by the yips in certain parts of the game.
    We discussed why the yips are becoming more and more prominent these days. Why an overload of technical input can be so damaging to your game How poor chipping concepts are often the cause of the yips to start Why we tend to fall into the trap of extremes Being able to find the ‘middle way’ How your unconscious mind is trying to PROTECT you from outcomes Separating your sense of self from golfing outcomes How golf can be a vehicle for psychological transformation Letting go of the sense of ‘I am not good enough’ Peer group approval  and why it is hard wired into us The journey of golfing evolution The process of self contemplation A wonderful conversation with a truly great coach who has made such a difference to golfers and their experience of the game
    To find out more about Jim Waldron go to
    https://balancepointgolf.com/
    BUILDING STABLE CONFIDENCE – THE NEW PROGRAM
    To get your copy of the brand new program with Raymond Prior and Karl Morris
    It will truly make a BIG difference to your development 
    Link to buy: Building Stable Confidence  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

thetigger ,

Karl Morris with Raymond Prior

Wow! The Brain Booster continues to excite and bring new ideas and people to the audience. Thank you Raymond. Keep it up Karl - simply the most thought provoking and insightful podcast in this area. Thank you.

DJA125 ,

One of the highlights of the week

Karl Morris is the steady voice of reason in a chaotic world. This is consistently brilliant week in week out.

@dorsetgolfcoach ,

Well Worth a Listen

Enjoyable, informative, easy listening. Often inspiring. Karl very obviously has the experience and expertise to host an array of excellent guests, and uses his skills to translate their information into tangible and practical suggestions, aimed at the masses.

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